Emily Teterud – Marketing Coordinator This past week, I was reading John 14:5-14. Jesus doesn’t mince words when He’s talking with his disciples, and there is something refreshing about that. He calls them out when they are missing the point. And He may just be calling us out too.

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor Recently at a Mesa Ironman men’s bible study, Blake Henry, the Student Life Group’s pastor, spoke to us about gentleness, one of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit. In the course of his teaching, he shared the passage from 1 Peter 3 which states,

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Anthony Spencer – Ahwatukee Producer I love visiting art museums and staring in awe at incredible masterpieces made with basic, everyday items, like building blocks or acrylic paints. Have you ever met someone who could effortlessly take parts of one thing and create something brand new? When I see one of these beautiful works of […]

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor I am excited for our church experience this coming weekend! In all of our services we are going to discuss the issue of unity. In Philippians, Paul states that few things bring him greater joy than when the church is united. When a church is united, great things happen! Lives […]

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Rachel Dotzler – Student Pastor, Mesa Campus Nicely dressed, eyes bouncing around the room, I know you don’t want to be here. Body language showing resistance, not making eye contact, I know you don’t want to be approached. Disappearing into the corners of the room, getting lost in the crowd playing basketball, you want to […]

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor “Rewarding everyday moments.” The above is the mantra of Starbucks Coffee. Just about everyone is aware that buying coffee at Starbucks is about more than the coffee, it’s also very much about the experience. Buying coffee at Starbucks is a pricey proposition, but many who frequent Starbucks would agree the […]

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Cassandra Moton – Children’s Programming Pastor Dad died. Two words that turned my life upside down and changed everything. Two words spoken to me by my sister over the phone on Thursday afternoon. Two words that I was not prepared to hear. Two little words.

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor I was recently speaking at a funeral in which I said, “As you can tell the size of a ship by the size of its wake, you can tell the size of person by the size of the wake their life makes.” While the idea of this is certainly not […]

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