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The Francis Asbury Society is pleased to offer a large selection of messages by Dr. Dennis Kinlaw and others affiliated with the Society. We hope you will enjoy the ones we have prepared for you through our taped media resources. God has moved in miraculous ways at the many seminars and conferences from which these messages come. We pray that God will use them to minister to you as well.

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Dr. Kinlaw continues his Mind of Christ series by referring to the Aramaic translation of Isaiah 52-53. Aramaic was the language the Jews first learned during their Babylonian captivity. Jews spoke Aramaic during the first century BC and first century AD. The Aramaic Targum states the Messiah would suffer. But the Jews changed the text to read the Gentile nations would suffer as Israel had when God withdrew his shekinah glory. Since the disciples had been taught the Gentile nations would suffer, they refused to believe Jesus’ statements that he, the Messiah, would suffer.

Dr. Kinlaw explains that the disciples did not fully grasp God’s love for them and how far he was willing to go to redeem them from their sin. God contradicted the Greek concept that you could reach a point when you did not have to suffer and where there was no pain in God. God took upon himself humanity and suffered to reverse evil. Such self-giving love is the only was to reverse evil. Love has movement and action in it, and produces pain when expressed in this world. Jesus showed the only way to overcome evil was to absorb it in his humanity. And when Jesus called us to follow him, he meant we also would suffer.

Dr. Kinlaw seeks to understand the book of Joshua in the context of the entire revelation of Scripture. Joshua, Jesus in Greek, played a key role in laying the groundwork for the life of Christ. God likes us and wanted to get a piece of turf in his world from which to expand to get to the entire world. And he wants a people for himself who will extend his love for the people of the world.

Unfortunately, people have what Martin Luther called “a heart curved in upon itself.” Such a sinful heart resists relinquishing control to God. But God desires intimacy with us and sent Jesus Christ to establish a beachhead in this world and to win a people to himself. Will we respond to God’s call to intimacy and service?

As the new leader of the Hebrew people, Joshua prepared to battle Jerico. When an angel of the Lord met him, Joshua asked the angel if he was for or against the Israelites. The angel’s response was, “no.” Dr Kinlaw explains God called Israel to proclaim to the world through word and service the knowledge of the living God. God was just as concerned with the people of Jerico as he was with the Israelites. The question posed for Joshua was, “Whose side are you on?”

This passage reveals both the heart of God and God’s plans for his people. But God must get the credit. In Numbers 20, a grumbling nation demanded water. God told Moses to speak to the rock, but an angry Moses struck it twice. God allowed water to flow from the rock, but forbade Moses from entering Canaan. However, in Exodus 17, God allowed Moses to strike the rock to provide the grumbling people with water. Dr. Kinlaw identifies Moses’ mistake in Number 20 in two words, “Do we . . .?” Moses, who had spent years telling the people God was their Savior, now had linked himself with God’s work of salvation. God’s prohibition for Moses to enter Canaan sent a message to the Jewish people: God alone saves!

Jesus alone saves us today. There is no salvation in us. And when God shows up, as he did during the Asbury College revival in 1970 in Wilmore, KY, God alone gets the credit. God has called us, as he called the Jewish people, to be a kingdom of priests who serve as intermediaries between God and people. Likewise, God calls us to be a holy nation that reflects his pure character in a sin-scarred world. Too often the standard in the Pentateuch was higher than the standard in evangelicalism today.

Dr. Kinlaw states no person, day, or organization is complete unless God is present. God likes us and wants proximity to us. But we don’t understand and keep our distance. Instead, we build walls of sin to maintain this distance and separation. Dr. Kinlaw introduces the term “Malchus’ Ear” to describe an ironic witness to God that we don’t recognize. The name comes from the fact Jesus was condemned to death by the boss of the servant he healed. Examples include the revelation of God in his creation that we miss because we are hostile to them.

God foreshadowed his plan to establish a beachhead in this world through the Jewish nation. He fulfilled his plan through Jesus Christ. But how credible is our witness? Does our church have a missionary budget? Dr. Kinlaw traces the preparation for Old Testament priesthood described in Exodus 29. He then challenges his listeners to prepare themselves for God to perform divine surgery to remove any sin from them.

Dr. Kinlaw examines the mark of circumcision as the point of human union between a husband and wife. He points out history began with a wedding, ends with a wedding, and that Jesus began his ministry with a wedding. Marriage is the most powerful metaphor in the Old Testament. Our maleness and femaleness is a Malchus’s Ear: total, permanent, and unconditional. These characteristics describe the type of relationship God wants to have with us. God wants to give himself to us like we have given ourselves to our spouse. God wants us to give ourselves to him as we have given ourselves to our spouse. But we need a circumcised heart so we can fully give ourselves to God. And death will not keep us apart.

