Category Archives: Podcast

The First Step Toward Peace

On the second Sunday of Advent we light the candle for peace. And the first step toward peace is one we all can take: To change our thinking. It’s what Jesus’ ministry was all about.

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Sermon for December 7, 2014
By Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

Why We’ll Never Have a Stewardship Campaign

The gospel passage where the Pharisees try to play a trick on Jesus by asking him if it’s right to pay taxes to Caesar has been used in the context of church stewardship campaigns for years. Here’s why we believe it means the opposite: That tithing is a spiritual discipline that is solely between you and God.

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Sermon from October 19, 2014
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

The Exact Number of Things God Wants You Focused On

It’s not hard to get conflicting messages about what God supposedly wants us focused on at any given moment — but if we listen closely to the Gospel, that exact number of things is actually quite small.

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Sermon from September 14, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

490 Reasons You Aren’t Going to Hell

It’s not unusual to have times when you don’t feel as close to God. But God is always on the lookout for you.

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Sermon from September 7, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

In the course of doing the everyday, ordinary things in life, there’s one little thing you can do to transform the ordinary into something truly extraordinary. Watch to find out.

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Sermon from August 24, 2014
By Vicar Alyce Keener
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Keep from Hurting the Ones You’re Trying to Help

Sometimes, in the midst of helping someone, we can do harm while trying to do some good. But there’s a pretty simple way to keep that from happening: Let your actions be guided by faith.

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Sermon from August 17, 2014
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Catch a Ball While Hanging onto a Rope

Have you ever felt like life was asking you to catch a ball while you were holding on to a rope with both hands and dangling off a cliff? Here’s a way to focus so you can do both.

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Sermon from August 10, 2014
By the Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Atlanta, Georgia

God Isn’t Looking for Perfect Christians

Salvation doesn’t depend on how “perfect” you think you are in the eyes of God. Instead of focusing on perfection, focus on your relationship with God. Because out of that relationship, wonderful things can grow.

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Sermon from July 20, 2014
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia