Category Archives: Podcast

Stop! In the Name of Love

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 10:25-37

A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. (Verse 33)

Don't Take It Personally

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 10:1-12

When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, "The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back." (Verse 10)

The Thing About Evil

Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 8:26-39

Later, a great many people from the Gerasene countryside got together and asked Jesus to leave — too much change, too fast, and they were scared. (Verse 37)

The Spirit of Truth

First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: John 16:12-15

But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth... will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. (Verse 12)

The Promise

Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 14:23-31

That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left — feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught. (Verse 27)

What God Has Done

Easter Sunday
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 16:1-8

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)

More Than Words

Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 7:13-29

Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them — living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored. (Romans 8:5-8)