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This Week’s Message

Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom — it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats.
(James 3:13-16)

This Week’s Message

Never walk away from someone who deserves help;
your hand is God’s hand for that person.

Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time”
or “Try me tomorrow”
when the money’s right there in your pocket.

Don’t figure ways of taking advantage of your neighbor
when they are sitting there trusting and unsuspecting.

Don’t walk around with a chip on your shoulder,
always spoiling for a fight.

Don’t try to be like those who shoulder their way through life.
Why be a bully?

“Why not?” you say. Because God can’t stand twisted souls.
It’s the straightforward who get God’s respect.
(Proverbs 3:29-32)

The Exact Number of Things God Wants You Focused On

It’s not hard to get conflicting messages about what God supposedly wants us focused on at any given moment — but if we listen closely to the Gospel, that exact number of things is actually quite small.

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Sermon from September 14, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

490 Reasons You Aren’t Going to Hell

It’s not unusual to have times when you don’t feel as close to God. But God is always on the lookout for you.

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Sermon from September 7, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

In the course of doing the everyday, ordinary things in life, there’s one little thing you can do to transform the ordinary into something truly extraordinary. Watch to find out.

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Sermon from August 24, 2014
By Vicar Alyce Keener
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Keep from Hurting the Ones You’re Trying to Help

Sometimes, in the midst of helping someone, we can do harm while trying to do some good. But there’s a pretty simple way to keep that from happening: Let your actions be guided by faith.

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Sermon from August 17, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Catch a Ball While Hanging onto a Rope

Have you ever felt like life was asking you to catch a ball while you were holding on to a rope with both hands and dangling off a cliff? Here’s a way to focus so you can do both.

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Sermon from August 10, 2014
By the Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

God Isn’t Looking for Perfect Christians

Salvation doesn’t depend on how “perfect” you think you are in the eyes of God. Instead of focusing on perfection, focus on your relationship with God. Because out of that relationship, wonderful things can grow.

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Sermon from July 20, 2014
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia