Patterns of Renewal :: Patterns

The video of this week’s worship service is online now.

We had some technical problems this morning, but we’ve checked the gauges, twisted some dials, and cut a red wire that seemed to be doing nothing – so our edited version of this morning’s worship service is online. Thank you.

You can watch it on the website (right above here) or on our YouTube Channel.

ThruTheBible: What Was the Strange Fire?

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 2/23/2014

At Curwensville Alliance we are reading through the Bible. This past week we’ve spent some time in Leviticus, a difficult book for most of us to relate to. This is likely the case with Nadab and Abihu.

In Leviticus 10, two sons of Aaron, Israel’s high priest, are killed by God for offering what the King James calls Strange Fire. That’s one catchy phrase, isn’t it? Strange Fire. Maybe that’s why the term has been so often capitalized upon by people wanting to put down anything different from what they have experienced or what they believe in.

But what is the strange fire?

This podcast attempts to answer the question in ways that speak to our hearts.

PS: I hope you’re listening to the morning services from Curwensville Alliance Church. They can be found by clicking here.

ThruTheBible: Cain & Abel, the hidden story

Podcast presented the evening of January 5, 2013 at Curwensville Alliance Church

In 2014, many people at Curwensville Alliance are going through the Bible — reading through it. Matt McCracken is doing a Q&A time with the material in Sunday School and Pastor Steve is preaching a sermon from the past week’s reading material on Sunday evenings.

This week we read the opening chapters of Genesis, John 1, and a Psalm. The message was from Genesis 4.

Genesis 4 begins with the story of Cain and Abel and their sacrifices. Many have questioned why God rejected what Cain brought. After all, it was what he had. And shouldn’t God accept what we have?

The answer can only be found if you dig a little below the surface and find the hidden story.

I thought about putting these on the main church website, but since they are teaching material more than sermons, I felt they might go well here on the Pastor’s Blog.

Enjoy the podcast.