Living Word Bible Church
3520 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213
Called to Grace - Faith - Power of God's Word
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My family has been regularly attending the Mesa campus for 6 years. From the faith filled and inspiring messages, to the spirit filled worship, to the support classes that address a variety of individual needs, to the kids kingdom that our kids can't wait to get to, we love our church!
My husband and I have been attending LWBC for nearly 20 years and I couldn't even begin to try and type out all the ways our lives have been impacted by our church family and all the Word that's been received in our hearts. Not having a healthy family example growing up, it's no wonder God planted my husband and I here when we were first married, because the Word the Lord has given this church first and foremost is to build strong Word and faith families. I can testify that being planted here for 20 years has done just that in our lives! We were married young, pregnant, and all statistics would have said we were destined to fail, but God is faithful and His Word (the bible) is all powerful! Psalm 92:13 says those who are planted in the house of the Lord will flourish in His courts, and that truly describes our lives in every way - from our family flourishing, to the financial increase we've experienced, healing power in our physical bodies, joy, peace, amazing friendships, we live a blessed life! That doesn't mean storms don't come our way, but we don't fret or worry...instead, we have learned to put our trust in the Lord and in His Word, and to speak His Word fearlessly and to command the storms to be calm so that we can get to the other side in victory. God's Word never fails! (Isaiah 55:11) Whether it's healing for a relationship, healing for a friend's physical body, freedom from fear, freedom from addictions, someone speaking lies against you, whatever the storm may be, when you meditate on God's Word (Joshua 1:8), you will make your way prosperous and successful! This is a church that is strong in teaching straight from the bible, the truth and power of God's Word.
Also, if you need a miracle from God, this is the place to be...not that you can't receive a miracle right in your own home or in another church, because you most certainly of course can! Just sharing that we have seen many miracles, especially this past year - many healed of cancer and other sickness and disease. Matthew 21:13 says: "My house shall be called a house of prayer" .... There is an opportunity at the end of every service for people to come forward with prayer requests, and the Sunday night services are especially geared for people in need -- it's a time where we as a body agree with the Word and the report of the Lord (what He says in His Word - like "by His stripes you were healed!") and there is great freedom for the Holy Spirit to minister healing to God's people. Praise and worship is longer at the Sunday night services and there is an opportunity for every person who desires to come forth for prayer.
No church is perfect, because people aren't perfect and churches are made up of people, so I don't get hurt if someone in the body rubs me the wrong way, or says something that's not so nice...I believe too many people go from church to church looking for the "perfect" place, and unfortunately, you're never going to find it, because again, wherever you go, you're going to find people. :-) It's in those moments where we choose to love, even when it's not so easy to love, that our roots go deep and we grow and mature in the love of God (which I can tell you firsthand is richly rewarding). I've forgiven just a few people who've done things to hurt me in this lifetime...:-) many of them weren't easy, but when I prayed for God to fill me up with His love for those people, He did and in the process, I got healed too! God's love IS perfect, and HIS love never fails. (1 Cor 13:8) I pray daily for Him to fill me up with HIS love, because my own love runs out, but His never does. His love never ceases to amaze me in its work, its grace and its fruit.
Be blessed! I pray you find the church God has called YOU to...my husband and I knew the first time we attended Living Word that this was where he was leading US to call "home." You'll know too when you're home too...