The Importance of Commitment :: RELATIONSHIPS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 11/12/23 by Pastor Steve Shields.

The most essential element in a healthy relationship is commitment.

Commitment is more than a feeling. Commitment is a clear decision resulting in change. Commitment endures.

Commitment creates a sense of security and confidence. Commitment lays a foundation for effective living. Commitment demonstrates Christlikeness. Healthy relationships cannot exist without commitment.

When entering into a commitment, look for the calling. Ask God with whom am I called to have friendships that are marked by commitment. When entering into a commitment, consider the cost. Not so you can decide if it is worth it, but so you are prepared to live out the commitment. When entering a commitment, consider the outcome.

From Shallowness to Depth :: Transitions

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields on 7/7/2019

I know you’ve done this. If you’re on social media, you’ve almost certainly done this.

You’ve looked as someone’s status and thought, “Wow — that person has the depth of a mud-puddle.” Their status, their comments, their complaints — they scream shallowness.

And, if you are a thinking person, you’ve seen some posts and thought, “Whoa — that’s some deep stuff there.”

No one wants to be thought of as shallow. All of us want to think we are deep. But are we?

As a Christian, how much spiritual depth do you have?

This podcast helps us see some symptoms of spiritual shallowness and invites us to transition into the deep.