Looking for Answers :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 9/24/2017

Are you listening?

There are times when, because of our unwillingness to listen, God may just stop talking. I think he did it to King Saul.

Saul, the King of Israel, who had banished all mediums from the land, decided to consult with one. Saul himself had declared that all spiritists had to leave. So then, why, in 1 Samuel 28, did Saul visit a medium – a spiritist – to consult with the dead?

You know the answer, right? God had stopped talking to him.

1 Samuel 28:6 (NIV) 6He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.

And why would God stop talking to Saul? I think it was because Saul had stopped listening.

Indeed, there are times when, because of our unwillingness to listen, God may just stop talking.

This podcast addresses this reality, and shows us how to better listen.


PODCAST: Josh Tkacik Shares His Story and Thoughts from James

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Josh Tkacik on 4/10/2016

What are some things that have made an impact in your life? Maybe the family you were born into? Maybe a trauma that occurred in your life? Maybe a great blessing?

One of the greatest influences in our lives would be that of the words we’ve heard and read. Words have power. The pen is mightier than the sword. And the word of God is living and active.

Look at some of the words God used as He wrote to us through James.


In this podcast, Josh Tkacik speaks about how the word of God has impacted him, and then shares the book of James of the impact God’s word can have in our lives.


PODCAST: Values of CVilleAlliance – The Bible

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church BY PASTOR STEVE on 3/2/2014

From time to time people will tell me about how they revere the Bible. Sometimes that is the case — they love it and read it and learn to live through its teachings. Other times it’s because their parents, quite often their mother, revered the Bible — so they feel they should respect it. They have a Bible on a table in their house — somewhere. They don’t read it. It’s just there. It’s not only individuals whose lives are marked by this practice. Some clubs and organizations have Bibles on hand — sitting here or there. They claim to revere the text, but it goes largely unused. It’s not just sentimentalists or clubs who are guilty of this pseudo-reverence of the Bible. Sometimes people have a Bible app on their phone, but it seldom gets opened. Time spend on social media, gaming, and texting eclipses time spent in God’s Word. This is not the case at Curwensville Alliance. We believe the Bible has real answers to life’s problems. We follow the practical wisdom of God’s Word, and offer it to others who are seeking. That’s one of our core values. How do you view the Bible? Trustworthy? Authoritative? Helpful? Important? This podcast will help you see the Bible in a healthy way.