The Lid of Covetousness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 1/28/2020

There’s a tendency in all of us to want what others have — and a tendency to want others to think we have what they want.

Wanting others to want what you have….and wanting what others have — is that good or is that bad?

Could this be a lid that keeps us from being who God wants us to be?

The Bible says that coveting what belongs to another is sin. It’s one of the Ten Commandments.

This podcast explains one of the reasons covetousness is bad and how to deal with it in your life.

The Lid of Rear-Sightedness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 1/19/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Nostalgic. I tend to be nostalgic.

“They don’t make things like they used do.”

“Man – in the good old days….”

“The way we did it then was so much better than the way it’s done now.”

All of those phrases have come from my lips.

And, if you’re honest, you’ve probably said your version of the same thing. Because all of us are a bit nostalgic.

But nostalgia can take us places we don’t intend to go. If we are not careful, we can begin to care so much for the past that we disconnect with the present and disassociate with the future.

That’s not healthy in any way — especially not spiritually speaking. It can sit on us, like a lid, holding us down. It can prevent us from being who God wants us to be.

This podcast helps us see how to avoid The Lid of Rear-Sightedness.

-Pastor Steve

The Lid of Near-Sightedness :: LIDS

Presented by Pastor Steve at Curwensville Alliance Church on 1/12/2020

Sometimes, there are things that keep you trapped — prevented from being who God has you to be.

One of those lids is the tendency to neglect looking to the future.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve discusses the reasons we need to do this and how we can do it.

Things that Hold Us Down :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 1/5/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Most people, when they put their trust in Christ, experience recognizable transformation.

It may be big. It may be small.

But they see it and feel it and love it.

But as time goes by, for many, that growth seems to plateau.

Sometimes that’s to be expected — it’s normal.

But sometimes, it is obvious that there is something holding — pushing down as we try to grow. Something that should be removed.

That’s a lid. It holds you down, keeping you from growing to be who God wants you to be.

This is the first in a series of sermons that talk about these lids.

Listen, and see how many of them are evident in your walk with God.

Come and See :: Christmas Eve

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 12/25/2019 by Pastor Steve Shields

Curwensville Alliance has been “traveling” a road to Christmas Eve.

A road labeled “The Season of Advent.”

As you travel this road, at the end, you find the Christ Child in the manger.

But the road goes on.

This devotional message, presented on Christmas Eve 2019, invites you to Come and See What God Has Done.