Living Fearlessly :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 1/7/2018

What are you afraid of?

I know people, mostly guys, who insist they are afraid of nothing. That’s ludicrous. They’re afraid to admit their fear. Losing loved ones, employment, status, health — if you’re not afraid of losing such things you aren’t thinking.

In Matthew 10, Jesus clearly told his disciples that there were things dangers ahead — but he told them not to fear.

Why?

Because, often, fear is a matter of how you see things. And in Matthew 10, Jesus gives them a better way to view the world.

If you view the world the way Jesus viewed it, you don’t have to live in fear.

This podcast helps us adopt Jesus’ viewpoint.

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PODCAST: Tools for Going Through Trials

Presented on August 2, 2015 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church

As newly-weds, living on next-to-nothing and attending college, my wife’s jaw dropped open when I told her I’d spent $18 on some wire-cutters for the work I was doing with Lamb Electric. And in our first ministry, when I told her I needed a more reliable socket-set, she was somewhat skeptical concerning the one I picked out. Likewise, when I asked for that set of drill-bits for Christmas, she was uncertain about the price tag.

trialspptBut she’s come to know that you can’t skimp when it comes to tools. I still have those wire-cutters. They are as good as they were the day I bought them. I still have that socket set. All of them are perfect. And this past week, I drilled a hole to hang something for her at the house with those drill-bits.

Tools are important.

That’s why God gives us tools of all kinds. Some of the most important are those we use when we go through trials.

This podcast speaks of three tools mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 3. Which one do you personally need to use more frequently?

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