show episodes
 
Leading people to discover and fully own their faith in Jesus. That is the mission of Central Christian Church, led by Pastor Cal Jernigan based in Mesa, Arizona with multiple locations throughout Arizona. Central is a safe and practical place to come as you are and grow in your faith, but it is also a place where complacency is challenged because we believe you are Made For More.
 
Loading …
show series
 
Summer is here! This summer, experience Travels With several characters from the Bible as they travel along on their path with God. Learn more about many of God's people and how their stories relate to your life today. This weekend starts off Travels with...Abraham.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
These past few months, you have learned how Jesus came so you can live free. Don't miss this final weekend to hear the rest of the story. What were the last words the apostle Paul wrote to the churches of Galatia? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he teaches on why it’s all about Jesus.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Why are we so divided? Our faith lives were never meant to be lived out as solo sports. Jesus wanted us to live for him together. When our country, communities, and families are so divided it easy for the Body of Christ is be divided as well. God has better plan for us. Join Pastor Caleb Baker as he continues our Galatians series and talks about th…
 
What does the world need more of right now? What does the church need more of right now? Jesus said that his children would be known by their LOVE. He didn’t say his church would be known by its accomplishments, by its knowledge, or by its daily devotions. He said we would be known by our LOVE. Join us as special guest pastor, Albert Tate, brings a…
 
Over the past several weeks, we have been exploring the freedom Jesus gave us on the cross. We are free from the law. We are free from the need to be good enough. We are free to love all people. But are we free to sin? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this week as he discusses from Galatians 5 what it means to be a follower of Christ.…
 
Did you know there is a difference between hearing and listening? Hearing is passive. When you stand on a busy street, you can’t help but hear all the different sounds passing you by. Listening, however, is active and requires your full attention. Listening is a choice and the power of a listening ear is often underrated if not totally ignored in o…
 
Who doesn’t want to do the right thing? Perhaps some don’t, but most of us go through life trying to do what is right. Sometimes this becomes the whole point of our existence, to be good enough. It can become a trap and steal our joy as we never know if we are truly good enough. Jesus came to set you free from this trap. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as…
 
So many people choose to be held back by the chains they’ve always worn. What if there was a way to be free? Sometimes we can try to be free on our own, striving to gain God’s acceptance. What if we told you don’t need to strive? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he shows us how God has made a way for everyone to find true freedom. The choice is yours.…
 
What if the Easter story changes everything? What if nothing is more important, impactful, significant, and life changing than the moment Jesus rose from the grave? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this Easter to find out what Easter means and why it represents the most important event in human history.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Why do we try so hard to gain what we could never gain on our own? Christians should act like some of the freest people on the planet, but we can get distracted. We end up spending so much energy trying to gain God’s approval, love, or forgiveness, because nothing is really free, right? What if we are freer than we think we are? Join Caleb Baker th…
 
What does it take to become a verified Christian? How much do we have to do to be loved by God? What is the cutoff for those who are allowed in the church? These are the questions Paul despised. They turned the good news of Jesus Christ in Galatia into the bad news of rules and religion. Join Pastor Caleb Baker as he teaches what it means to be kno…
 
What does it look like to be called by God? Are only certain people called or are all of us called? Paul was the most unlikely person to be called by God, yet Jesus did the extraordinary. God used Paul’s history and his story to transform the world. Did you know God can use your story too? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this week as he teaches on the pow…
 
Do you know how easy it is to create a FALSE gospel? It is so easy that it immediately began happening a few years after Jesus went back to heaven. What is a false gospel? A false gospel turns the good news of Jesus into the bad news of a legalistic religion. Many of us are living out the rules and regulations of a false gospel right now. That is n…
 
