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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, January 24, 2016

How to Enjoy Our Life Together

How to Enjoy Our Life Together

Memory Verse: Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!

TEXT: Acts 2:42–47; 4:32–35

Introduction: Genesis 2:18

1.     The Admission
John 1:12–13; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:41; 1 Peter 1:3–4

“Baptism is not an optional ritual, to be delayed or postponed. It signifies your inclusion in God’s family.”-- Rick Warren

2.     The Attitude

First, attitude of Selfless Love. Galatians 5:14; 1 Corinthians 13:3; 1 John 3:16–18

Second, attitude of Forbearance forgiveness: Colossians 3:13; Matthew 6:14–15

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”-- C.S. Lewis

Third, attitude of Transparency: Colossians 3:9; Romans 12:9; Proverbs 24:26

Fourth, we must have an attitude of service:
Galatians 6:9–10

“The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.”—Rick Warren

3.     The Atmosphere

First, atmosphere of belongingness. Ephesians 2:19; Acts 2:42–47; Acts 4:32–35

Second, atmosphere of Bible study.

Third, atmosphere of fellowship and prayer.

Fourth, atmosphere of unity and peace. Psalm 133:1; Proverbs 25:23;26:20

Fifth, atmosphere of caring and sharing.

Sixth, an atmosphere of constant fellowship. Hebrews 10:25

Eating together.

Seventh, atmosphere of worship

Eighth, atmosphere of grace. James 5:19–20

 “As we obtain grace, we must give grace.  As we experience forgiveness, we can and must extend forgiveness to others!--Matthew West

CONCLUSION: Acts 4:12; Romans 10:13