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My God-Created Identity (Podcast)

Sermon for February 23, 2020 (Seventh Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “My God-Created Identity” (Matthew 5:38-48)

From the Gospel of Matthew: VS.48 “In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”

Of Law and Of Love (Podcast)

Sermon for February 16, 2020 (Sixth Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Of Law and Of Love” (Matthew 5:21-37)

From the Gospel of Matthew: VS.31b “Too many of you are using that as a cover for selfishness and whim, pretending to be righteous just because you are ‘legal.’ Please, no more pretending.”

Thermostats and Thermometers (Podcast)

Sermon for February 9, 2020 (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
 
Today’s Message: “Thermostats and Thermometers” (Matthew 5:13-20)
 
From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.14b “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.”

Blessed Are… (Podcast)

Sermon for February 2, 2020 (Fourth Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Blessed are…” (Matthew 5:1-12)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.11 “Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.”

Christ’s Theme (Podcast)

Sermon for January 26, 2020 (Third Sunday after Epiphany)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “Christ’s Theme” (Matthew 4:12-23)

From the Gospel of Matthew: vs.23b “God’s kingdom was his theme—that beginning right now they were under God’s government, a good government!”

Moments (Podcast)

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.’”

The Eight Wonders of God (Podcast)

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.’”

The Purpose of Christmas Mythology (Podcast)

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.”

Words of Affirmation (Podcast)

Sermon 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.”

Acts of Service (Podcast)

Sermon 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.”