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 

Forgiveness is never easy

Forgiveness is never easy; it is hard. It is the most difficult thing in the universe. 

TO FORGIVE means that one genuinely loves, and THIS LOVE CAN MOVE BEYOND THE ISSUE TO THE PERSON, AND THAT ONE CARES MORE ABOUT THE PERSON THAN ABOUT WHAT HE OR SHE HAS DONE. 

Forgiveness liberates. Forgiveness frees the person for the options of living. 

Our refusal to forgive is a power play that limits the offender, that holds the guilty “under one’s thumb,” or power. But such forgiveness is always in relationship, hence the condition of repentance. It is not a package that one accepts and runs away with. It is only known in reconciliation (restoration).   (From: The Preacher’s Commentary) 

“Jesus answered him, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven.”  Matthew 18:22 (GW)

Pastor Kevin Kinchen

kevinkinchen@gmail.com 

HE HEALED THEM…

READ THESE TWO VERSES…

“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and HEALING ALL MANNER OF SICKNESS AND ALL MANNER OF DISEASE AMONG THE PEOPLE. And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him ALL SICK PEOPLE that were taken with divers DISEASES AND TORMENTS, and those which were POSSESSED WITH DEVILS, and THOSE WHICH WERE LUNATIC, AND THOSE THAT HAD THE PALSY; and He healed them.”   (Matthew 4: 23-24 KJV) 

READ THIS LIST OF DISEASES… 

… a malady (rarely figurative of moral disability) – disease, infirmity, sickness. … badly (physically or morally): – amiss, diseased, evil, grievously, miserably, sick, sore. … torture: – torment. … to be exercised by a daemon: – have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil (-s). … to be moon struck, that is, crazy: – be lunatic. … as if dissolved, that is, “paralytic”: – that had (sick of) the palsy.

NOW READ WHAT JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE… 

… to wait upon, that is, (figuratively) to adore (God), or (specifically) to relieve of disease – cure, heal, worship. … all, any, every, the whole: – all (manner of, means) alway (-s), any (one), daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, throughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever. 

… FOR US!  

STRONGS DICTIONARY 

G2323, therapeuō — From the same as G2324; to wait upon menially, that is, (figuratively) to adore (God), or (specifically) to relieve (of disease): – cure, heal, worship.

G3956, pas — apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole: – all (manner of, means) alway (-s), any (one), daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, throughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.

G3554, nosos — Of uncertain affinity; a malady (rarely figurative of moral disability) – disease, infirmity, sickness.

G2560, kakōs — Adverb from G2556; badly (physically or morally): – amiss, diseased, evil, grievously, miserably, sick, sore.

G931, basanos — (by analogy) torture: – torment.

G1139, daimonizomai — Middle voice from G1142; to be exercised by a daemon: – have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil (-s).

G4583, selēniazomai — Middle or passive voice from a presumed derivative of G4582; to be moon struck, that is, crazy: – be lunatic.

G3885, paralutikos — From a derivative of G3886; as if dissolved, that is, “paralytic”: – that had (sick of) the palsy.