Your Turning Point

Romans 4:3 (MSG) says, What we read in Scripture is, “Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, AND THAT WAS THE TURNING POINT. HE TRUSTED GOD TO SET HIM RIGHT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BE RIGHT ON HIS OWN.”

That is a mouthful already… Abraham had a turning-point. He TRUSTED God instead of TRYING to do it HIMSELF. Keep reading.  

…as Scripture says: “I have made you a father of many nations.” Abraham believed when he stood in the presence of the God who gives life to dead people and calls into existence things that don’t even exist. When there was nothing left to hope for, Abraham still hoped and believed. As a result, he became a father of many nations, as he had been told: “That is how many descendants you will have.”  

Abraham didn’t weaken. Through faith he regarded the facts: His body was already as good as dead now that he was about a hundred years old, and Sarah was unable to have children. He didn’t doubt God’s promise out of a lack of faith. Instead, giving honor to God for the promise, he became strong because of faith…. and was absolutely confident that God would do what He PROMISED.  (Romans 4:17-21  GW)

When there was nothing left to hope for, Abraham still hoped and believed. Everything was against Abraham… but he had a God with a PROMISE! “We should learn from… 

Abraham’s faith was ‘confidence in a person’ “in the presence of Him whom he believedGod, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.”

It’s Spreading

It’s Spreading.

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for every one of you because the news of your faith is SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD. I serve God by SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT HIS SON. God is my witness that I always mention you every time I pray.“   (Spoken By The Apostle Paul – Romans 1:8-10)

When I read this earlier today I saw the Word ’SPREADING’ in there twice, I just had to write something. The CORONAVIRUS has been SPREADING its ugly self. BUT, those doctors, scientists and a host of others will have a cure. Right? Right. So, the Apostle Paul had a cure, well maybe we should call it a, “I serve God by SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT HIS (GOD’S) SON, JESUS.” Imagine how fast we could go if we were going the speed of that virus? I’m sure we could. 

So, how do we make this happen…  

  1. First, we need to have a good relationship with our Boss (God).
  2. I need to know what I’m SPREADING. I am SPREADING the Good News About His Son, Jesus.
  3. Everywhere we go, tell everyone about Jesus.

The Spirit IN me, is for me — The Spirit UPON me, is for others.

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen

kevinkinchen@gmail.com

Just a little something…

Just a little something that we can ALL use. 

All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. 

So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.

We love each other because He loved us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And He has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.     (1 John 4:15-21 NLT) 

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen 

To read or not to read…

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT YEAR IN 2020, AND ESPECIALLY IN YOUR LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN. 

READ THIS… 

“The restless search for the will of God is a sure sign that you are out of it! The will of God is not a mysterious set of sealed orders we search for, and receive if we happen to hit on the right formula. Rather, the will of God is a relationship with Him in which He discloses His purpose, power, and plan for our lives—and in that order…. The Lord’s will for me was to abide, listen, wait—to want Him more than His guidance…. Out of love for me, He withheld temporarily what I wanted in order to give me what I needed.” (Lloyd Ogilvie) 

We need a relationship with God, and that comes through His Word. But that’s hard because I would get tired of starting a ‘through the Bible in one year’ reading program, but never finishing it. Several years ago God showed me what I could do to solve my problem. He gave me the “BibleIn2” – A Two-Year Journey Through God’s Word. 

Here is what I do… 

I invite you to try my “Through the Bible in TWO YEARS” reading program where you read 32 verses from the Old Testament and 11 from the New Testament DAILY. In two years you complete the entire Bible at a pace that gives you time to KNOW GOD. And best of all, the verses are emailed directly to your inbox each day for FREE! And if you use the eBible, if you miss a day, they will keep sending you that same day’s reading until you read it, so you are never behind. Get started today because in 2020…

“It’s time to KNOW HIM.”

This plan uses eBible which allows you to choose from several translations, take notes, highlight verses, and access via your computer, Apple, or Android app., etc. If you don’t already have an eBible account then you need to sign up for a FREE account here: eBible.com. (They also have low-cost plans that have more perks…worth every penny.) 

IF YOU WANT MORE ABOUT THE READING PLAN:  https://footwrites.com/biblein2-reading-plan/

IF YOU WANT THE eBible go here: https://ebible.com

Enjoy your time in God’s Word and email us with your comments about this unique reading plan at: kevinkinchen@gmail.com