Why Did God Come Near, Anyway? :: Reflections at Advent

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 12/24/2018

What is the real meaning of Christmas? When you ask that, most people I know will answer with something like this:
– Jesus
– Love
– Giving
– Family

I like those answers, but I think sometimes we give them because that’s what we’ve heard.

If you want to know whether you honestly know the real meaning of Christmas, ask yourself these kinds of questions: Why was this Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, born? 
Why did God come near?

This podcast of the Curwensville Alliance Christmas Eve Devotional addresses those questions.

From Overtaxed to Over It :: Reflections at Advent

Ever feel like you’ve been pushed to the limit?

Or stretched beyond your stretching point?

Like this poor donkey.

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You ever feel that way?

Ever feel this way?

All of us feel overtaxed from time to time.

And more often than we realize, the overtaxing comes, not from someone else, but from our own expectations and mindsets.

This podcast speaks about moving from being “overtaxed” to being “over it”.

From Overfull to Overflowing :: Reflections at Advent

Presented on 12/9/2018 at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields

There are a lot of things in the holiday season that make me feel full.






And when they are concluded, I feel full


But I don’t feel overflowing.

Jesus said:

Whoever believes in me,
as Scripture has said,

rivers of living water

will flow from within them.”

That’s overflow.

How do I transition from feeling overfull to being overflowing?

That’s what this podcasts addresses.