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  • Short People Got No Reason

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Nov 2, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,088 views

    It isn’t Zaccheaus size or that he climbed the tree that matters, it is that he was willing to come down and meet Jesus and transform his life.

    Zacchaeus’ story reminds me of a song made popular by Randy Newman called short people: Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no reason To live They got little hands And little eyes And they walk around Tellin’ great big lies They got ...read more

  • Get Up

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on May 3, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,584 views

    That we cannot sit and do nothing..we have to Get Up and become active in our Christianity

    One of my favorite children series of books is written by Christian author C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. Every two years I take these books off the shelf and re-read them and they always seem to have a different lesson for me. The following dialogue appears in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles ...read more

  • Let The Walls Come Down

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,601 views

    Letting the Walls of our life come down so we can let God in and we can reach out.

    Last week I stood in the food court of the Seattle Center waiting for my sandwich to be prepared. As I walked by one area, a piece of graffitied stone stood beside me, encased on 4 sides with a wooden framework but the edges of the stone showing and left ragged. I thought it was unusual that they ...read more

  • In Sorrow, We Go Forward

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,547 views

    Even when bad things happen we need to look ahead to the cross of Christ.

    Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD; 2 O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. 5 I wait for the LORD, my ...read more

  • Love, Love, Love Is All You Need

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on May 22, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,430 views

    Why love is so crucial in our Christian walk and use reflections of Memorial Day to describe that.

    The Beatles song, Love, love, love is all you need was a popular song. Young people of that time echoed that sentiment in their actions and in how they lived their lives. They thought this was a new concept that their parents just wouldn’t or couldn’t get. But the concept was far older than the ...read more

  • An Eunuch Experience

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on May 19, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,193 views

    That we have to listen to where God wants us to go, so we can fully serve Him and be able witnesses for Him.

    Isaiah 12 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD , the LORD , is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD , call on his name; make ...read more

  • And He Ate

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on May 2, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,923 views

    How doubt can turn us away from our sharing of the Gospel of Christ. Not just doubting His existence but doubto of ourselves as well.

    The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once told a story about a circus that caught fire. The flames from the circus fire spread to the fields surrounding the circus grounds and began to burn toward the village below. The circus master, convinced that the village would be destroyed and the people ...read more

  • My Heart Is Troubled

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 9,699 views

    Our hearts may be troubled, our hearts may be heavy with life happenings or past problems but put it into perspective; there is always someone out there that has it worse than you or I and we all have something in common; Christ walked that road, he took

    1. Jeremiah 31 31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD , "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they ...read more

  • "Did You Hear What He Said”

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,975 views

    That we need to listen to God and not be afraid to turn our lives over to him.

    Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, ...read more

  • Through The Roof

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,121 views

    How to find hope in the midst of tragedy; a young boy murdered by two 12 year olds and a tragic death of a basketball star in a one week span.

    Today’s message is a message of hope. Frederick Buechner, in his book, “The Longing for Home: Recollections and Reflections” writes: If preachers decide to preach about hope, let them preach out of what they themselves hope for. They hope that the words of their sermons may bring some measure ...read more

  • The Two Lepers

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Feb 13, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,281 views

    Comparison and contrast of the leper healing in Old Testament to Christ healing the leper. Why we need to believe in miracles.

    The lion was proud of his mastery of the animal kingdom. One day he decided to make sure all the other animals knew he was the king of the jungle. He was so confident that he by-passed the smaller animals and went straight to the bear. “Who is the king of the jungle?” the lion asked. The ...read more

  • Two Fish Tales

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Jan 25, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,189 views

    Are we disobedient to God or do we follow him without question?

    As you can tell, our scripture readings today have a theme. You may have to think a bit, but it does help if you read the sermon title and also were listening during the children’s moments. Both our stories relate to fish: one to a big fish story and one to fishermen at their nets. There has ...read more

  • Simeon's Eyes And Mary's Heart

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 9,871 views

    The blessings of Simeon by the Spirit and the love of Mary.

    I am not a traditionalist in some things as you can probably imagine. The traditional way to write a sermon is to find your biblical text, write the sermon and then pick the title. I work a bit backwards; I come up with the title, find the text and then write the sermon. Sometimes that gets me ...read more