Rev. Paul M. Turner

Simply Be Yourself

First Sunday in Lent | Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor | Reading: Matthew 23:1-7 Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you’ll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.

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Shadow of Christian cross at Easter

Lenten Study: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?

Monday, February 19 (First Week in Lent): Matthew 23:13-15Monday, February 26 (Second Week in Lent): Matthew 23:16-22Monday, March 4 (Third Week in Lent): Matthew 23-24Monday, March 11 (Fourth Week in Lent: (Matthew 23:25-28Monday, March 18 (Fifth Week in Lent): Matthew 23:29-36Monday, March 25 (Holy Week): Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Mark 11:1-11; Matthew 23:37-39Monday, April 1 (Eastertide):

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Good Trouble

Palm Sunday | Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor | Reading: Matthew 5:10-12 You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. (Verse 10)

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Vicar Alyce Keener

Be a Light

Fifth Sunday in Lent | Sermon: Vicar Alyce Keener | Reading: Matthew 5:8-9 Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy,

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Rev. Paul M. Turner and Rev. James L. Brewer-Calvert

Original Blessings

Fourth Sunday in Lent | Sermon: Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church of Decatur | Reading: Isaiah 49:6b God said, “I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Verse 6b)

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Rev. Paul M. Turner

We Cannot Be Bought

Third Sunday in LentSermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior PastorReading: John 4:21-27 You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are — no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. (Matthew 5:5)

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Rev. Paul M. Turner

Sunday Is Coming

Second Sunday in Lent Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner Reading: John 3:1-18 You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. (Matthew 5:4)

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