The Lid of Arrogance :: LIDS

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 2/16/20

I was texting with my daughter-in-law the other day and she asked me my opinion on a theologian we have both been kind of checking out. The theologian, who I won’t name, is not from “our tribe”, so she asked, “What do you think about him?”

My reply — typed and sent without a second thought — went like this: He doesn’t know what he believes.

Afterward, I thought to myself, “Steve – you are so arrogant!!!”

In those moments, and countless others, I see arrogance in my own heart.

And I hate it.

And chances are, if you have a genuine sense of self-awareness, you see arrogance in your heart as well.

That arrogance can be a lid. It can hold us back from being who God wants us to be.

This podcast talks about how to remove the lid of arrogance from our lives so that we can become the person God has for us to become.

The Lid of Covetousness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 1/28/2020

There’s a tendency in all of us to want what others have — and a tendency to want others to think we have what they want.

Wanting others to want what you have….and wanting what others have — is that good or is that bad?

Could this be a lid that keeps us from being who God wants us to be?

The Bible says that coveting what belongs to another is sin. It’s one of the Ten Commandments.

This podcast explains one of the reasons covetousness is bad and how to deal with it in your life.

The Lid of Rear-Sightedness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 1/19/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Nostalgic. I tend to be nostalgic.

“They don’t make things like they used do.”

“Man – in the good old days….”

“The way we did it then was so much better than the way it’s done now.”

All of those phrases have come from my lips.

And, if you’re honest, you’ve probably said your version of the same thing. Because all of us are a bit nostalgic.

But nostalgia can take us places we don’t intend to go. If we are not careful, we can begin to care so much for the past that we disconnect with the present and disassociate with the future.

That’s not healthy in any way — especially not spiritually speaking. It can sit on us, like a lid, holding us down. It can prevent us from being who God wants us to be.

This podcast helps us see how to avoid The Lid of Rear-Sightedness.

-Pastor Steve

The Lid of Near-Sightedness :: LIDS

Presented by Pastor Steve at Curwensville Alliance Church on 1/12/2020

Sometimes, there are things that keep you trapped — prevented from being who God has you to be.

One of those lids is the tendency to neglect looking to the future.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve discusses the reasons we need to do this and how we can do it.