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Everything We Do Bears Witness

Sermon for Sunday, May 8, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Easter

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:
“Everything We Do Bears Witness” John 10:22-30 (MSG)

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

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Do You Love Me?

Sermon for Sunday, May 1, 2022
Third Sunday of Easter

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:
“Do You Love Me?” John 21:1-19 (MSG)

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

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It’s necessary to obey God rather than men

Sermon for Sunday, April 24, 2022
Second Sunday of Easter

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“It’s necessary to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:25–36 (MSG)

VS. 29-32 “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.’”

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What God has Done

Sermon for Sunday, April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday

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 God has Done” Based on Mark 16:1-8 (MSG)

“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

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The Only Command of Jesus

Sermon for Sunday, April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday

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 Only Command of Jesus” John 15:11-17 (MSG)

Sermon Verse VS 12-14: “This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you.”

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Steps of Loving Others

Sermon for Sunday, April 3, 2022
Fifth Sunday in Lent

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:
“Steps of Loving Others” 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: VS 4-7: “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.”

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Loving Ourselves

Sermon for Sunday, March 27, 2022
Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Loving Ourselves” Philippians 1:9-11 (MSG)

Sermon Verse VS 9: “So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well”

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The Real Less Traveled Road

Sermon for Sunday, March 20, 2022
Third Sunday in Lent

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 Real Less Traveled Road” Matthew 5:1-12 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 5 “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.”

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What’s Better?

Sermon for Sunday, March 13, 2022
Second Sunday in Lent

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – Outdoor Pavilion at Candler Park and via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“What’s Better?” Mark 12:29-34 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 33 “And loving God … Why, that’s better than all offerings and sacrifices put together!”

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We have seen Love

Sermon for Sunday, March 6, 2022
First Sunday in Lent

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:
“We have seen Love” John 14:8-14 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 11 “Believe me: I am in my Creator and my Creator is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works.”

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