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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, June 12, 2016

Be Watchful

Be Watchful

Memory Verse: Luke 21:36 (NIV) Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

Text: Matthew 13:24-31, 36-43 

Matthew 13:10; Matthew 13:11–12; Matthew 13:3; Mat 13:16,13-15; Colossians 4:2; Luke 21:36; Hosea 6:11; Mat 13:36-43; Galatians 6:7; Deuteronomy 30:19;1 Thessalonians 5:7; 1 Th 4:13; Matthew 13:25

A parable is a brief allegory that is used to teach a moral lesson.

 “As you study Jesus’ method of communicating you will find this advice underlying it: Make it clear. Make it simple. Emphasize the essentials. Forget about impressing others. Be content to leave some things unsaid.”-- Chuck Swindoll

1.    Realize that The Devil is Deliberate in his scheme
Matthew 13:25; Job 1:7; Job 2:2

"Satan knows that prayer spells his defeat. He'll fight you more to keep you from prayer than any other thing you do."-- Chuck Smith

2.    Recognize that The devil is Tactful and Deceptive
Mat 13:25-26; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:14;1 Pet 5:8; Mat 10:28

3.    Realize that Jesus Knows the Difference
Mat 13:27-30; Hebrews 4:13; Hebrews 4:13; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 7:21–22; Matthew 7:1–5;2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 19:20; Ephesians 6:10–16

CONCLUSION: 1 John 4:9; John 10:10; John 3:16; John 3:3; Eph 2:8-9; Acts 3:19; John 1:12