Finding Hope in the Sovereign King Jesus :: Palm Sunday

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 3/25/2018 by Pastor Steve Shields

Often the words we need most to hear are these: “It’s going to be all right.” And when you draw close to God, reading his word, you begin to realize that is what he is often trying to say to his people.

It’s going to be all right.

Those words only have value if they are true.

And when they come from God, they are true.

This podcast is to help you when you are wondering, is it really going to be all right?

And, while other generations probably needed to hear that more than ours, we all need to hear that it’s going to be all right.

Lies even Seasoned Christians Can Believe – People Aren’t Interested in Jesus

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 3/18/2018

I recently made the mistake of perusing some rants on the internet concerning religion. And over and over I read one voice who kept trolling Christians saying, “Keep your Jesus to yourself.”

Interestingly he didn’t speak for most people there.

It’s kind of strange how one voice, when it screams loudly enough and often enough can confuse hearers, even bully hearers until they acquiesce.

When you hear someone say, over and over, that no one is interested in what you’ve found in Jesus, you sometimes are tempted to believe it.

This is a lie — that even seasoned Christians believe.

This podcast addresses this lie — and helps you realize the value of what you’ve found in Christ.

Lies even Seasoned Christians Can Believe – People Don’t Change

Presented on 3/11/2018 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church

This is the fourth sermon in a series called, “Lies (even Seasoned) Christians Believe.”

You may not believe this lie, but you can be sure you’ve been influenced by it. If you have tried to help someone and they didn’t respond and you felt like giving up, then you may have felt this way.

The idea that people don’t change doesn’t fit with the teachings of Scripture passages like Romans 12:2.

This podcast tells you that you can change, and details what will be required of you, if you really want to change.

Lies even Seasoned Christians Can Believe – Whose Life Is This, Anyway?

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on March 4, 2018 by Pastor Steve Shields

We’re continuing in a series today – a series that addresses lies that even seasoned Christians believe.

What was the first lie we addressed? You are alone. That’s a lie that even seasoned Christians believe.

The second lie has to do with usability. Through various means, sometimes the enemy of your soul will tell you that you have no value. That you are unusable. It’s a lie that even seasoned Christians believe.

Today’s lie was expressed by Billy Joel in the song My Life.

I don’t care what you say anymore
This is my life.
Go ahead with your own life,
Leave me alone.

The lie is this: This is my life

And sometimes even seasoned Christians can believe it.

In 1993, basketball great, Charles Barkley said these words in a Nike Commercial.

“I’m not a role model. I am not paid to be a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

That was Barkley – pretty outspoken about such things.

But not everyone agrees that athletes are not role models. Twenty years after that commercial aired, when he was playing in the NFL, Tim Tebow was asked about athletes who insist they are not role models.

Tim Tebow said…

Yes, you are a role model, you are just not a good one.

We could debate the question of celebrity role modeling forever, but here’s something on which we can probably all agree: Whenever you are visible to others, you have the potential to be an influence – for good or bad – on those who see you.

This Podcast speaks about your life — and the responsibility that comes with it.