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The Force Be With You

Sermon for June 9, 2019 (Pentecost Sunday)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “The Force Be With You”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:8-17, 25-27)

Picture referenced in today’s sermon by Pastor Paul.

Workmanship, Work Ethic, and Honesty
Workmanship, Work Ethic, and Honesty

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One – Unity Prayer

Sermon for June 2, 2019 (Seventh Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “One”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so the love with which you have loved me, may be in them and I in them.” (John 17:20-26)


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Where Is the Peace?

Sermon for May 26, 2019 (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Vicar Alyce Keener

Today’s Message: “Where is the Peace?”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “This is my parting gift to you. Peace.” (John 14:23-29)


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Hygiene Kit Ministry for May 2019

Homeless Ministry for May 19, 2019 (Fifth Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s service (Fifth Sunday of Easter) was our periodic Gentle Spirit Christian Church homeless ministry work. GSCC and Decatur Rotary Club volunteers packaged hygiene kits at our Candler Park pavilion. Next, we distributed over 450 kits to the homeless downtown in various common areas. The smiles on the faces of each homeless loving soul as we handed kits to them were genuine, gracious, and humbling.

Thank you to all who donated product to help us build and deliver these kits. God bless you all! A special thank you to First Christian Church of Decatur for your endless, loving support. Also, a big shout out to the folks from Decatur Rotary whose commitment and participation in this ministry is so outstanding! God’s blessings upon all of them!

We do this ministry three or four times a year. We still need more product for hygiene kits. We want to give out more kits as homeless numbers grow!!! We especially need dark socks and trial-size deodorant. These are the most-requested items the homeless ask from us. If you want to donate product or money towards this ministry, go to https://gentlespirit.org/about-us/atlanta-homeless-ministry/

Micah 6:8 The Message (MSG)
But he’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.

God bless you on this beautiful day!


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We Listen, We Follow

Sermon for May 12, 2019 (Fourth Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “We Listen, We Follow”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “The Creator who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief.” (John 10:22-30)


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You Follow Me

Sermon for May 5, 2019 (Third Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “You Follow Me”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?'”(John 21:1-19)


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How Did Jesus Get In?

Sermon for April 28, 2019 (Second Sunday of Easter)
Gentle Spirit Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “How Did Jesus Get In?”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “The disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them.” (John 20:19-31)


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Why Do you Weep?

Sermon for April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Why Do You Weep?”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “Jesus spoke to her, ‘Woman, why do you weep? Who are you looking for?'” (John 20:1-18)


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I Love a Parade

Sermon for April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “I Love a Parade”

From the Gospel Reading of Luke: “They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street.” (Luke 19:28-40)


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Priorities

Sermon for April 7, 2019 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)
Gentle Spirit Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Priorities”

From the Gospel Reading of John: “Why wasn’t this [expensive foot] oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces.” Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.” (John 12:1-8)


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