Living a Life You Can Treasure – 2nd Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 12/10/2017

“I hate my life.”

Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt it? Sometimes teens say things like this. Sometimes adults do. Almost everyone feels this way, from time to time.

It seems that Mary might have felt this way, but in the midst of great upheaval, she showed that she loved her life. 

Mary treasured her life.

And we can too. This podcast speaks to this issue.


PODCAST: LifeBuilding – a Life of Holiness

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/3/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields

Everyone who has a modicum of health in their soul admires people like Billy Graham and Mother Teresa of Calcutta. From what we can see, they’ve lived lives that are admirable and worthy of imitation. Lives of faith. Lives of love. Lives of holiness.

Something I don’t generally think about is this: They didn’t live those lives by accident. They were intentional about what they did — about how they lived.

In this series we are talking about what kind of lives we are building. This podcast speaks of building a life of Holiness. Listen in. You might find it more appealing than you’d expect.


PODCAST: Getting What You Need from The True Vine

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 6/5/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields

In the Gospel of John, Jesus presents four I AM statements, identifying himself as the God of the burning bush and revealing important realities concerning his nature.

In chapter 17, Jesus says, “I am the true vine,” reminding us that we must be connected to him. In the verses that follow, he speaks about things like pruning, production, finding joy, and being fruitful.

What Jesus is doing is telling us the good things being connected with him can give.

But often we don’t receive those good things. Ever wonder why?

This podcast speaks of the benefits, the difficulties, and the pathway to abiding in Jesus — the true vine.