Dr. Kinlaw compares the book and message of Joshua with the book and message of Acts. Both books:
are impossible to understand without a knowledge of the books preceding them (Pentateuch and Gospels); occupy a transitional role in the history of salvation; chronicle how God miraculously gave his people victory; describe God’s judgment upon sin as an expression of his love and desire for his people to live correctly; show the power of one life; contain commands for people to match the reality of their lives to their words. But Dr. Kinlaw also contrasts the main difference between Joshua and Acts. In Joshua, they built walls to separate themselves from the world; in Acts, they tore down walls to get to the world. The reason? In the Old Testament it was impossible to accomplish what the Apostle Paul did in the New Testament. But now, through the Holy Spirit, God wants everyone to enter into a relationship with him, which by its very nature is liberating and saving.

Dr. Kinlaw asks us what we are trusting God for? Are we living beyond ourselves? He concludes God is enough. We need to trust God; he cares for us more than we care for ourselves. God’s people own the future. God’s people make the future.

Dr. Kinlaw examines the shepherd motif from such passages as Jeremiah 5, Ezekiel 22, and Isaiah 53 and 59. These passages describe either God’s search for one person to save Israel, or his plan to place the sin of Israel upon his chosen servant. God’s plan of salvation was not like the pagan Greeks, who fashioned Zeus as a god ready to zap the world with a lightning bolt. God’s different paradigm of power was the eternal King of Kings and Lord of Lords bleeding on a cross for our sins.

Dr. Kinlaw shows how Revelation reverses the servant imagery of Jesus in the Gospel of John. In John, Jesus came as the King and his people refused to accept him, in Revelation King Jesus will knock on the door for permission to enter our lives. On Palm Sunday Jesus rode a lowly donkey, in Revelation he rides a great white horse. In John Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, in Revelation we bow at his feet. In John, Jesus bore a cross, in Revelation he will sit on a great white throne.

The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. Shepherds keep sheep to eat their meat and wear their wool. Jesus says, “I keep the sheep so they can eat me.” The key to every person in the world is in someone else. Jesus invites everyone who wants to follow him to deny themselves. If we would follow Jesus according to his example communities would be transformed.

Dr. Kinlaw explains the symbolism of the three crosses on Calvary. The cross of the unrepentant thief shows how close a person can get to Christ and miss him. It is a witness against universalism. It also shows how God will not force any of us to accept Christ, but will honor our commitment to reject him.

The cross of the repentant thief shows how close we can get to death and still receive Christ. There is nothing good and decent about us that will get us to heaven. It shows when you add anything to Christ you corrupt the Gospels.

The cross of Christ shows us how Christ must be central. He must reign on the throne in our hearts. Jesus did more for us than most of us ever dreamed. Dr. Kinlaw asks his listeners if Jesus did more for them than they are currently letting him do.

Dr. Kinlaw differentiates between the presence of sin, which Christ can cleanse, and the damage of sin, which must wait until the resurrection. He develops the biblical difference between the two, reinforces the centrality of Christ’s cross, and urges his listeners to pray for one another.

Dr. Kinlaw states we can’t understand redemption without a proper understanding of creation. We need to know about our fall from God before we can know about our return to God. As the second Adam, God became a man to show us what human beings should be like. We are to imitate Christ. The centrality of Jesus’ cross shows us the second Adam died to restore the image of God within us that had been marred by the sin of the first Adam.

Dr. Kinlaw reemphasizes the significance of the central cross, from which we derive our word “crucial.” Through Christ’s cross God reversed the damage done by the first Adam’s sin. Such sin alienated people from God and placed them in conflict with one another. Our problem is not outside of us; it is inside of us. We selfishly try to organize the world around ourselves. Jesus showed us we find God when we renounce ourselves. We do not find our identity except in terms of another person.

Dr. Kinlaw links Paul’s statements about participation in the cross of Christ with Jesus’ statements about our need to participate in his cross. Jesus talked more about our participation in his cross than the benefits of it. For example, Jesus told us to deny ourselves and take up our cross (Matt. 16:24), whoever loses his life for Jesus will find it (Matt. 16:25), and a kernel of wheat must fall to the ground and die to produce many seeds (John 12:24). We have lost the sense of going where the need is because we focus more on the benefits of the cross than participation in the cross. Instead, we favor going where we can appear important. We need people who will go where the need is, who will participate in Christ’s cross. After all, Jesus went to an out of the way place called Jerusalem, far from the political and cultural centers of Rome and Greece. But first, we must participate in Christ’s cross, or as Paul wrote, walk by the Spirit instead of gratifying the desires of the flesh.

