What Shall We Say

Sermon for Sunday, November 28, 2021
First Sunday of Advent

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“What Shall We Say” Romans 8:31-39 (MSG)

VS 38-39: “None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”

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“None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” Romans 8:39

LET’S PUT ‘CHRIST’ BACK IN ‘CHRISTIAN’

Atlanta's homeless sleeping under a highway overpass downtown
Atlanta’s homeless sleeping under a highway overpass downtown

As a longtime transgender ally, this time of year hits a bit differently for me than it does for most. Due to the timing of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is always a few days before Thanksgiving, I inevitably go into Advent thinking a lot about the lack of progress in our society on the fundamental challenges faced by transgender people.

I realize this is likely to date me, because I’m probably coming across as tone-deaf to all the forward progress we’ve made on things such as preferred pronouns and a slightly lessened emphasis on traditional binary notions of gender. Continue reading LET’S PUT ‘CHRIST’ BACK IN ‘CHRISTIAN’

Corner Stone #3

Sermon for Sunday, November 121, 2021
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Corner Stone #3” Matthew 25:31-40 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: James 3:18 (MSG) You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoys its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

Sermon Passage: Matthew 25:31-40 (MSG)

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“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:37-40

Real Wisdom

Sermon for Sunday, November 14, 2021
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Real Wisdom” James 3:17-18 (MSG)

“Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.”

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“Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.”  James 3:17-18 (MSG)

You Know What to Do

Sermon for Sunday, November 7, 2021
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“You Know What to Do” Micah 6:8 (MSG)

“But God has already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.”

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But God has already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women.  It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously. Micah 6:8

 

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Prayers for those Saints of GSCC who have past our way:

In Sorrow We Remember (Amanda UK, copyright 2021)

In sorrow we remember the loved ones we have lost.
As love bestows its blessings, it also brings a cost.
The joy we felt so deeply is now the deepest pain.
In sorrow we remember and say their names again.
In sorrow we remember our neighbors who are gone.
However well we knew them, our thoughts of them live on.
Their lives and ours were tangled, however loose the skein.
In sorrow we remember and say their names again.
Oh, may our hearts be opened to everything we feel.
Our sadness and our wonder we hold as true and real.
In faith and trust we honor the power of our grief.
In sorrow we remember a love beyond belief.

The Saints of GSCC:

Charles Harris,
Wolf Thomas,
William Butler,
Corey Hoblit,
Father Warren Taylor,
James Langston,
Caroline Ray,
Stanley Armstrong,
Nancy VanDyke,
Ricky Lee Wilson
Robbin Brown
Calvin Smith

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