Who Told You God what God Is Like? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 6/18/2017 by Pastor Steve

Every now and then you still hear someone make a statement that begins with the words, “The God I believe in….” as though there are lots of different God’s and we get to pick one or we get to create one. It’s been a while since I’ve heard or read those leading words, so I am guessing people finally get it — we can’t decide what God is like any more than we can decide what any other being is like.

So the new question becomes, “How do we learn what God really is like?” And the answer some might give can be harmful to their health. Most people develop their perception of God based on their relationship with authority figures in their life.

And often, our earthly father plays a major role in this.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve looks at Mary’s perception of God, and suggests that we’d be wise to rethink the image of God we’ve developed through our relationships and look to a biblical model.

If we do this, chances are, we will be much healthier in the way we see ourselves, the way we relate to others, and the way we feel about God.


PODCAST: Resolutions of a Biblical Sort

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 12/28/2014 by Pastor Steve

I’ve heard Christians say that making New Year’s Resolutions is wrong. They say, “I don’ t make New Year’s Resolutions,” with sort of a spiritual pride ringing in their voice. I’ve never been sure why they say that. Maybe it’s because such decisions should not be put off until a new year. Maybe it’s because they associate such resolutions with will-power, and they know we are powerless to live the Christian life by our own will. I am not sure what their rationale is, but I know this: I’ve said those very words, “I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions,” with an embarrassing rationale: I didn’t want to think about what things needed to change in my own heart and in my life.

The Bible never speaks about New Year’s Resolutions, but it does speak about changes in our lives. One such place it does so is in Titus 3.

This podcast addresses changes we should be adopting, whether it’s a new year or not. And, as does Titus, this podcast tells us where we can get the ability to do so.


SERMON: If this Is War, I’m with HIM!

Presented 6/10/2012

If you read the story of Job, you realize, on the most basic level, that Job is the focal point in a cosmic confrontation between God and Satan. Job’s not a pawn, as some have suggested. He’s a soldier. A warrior who emerges victorious in the end.

The book of Ephesians reminds us that we are involved in that same conflict. And it shows us that if we are with Jesus, we are victorious.

This podcast addresses this concept of Spiritual Warfare — the victory is ours because we are with Him.