Attitude, Attitude, Attitude!

Sermon for October 18, 2020
(Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
Via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Attitude, Attitude, Attitude!” Matthew 22:15-22
Key VS: 18 “Jesus knew they were up to no good. He said, “Why are you playing these games with me?”


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Who’s In?

Sermon for October 11, 2020
(Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
Via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Who’s In?” Matthew 22:1-14
Key VS: 10 “The servants went out on the streets and rounded up everyone they laid eyes on, good and bad, regardless. And so the banquet was on—every place filled.”


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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”  James 1:2-4 (MSG)

World Communion Day 2020

Sermon for October 4, 2020
(Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Gentle Spirit Christian Church and First Christian Church of Decatur

Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert, Senior Pastor of First Christian Church of Decatur
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor of Gentle Spirit Christina Church

Via Facebook Live

Follow along:
http://www.decaturdisciples.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Bulletin_for_October_4_interactive.pdf


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This Week’s Message

This Sunday  we will share via live stream and Facebook live with First Christian Church of Decatur “World Communion” Sunday and then after the worship service:

“Ring Them Bells” 

In Memory of Covid-19 Deaths, Churches to Ring Bells 200 Times on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 12 Noon 

At 12 Noon, on Sunday, October 4, 2020, communities of faith across Decatur and DeKalb County, Georgia are invited to ring bells 200 times in loving memory of the 200,000 Americans and approximately one million brothers and sisters around the world who have perished from Covid-19 in 2020.

In 1989, Bob Dylan recorded “Ring Them Bells.”

“Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams,
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
Cross the valleys and streams,
For they’re deep and they’re wide
And the world’s on its side…”

  • Church Steeples with Carillon or Bells will resound 200 times.
  • First Christian Church has HandBells.  GSCC will join with them and we are asking you to  join us as we stand in front of Christ’s church and ring them in unison 200 times.
  • May the pealing of our bells reverberate our collective witness – from our many unique and sacred holy spaces – to the promise of God’s saving grace, tender mercies, and abiding presence.

We join our wider community in our deep grief for the sudden and sad loss of so many neighbors, friends, family members, and souls across the nation and around the earth.  We are undergoing what can best be described as collective trauma.  We are not alone; God is nigh.

To Be or Not to Be

Sermon for September 27, 2020
(Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Vicar Alyce Keener
Via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“To Be or Not to Be” Matthew 21:23-32
Key VS> 31-32 “Jesus said, “Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God’s kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn’t care enough to change and believe him.”


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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?” Galatians 5:13-15 (MSG)

Fair is Fair

Sermon for September 20, 2020
(Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
Via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Fair is Fair” Matthew 20:1-1
Key Verse VS.16 “Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”


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