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Nothing Holds us Back

Sermon for Sunday, February 27, 2022
Transfiguration Sunday

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

Today’s Message:
“Nothing Holds us Back” 2 Corinthians 3:7–4:2 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 12a  “With that kind of hope to excite us, nothing holds us back.”

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The Simple Rule

Sermon for Sunday, February 20, 2022
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

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 Simple Rule” Luke 6:27-38 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 31-34 “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that.”

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It is not a Popularity Contest

Sermon for Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“It is not a Popularity Contest” Luke 6:17-26 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 26 “Popularity contests are not truth contests—look how many scoundrel preachers were approved by your ancestors! Your task is to be true, not popular.”

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Deep Water

Sermon for Sunday, February 6, 2022
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Deep Water” Luke 5:1-11 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 4 “When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, “Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch.”

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Provoked

Sermon for Sunday, January 30, 2022
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Provoked” Luke 4:21-30 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 23 “He answered, “I suppose you’re going to quote the proverb, ‘Doctor, go heal yourself. Do here in your hometown what we heard you did in Capernaum.’ Well, let me tell you something: No prophet is ever welcomed in his hometown.”

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The Road Map to Ministry

Sermon for Sunday, January 23, 2022
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul Turner, Senior Pastor
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“The Road Map to Ministry” Luke 4:14-21 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 20 “God’s Spirit is on me; God has chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free to announce, “This is God’s time to shine!”

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Everyone Gets in on It

Sermon for Sunday, January 16, 2022
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar
10:30 AM Eastern – via Facebook Live

Today’s Message:
“Everyone Gets in on It” 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 22 “And along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Child, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

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Because You are Loved

Sermon for Sunday, January 9, 2022
First Sunday after the Epiphany

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:
“Because You are Loved” Luke 3:15-17,21-22 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 22 “And along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Child, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

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Will 2022 be Different?

Sermon for Sunday, January 2, 2022
Second Sunday after Christmas

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:
“Will 2022 be Different?” John 1:1-18 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: 18 “No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Heavenly Parent, has made God plain as day.”

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Dealing with the things of God

Sermon for Sunday, December 26, 2021
First Sunday after Christmas

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

Today’s Message:
“Dealing with the things of God” Luke 2:41-52 (MSG)

Sermon Verse: Luke 2:49b “Didn’t you know that I had to be here, dealing with the things of my Creator?”

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