Beware of Cute

Sermon for Sunday, December 19, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Advent

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:
“Beware of Cute” Luke 1:39 Luke 1:45-55 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: “You’re so blessed among women, and the babe in your womb, also blessed! And why am I so blessed that the mother of my Lord visits me? The moment the sound of your greeting entered my ears, the babe in my womb skipped like a lamb for sheer joy. Blessed woman, who believed what God said, believed every word would come true!”

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Real Love

Sermon for Sunday, December 12, 2021
Third Sunday of Advent

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:
“Real Love” John 3:16-18 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.”

Note: We had challenges with the live feed this morning. You’ll see two parts.

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The Ultimate Promise

Sermon for Sunday, December 5, 2021
Second Sunday of Advent

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 Ultimate Promise” John 14:1-4 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: “Don’t let this rattle you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Creator’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I’m taking.”

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This Week’s Message

WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

Don’t let this rattle you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Creator’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I’m taking.” John 14:1-4

What Shall We Say

Sermon for Sunday, November 28, 2021
First Sunday of Advent

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 Shall We Say” Romans 8:31-39 (MSG)

VS 38-39: “None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”

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WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK

“None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” Romans 8:39

LET’S PUT ‘CHRIST’ BACK IN ‘CHRISTIAN’

Atlanta's homeless sleeping under a highway overpass downtown
Atlanta’s homeless sleeping under a highway overpass downtown

As a longtime transgender ally, this time of year hits a bit differently for me than it does for most. Due to the timing of Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is always a few days before Thanksgiving, I inevitably go into Advent thinking a lot about the lack of progress in our society on the fundamental challenges faced by transgender people.

I realize this is likely to date me, because I’m probably coming across as tone-deaf to all the forward progress we’ve made on things such as preferred pronouns and a slightly lessened emphasis on traditional binary notions of gender. Continue reading LET’S PUT ‘CHRIST’ BACK IN ‘CHRISTIAN’

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