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Antioch, California, United States
John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:12-18

INTRODCUTION: Mark 2:22; Gal 1:1; 1 Sam16:7; Mat 7:1–2; 1 Cor 15:9; Gal 1:13–15; 2 Cor 5:16; Romans 14:8–12; 1 Cor 1:26–27; 2 Cor 5:17

1.     “In Christ”—New Position
John 15:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17

2.     “New Creation”—Transformation
2 Corinthians 3:16, ; 4:16–17
 “United to the risen Lord, the believer participates in the new creation of which Christ is the fount and the life.”--Beasley-Murray

3.     “The Old has gone”--FREEDOM
2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 7:31; Romans 6:11

“The past was dead to him, as dead as Christ on his cross, all its ideas, all its hopes, all its ambitions were dead in Christ, he was another man in another universe.”-- J. Denney

4.     “The New has come”—Made New
2 Cor 5:17; John 3:3; Isaiah 65:17; 1 Cor  6:9–11; Prov 26:11

Hymn by Frances Ridley Havergal, 1858
I gave My life for thee,
My precious blood I shed,
That thou might’st ransomed be,
And quickened from the dead;
I gave, I gave My life for thee,
What hast thou given for Me?