Category Archives: Sermons

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)

The Secret Sauce

Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 13:31-35

Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples — when they see the love you have for each other. (Verses 34-35)

Everything We Do Bears Witness

Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 10:22-30

I told you, but you don’t believe. Everything I have done has been authorized by my Creator, actions that speak louder than words. (Verse 25)

Do You Love Me?

Third Sunday of Easter
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: John 21:1-19

Then he said it a third time: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” (Verse 17)

It’s Necessary To Obey God Rather Than Men

Second Sunday of Easter
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Acts 5:25–36

Peter and the apostles answered, 'It’s necessary to obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, the One you killed by hanging him on a cross. God set him on high at his side, Prince and Savior, to give Israel the gift of a changed life and sins forgiven. And we are witnesses to these things. The Holy Spirit, whom God gives to those who obey him, corroborates every detail.' (Verses 29-32)

Steps of Loving Others

Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. (Verses 4-7)