Respect – A Key to Healthy Ministry :: 1THESSALONIANS

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

Respect is a key to healthy ministry. Leaders must respect those they lead.

Respect means we recognize their service. Acknowledge everyone’s hard work. Recognize that spiritual leaders carry burdens that others do not understand. Hold spiritual leaders in high esteem with loving regard.

Respect means to prioritize peace. Keep the main thing the main thing. Keep the good news of Christ central in all you do. Contribute to a nurturing atmosphere.

Respect means to personalize application. Focus on God’s goodness. Make it personal. Look for God to speak to you. Yield to God’s transformative presence.

Letting Go Of Anxiety :: 1 THESSALONIANS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 06/30/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

God gives us tools for overcoming anxiety.

God gives you knowledge. The knowledge that God is in control. The knowledge that God is faithful.

God gives you an identity. You are a child of the Light. To live your new identity as a child of God, you give attention to what’s important and trust God’s faithfulness, love and hope.

God gives you belonging. You belong to Jesus. You have everything you need if you are trusting in Christ. We will be together with Jesus.

Values Owned BY Christ Followers :: 1 THESSALONIANS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 6/16/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Listen as Pastor Steve speaks on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 and the beauty of values.

The beauty of values are they are beliefs that you own. Values are beliefs that cannot be forced. Values are beliefs that can be adopted. Values are beliefs that steer our life.

Some values belong to Christ followers. We value personal growth. We value the Word of God. We value being set apart. We value God’s gifts. We value respectability and respectfulness.

We own these values more and more. Living them out will become more and more natural. Being set apart will become warmly familiar. Cherishing God’s good gifts will become non-negotiable.

What Everyone Wants From Life – Meaning :: 1 THESSALONIANS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 06/02/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

To have a life of meaning you need to live intentionally, undauntedly, authentically, compassionately, responsibly, encouragingly and earnestly.

Listen as Pastor Steve speaks on 1 Thessalonians 2 on how to live a life of meaning in the everyday.

Evidence That You Have Been Saved :: 1 THESSALONIANS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 05/26/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

There are three marks of salvation in 1 Thessalonians. They are a deep conviction, a significant change and a notable influence.

Listen as Pastor Steve goes into detail on these three marks of salvation.

Living In A World Of Uncertainty :: 1 THESSALONIANS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 05/19/24 by Pastor Steve Shields.

How do we respond to the world’s evil? We can respond emotionally. We can respond rationally. But, we need to respond from the right place.

How do you respond from the right place? Remember what kind of person you are. You are a church person. You are an important person. Jesus would have come and died for you even if you were the only person. You are an inspired and inspiring person. When you choose to live in hope, you risk disappointment. When you choose to give into despair, you guarantee it.

Remember the kind of God you worship. A God who loves you. A God who chose you. A God who is transforming you.