People were asleep to the things of God. The church was weak and helpless and in need of redemption. It had lost its spiritual splendor and adorned itself in material splendor. The Jews’ physical circumcision did not bring them to the place where they could love God with their entire mind, heart, soul, and strength. They were as defiled as their neighbors were. But God promises to bring the church to restoration.

The word “evangelist” comes from these passages in Isaiah. The evangelist speaks to the Church. God has departed from his people. This is a picture of some denominations that look for loopholes to condone sin. But God can and will redeem the backslidden church today. God’s call must begin in us through Christ and come to the Church. When the Church repents, God will touch the world.

Dr. Kinlaw asks how the Church can experience revival. Holiness assumes an important role. When we hunger for God, God can take what he wants and we are content. God can also give us what he wants. He can put this hunger within us and we can respond through surrender and faith. The greatest need in the world is for the Church to be the people of God: a holy nation and kingdom of priests.

Dr. Kinlaw states when we articulate holiness, we must express reality through our language in understandable concepts. Christ died to do more for us than most of us think he did. Dr. Kinlaw lists five principles of holiness doctrine.

  • We must be confronted with the almost unimaginable depths of our self-serving sinfulness.
  • Christ came to address the self-serving depths of our sinfulness in his cross and resurrection.
  • We must come to the place where we hate in ourselves the sin that nailed Jesus to the cross. Christ died to get it out of us.
  • We can never be godly in ourselves.
  • God has the power through the Holy Spirit to maintain that gift of cleansing as we continually seek Christ.
  • Salvation is not an abstract thing or an impersonal it, it is a relationship with God himself.

Women are uniquely designed to bear the fetus of a new human being. “Show me one person and I know there are two more”, Kinlaw notes. All believers are designed to bear the burden God carries for people. God asked Himself in Genesis 18:17, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” as he prepared to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham interposed himself on their behalf. God cares mightily and He calls His people to help him carry His burden for His children. Warning: This message will change the way you think about prayer.

Dr. Kinlaw states we are so familiar with Geneses through Exodus that we miss its main character and radical aspect. God worked throughout its pages to select one nation to gain a small piece of turf in his world to use as a foothold to win the world back to himself.

Dr. Kinlaw examines how Joshua and Caleb came to faith. They, like Israel, knew God had spoken to Moses in a burning bush and had begun an ongoing relationship with him. They saw the change in Moses and how God had confronted Pharaoh. They had seen the plagues against Egypt and witnessed how God demanded Pharaoh either either release his firstborn son or suffer the death of his and all firstborn sons of Egypt. This reference in Deuteronomy is God’s first use of the Father-Son relationship. Israel, as his firstborn, would receive twice the inheritance but had the responsibility to care for other family members. God wanted other children, a reference to his concern to save the entire world.

This is the Great Commission. God is the ultimate absolute. Jesus sent his followers to lead other people to himself. He still does so today. Is it still safe to trust him, both for salvation and for his call to send us out to bring other people to him…and ultimately into his family.

Dr. Kinlaw introduces an important principle of Scripture interpretation: we need to understand the part by the whole, not the whole by the part. All Scripture informs one passage, one passage does not determine the meaning of all Scripture. A second, related principle: we understand what came before the cross by the cross, and we understand what came after the cross by the cross.

God’s hardening of Pharaoh’s heart is an example of these principles. Why did he harden Pharaoh’s heart? The answer is found in John 17:1-3, that God may save the world. Some Egyptians left with the Israelites because their hears had been softened by the Holy Spirit. Wesley used the word Prevenient Grace to describe the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Kinlaw asks why it is impossible to say the Apostles’ Creed without mentioning Mary, the mother of Jesus, or Pontius Pilate, a cheap second-rate Roman governor. His answer: Christianity is a historical faith htat has its roots in time and space. The key to our faith is Jesus. He refers to Bishop Fulton Sheen, who stated the eternal truth of God’s story runs through history. The key to the future is to find the center of that line of faith. Dr. Kinlaw also states the Apostles’ Creed is primarily a story of persons and events and secondarily a document of timeless eternal truths. When Jesus was asked for the definition of truth, he replied, “I am truth.”

