Still pondering that New Years’ resolution? How about resolving this New Year to observe a Prayer and Fasting schedule? It’s easier than you might think. There’s even an app for that!
https://www.goarch.org/-/daily-readings-app-for-amazon-marketplace (Include Kindle Fire)
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
In Gethsemane, Jesus prayed for unity in The Church. The enemy seeks to divide us into disparate groups that have little contact with those that “don’t belong”. Sub-cultures are those groups: goths, punks, hippies, bikers, veterans, cowboys, cops, etc. If your group tends to think in terms of “us & them”, that’s a subculture!
Our mission is to find people who are ministering to one of these groups, and connect them together with other ministers in our Subculture Ministry Connection and other Facebook groups and social media, in the hopes that the subcultures can begin interacting together, breaking down walls of division and creating the unity for which The Lord prayed.
In furtherance of that mission, Kodesh Mishkan Ministry Group was formed to provide ministerial training and credentialing, diaconate and discipleship training.
KMMG serves as a Presbytery Ministry, providing supportive services to our Member Organizations and other cooperating subculture ministries. Our desire is to serve as “The Pastor’s Pastorate” in support of your efforts to fulfill The Great Commission.
Rev Bishop Dr. Quigley’s New Year’s message:
New Years Prayer
O Lord our God, Glorious and Triumphant, we thank You for another year come to a close. As we reflect upon this past year, we thank You for our salvation and Your abiding Love. If there were days this year when we have not felt close to You, we know is was not You who caused that distance. Forgive us our failures if we have pursued selfish or unrighteousness goals. May we be less distracted and stray not from Your path. We thank You for Your Holy Spirit, by which Your saints persevere in this sinful generation. May the Light of Your Spirit shine from us like a city on a hill. You have heard our prayers. You have comforted our hearts. You have healed our bodies. You have seen fit that we live in this generation. So may that life be lived in Your Grace, Your Mercy, and Your Provision. May we be instruments of Your Grace, Mercy and Provision to those whom You send across our path. We cannot see the year ahead. We do not know what is in store. But we know that every second of every minute of every hour of every day is known to You. We know also that ALL things work together for good for Them That Love The Lord. Grant us discernment that our goals might never be at cross-purposes with Your Divine Plan. Help us to daily crucify the flesh, and seek first Your kingdom and Your Righteousness. May we testify with boldness, staying true to the ancient testimony laid down in Your Holy Scripture. May we rightly divide Your Word in application to our own lives, and in testimony that leads the lost back to you. May we be internists of The Great Physician, as we see Your Church as hospital for sick souls; not as a courtroom of judgment. Vengeance is Yours and Yours alone. Make us instruments of Your peace, and messengers of Your restoration. As we desire maximum grace from You, may we extend also maximum grace to others. May each day of the new year find us closer and closer to You. Set our minds free of any unprofitable remembrances. We break any generational curses, any spoken curses, or any unseen grudges, mumblings, murmurings or subversions of Your plan for our lives and our ministries. We place ourselves willingly, as bond-slaves to You. We give over to You every aspect of our lives, without reservation. We know that service to you is not bondage, but freedom! Prevent our hearts from hardening. May we always be ready to hear and respond to Your voice! May we never be too encumbered by the cares of this world to fix our eyes upon the next! May this new year mark the beginning of a new life in Jesus Christ for many! As we at Kodesh Mishkan Ministry Group minister to ministers, may those Pastors, Chaplains, Elders, and Deacons minister in turn walk in Your unlimited Power, faithfully and fearlessly preach the Gospel of Truth. Holy Spirit, convince. Bring conviction of sin, bring new birth, and restore sick souls to faith and to repentance. Unto You, Heavenly Father, & unto Jesus Christ our Lord, Who is the fulfillment of The Law and The Prophets, and fulfilled all the dispensation of The Father, and unto The Holy Spirit by Whom we are imbued with power for service unto Your Church and the world, we ascribe glory, honor, thanksgiving, and worship. Please fill our hearts with joy and gladness, now and forevermore. Amen.
New Year’s Resolution
In this New Year, I shall endeavor to prove the uselessness and vanity of avoiding sin merely from fear of the tortures of Hell. The Soul can be freed from sinful thoughts only by guarding the mind and cleansing the heart; and this is done by interior prayer. According to the New Testament Fathers, one who performs ‘saving works’ simply from fear of Hell follows “the way of bondage”; And one who does the same just in order to be rewarded with the Kingdom of Heaven follows the path of “a bargainer with God”. The one they call a ‘slave’, the other ‘hireling’. But God wants us to come to Him as children to our Father. He wants us to behave ourselves honorably for love of Him and in zeal for His service. He wants us to find our happiness in uniting ourselves with Him in a saving union of heart and mind. May I become so in the coming year, and forever after. May my life reflect all glory and honor unto Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
The Protopresbyter’s Nativity Message
Please find a few minutes to watch this important message,as we close 2017 and look toward The Year of our Lord 2018.
For other sermons, check out The Bishops’ Sermons Page