Love Your Enemies and Beyond

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 9/27/20 by Rev. Bernie Knefley.

In Matthew 5:43-45, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. How do you even start?

In this podcast, Rev. Bernie Knefley discusses how it begins with asking the question “What’s good for….” my marriage, my family, my community, my country? This question helps us love those around us and beyond.

Think about it. Ask the question.

Love Your Enemies :: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 9/20/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Love your enemies.

What? It is hard to love your enemies, but there is merit in doing what is hard.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve continues through the Sermon on the Mount with the words from Jesus to love your enemies.

How do you love your enemies? With agape love which is love regardless of the condition of the loved one. This type of love is a matter of choice.

This is hard! In some cases, the only way to love your enemy is to go to the cross. Bowing at the foot of the cross means surrender. And in that surrender you will be able to love.


Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 9/13/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

What do hearts and fists have in common? They can be open or closed. When they are closed, they are agents of destruction. When they are open , they can be agents of healing.

An open heart will be vulnerable, but is also capable of doing a great good.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve will walk us through Jesus’ words on the Sermon on the Mount that will help us change our hearts from closed to open.


Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 9/06/20 by Reverend Brad Sickler.

What is Communion?

Communion is a celebration that we have been reconciled to Christ. Communion is also a meal of Thanksgiving.

In this podcast, Rev. Brad Sickler will take us through the passage in 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 showing us the right way to come to this dinner. Communion is more than a symbol. Communion gives us the opportunity to examine our hearts on a regular basis. God’s goal is for us to conform to the image of Christ.