What Are You Doing Here? :: KINGDOM FOCUS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 01/21/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV). That means even the Scripture that we wonder why is that important.

Nehemiah 3 shows us some useful lessons. All Kingdom work is spiritual work. Distraction doesn’t have to deter you from serving in the Kingdom. Everyone has a place in the Kingdom. Hearts of passion serve. There is honor serving the Kingdom.

How does a list of names have value?

Nehemiah 3 teaches us to value your role in the Kingdom, to avoid forces that distract and deter you from serving and to try some things to find your place in the Kingdom. We also see that we are to look for something or someone to care about, and to expect honor to come from God and God alone.

Use Their Noggin :: KINGDOM FOCUS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 01/14/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Pastor Steve shares some Kingdom foundations. Christians are not citizens of the world. Citizens of the Kingdom have been transformed as they obey the King and want others to find what they have found.

Citizens of the Kingdom use their noggins!

The non-thinking don’t consider the consequences. The non-thinking give little thought to circumstances. The non-thinking can cause great damage.

We as citizens of the Kingdom, need to think about what we are doing in the Kingdom. We need to live a circumspect life. We need to be circumspect when talking with authorities. We need to be circumspect about the unknown. We need to be be circumspect about opposition. We need to be circumspect about the mission. We need to be circumspect regarding boundaries.

Inside the Head of the Kingdom Minded :: KINGDOM FOCUS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 01/07/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

If you are a Christ Follower, you are a citizen of Heaven.

Citizenship gives us privileges before God. We have the privilege of being an heir. We have the privilege of having salvation. We have the privilege of being made righteous. We have the privilege of life eternal.

Citizenship gives us responsibilities before God. In the kingdom, it is actually a privilege to be given a responsibility.

Let’s take a look inside the head of the kingdom-minded. There is a concern for the well-being of the kingdom. There is a desire for renewal. There is a confidence in God’s provision. There is an awareness of God’s Providence. There is a respect for God’s call and the role you are to fill.

What is going on inside your head? Open your heart to God – surrender. Intentionally spend time in prayer with God. Willingly give yourself for the kingdom.

Pausing To Examine Your Life’s Meaning :: KINGDOM FOCUS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 12/31/23

When do you take time to look at life?

Some people don’t because they run on automatic, are too distracted or are afraid to look.

Some people look fearlessly to see places to invest their lives to make a difference – an eternal difference.

Pausing and looking at life is a way you measure the meaning of your life. For Christ-followers, meaning begins with having a Kingdom mindset.

We know who we are in the Kingdom. We pay attention to what’s going on. We pray about what we see. We live our citizenship intentionally.

What meaning will your life have in 2024? Think like a citizen of the Kingdom. Make your priorities Kingdom priorities. Live like a citizen of the Kingdom.