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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, September 13, 2015


Memory verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV) — 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

SCRIPTURE: James 1:12–15


(Greek) peirasmós-- “to put to the test” or “to go through.”

1.     Stop Blaming Others for Your Failings
James 1:13; Heb 4:15, Gen 3:12–13; Rom 14:12;1 John 2:16

2.     Realize that Temptation to do evil does not come from God
James 1:13; Job 42:12; James 1:13–15; Heb 4:15; Rom 6:23; Prov 14:12

“If temptation struck no responsive chord, it would not be temptation.” -- Sower Krant 

 “Trials may be tests sent by God, or they may be temptations sent by Satan and encouraged by our own fallen nature.” --Warren W. Wiersbe

3.     God will help you to overcome.
James 1:12; 1:2–3; 1 Peter 1:7; Job 7:17–18; 23:10;  Psalm 11:5;  Isaiah 1:25; Zech 13:9; Mal 3:3; James 1:2–4;1 Cor 10:13

 “God allows his people to pass through certain experiences, so that he may see, and prove to them, that their faith in him is genuine. Believers sometimes doubt God and test him, to see if he is true to his word, but this is forbidden in Scripture.”-- Martin H. Manser