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The Road Less Traveled

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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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Are We Willing to Listen

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.”


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It is the Little Things

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.”


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Reaching Out to Christ

Sermon for September 8, 2019 (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “Reaching Out to Christ” (Philippians 3: 1-16)

From the Philippians 3: vs. 9 “I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ.”


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Simply Be Yourself

Sermon for September 1, 2019 (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Alyce Keener, Vicar

Today’s Message: “Simply Be Yourself” (Luke 14:1,7-14)

From the Gospel of Luke: vs. 11 “But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”


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Are We Chickens Or Eagles, Worthy Or Unworthy, Condemned Or Destined?

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?'”


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Disturbing the Comfortable

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!”


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Git Ready…

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.”


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Well Damn…

Sermon for August 04, 2019 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor

Today’s Message: “Well Damn…”

From the Gospel of Luke: “That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God.” (Luke 12:13-21)


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Everything is Beautiful

Sermon for July 28, 2019 (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Vicar Alyce Keener

Today’s Message: “Everything is Beautiful”

From the Gospel of Luke: “To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.” Luke 6:27-36

References:
“Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens

The OTHER Serenity Prayer…

God, grant me the serenity to stop
beating myself up for not doing
things perfectly, the courage to
forgive myself because I’m working
on doing better, and the wisdom to
know that you already love me
just the way I am.

~unknown


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