What about these Longings I Have? :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on Palm Sunday – 4/9/2017

Millionaires seldom smile. That’s what Andrew Carnegie said.


It’s probably because we are longing for something more — something beyond this world.

This Palm Sunday podcast speaks of our longings and addresses finding some satisfaction to things we long for most.


PODCAST: Praying Rich Prayers

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 10/25/2015

When I was in third grade, I prayed myself to sleep one night. I was rolling. I prayed for everything I could think of. The following morning in Sunday School, I told Mrs. Travis that I had prayed all evening the previous night. Her reply seemed odd to me: That’s great Steve, provided you were praying for the right things.

As a third-grader, I couldn’t imagine that some prayers I might pray are more important than others. As an adult, I know exactly what she was talking about.

This podcast talks about two kinds of prayers and encourages us to pray rich prayers.


PODCAST: Why Should I Look Forward to Christ’s Return?

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 11/17/2013

I think that heaven is largely underrated in our society. Maybe it’s the Tom and Jerry cartoons. Do you remember those? When Tom Cat was finally killed in his pursuit of Jerry Mouse and he ends up on a cloud playing a harp. I love cartoons. But please — don’t get your theology from them. One of the reasons heaven is under-rated is because some people get their theology from cartoons.

Generations before ours looked forward to heaven, perhaps more than some of us do. Why? Is heaven actually worth looking forward to? Is the Return of Christ a good thing? Should we be excited disappointed when we hear someone say that Christ’s return is near?

This podcast speaks about the return of Christ, giving us a perspective that helps us look forward to His glorious appearing.