PODCAST: What Kind of Heart Do you Have? What Kind do you WANT?

3/8/2015 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve

What kind of heard to you have?

A loving heart? A cheatin’ heart? An honest. A lying heart? A good heart? A cold heart? A warm one?

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What kind of heart do you want?

Jonah had the wrong kind of heart, and in his gentleness, God helps him see that. Could God do the same for you and me?

This podcast talks about the kind of heart God wants to create in each of us.

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Podcast: Making an Impact that Matters

Presented by Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 9/7/2014

It recently occurred to me that churches are filled with people who have been injured or who have damaged themselves to the point where they feel they have no place — no value for God. Maybe they have compromised. Maybe they have been injured physically, emotionally, or spiritually. This is probably a more common feeling than we know.

This thought occurred to me before I delivered this sermon: The thought that you have to be perfectly healthy to make an impact for eternity. That you need to be important and visible in serving. And you have to be somebody, or you’re nobody.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Ask Titus.

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PODCAST: You Can Find Healing in the Gospel

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 8/24/2014 by Pastor Steve

At Curwensville Alliance we have talked about how the gospel can save you. It’s by the work of Jesus, dying in our place, that we are spared the wrath of God. That’s generally where people stop, when they think of the gospel. The gospel saves us.

But thanks to some teaching from Matt Chandler in the Explicit Gospel Video Series, we have seen, with fresh eyes, how the gospel helps us along the path of personal purity (holiness and sanctification). The gospel not only saves us, the gospel sanctifies us.

At this point, the wheels in the heads of Alliance folk get to turning at an accelerated rate. We talk about The Fourfold Gospel, that Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. If it’s the gospel that saves us and sanctifies us, could we say also that the gospel heals us?

Take a listen to the audio below to see how the gospel heals.

Pastor Steve says this sermon may be one of the most heart-felt sermons he’s ever given. May you find healing in the gospel through the truth here.

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