June 2014 News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church
Join us on Sundays at 8:00 am and at 10:45 am as we worship together.
Mahaffey Camp Men’s Retreat
The 2014 Men’s Link at Mahaffey Camp is coming up soon. Reserve the date — September 19-20. Complete info is here.
Small Group Website Leaders
Our Adult DiscipleMaking Coordinator, Sue Spaid, is updating the Small Group portion of our web site. If you would, please give her a short description of your group, including the Group Name, Who it’s for, when and where it meets..
At Curwensville Alliance, we’re spending different Sunday Evenings through this fall, focusing on one area of REAL LIFE. If the area resonates with you, join us. On August 17, we will pray for School Teachers (Christian, Home, and Public). If you are a teacher or you have a prayer request concerning teachers, give your request to Pastor Steve in writing so we can pray. You can also come out at 6 pm for the service on 8/17. Pastor Steve will speak about teachers, and then volunteers will pray for the requests we receive.
The Red Cross Blood-mobile will be at Curwensville Alliance on August 18, starting at noon.
Presented 8/17/204 at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve
We have an alarm in our basement to do two things: To call me if the electricity goes off so that I can find supplemental power for the sump pump and to call me if the water gets too high – in the case that the sump pump itself fails. This is important, because when the pump has failed in the past, it damaged the carpet and the furniture. And the water that came in smelled like – at best, a pond or swamp, at worst…. Never mind.
The alarm has called me many times to tell me the electricity is off. But it’s never called to say the water’s too high. A year or two ago I decided to test it. During a hard rain, I turned off the sump pump and let the water rise. Guess what… It didn’t call me. It failed.
That’s a problem, right? You want an alarm to go off when something is wrong.
You have an alarm in your head. It tells you when you are in danger of doing something wrong. It tells you when you are about to do something you may – or will – regret. It keeps you from harming yourself, injuring another, and bringing grief to God.
It’s called your conscience. But it doesn’t always work.
In this podcast I am talking about how we, as Christians, can discern right from wrong.
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Presented August 10 2014 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve
I’ve seen it again and again. You have too. A person sees his or her sin, turns to Jesus to be forgiven, strives to live a holy life, fails, and gives up. The details may be different, but the sequence is basically the same.
And I’ve seen something similar. You have too. A person sees his or her sin, turns to Jesus to be forgiven, strives to live a holy life, fails, and turns a blind eye to their failure becoming hypocritical in reference to their spiritual life. The details may be different, but the sequence is basically the same.
The Christian walk — the walk of holiness — can be challenging and even defeating, if we try to do it in our own strength? But how do we do it any other way?
This Podcast, with concepts from Matt Chandler’s Explicit Gospel Video Study are helpful for those seeking to live differently than they lived before they met Jesus. If you are wanting to live a life of personal purity, listen to this podcast.
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