Everyone Gets in on It

Sermon for Sunday, January 16, 2022
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Everyone Gets in on It” 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 22 “And along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Child, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.”  1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

Because You are Loved

Sermon for Sunday, January 9, 2022
First Sunday after the Epiphany

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:
“Because You are Loved” Luke 3:15-17,21-22 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 22 “And along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Child, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“Jesus went on to make these comments: If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things; If you’re a crook in small things, you’ll be a crook in big things. If you’re not honest in small jobs, who will put you in charge of the store? No worker can serve two bosses: they will either hate the first and love the second
or adore the first and despise the second. You can’t serve both God and the Bank.”
  Luke 16:10-13

Will 2022 be Different?

Sermon for Sunday, January 2, 2022
Second Sunday after Christmas

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:
“Will 2022 be Different?” John 1:1-18 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 18 “No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Heavenly Parent, has made God plain as day.”

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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.”  Colossians 3:12-14

 

This Week’s Message

A MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR

This past Sunday Vicar Alyce gave us 7 steps that if we stay focused on them can change our lives and provide for a year filled with blessings and great joy.  Here they are:

From Colossians 3:12-14

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

I wish to show/incorporate these into my daily life as I deal with people:

 1) Compassion (empathy) the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another

 2) Kindness (direct action) the quality or state of being kind

Kind – (adjective) having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others: wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others

 3) Humility (it is not about you) the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people

Humble – not proud: not thinking of yourself as better than other people

: given or said in a way that shows you do not think you are better than other people

: showing that you do not think of yourself as better than other people

 4) Gentleness/meekness/quiet strength – the quality or state of being gentle

Gentle – having or showing a kind and quiet nature : not harsh or violent

: not hard or forceful

: not strong or harsh in effect or quality

 5) Patience/bear with one another – the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient

Patient: able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people

: done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying

 6) Forgiveness (yes it means letting go) – the act of forgiving someone or something

Forgive – to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong): to stop blaming (someone)

: to stop feeling anger about (something): to forgive someone for (something wrong)

: to stop requiring payment of (money that is owed)

 7) Love (Agape-unconditional) – a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person

 

 

Dealing with the things of God

Sermon for Sunday, December 26, 2021
First Sunday after Christmas

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

Today’s Message:
“Dealing with the things of God” Luke 2:41-52 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: Luke 2:49b “Didn’t you know that I had to be here, dealing with the things of my Creator?”

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