From these two points Dr. Kinlaw analyzes current events. He concludes we are at a hinge-point in human history that includes changes in the political, technological, and ecumenical fields. He defines ecumenical as a oneness of the church faith where traditions and denominations talk with one another, as opposed to an institutional unity. Dr. Kinlaw cites the Pope’s decision 1946 to allow Catholic scholars to go beyond the Latin Vulgate to the Greek and Hebrew original texts of Scripture. Such study has resulted in the realization that “penance,” something you do, was a mistranslation of
“metanoia,” a change of mind. Dr. Kinlaw also cites further progress made by Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox traditions and their understanding of Scripture as a result of more open communication and cooperation with one another. Dr. Kinlaw lists several Protestant theologians who have made radical conclusions about scriptural truth despite the teachings of their faith traditions. Dr. Kinlaw examines the ontological argument for the Trinity that states God’s triuneness is the way to get to the being of God. He concludes that we have a new paradigm in which we can place Christian perfection instead of tacking it on to existing paradigms.

Dr. Kinlaw continues his discussion of the Trinity, especially the relationship between its members. He states theologians describe the relationship of the members of the godhead as ontological or consubstantial. Our relationship to God is metaphorical. Our relationship is not the same, but is similar. Dr. Kinlaw states the main character in the Gospels is the Father. Jesus never comes alone. He stated if anyone had seen him, they had seen the Father, if they had met him, they had met the Father, and if they had listened to him they had listened to the Father. Jesus was not self-originating, he was the only-begotten Son of the Father. He was not self-sustaining, life was not in him but drawn from the Father. He was not self-explaining, but only explained by the Father. He was not self-fulfilling, but his fulfillment was based on completing his Father’s will. The key to Jesus’ victory over sin was his not his deity, but the Holy Spirit within him. Jesus gave that same Spirit to us so that we could live like him. Dr. Kinlaw asks his listeners what this concept does to their understanding of holiness. Theologians state the being and act of God are the same. In other words, who God is and what he does are inseparable. Dr. Kinlaw states one reason he believes in entire sanctification is that God wants to put the being and the act together within us. Dr. Kinlaw contrasts human self-autonomy with God’s creation of us after his image. We find fulfillment in one another when we reflect God’s image, which God longs to give us through the new birth. Suddenly we are more concerned about someone else than ourselves. Dr. Kinlaw emphasizes the necessity of correct doctrine. He states if our concept of God is wrong then the more religious we become the more dangerous we are to others and ourselves. God wants to get rid of our self-interest. People who say it is impossible to live above sin have a different paradigm that prevents them from living above self-interest. Dr. Kinlaw challenges us to draw our life from the Father through an intimate relationship. God wants to remove our self-interest, place his very life within us, and unite our new identify with ethical conduct.

Dr. Kinlaw examines the writings and life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor who was killed by the Nazis shortly before the end of WW II because he opposed them. Dr. Kinlaw states that theology and practice inform the mind of the church when it is at its best. He gives examples of how theology has misinformed Christian ethics.

Unfortunately, the church too often reflects our culture’s values. Dr. Kinlaw states it is impossible for someone born and bred on American television to think 80 % of the concepts of Scripture without some radical work done on them. This is another reason why the doctrine of the Trinity is so important. The persons of the Trinity are incomplete in themselves. That is why Jesus could do nothing without the Father. The Body of Christ is wed to the Trinity. Every person is part of a web of relationships. Sin breaks these relationships, but a part of every person longs to return to these relationships. This inter-relationship of people affects marriages and evangelism. Dr. Kinlaw proposes every person’s conversion originated within the heart of someone else. (In a second, short message on the back of this tape Dr. Kinlaw reviews his previous message. He discusses what makes a person a person and the need to differentiate between a person and an individual.)

Dr. Kinlaw explores details of the Body of Christ, including its nature as a living body as opposed to an institutional body; its spiritual nature as opposed to a fleshly nature; and its relationship to Christ as the source of its life.

Dr. Kinlaw shares several lessons from these characteristics. We are never alone but live in a web of human relationships. When somebody touches one person, they affect an entire web of relationships. Only Jesus makes us one with God and other people. He is our mediator, our rock. This truth runs counter to the individualism found in America.

