IS JESUS OUT OF HIS MIND? 

IS JESUS OUT OF HIS MIND? 

Then He went to a house. Another crowd gathered so that Jesus and His disciples could not even eat. When His FAMILY heard about it, they went to get Him. They said, “HE’S OUT OF HIS MIND!”  Mark 3:20-21 (AMP, GW)

Look what other versions of the Bible call it…

“Beside Himself, deranged, carried away with Himself, get Him under control, He is insane, He is off His head.” And those things are what His own FAMILY was saying. Why did they say those things about Jesus? Well, His family was not used to seeing Him like this, not eating and “working” all the time. I read this from a commentary…

“Thomas Edison worked in his laboratory hours upon end without food or sleep. As he approached the discovery of the incandescent light, trays of food went untouched and his family feared that he would collapse from the lack of sleep.”   

When a person is creative in their work, work they love, and on the discovery of a lifetime, everything else will have to take second place. When I wrote my book, The Secret Place, Revealed, I realized that too many years of procrastination had passed. In fact, I felt like God was telling me, “If you don’t write the book NOW you won’t ever write the book.“ That was a strong message and I was going to do something about it. 

Thankfully, God had a plan. We signed up for a weekend course on “How To Write and Publish Your Book” They have the best Blueprint for writing a book. I could not have written my book without their Blueprint.   

Some of our best friends asked me, Why is it taking you so long to finish your book? I said, DISTRACTIONS. I need to be alone with God. 

They pulled out a calendar, their cell phone, and  before I could blink they had me booked on a plane to Aruba. They also booked me in a condominium and a credit card for food. But… there was one thing. I could not come back until I finished my book. I was with God and writing for ONE MONTH! People always say, “Well at least you had those beautiful beaches to relax in.“ Well, ummm I never touched the water or the sand because I was there to write a book. I know that’s CRAZY right? I must be OUT OF MY MIND…..   

In Him, 

Pastor Kevin Kinchen  

kevinkinchen@gmail.com 

  

He said, “I am willing”

TRUST HIM –
When the scribes who were Pharisees saw Him (Jesus) eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “HEALTHY PEOPLE DON’T NEED A DOCTOR; THOSE WHO ARE ‘SICK’ DO. I’ve come to call sinners, not people who think they have God’s approval.” (Mark 2:16-17 – GW)
 
That word ’SICK’ means – “kakōs” — Adverb from; badly (physically or morally): – amiss, diseased, evil, grievously, miserably, sick, sore.
 
Keep reading…
So Jesus healed many people who were SICK with various diseases, and He cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who He was, He did not allow them to speak. (Mark 1:34 – NLT)
 
A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean,” he said. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” He said. “Be healed!” Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. (Mark 1:40-42 – NLT)
 
I AM WILLING, Jesus said. And guess what? He is willing, with passion, for you. Yes, I know your Uncle Leo or your Aunt Sally, had the same disease and they didn’t get their healing. But you’re not them. Maybe Aunt Sally was tired and decided they were OK with going to heaven. Who knows. We just need to trust our Heavenly Father. He knows everything about us because He is the one that made us. We just need to trust Him.
 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 – GW)
 
Pastor Kevin Kinchen
kevinkinchen@gmail.com

Yes, He will even listen to you.

For those people who think “God doesn’t have time for your ‘little’ prayer…” because HE is never too busy to listen to you. Read this… 

Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, when He heard two blind men calling out to Him.  The crowd tried to shut them up, but Jesus stopped the whole procession to find out what these men needed. He called them and asked what they wanted of Him. They immediately said, “WE WANT OUR EYES OPENED.” With compassion Jesus touched their eyes and immediately they were able to see.  

“Jesus felt sorry for them, so He touched their eyes. Their sight was restored at once, and they followed Him.”  Matthew 20:29-34 (GW)

In Him,  Pastor Kevin Kinchen 

kevinkinchen@gmail.com