Why did Paul write the book of Galatians? This is the launch of our new sermon series on Galatians. One of the keys to understanding Galatians is knowing the history of the author, Paul. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he unpacks for us Paul’s personal journey as we begin this new series on Galatians.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Why is it so important for Christians to tithe? What if God doesn’t need our money? Rather, God wants to give us the opportunity to tithe so that we might experience a part of who God is. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this weekend as he talks about the importance of the tithe in the life of the believer.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Why is our culture predominantly ruled by debt? There are only three ways to use our money. We can spend it, we can save it, or we can give it. Unfortunately, our culture constantly tells us to spend our money and to spend it fast. Little thought is often given to the other two options. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he talks about how changing what w…
 
What is debt? The reality of debt is that it is a type of slavery. It steals peace and gives shame in peace’s place. But there is good news! Debt doesn’t have to rule your life. God specializes in setting those who are captives free. Join Pastor Steve Carter this week as he talks about debt and how God desires for you to be debt free.…
 
Generosity is in God’s heart. He gave us the most generous gift in Jesus’ life. Why then is generosity so hard to talk about? Think of your favorite selfish person. Can’t do it? That’s because generosity is something we value in others but would rather not do ourselves. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he talks about how generosity can bring true joy to…
 
Money is a hard topic to talk about. One reason for this is because talking about money and debt is often associated with shame or anxiety. But God wants us to be free from these feelings about money. Join Central this week as special guest, Rachel Cruze, shows us how God can help us get our finances back on track.…
 
If you are 95% faithful to your spouse, are you considered faithful? If your car breaks down once a week but runs well the rest of the time, is it a faithful source of transportation? Join us this week as Pastor Cal Jernigan reminds us that when we choose to follow God, He is concerned with more than just 10% of our resources. He wants us to be fai…
 
This MLK Weekend we want to acknowledge Martin Luther King’s work in civil rights while also diving deeper into how we can better listen to our sisters and brothers of color. Listen in as Pastor Cal Jernigan and his good friend Reverend David L. Wade from Mt. Calvary Baptists Church of Mesa have a conversation about race, unity, and more.…
 
Many people admire Jesus. Even people who don’t believe in Jesus admire him. Jesus was one of the most influential people who has ever lived in all of history, so it makes sense. But Jesus doesn’t want his followers to just admire him, he wants us to imitate him. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this weekend as he shows us the difference between admiring J…
 
It’s officially 2022! And whenever a new year emerges it invokes ideas of fresh starts, clean slates, new goals and aspirations. These are all honorable desires, but what if we didn’t have to keep making lists each new year with the same content? What if we leaned into the newness that Jesus wants for all of us that lasts year after year? Join Past…
 
What if 2022 could be a year of silence and peace for you? What would it take? Our culture is filled with noise and busyness, but Jesus demonstrated a way to live that was often filled with silence, reflection, and prayer. Join Pastor Caleb Baker as he shows us how God can use silence in our lives.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Did you know that you are loved? We have all been through some tough times in the last few years. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he shows us why the Christmas story means that you are loved and not alone. Jesus didn’t come down to live in a royal palace in perfect peace. He came to suffer for you.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Why did God choose Mary to bring Jesus into the world? What did Mary have to deal with in her culture when she was found pregnant? How did Joseph feel when he learned? The Christmas story is filled with so many questions. But have you ever asked this question: how should I live after I learn this story? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as we dive into Mary…
 
Did you know that God doesn’t need our faithfulness in order for Him to be faithful to us? Even when we are unfaithful to God, God remains faithful. We get to read about God’s faithfulness with Zachariah’s story in the Bible. Zachariah laughed in the face of God’s messenger when he heard that he would have a kid in his old age. But God didn’t move …
 
Does it sometimes feels like God is silent in your life? You're not the only one. The Israelites experienced 400 years of silence between the end of the old testament and the beginning of the new testament. This silence is not wasted! Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he shows us how God uses silence to listen, wait, and trust.…
 
