Finding Goodness – 1st Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by at Curwensville Alliance Church on 12/3/2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

If you read the news, you find lots of stories that might lead you toward despair. From international conflict to political one-ups-man-ship to corporate greed to abuses of every kind.

And when you’re confronted by that, you may wonder whatever happened to goodness. Where can you find it?

You can find goodness in a man named Joseph. And, looking into his life, you can find goodness in yourself.

Your sense of morality and your ability to do good come from God’s image in you and Christ’s redeeming death for you.

This podcast talks about how.

 

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Most of Us Have Been Exposed :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 10/15/2017

What would you do if I offered you the latest smartphone for free, but when you got home, you found it was a cheap imitation that had no electronics inside its case? 

That’s a little of what Smith and Denton say churches have done to young people of the previous decade or so — they’ve given them religion, but it’s not the real thing. It’s an imitation that looks good, but doesn’t function at all.

They call it Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism

And it’s soaked into much of the church. Like an infection.

Most of us have been exposed. Some of us are vulnerable. Some — infected.

I’ve seen in at all levels, among both genders, throughout all age groups.

It’s as common as the common cold.

This podcast helps you identify it and inoculate yourself against it.

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