Resurrection Sunday

John 19: 25-28

We are living in uncertain times. We are not sure what is going on.We are a lot like the disciples in the New Testament. They walked with Jesus for three years and learned to love this man. In the Upper Room, Jesus said he would be gone soon. Judas left.

Jesus went into the garden to pray and the soldiers came. All of the disciples left Jesus, yet John the Beloved was with Him to the end. As the crowds mocked Jesus, Jesus looked down to see Mary, His mother, and John the Baptist standing together. He said to them …Woman, this is your son and son this is your mother.

Remember, when you are in the garden, Jesus is there. When we stand at the foot of the cross, Jesus will notice us. Even in His agony, He took notice of His mother and John the Beloved. There is always room at the foot of the cross for you!

In these uncertain times there is room at the cross for ALL of us! When we feel like we are not worthy, our response should be not to run away but run to the cross, to be covered by the blood of the cross.

Jesus is the Way the Truth, and the Life–not me but by ME ! He said to repent and you shall be saved.

On a hill there was a cross for me! I should have died, I was the sinner. The cross is a place of liberty! I believe in an interactive God!

Pray the prayer of the Father and people will be healed!

So..Make your way to the foot of the cross!

 

Bishop Jared Staten

April 12, 2020

The Neverending Kingdom

Colossians 1:16-18

Beauty fades…As we get older, things that we thought were important, aren’t as important anymore! Midlife crisis … we do weird things, change our hairstyles, or whatever. We put our hopes in this life…basically we are having a “my life crisis”.

Jesus Christ is before the beginning. He is beforehand, the Alpha and Omega. He created all of us for a reason and purpose. We can’t fail if we don’t have expectations but we also cannot succeed.

We really have no idea what other people go through. In our church, we never have a normal service. It is more than the comfort of sitting for an hour in church. There are eternal consequences!

The birth of Jesus was more than a baby, or wise men. There is an eternal work of the kingdom of Heaven on earth. Through His death, burial and resurrection we can partake in that eternal kingdom. If we deny that, we also deny Christ!

When we sin and do wrong, God is still on the throne and will make an escape. It is Christ in you, The hope and glory!!

God never promised tomorrow! The Bible says He is the same yesterday, today and forever! His kingdom can reign in your life today! If God started something in you today, He will continue in His word and see it through to the end! God will walk on my behalf. He will make a way when there was NO WAY!!

We all want to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but the birth and death are linked. The kingdom of Heaven is eternal. My choice it to have fellowship with Him in His Kingdom and to celebrate His birth and His death!

Just remember one thing… you do not have to go a day without Him!!!

Bishop Jared Staten
Dec. 22, 2019