Dr. Kinlaw continues his exploration of the Trinity to better understand the Church. The main lesson: real work of deliverance begins when we take another person into our heart. Amy Carmichel serves as a classic example. She had been an unsuccessful missionary to Japan. When she went to India she felt a burden for the orphan temple girls whose fathers had died and whose mothers had been burned on the funeral piers. She began to save the girls from temple prostitution, but the Hindus became upset and prevailed upon the British missionary society to pressure her to stop. Amy tried to stop, but was unable to get the girls out of her heart. After a temple keeper refused her offer to care for the girls, Amy returned to her room and told the Lord she had tried. She saw the Lord weeping under a tree. He told her, “I know it is not your problem. It’s my problem. I’m just looking for somebody who will bear it with me.” Amy Carmichel saved hundreds and hundreds of girls from temple prostitution and made them productive members of society.

Dr. Kinlaw wonders if the possibility of every person’s redemption lies in the heart of someone else. Christ is the supreme example. Our salvation does not lie within us, but in Christ. He became the mediator between God and us. God began this pattern in Jesus and extends it through his body, the Church. The implication for evangelism for the Church lies in the fact that the Church is the social unit through whom the redemptive power of God spreads out to the world.

The body of Christ must bear the marks of Christ. What are the marks? They are a profound, self-sacrificing concern deep within the human spirit. And since the only way for Christ to save us was to give himself for our sins, God cannot possibly use us to save someone else if we do not give ourselves for them.

In this message Dr. Kinlaw talks about the orders of creation and how important a role the family plays in helping you and I understand our relationship with the Trinity. “Now I’ve come to believe that the greatest theological institution in the human history is the family. You can teach things in the family that cannot be taught in theological school, that can’t be taught in college as well. Because you see, the greatest part of the learning that ever takes place in a person’s life comes before he’s six.” Listen as Dr. Kinlaw unpacks his theory about how God uses the family to teach us to accept His “No” when He wants something better for us.

“The Church As The Body of Christ” is a sermon expressing that God is in control. Many times we may feel God has hidden Himself. The fact is if you will look for God you will find Him. The passage from Isaiah 45:15 addresses Cyrus who was a symbol of the false gods of the earth, yet God used Cyrus and He was the source and secret of Cyrus’ supremacy. God chose to bestow upon Cyrus a title of honor although he did not acknowledge Him. God is in control. The question Dr. Kinlaw leaves us with is – “Are you looking?”

“The Church As The Body of Christ” is calling us to kneel at Jesus’ feet and say that we invite you to come. As Jesus bears in His body the mark of His commitment to us, Dr. Kinlaw is encouraging those he is preaching to to say to the Lord I want to crown you and for you to help my life bear the marks of my commitment as you bear the marks of your commitment to me. The palms of Jesus are scarred with His love for you and for me. In scripture Jesus is called the Lamb Slain from the Foundations of the World 30 times. The lasts words Jesus speaks in His Word are, “I, Jesus, speak unto you,” representing He will save. The final scene of Jesus in His Word is His arms outstretched saying will you come. Dr. Kinlaw concludes in his message through an altar call: will you come, Lord, as I kneel at your feet.

DK-222—Remembering the Asbury College Revival (*Video V357)
DK-223—The Vision of the Francis Asbury Society (*Video V367)
“Drawing Near To God” brings us to how we can praise God in all things and how our hearts can be united. David’s prayer is to walk in God’s truth and for his heart to be united so that with his whole heart he can thank the Lord. Dr. Kinlaw touches on the uniqueness of prayer and why David seeks God in the first place. Because David’s life is sought after and he has no one to trust, he turns to God who is the only one who can help him. What drives David to prayer is his problem. Dr. Kinlaw shares how our problems become insignificant when we come face to face with God. David has even forgotten about the ones that are after him, when he comes face to face with God, rather seeing the greatness of God and eventually seeing his own inadequacy. Through his own inadequacy David finds his heart longing for more and crying out for more. The key note upon which Dr. Kinlaw leaves this message is in regards to this very phrase: crying out for something more.

“Chronicle of Grace” is understanding Chronicles as an historical perspective, which Dr. Kinlaw addresses and expounds upon. Understanding Chronicles as a historical perspective helps us understand what God is after—the whole world. In Luke chapter two, verse 21 Simeon has seen what God is after which Dr. Kinlaw preaches about—that universal character of God wanting to be directly in the middle of our lives. Because Simeon noticed Mary and Joseph and their baby and the type of people that they are, poor and not very well off, everything in human history points to Jesus associating himself with everyone. The philosophy of history is explained in terms of the fact that God wants to live in the middle of his people and wants them to worship Him. The purpose of human history is to get us in an intimate association and fellowship with Christ.

