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Moments

Sermon for January 19, 2020 (Second Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Moments” (John 1:29-42)

From the Gospel of John: vs.29 “The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, ‘Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world! This is the man I’ve been talking about, ‘the One who comes after me but is really ahead of me.’”


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The Eight Wonders of God

Sermon for January 5, 2020 (Second Sunday after Christmas)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “The Eight Wonders of God” (Luke 2:41-52)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs.48 “His mother said, ‘Young man, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been half out of our minds looking for you.’”


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The Purpose of Christmas Mythology

Sermon for December 29, 2019 (First Sunday after Christmas)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “The Purpose of Christmas Mythology” (Matthew 2:13-23)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”


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Words of Affirmation

Advent Week 4 LoveSermon for December 22, 2019 (Fourth Sunday of Advent: LOVE)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “Words of Affirmation” (Matthew 5:1-12)

Micah 6:8 “But God’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.”


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Acts of Service

Advent Week 3 PeaceSermon for December 15, 2019 (Third Sunday of Advent: JOY)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Acts of Service” (Matthew 20:20-28)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.27 “Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave.”


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What Gift?

Advent Week 2: Peace
Sermon for December 8, 2019 (Second Sunday of Advent: PEACE)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “What Gift?” (Luke 21:1-4)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs.4 “All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”


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Making Quality Time

Sermon for December 1, 2019 (First Sunday of Advent)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Making Quality Time” (Matthew 24:36-44)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.43-44 “You know that if the homeowner had known what time of night the burglar would arrive, he would have been there with his dogs to prevent the break-in. Be vigilant just like that. You have no idea when the Son of Man is going to show up.”


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Lean On Me

Sermon for November 24, 2019 (Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “Lean on Me” (Colossians 2:1-4, 16-23)

From the Colossians vs 2: “I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God.”


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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sermon for November 17, 2019
(Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost)
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Prayers
Names read during Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 Transgender Remembrance Service

Unity Fellowship Church Greater Atlanta, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and First Christian Church of Decatur shared worship service today dedicated to honoring, remembering and celebrating the transgender community, those who have passed away, and the love God has for each and all of us, just as we are. Here, All Means All!!

Today’s Sermon given by Jennifer Hasler, Ph.D.

Readings: John 14: 1-4; Genesis 37: 1-4, 1-28; Acts 8:26-30, 3-39


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The Road Less Traveled

GSCC Pride
Happy Pride (Atlanta, GA)

Sermon for October 13, 2019 (Pride Sunday)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “The Road Less Traveled” (Matthew 22:34-40)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.37-40 “Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”


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