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.
Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 5/12/2019
In the past 20 years, I’ve presented a Mother’s Day sermon every couple years. Something I don’t do is preach about how to be a good mom, because not all of us are not moms. I am not a mom. Instead, I try to take something from motherhood that helps us understand God better. That’s why we go to church, right? To worship and better understand God.So that’s what I want to do today.
In this podcast, I take three lessons our moms taught us about everyday stuff and draw some eternal meaning from them.
You see, whether she knew it or not, as your mom was telling you wise things, she was fulfilling an important role in your life. She was speaking wisdom – wisdom that comes from God – into your life.
This podcast speaks of three of those lessons – and applies them to the eternal nature of your life. –Pastor Steve
Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 5/5/2019
How do you feel about vulnerability?
I would guess your answer would depend, largely, on your experiences.
If someone has taken advantage of you and injured you, vulnerability may be something you avoid. If people have treated you with tenderness in difficult times, you may not be frightened by vulnerability at all.
My guess is that most of us are in the former group, not the later.
This podcast is designed to help us transition our perspective on vulnerability so that we can use it to our advantage and to glorify God.