“Chronicle of Grace” Part II exclaims God is at work inside us. Dr. Kinlaw simply teaches the inappropriateness of having a wandering heart toward Christ. But God’s grace can fix our heart so that it doesn’t wander. The message encourages a transformation of the heart to be Shalom (at peace and complete).

“The Bible And Conflict” states the Lord is the prime factor in the Bible. Dr. Kinlaw teaches that the only way to get to Jesus is to go the same way the Son went—low. The secret is to be brought low. When we are brought low we learn where the power is. When we learn where the power comes from, we find ourselves at a disadvantage for through our weaknesses we lack so many things. Being brought low allows God to teach us many things and to know His secrets.

“The Bible And Conflict” – Part 2 is a continued message from Part 1 that discusses how a man can still sing through his troubles. The message is about learning to be content through any circumstances, rejoicing through them, not letting the outside determine how you feel on the inside, and finding victory under any circumstances because “one can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Dr. Kinlaw teaches that humility is the character God never forgets and is the center of finding peace, being able to see God’s goodness all of the time and rejoicing through any circumstances.

The message Dr. Kinlaw delivers is a message the Lord spoke to Abram in Genesis Chapter 12, verse1: “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Dr. Kinlaw teaches that the only hope for those who don’t know the way is for Christians to go Jesus’ way making the step and paying the price of difference. It is good that Christians are different because it gives us the opportunity to see and to know God through those willing to be different and pay the price of difference. Dr. Kinlaw teaches that a Christian’s role is to stand between a God who wants to redeem a world and a world without redemption who needs it. The character of the church is far more important than anything else.

DK-230—The Measure of His Love (*Video V250)
The recurring theme in this message is that when Christians are what they are supposed to be the world will see Christ. Dr. Kinlaw delivers a message teaching the steps of how to be holy like Christ. The message talks about God’s people learning how to be holy and the importance of a prayer life. A prayer life allows one to stay closely connected to God. After these steps are lived the next step is learning that living for Jesus is not judgment but deliverance. When these concepts are lived out in a pure heart-a vessel that is clean and submitted to God- the world begins to hear Jesus.

Dr. Kinlaw teaches from Revelations 22 that the bride of Christ is part of her husband’s work. When we work with Christ there is a potential for the redemption of the world. People are a special treasure to God because all of His purposes are tied up with them. He has no other design except through His Body to redeem the world. Dr. Kinlaw encourages Christians to go and allow God to do a work through them. God is with His children and He will do His work, for the bride is part of her husband’s work. God chooses and has made His bride His only design and plan to bring redemption to the world.

In this message, Dr. Kinlaw is speaking to a group of young people asking them to pay attention to his words and to the book of Ezekiel carefully. Looking at Ezekiel we get the key to God’s answers for despair for His people through Ezekiel—his visions. Dr. Kinlaw speaks about visions and that visions are how we will make it to the end. He says he doubts we will ever stand in our society unless our vision gets clear. “It’s going to be our vision of God that determines whether we stand and whether we stand steadily and fruitfully and profitably for Christ or whether we falter like everybody else.”

Dr. Kinlaw is speaking about Ezekiel and that his visions kept Israel from perishing. He was a man who’d seen God and he became a messenger for God to save Israel. If we stick with Jesus we will find His hand will come upon us over matters that seem impossible and we will be able to do it because God is with us. Dr. Kinlaw breaks matters down about being different and the great conflict that Christians face—being different.

The vision of Ezekiel is what saved Israel. Dr. Kinlaw impresses on his listeners the need to know Christ just as Ezekiel came to know Christ through his visions. His message instills in his listeners the access Christians have to God because of what He gave to Ezekiel through visions. Christians don’t have to ask to have a vision of God for the vision of God is recorded in Ezekiel for us and if we read Ezekiel’s visions of God, God reveals Himself to us through His Word.

All things were made by God. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. Christians are not to escape this world; Christians are the light that the dark world around them needs. God put everything under Christians’ feet because Christians are made to be rulers over the works of His hands just as Adam was the one who named all of the creatures of the earth and was given dominion to do so. Adam spoke into creation—God expects Christians to speak into creation. God gave Christians the power of the spoken word through the Holy Ghost therefore Christians are made to have dominion over the earth through the power of Jesus. Dr. Kinlaw’s message concludes with the question “Are you living where God speaks to you?” God has spoken, He promises, He remembers, and He visits. When He visits there is potential for a lost world to know Jesus Christ.

