Welcome to Stage 4 Ministries. It is our desire to love and pray for those who are in their “stage 4” time of life.
Stage Four is a term associated primarily with cancer patients. When cancer metastasizes (moves from one organ to another) a patient is declared to be, “Stage 4.” At that point, the patient is in an “end of life” situation. The cancer is active and on the move.
In some cases, there are drugs and other treatments that can counter the growth and spread of tumors and cells. However, every stage4 cancer patient must prepare themselves for their death. Cancer patients face this in a variety of ways. Cancer is a strange disease. It can appear as though you are completely healthy for years without any symptoms. Therefore, the patient can simply deny that they have the disease and not focus on it. Another way is to become absolutely overwhelmed and not able to cope. They have no hope in this life, nor in the next. Finally, there is acceptance. This patient understands what stage4 cancer means and, although they do not want to die, they have prepared themselves for the eventuality while they are fighting to do all they can in this life.
Stage4 ministries is for all three. We seek to bring hope to the hopeless. We desire to point people to where they can find strength and solace. Stage4 has some unlimited possibilities, and we will eventually realize those, but for now, it is a ministry where stage4 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) cancer patient, Steve Marquez, shares what he went through, speaking all over the country, encouraging people that there is hope in Christ in this life and the next, and a ministry of prayer.
If you or an immediate family member are fighting cancer of any sort, we’d like to encourage you to sign up for prayer. A group of dedicated prayer warriors will pray together weekly. Others will pray daily.
We will be updating this site with new teachings, helpful articles and a whole host of other helpful information for Stage4 patients and their caregivers. As you peruse the site, please be in prayer for how you might help with the ministry. And, don’t forget about the BLOG section where we will have more up to date updates. May the LORD be with you as you traverse on this path.
Your Sins Are Forgiven
Mark 2. Jesus is teaching to a crowded house in Capernaum. Four friends carry their paralyzed buddy on a mat to see Jesus. When they can not get in the front door they go in through the roof! The man in the mat is lowered and something amazing happens! Find out how you can receive forgiveness for your sins and become a son or a daughter of God!
The Lord Is Good
Is the Lord good all the time? Of course. Steve Marquez shares the power of a testimony out of Psalm 107 where there are four examples of God’s goodness. What happens if we find ourselves in deep trouble that we had nothing to do with? God is good. What happens if we find out that it was our own stupid mistakes that caused our heartache? God is still good.
Message title: The Lord is Good. Click here for audio.
The Way of Intimacy
The Way of Intimacy. A message delivered at Calvary Chapel Parker, in Parker Colorado in 2016. At this point Steve’s doctors had said that there were no visible signs of cancer. He was this way for 2 years. Currently he has four sizable tumors in his lungs. (2 in each lung). He is still fighting and this message is still very relevant. Enjoy.
Message title: The Way of Intimacy. Click here for audio.
Audio Only: Rough Seas Ahead
Steve Marquez shares his testimony interwoven in scripture. What do you do when the storm is so bad that your boat is sinking? You look for Jesus and find Him sleeping! Listen as Steve shares about how the Lord brought great encouragement through his darkest hours.
Message title: Rough Sees Ahead. Click here for audio.
“And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”” (Mark 2:17, ESV) Jesus broke the mold. According to Leviticus 22:1–6 if a person touched or even was around someone unclean, they …
“…what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26b, NKJV) What are we willing to give for our soul? What does a soul cost? What did it cost God? The price of something, contrary to popular belief, is not equal to its value, but is equal to the value placed upon it …
Steve MarquezJuly 1, 2015 “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Wisdom is knowing our limitations. I remember a few years ago that I played basketball with some young men at Calvary Chapel Bartlett. After a few minutes I was completely exhausted. I had to …
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