All posts by websexton

What God has Done

Sermon for Sunday, April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday

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 God has Done” Based on Mark 16:1-8 (MSG)

“The cross is the standing statement of what we do to one another and to ourselves. The resurrection is the standing statement of what God does to us in return.” Richard Rohr

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

The Only Command of Jesus

Sermon for Sunday, April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday

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:
“The Only Command of Jesus” John 15:11-17 (MSG)

Sermon Verse VS 12-14: “This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

Steps of Loving Others

Sermon for Sunday, April 3, 2022
Fifth Sunday in Lent

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:
“Steps of Loving Others” 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: VS 4-7: “Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

Loving Ourselves

Sermon for Sunday, March 27, 2022
Fourth Sunday in Lent

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

Today’s Message:
“Loving Ourselves” Philippians 1:9-11 (MSG)

Sermon Verse VS 9: “So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

The Real Less Traveled Road

Sermon for Sunday, March 20, 2022
Third Sunday in Lent

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:
“The Real Less Traveled Road” Matthew 5:1-12 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 5 “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

What’s Better?

Sermon for Sunday, March 13, 2022
Second Sunday in Lent

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

Today’s Message:
“What’s Better?” Mark 12:29-34 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 33 “And loving God … Why, that’s better than all offerings and sacrifices put together!”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

We have seen Love

Sermon for Sunday, March 6, 2022
First Sunday in Lent

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:
“We have seen Love” John 14:8-14 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 11 “Believe me: I am in my Creator and my Creator is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

Nothing Holds us Back

Sermon for Sunday, February 27, 2022
Transfiguration Sunday

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

Today’s Message:
“Nothing Holds us Back” 2 Corinthians 3:7–4:2 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 12a  “With that kind of hope to excite us, nothing holds us back.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

The Simple Rule

Sermon for Sunday, February 20, 2022
Seventh 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:
“The Simple Rule” Luke 6:27-38 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 31-34 “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries

It is not a Popularity Contest

Sermon for Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“It is not a Popularity Contest” Luke 6:17-26 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 26 “Popularity contests are not truth contests—look how many scoundrel preachers were approved by your ancestors! Your task is to be true, not popular.”

Visit our Facebook page for sermons from 2018 onward.
Visit our YouTube channel for sermons from 2014 to 2017.
Visit our Vimeo Channel for sermons from 2009 to 2013.
Listen to our podcast.

Donate to Gentle Spirit Christian Church and its Ministries