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.


The Beast In Me :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on February 20, 2017

I recently heard someone say, “I believe people are basically good.”

I’d like to believe that. Do you?

The Bible teaches that people are made in the image of God. And God is good, so one would think that people would be good. And, at many times, times when they are living well, people reflect God’s goodness. But the Bible also teaches that people are “fallen”. That we once held a position of perfection, and lost that through sin. That sin tainted the human race, and to this day, it taints almost all we do.

How do you deal with this reality, day to day? Do you hide? Do you simply accept the fact that your life is marred by sin? Do you try to cover up? Do you look for answers?

The answer is found in the opening chapters of the Bible — and it carries on throughout the remainder of the Scripture text. 

This podcast speaks of our sinful nature, and explains God’s remedy.


PODCAST: The Love of God in… Jonah?

Presented 2/16/2015 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve

Often, we miss the point of things that are presented to us. Take this video as an example.

Where were you, in the video, when you realized what they were selling? The end, huh? It’s that way with the Book of Jonah. The drama is so good that, like this commercial, it can eclipse the message.

This podcast clarifies the message of Jonah, showing the conflict between the way God loves and the way humankind loves.


The story of Jonah is as important to our generation as it has been to any before.