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The Road Less Traveled (Podcast)

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.”

Are We Willing to Listen (Podcast)

Sermon for September 29, 2019 (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Are We Willing to Listen” (Luke 16:19-31)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs.31 “Abraham replied, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, they’re not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.”

It is the Little Things (Podcast)

Sermon for September 22, 2019 (Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “It is the Little Things” (Luke 16:1-13)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs. 10 “If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things; If you’re a crook in small things, you’ll be a crook in big things.”

Are We Chickens Or Eagles, Worthy Or Unworthy, Condemned Or Destined? (Podcast)

Sermon for August 25, 2019 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Are We Chickens Or Eagles, Worthy Or Unworthy, Condemned Or Destined?” (Luke 13:10-17)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs. 15-16 “But Jesus shot back, ‘You frauds! Each Sabbath every one of you regularly unties your cow or donkey from its stall, leads it out for water, and thinks nothing of it. So why isn’t it all right for me to untie this daughter of Abraham and lead her from the stall where Satan has had her tied these eighteen years?'”

Disturbing the Comfortable (Podcast)

Sermon for August 18, 2019 (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Disturbing the Comfortable” (Luke 12:49-56)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs. 51 “Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!”

Git Ready… (Podcast)

Sermon for August 11, 2019 (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Git Ready…” (Luke 12:22-40)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs. 29 “What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with GETTING so you can respond to God’s GIVING.”

It is the Little Things (Podcast)

Sermon for July 07, 2019 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “It is the Little Things”

From the Gospel of Luke: “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house. If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them…” (Luke 10:1-11)

The Cost of Being Faith Serious (Podcast)

Sermon for June 30, 2019 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “The Cost of Being Faith Serious”

From the Gospel of Luke: “Jesus said, ‘No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.’ ” (Luke 9:51-62)

Referenced in sermon: [This week’s Message] https://gentlespirit.org/this-weeks-message-221/

It Doesn’t Have to be this Way (Podcast)

[Note: This sermon is posted a week late.]
Sermon for June 23, 2019 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “It Doesn’t Have to be this Way”

From the Gospel of Luke: ” ‘Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.’ So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (Luke 8:26-39)

Putting People Together (Podcast)

Sermon for June 16, 2019 (First Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Vicar Alyce Keener

Today’s Message: “Putting People Together”

From 2 Corinthians: “The authority the Master gave me is for putting people together, not taking them apart” (2 Corinthians 13:10-14) and closing passage: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, 13