Are we doing our part?


THEN Jesus said to them, “So wherever you go in the world, tell everyone the Good News.” (Mark 16:15 GW)

Jesus gave all of us some last minute instructions before ascending to heaven. He gave EVERY Christian the mandate of “telling everyone the Good News about Jesus, everywhere you go… in the world.” So, how do you (all of us), think we (all of us), are doing?

“LifeWay Research – indicates that 61 percent of evangelical Christians fail to share their faith on a regular basis, even though they believe it is their responsibility to do so.”

I could fill an entire notebook on this topic, but that will be another time. For now, ask God to help you move out of the 61% of Christians who fail to share their faith with others. God will even send people your way, people that need your story and need a relationship with Him. Don’t be scared. Just be your happy self. Don’t be like that Christian in the picture. (He’s on the left, the 2nd row down, in a purple’ish trench coat, with a matching hat and sunglasses.) He’s like a secret-agent for Jesus. He doesn’t want anyone to know he is a Christian. Hmmmm, I thought Jesus told us to be a light and let our light shine, let it shine, let it shine…..

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me!

Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?” (Mark 15:34 – NLT)

Put yourself in this scenario. You’re a person with a big heart. So, you travel to a foreign land and all is going great. It‘s so great that large crowds follow you just to hear your amazing speeches. Then it all made a turn for the worst. People became angry and even told lies about you. Your staff, all 12 of them, quit working for you. People you’ve never met get physical, like throwing rocks at you and punching you in the face. All the sudden you find yourself lashed to a wooden post… about to die on a cross. What happened? You were doing everything the Lord told you. With tears running down your face, you look towards heaven saying, “Where are You, God?!!?”

Aren’t you glad Jesus already did the hard part! He went through all the ridicule and insults, the violence, the pain, the sickness, the betrayal, the lies and the greatest thing is… “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not, in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down or relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!”  (Heb. 13:5 – AMP)

Wow! That means no matter what you are facing today, you are NOT alone. You may not know it but He’s there. How can we know He’s there? We know it because He said it. And God doesn’t lie. It’s all about TRUST. Remember, “Lean on, TRUST in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and DO NOT rely on your own insight or understanding.”  (Proverbs 3:5 AMP)

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen 

IS IT COINCIDENCE OR IS IT DIVINE INTERVENTION?

I pray this every time I preach…  for God to allow me to “step out of the realm of MY ability and into the realm of HIS ability.” However, I realized the need to start praying and speaking that same prayer all the time, not just before I preach. We need God’s ability every day.

With the recent news about North Korea, we might need to rearrange our prayers from… “O Lord, give them what they deserve!” to “O Lord, give them what they DON’T deserve; give them YOUR GLORIOUS SALVATION!” Regardless, check out this dream I had in 2010. Is it coincidence or is it Divine Intervention?

(Tuesday February 2, 2010) I woke up this morning from a dream.  Though I don’t remember any of the details of the dream, I do remember waking up saying this over and over and over in my head:  “The SHADOW of the FLAG of South Korea is waving over North Korea.”  I am not sure of the interpretation but I know “shadow” speaks to me of Psalms 91:1 GW – “Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.”

This makes me think about Dr. Cho’s (Now retired) church in South Korea (They have 800,000 people.).  It could be that the revival South Korea is experiencing, such as in Dr. Cho’s church, is about to take place in North Korea.  Since much of South Korea is “living under the shelter of the Most High”they are “remaining under the SHADOW of the ALMIGHTY.”  I believe the PRAYERS of SOUTH KOREA, THE SON IS SHINING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO WHERE THAT SHADOW (The Shadow of God, Himself) WILL BE CAST OVER NORTH KOREA.  Those who CHOOSE to come under that shadow will be GLORIOUSLY SAVED!

“The SHADOW of the FLAG of South Korea is waving over North Korea.”

Is it coincidence or is it Divine Intervention?

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

Jesus, Overhearing, Shot Back…


Later, Levi invited Jesus and His disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.)

“Whaa, there cowboy! PK, are you telling us that Jesus hung around tax collectors and disreputable sinners?” (I think it’s funny that “tax collectors” are classified along with “disreputable sinners.” Hope you don’t work for the I.R.S.) Yes, I’m telling everyone because the Bible tells us so. It even says…

“But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked His disciples, “Why does He eat with such scum?”

Man! Those Pharisees were brutal. I love the way Jesus finishes this meeting. Here it is…..

“Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit. (Mark 2:15-16 NLT/ Mark 2:17 MSG)

So, what do you think? Are WE the kind of person that gets saved and then spends all of our time trying to make others spiritually-fit…. which makes us feel spiritually-fit? Listen, I’m not saying we should not help people to “grow” God’s Kingdom, His church. We need them. However, Jesus is telling us that His whole purpose was to reach the lost, the “sin-sick.” Without the sin-sick, Christianity would die off.

OK, last thought. Christians, and even non-Christians, have a bad habit. Let’s call it “sin-sick-NESS.” We all have our comfort zones. And I’m pretty sure that most of us don’t like to be inconvenienced. People say, “I hate my job. Nobody is a Christian and they make fun of me. I am going to quit!“ They don’t realize that God had them right where He wanted them, because the co-workers had sin-sick-NESS. The great Physician (Jesus) was trying to reach out to those co-workers who were reaching up to Jesus. Too bad that Inconvenience got in the way…

We are living in times of greatness!

In HIM,
Pastor Kevin Kinchen

Rocket Science?

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The Sadducees were trying to trick Jesus publicly by asking questions that could get Him arrested. Of course, Jesus knew what they were doing and He beat them at their own game. As the story continued Jesus actually gave them an answer that would change them all, IF they would apply it in their life. Here’s the answer…

Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29)

THIS is what we need in every society, in every nation. It’s time to “know the Scriptures” so we can “know and experience the power of God.“ The Scriptures that this verse is referring to is the Bible. Reading the Bible is not rocket-science. And, yes… it IS possible to understand it. But, reading the Bible is not just reading a book and memorizing a few verses. It is about the One who created it, God. More than anything, reading the Bible will draw us into the greatest relationship we can imagine. We can expect to know the power of God soon after.

I bought a new truck in the late 70’s. I drove it home and it was good except for the steering wheel. Back then most trucks had a knob somewhere on the steering column that allowed you to raise or lower the steering wheel. I looked and looked for it but couldn’t find that knob. After driving with my uncomfortable steering wheel for almost a year, I had enough. My lightning-fast brain told me to READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL! Within 10 minutes I found the knob and adjusted the steering wheel. The owner’s manual was with me the whole time in my glove compartment… I just needed to access it. Perfect!

Unfortunately, we tend to do that with God. Our lifestyle is uncomfortable and we know it. We try to fix ourselves, but our flesh (natural, old-man) is too strong. We get irritated so we just learn to live with our uncomfortable lifestyle. We suffer in and out of our uncomfortable lifestyle for a year, or 10 years, or even more. FINALLY, we realize that we forgot to READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL …GOD’S OWNER’S MANUAL, which is THE BIBLE.

Remember, It’s time to… “know the Scriptures” so we can “know and experience the power of God.”

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen