Category Archives: Podcast

What To Do When No One's Looking

Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 2:13-25

Get your things out of here! Stop turning my Creator’s house into a shopping mall! (Verse 16)

Stop Worrying About Whether You're Saved

Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 8:31-38

Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it." (Verse 34)

How To Spot the Lepers in Your Life

Last Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 1:35-45

A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.” (Verse 40)

This Will Only Hurt For a Minute

Third Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Micah 6:6-8

But God’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously — take God seriously. (Verse 8)

That Awkward Moment When God Calls You By Name

Second Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 1:43-51

You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that. (Verse 50)

That Awkward Moment When You Become Unrecognizable

Second Sunday after Christmas
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 2:41-52

He said, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I had to be here, dealing with the things of my Father?” But they had no idea what he was talking about. (Verses 49-50)

Why Christmas Is Dangerous

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 1:26-38

And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God. (Verses 36-38)

The Biggest Obstacle to Feeling Blessed by God

Third Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Thessalonians 5:16-24

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. (Verses 16-18)

The First Step Toward Peace

Second Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 1:1-8

As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism — a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit — will change you from the inside out.” (Verses 7-8)

Why Playing It Safe Is Anything But

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Throw him out into utter darkness. (Verses 28-30)