Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 10/24/21 by Pastor Steve Shields.

The commandment to not commit adultery is about honoring marriage.

Marriage is a honored when we choose to respect marital intimacy. Marriage is honored when we choose to respect the marital promise, and when we choose to honor the marital purpose.

When we choose to honor marriage there are blessing we receive. Honoring marriage brings satisfaction, strengthens relationships and keeps your heart healthy.

Keep in mind to never let the sinful behavior of another person to define you. Let God define you as a man, a woman, a human and look to His faithfulness.


Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 10/11/21 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Do not murder. Why is murder wrong?

Because God said so!

Because of the Golden Rule. If you don’t want to be murdered, then don’t murder.

Because human life is uniquely sacred.

Because murder destroys what God values.

Seems like an easy command to follow, but is there more to the command than just not killing someone?

Jesus says in Matthew 5:21-22 that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgement.

So how do we turn our hearts toward life? We keep a cool head. We leave the revenge to God. We choose to love and note hate.

Honor Your Father and Mother :: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – BIBLE STORIES

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 10/10/21 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Is it really important to honor your Father and Mother?

It makes God’s top ten list! Family is the building block of society. It is so easy to fail at honoring parents.

What does honor entail? Honor is respect. Respect and honor are a choice. Honor means heeding their Godly advice. Honor is the opposite of disrespecting them.

We honor our parents when we show them gratitude. A thank you goes a long way! We communicate with them. We care for them. We seek their advice. We encourage them. We also forgive them.


Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 10/03/21 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Why do we need to remember the Sabbath?

When we don’t, there can be signs in our life that show the need for Sabbath. If you notice you smile less, struggle to find joy, sleep patterns have changed, feel disconnected, irritable, anxious or emotional stability eludes you, then you may need to examine how you remember the Sabbath.

We need time to rest and relax. We need time to reflect and rejoice in God. We need time to replenish and to refill. All these reasons are why we nee Sabbath!

In order to have a good Sabbath you need to discipline yourself to get all your work done in the other six days. You need to recall the week’s blessings. You need to use the Sabbath to rest!