Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/14/2019 by Pastor Steve Shields
We live in an everyday world, but as Christians, we are part of an eternal kingdom. The Eternal Kingdom should be where we set our hearts and minds. It’s from the Eternal Kingdom that we draw our basis for living.
But the Everyday Kingdom tends to push it out until we find ourselves not just living here IN this everyday world, but we live as though we are OF this everyday world. The Everyday Kingdom becomes our identity.
In this podcast, Pastor Steve works to help us transition from the Everyday Kingdom to reflecting the Eternal Kingdom.
I tried to use it with my wife as an excuse why I am so persistent in my desire for that extra slice of pie — or whatever. My wife said, “Look — when you’re talking about moving a rubber-tree plant, that kind of persistence is a good thing. But when you push people — that’s something different.
She’s right — as usual.
Pushing is a problem.
This podcast looks at the life of Jacob and shows us how to transition from pushing to praying. -Pastor Steve
Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 6/23/2019
You may have read this in the news this week.
A 4-year-old boy wanted some candy hopped into his
great-grandfather’s SUV. Along the mile-and-a-half journey, with eyes barely
able to see over the steering wheel, Sebastian cruised the neighborhood streets
before making a left turn onto a busy four-lane. He took out some mailboxes and
did some damage to a tree. But in the end, he arrived at the candy store just
in time to be greeted by the police.
I like stories like that. Until I think about what might
have happened. And then, I kind of agree with the great-grandfather.
It could’ve been very serious.
He could’ve hit a car.
He wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
We could be talking about a funeral.
A car in the hands of a child is a scary thing.
It’s a dangerous thing.
In this podcast, I suggest to you that we allow something of
that dangerous level in our lives – something that can kill.
That “something” is envy.
If we respond correctly to God’s word, we can transition from envy to contentment.