Gentle Spirit Christian Church https://gentlespirit.org An independent, affirming and progressive church serving metro Atlanta. We are open, positive and inclusive. Mon, 05 Dec 2022 01:03:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://gentlespirit.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/cropped-crossdove_trans-32x32.png Gentle Spirit Christian Church https://gentlespirit.org 32 32 Gentle Spirit Christian Church is an independent, affirming and progressive church serving metro Atlanta. We are open, positive and inclusive. We meet as The Church Without Walls on Sundays at 10:30am in Candler Park, first picnic pavilion. Founded in 1998, our core belief is that God has a passionate desire for a direct, unfettered relationship with each of us — and that no one or nothing should be able to get in the way of that. Rev. Paul M. Turner clean episodic Rev. Paul M. Turner websexton@gentlespirit.org websexton@gentlespirit.org (Rev. Paul M. Turner) Copyright Gentle Spirit Christian Church, All Rights Reserved An independent, affirming and progressive church. Gentle Spirit Christian Church http://gentlespirit.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/gscc_podcast_logo.jpg https://gentlespirit.org Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia PayPal PayPal A Major Preoccupation https://gentlespirit.org/a-major-preoccupation-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-major-preoccupation-2 Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:08:04 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15717 https://gentlespirit.org/a-major-preoccupation-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/a-major-preoccupation-2/feed/ 0 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 20:27-38 Jesus said, “Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage nor, of course, with death.” (Verse 34) Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 20:27-38

Jesus said, “Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage nor, of course, with death.” (Verse 34)

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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 20:27-38 Jesus said, “Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerne... Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 20:27-38
Jesus said, “Marriage is a major preoccupation here, but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage nor, of course, with death.” (Verse 34)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
Oh No You Didn’t! https://gentlespirit.org/oh-no-you-didnt-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oh-no-you-didnt-2 Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:06:19 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15715 https://gentlespirit.org/oh-no-you-didnt-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/oh-no-you-didnt-2/feed/ 0 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor — and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.” (Verse 8) Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor — and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.” (Verse 8)

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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor — and if I’m caught cheating... Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 19:1-10
Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor — and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.” (Verse 8)
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Evangelicals, the Morally Upright and Other Sinners https://gentlespirit.org/evangelicals-the-morally-upright-and-other-sinners-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=evangelicals-the-morally-upright-and-other-sinners-2 Sun, 23 Oct 2022 16:04:25 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15713 https://gentlespirit.org/evangelicals-the-morally-upright-and-other-sinners-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/evangelicals-the-morally-upright-and-other-sinners-2/feed/ 0 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 18:9-14 But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself. (Verse 14) Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 18:9-14

But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself. (Verse 14)

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 18:9-14 But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself. (Verse 14) Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 18:9-14
But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself. (Verse 14)
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Never Give Up https://gentlespirit.org/never-give-up-6/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=never-give-up-6 Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:01:30 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15711 https://gentlespirit.org/never-give-up-6/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/never-give-up-6/feed/ 0 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 18:1-8 So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t God stick up for them? I assure you, God will. (Verse 7) Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 18:1-8

So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t God stick up for them? I assure you, God will. (Verse 7)

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 18:1-8 So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t God stick up for them? Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 18:1-8
So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t God stick up for them? I assure you, God will. (Verse 7)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
Being Humble = Being Thankful https://gentlespirit.org/being-humble-being-thankful-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=being-humble-being-thankful-2 Sun, 09 Oct 2022 15:59:38 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15709 https://gentlespirit.org/being-humble-being-thankful-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/being-humble-being-thankful-2/feed/ 0 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 17:11-19 He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough — and he was a Samaritan. (Verse 16) Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 17:11-19

He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough — and he was a Samaritan. (Verse 16)

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 17:11-19 He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough — and he was a Samaritan. (Verse 16) Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 17:11-19
He kneeled at Jesus’ feet, so grateful. He couldn’t thank him enough — and he was a Samaritan. (Verse 16)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
What Our Pets Teach Us https://gentlespirit.org/what-our-pets-teach-us-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-our-pets-teach-us-2 Sun, 02 Oct 2022 15:56:59 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15707 https://gentlespirit.org/what-our-pets-teach-us-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/what-our-pets-teach-us-2/feed/ 0 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Matthew 6:25-29 Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to God than birds. (Verse 26) Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 6:25-29

Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to God than birds. (Verse 26)

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Matthew 6:25-29 Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to God than birds. Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 6:25-29
Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to God than birds. (Verse 26)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
Isn’t It Obvious? https://gentlespirit.org/isnt-it-obvious-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=isnt-it-obvious-2 Mon, 26 Sep 2022 03:50:54 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15482 https://gentlespirit.org/isnt-it-obvious-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/isnt-it-obvious-2/feed/ 0 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar Reading: Luke 16:19-31 Abraham replied, “If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.” (Verse 31) Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Luke 16:19-31

Abraham replied, “If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.” (Verse 31)

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar Reading: Luke 16:19-31 Abraham replied, “If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.” (Verse 31) Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Luke 16:19-31
Abraham replied, “If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.” (Verse 31)
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Save Us From the World Savers https://gentlespirit.org/save-us-from-the-world-savers-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=save-us-from-the-world-savers-2 Mon, 19 Sep 2022 03:59:03 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15432 https://gentlespirit.org/save-us-from-the-world-savers-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/save-us-from-the-world-savers-2/feed/ 0 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 15:11-32 But the parent wasn’t listening. (Verse 22) Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 15:11-32

But the parent wasn’t listening. (Verse 22)

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 15:11-32 But the parent wasn’t listening. (Verse 22) Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 15:11-32
But the parent wasn’t listening. (Verse 22)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
Growl, Whine and Complain https://gentlespirit.org/growl-whine-and-complain-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=growl-whine-and-complain-2 Mon, 12 Sep 2022 03:59:13 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=15426 https://gentlespirit.org/growl-whine-and-complain-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/growl-whine-and-complain-2/feed/ 0 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 15:1-10 They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” (Verse 3) Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 15:1-10

They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” (Verse 3)

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor Reading: Luke 15:1-10 They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” (Verse 3) Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 15:1-10
They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” (Verse 3)
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Rev. Paul M. Turner
What Makes a Disciple? https://gentlespirit.org/what-makes-a-disciple-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-makes-a-disciple-2 Mon, 05 Sep 2022 03:59:31 +0000 https://gentlespirit.org/?p=14861 https://gentlespirit.org/what-makes-a-disciple-2/#respond https://gentlespirit.org/what-makes-a-disciple-2/feed/ 0 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar Reading: Luke 14:25-33 Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple. (Verse 33) Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Luke 14:25-33

Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple. (Verse 33)

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar Reading: Luke 14:25-33 Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple. (Verse 33) Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Luke 14:25-33
Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple. (Verse 33)
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