Category Archives: Podcast

Claiming Our Abundance

When Jesus fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, what was he teaching the disciples, and what does it mean for us today? And how does claiming our abundance look for us as individuals versus as a society?

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Sermon for March 15, 2015
By Lance Helms
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

What to Do When No One’s Looking

Are you your truest self when you’re on display, or when no one’s looking? Jesus sometimes healed in secret, but he also publicly kicked the moneychangers out of the temple in what is viewed as a display of anger. Or was it?

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Sermon for March 8, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

Stop Worrying About Whether You’re Saved

We all have a choice to make when it comes to following Jesus. And once we make the choice to do so, is there any reason to worry about being saved? Or does being in a relationship with God make our salvation God’s job rather than ours?

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Sermon for March 1, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

How to Spot the Lepers in Your Life

A leper came to Jesus, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.” To which Jesus replied, “I want to. Be clean.” (Mark 1:35-45) What are the things you can accomplish if you want to?

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Sermon for February 15, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

This Will Only Hurt for a Minute

What is the difference between “fair” and “just”? See if you can answer that without a dictionary handy. Is justice done in courthouses, or in God’s realm? A meditation on Micah 6:8.

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Sermon for January 25, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

That Awkward Moment When God Calls You by Name

Does God intend for us to “make disciples of all nations” by preaching – or by just being ourselves? God knows each of us intimately, so when God calls you by name, what is God really calling you to do?

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Sermon from January 18, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

That Awkward Moment When You Become Unrecognizable

When you really hear and follow the gospel, you can become as unrecognizable to those around you as Jesus was to his parents when he went to the temple at age 12 “to be in my Father’s house”.

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Sermon from January 4, 2015
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

Why Christmas is Dangerous

Why is Christmas dangerous? Because the message of Christmas is love. And what makes true love, God’s love, dangerous is what it calls us to do in response to it.

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Sermon for December 21, 2014
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Atlanta, Georgia

The Biggest Obstacle to Feeling Blessed by God

How do you experience joy? How do you feel God’s blessing in your life? If either of these things is unclear, there’s one very simple thing you can do to make both of these things much more apparent.

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

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