It is easy to hate people who are far from us. Jonah hated the Ninevites and wanted to keep them far away from him. We do that today. We can start to resent God’s love and grace for certain people because in our opinion they don’t deserve it. We get bogged down in the details of our faith and forget the most important principle, love. Join Pastor C…
 
Did you know that just because we have given up on someone, it doesn't mean that God has given up on them? Jonah had given up on Ninevah. He wanted them to all be punished. God had other plans and wanted to see them redeemed. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan for this challenging message from Jonah.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
God used a “big fish” in Jonah’s life to redirect Jonah onto a better path. Did Jonah enjoy it? No way! But through that experience, God was able to use Jonah to save an entire city. What can God do in your life using undesirable circumstances? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he shows us from Jonah’s life what God can do with “big fishes.”…
 
Have you ever run away from God? Jonah did. Jonah’s story shows us what it means to follow God. Following God often means doing things that make us uncomfortable. Join us this weekend as Pastor Cal Jernigan shows us how Jonah’s story applies to our lives today.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Did you know God has given us gifts? This is one of the reasons that God sent the Holy Spirit. God wants to use us and the gifts He gives us to show the world His love. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan as he shares about how God can use the Spirit in your life.By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
What are you passionate about? When we are passionate, we are willing to do almost anything to fulfill that passion. Do you know what God is passionate about? You and me. God gave everything so that we could be with Him. How might God use your passion to show others His love? Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this week as he shows us how the Holy Spirit can…
 
If we’re honest we think of the trinity as the Old Testament God who’s kind of mean. The Holy Spirit can especially feel intimidating because we don’t know much about it. It is mysterious and all analogies we have for it are incomplete. Let’s join Pastor Caleb Baker as he introduces us to who the Holy Spirit is.…
 
Why is it so easy to be offended? The only way we can be offended is because we have insecurities that we may not even be aware of. Or sometimes we’re offended because we think we’re correct about everything. And we feel like it’s our job to correct everything. Join Pastor Caleb Baker as she shares how Jesus’ life shows us how to become unoffendabl…
 
Addiction is everywhere. Most of us think of drug abuse or alcoholism when we hear the word addiction. These are certainly some of the most destructive forms of addiction, but there is so much more. In order to find freedom from addictions both big and small, we all need to first acknowledge the addictive patterns in our lives. This can be so diffi…
 
Anxiety and fear have a stigma surrounding them. Some say, “You have anxiety? Why don’t you trust in God?” However, these statements often cause more shame and pain to those who are struggling. Many people struggle with anxiety and it can be debilitating and frustrating. Join Pastor Jeremy Jernigan this weekend as he shares from Scripture how Jesus…
 
Everybody has a story. We have experiences and events in the past that have shaped who we are today. Trauma and abuse are far more common than any of us realize. What’s the worst things that have ever happened to you? The world tells you to minimize your pain, but that isn’t what God does. He hears you and sees you. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan today a…
 
What is the deal with shame? Shame can be good at times, but other times it paralyzes us. We can feel like we aren’t able to be ourselves because of shame. The shame of what has been done to us, what we have done, or what others say about us can destroy our souls. Shame says, “I am something bad.” But that is not what God says or has ever said abou…
 
Mental health is important. Why then is there a stigma about it in the Church? We wouldn’t shame someone for having a broken leg or a cold. Why then is there shame related to depression or anxiety? Do you feel alone and broken? God sees you. It is ok to not be ok. Join Pastor Cal Jernigan this weekend as he explores why it is important that we talk…
 
We have been through a long and tiring season. It has felt like a tornado has ripped through our midst and many of us have trauma from the past year and half. This makes the church even more important than before. Join us as Pastor Cal Jernigan gives a message on how we are staying the course here at Central.…
 
What can we learn from Samson’s story about self-control? So often we are tempted to give up what we really want in the future for what feels good now. How can we look to God in these times instead of ourselves, so that we can exhibit the last fruit of the Spirit, self-control?By Central Christian Church of Arizona
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login