The King Who Brings Freedom :: PATTERNS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/05/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Celebration is a pattern in God’s nature, which can be seen in the Feasts of Israel, the communion meal and the wedding supper of the Lamb.

We can celebrate that the King has freed us from death’s tyranny, sin’s power and Satan’s dominion!

In this podcast, Pastor Steve shows us how we can follow the King’s celebratory pattern when we release residual fear, relish freedom from sin and resist the Devil’s lies.

The Priest Who Substitutes, Atones and Purifies :: PATTERNS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 6/28/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

When you think of a priest, what comes to mind?

The role of a priest is to facilitate the relationship between the people of God and God.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve will show us the priestly patterns of Jesus. Jesus is the Great High Priest, and as such He gives us a pattern to follow.

How do we follow this pattern in our own lives? We can help others in their relationship with God, intercede for others, help others to connect with God, be empathetic and gracious towards others, and live well.

The Judge Who Pardons and Justifies :: PATTERNS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 6/21/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Have you ever noticed that Society has a pattern of judgement?

It is a judgement that is constantly consuming but never satisfies and seems never ending. On the other hand, God has a pattern on judging that differs from society.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve will discuss God’s pattern of judging. He will lead us through how God is a righteous Judge, a reluctant Judge, a patient Judge and a compassionate Judge. But how does God’s judging pardon and justify?

Because of the cross.

Creation and Renewal :: PATTERNS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 6/14/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Have you ever wondered how God renews? And what can we learn about Him from His pattern of renewal?

In this podcast, Pastor Steve shows us how if we adopt the Pattern of the Master we will give God glory in everything, live a life surrendered to God, be openhanded and generous and be known for mercy and grace!

God Given Strategies for Managing Life’s Pain :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/31/20 by Pastor Steve Shields

How do you manage pain? Do you have your own strategies? Have you ever thought that God has some strategies for managing life’s pain?

In this podcast, Pastor Steve will outline 5 God given strategies for managing pain which include to prioritize prayer, prioritize quietness, prioritize awareness, prioritize worship and prioritize others.

How Compassionate Am I ? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/24/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

It is during our own pain that we can see the answer to the question of our compassion.

Pain can suffocate compassion by lowering our tolerance, taking our focus off of others pain and hardening our heart.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve leads us through how to adjust our mindset concerning compassion and pain by showing us the ultimate example of compassion that Christ showed to others even during the midst of His own pain.

What Role Does God Play In Your Life, Really? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/17/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

What role does God play in your life, really?

Is He an invention? Is God a distant figure? Is He handy to have around? Or does He fill the Role of Beautiful One in your life?

Listen as Pastor Steve shows how we can see God’s beauty in our lives in His Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence, Holiness, Justice and Love.

What’s Important, Really? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/10/20 by Pastor Steve Shields

When you encounter pain, it can show you the priorities in your life. Pain can also show us that God is worthy of being our first priority!

There are surprises that come with making God your priority.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve reveals how pain can interfere with our priorities. He also tells us why God is worthy of being our first priority, and the surprises we encounter in our life when we make God our priority!

What Am I Made of, Really? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance of 4/26/20 by Pastor Steve Shields

We all face pain at some point in our lives. Facing that pain can painfully reveal to us that we are not as tough as we think.

Pain can highlight areas of weakness.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve shows us what those weakness may be as well as outline the solutions to dealing with those weaknesses.

Getting Rid of the Lids :: LIDS

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 3/29/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

We have talked about the different lids in our lives over the last few months.

These lids keep us from growing closer to God. Now what do we do?

Take them to the cross!

We all have lids in our lives that keep us from growing closer to God. To remove these lids, we need to take them to the cross.