“The Power of Sacrifice” is a message addressing the selflessness of Christ. The selflessness of Christ is also the message Christians are to be toward others. Christians are to place others first just as Jesus did. Dr. Kinlaw’s message to Christians is to be totally selfless.

“The Character of a Christian” is a message conveying selflessness. The whole world will know Jesus is the Christ if Christians will learn to care for others more than themselves. When Christians care for others more than themselves, it is this unity of God that is reflected and therefore His power which is illuminated.

“Intercession” is a message Dr. Kinlaw addresses that will deliver a world from death. Jesus needs intercessors to “stand in the gap” for those that do not know what they are doing. The intercessors will draw the lost soul or souls to Him. God has His greatest moment of opportunity when His followers give Him the control by allowing Him to use them. The followers of Christ must learn to yield themselves to God, giving up the desire to intervene but letting God intervene on another’s behalf.

“God’s Response to a Righteous Person” is talking about the personal relationship Christians have with God. Dr. Kinlaw teaches that through a Christian’s closeness to God there are benefits and blessings as well as opportunities. Jesus calls His disciples friends when they maintain closeness to Him. Christians are not called servants of God any longer when they maintain a relationship with God; Christians are called friends. When Christians walk with God they are just and righteous; it cannot be that one is able to walk with God because he is just and he is righteous. It is impossible to be just and righteous without God because only Jesus is just and righteous – but when Christians walk with Him they become like Him.

“God’s Response to a Righteous Man” is about being used by God. Dr. Kinlaw teaches that being the elect is not meant for the elect’s salvation but it is for somebody else’s salvation. Joseph was chosen and favored by God for somebody else’s salvation. It is a high privilege to be used of God because salvation can be brought to many souls. For Joseph, God let nothing come to hurt him – but there was pain and out of the pain God brought redemption.

“God’s Response to a Righteous Man” is about being delivered from self-interest and being turned inside out. That’s the way Christ came to us. Dr. Kinlaw teaches that God gets His followers to a place where there is no hope apart from Him. His followers are stripped from their resources and skills so that they see they are unable to live without Him. Christ is one who gives Himself; He gives His life so that somebody else can live and this is the lesson Dr. Kinlaw is delivering in this message.

“God’s Response to a Righteous Man” is about the sovereignty of God. Everything is to the glory of God and God used Joseph to illustrate His sovereignty. Joseph was the perfect example because he recognized God’s sovereignty following Him without self-interests, enduring pain and difficulties. Joseph’s life reflects that God reigns.

Dr. Kinlaw’s message is meant to teach and show how God works.

DK-244—To Know You More (A Study of John) 1 (*Album #11 part 1)
DK-245—To Know You More (A Study of John) 2 (*Album #11 part 2)
DK-246—To Know You More (A Study of John) 3 (*Album #11 part 3)
DK-247—To Know You More (A Study of John) 4 (*Album #11 part 4)
DK-248—He Shows Us The Father
DK-249—Intimate Metaphor: Psalms
DK-250—He Really Is One Of Us
DK-251—And We Are One With Him
DK-252—What It Means “To Bear” (*Video V306)
DK-253—The Importance Of Motive (*Video V307)
DK-254—Intercession (*Video V308)
DK-255—Light from the Shadows of the Cross
DK-256—Worship The Central Issue (*Video V299)
DK-257—Worship and The Human Jesus (*Video V300)
DK-258—The Life Of Worship (*Video V301)
DK-259—Here Comes the Judges
DK-260—Who Am I According to God – Part 1 (*Album #12 part 1)
DK-261—Who Am I According to God – Part 2 (*Album #12 part 2)
DK-262—Who Am I According to God – Part 3 (*Album #12 part 3)
DK-263—Who Am I According to God – Part 4 (*Album #12 part 4)
DK-264—The Other Side of Impossibility Part 1
DK-265—The Other Side of Impossibility Part 2
DK-266—Thoughts of Trinity
DK-267—Fullness of Biblical Faith
DK-268—Christ in Control
DK-269—God’s Problem With Our Language Part I (*Video V351)
DK-270—God’s Problem With Our Language Part II
DK-271—Old Testament Views of Spiritual Disease (*Video V350)
DK-272—The Strategic Importance of Marriage and Family (*Video V349)
DK-273—Wesley & Theology (*Video V342)
DK-274—Summation of Wesley (*Video V348)
DK-275—A Word to Abraham
DK-276—Character of Man in Relationship to God, Family, & Self (*Video V335 | *Album #13 part 1)
DK-277—Waiting on the Lord (*Video V336 | *Album #13 part 2)
DK-278—The Biblical View of the Nature of Man (*Video V337 | *Album #13 part 3)
DK-279—Rumor of Angels (*Video V338 | *Album #13 part 4)
DK-280—Another Analogy (*Video V339 | *Album #13 part 5)
DK-281—Jesus is Lord of our Lives (*Video V340 | *Album #13 part 6)
DK-282—Christ in Charge
DK-283—Season of Refreshing I (*Video V329 | *Album #14 part 1)
DK-284—Season of Refreshing II (*Video V331 | *Album #14 part 2)
DK-285—Season of Refreshing III (*Video V332 | *Album #14 part 3)
DK-286—Season of Refreshing IV (*Video V334 | *Album #14 part 4)
DK-287—Keys of the Kingdom
DK-288—Theology of Wesleyan Missions Part I (*Video V353 | *Album #15 part 1)
DK-289—Theology of Wesleyan Missions Part II (*Video V354 | *Album #15 part 2)
DK-290—Theology of Wesleyan Missions Part III (*Video V355 | *Album #15 part 3)
DK-291—Of Malchus’s Ear and Metaphor (*Video V377)
“You Can Make A Difference” is about God making your weaknesses His strengths.Dr. Kinlaw is teaching that when God touches a life and the person consents, He evokes the best. He has the matchless power of turning handicaps into advantages, as well. God is bigger than we can imagine if His followers will allow Him to be apart of their daily routines.

