Real God – Real Life – Real Christmas :: ADVENT

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/29/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Disappointment. Has this year held one disappointment after another for you?

Disappointment is part of real life. Disappointment can lead to darkness and despair.

What is the remedy for disappointment? Advent!

In this podcast, Pastor Steve will lead you through how Advent is the remedy for disappointment.

Jesus is the Light to dispel disappointment. You can trust Jesus to understand what you do not understand. You can look to Jesus for unparalleled hope.

Living Well In Tough Times :: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/22/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Do you feel like we are living in unprecedented times? You are not alone.

In this last podcast on The Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Steve will guide you through how Kingdom people can live well in tough times.

You can come in from the storm by entering into a relationship with God. You can live as a citizen of the Kingdom by building your life on Jesus’ words, and experience peace because you are His.

The Hidden Goodness of God :: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/15/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

The fallen world masks God’s goodness. The mask is made up of injustice, futility and life’s hardships.

Jesus unveils the face of God!

What do we see behind the mask? The Father who provides graciously. The Father who provides without discrimination. The Father who provides goodness.

In the kingdom we reveal the face of God. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us The Golden Rule to follow. When we live by The Golden Rule, we pull down the veil. We show the face of God to the world.

Can Judgement Be Compassionate? :: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/08/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Since there are different kinds of judgement, is it possible for judgement to be compassionate?

Jesus warns us about condemning judgement and judgement that is lacking self- awareness.

However, Jesus values redemptive (compassionate) judgement. Compassionate judgement is restorative not condemning. Compassionate judgment is self-aware not blind. Compassionate judgement is genuine not hypocritical.

There are dangers of judgement in general. When you judge, you reveal your own culpability, you potentially reduce your faith to rules, and you risk destroying relationships.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve outlines the value in redemptive judgment as it helps others as well as you. It keeps you aware of your responsibilities, your imperfections, and your own need for redemption.


Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/01/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Do not worry. These are the words Jesus gives us in the Sermon on the Mount.

Why would He say “Do not worry”? The things we worry about can be pretty small in the proper perspective. God has your back. Generally, worry is fruitless.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve outlines where worry comes from and how having a Kingdom perspective can free us from worry.