In this message Dr. Kinlaw is asking if Jesus is the chief cornerstone in your life. Dr. Kinlaw is talking about knowing Jesus and not just knowing about Jesus. Being able to confess Jesus is important as well as allowing God to be Lord supreme in your life. Living is about knowing Jesus and letting Him be the chief cornerstone of our lives.

“Fellowship With Thee” is a message encouraging a relationship with Jesus Christ as well as encouraging sensitivity to the Spirit of God. It is important to not neglect the leading of the Spirit. Dr. Kinlaw is talking about “continual fellowship with Thee.” Through continual fellowship with God does one find undistracted thoughts within, an undivided heart, and a singled heart.

Dr. Kinlaw talks about how knowing the key, Jesus, you can know yourself. Without your key, Jesus, your reasoning will be fruitless, your desires or flesh will control you, and you truly will not have meaningful relationships with others because your understanding of them will be nonexistent. Having a center defines who we are and our purpose.

“Faith” is a message on the Jesus spoken of in Revelation. Dr. Kinlaw is talking about the Jesus Christians accept and the Jesus that Christians don’t talk about in Revelation. Although, Jesus is the same throughout the Scriptures, in Revelation He will return to us with judgment and will only accept those who are like unto Himself. “Let him which is filthy be filthy still, and let he who is righteous be righteous still,” because in the end, He is going to build a kingdom of those who have been redeemed. This is the Jesus that most Christians will not talk about but this is the Jesus who is in the in the middle of our future.

In this message Dr. Kinlaw exposes these words from scripture: “How can you have faith so long as you receive honor from one another, and care nothing for the honor that comes from Him who alone is God?” Dr. Kinlaw goes into detail about no man having true faith unless he comes to the place where he seeks honor from God first. Jesus says to seek His honor, and His glory alone, it is then that one can believe: this is faith.

“Mark of the Covenant” is intended to remind Christians that we are a privileged people. Being a privileged people comes with it a great responsibility. Dr. Kinlaw is reminding Christians that we are to show to the world a preview of the Kingdom of God through our words and actions. The world is not supposed to have to wait until the return of Christ, who brings judgment, to know the kingdom is of righteousness, truth, and love; they’re supposed to see it in us.

Walking uprightly is the importance in Psalm 15. If we walketh uprightly, walk in the light, make sure our steps are perfect we may have fellowship with God. It is important to be careful to watch how we walk. The privilege Christians have to the access to God was not one of the privileges people after God had in the Old Testament. The priest could go only one day a year and dwell in the presence of God. David wanted to have that access for himself and for ordinary people. Dr. Kinlaw teaches on this scripture and how Christians today should be careful to watch how they walk.

“Blessed Are The Pure In Heart” is talking about how Christians are blessed when they have purity in heart. When Christians are pure in heart they will find life is simplified and there is peace and rest. Those who are not pure in heart will find that life is unsettling, there’s instability in all their ways, and there is inner conflict. God simply blesses the life that is pure in heart with creativity, fruitfulness, and productivity.


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