Who Told You God what God Is Like? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 6/18/2017 by Pastor Steve

Every now and then you still hear someone make a statement that begins with the words, “The God I believe in….” as though there are lots of different God’s and we get to pick one or we get to create one. It’s been a while since I’ve heard or read those leading words, so I am guessing people finally get it — we can’t decide what God is like any more than we can decide what any other being is like.

So the new question becomes, “How do we learn what God really is like?” And the answer some might give can be harmful to their health. Most people develop their perception of God based on their relationship with authority figures in their life.

And often, our earthly father plays a major role in this.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve looks at Mary’s perception of God, and suggests that we’d be wise to rethink the image of God we’ve developed through our relationships and look to a biblical model.

If we do this, chances are, we will be much healthier in the way we see ourselves, the way we relate to others, and the way we feel about God.


Can You Really Believe in the EXCLUSIVITY of Jesus :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 2/26/2016

One of the least popular teachings of Christian faith is the exclusivity of Christ. We, at least in the West, hate exclusivity. We’ve been taught that anything exclusive is wrong. Morally wrong.

But when it comes to the exclusivity of Jesus, one of the reasons people have trouble with this is because they misapply or over-apply the concept of exclusivity.

Jesus is exclusive – in that he is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). 
But Jesus is inclusive – in that anyone hears his call can come.

This podcast suggests that when we set aside the exclusivity of Christ as the only means of salvation, we not only go against the teachings of Scripture, we rob ourselves of a day to day blessing — a helpful one.


Who, Exactly, Is Jesus? :: PODCAST

Presented on 2/5/2017 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

What’s the most important element in Christianity? Is it the Bible? The details of creation? the Ten Commandments?

According to the Bible, the cornerstone of Christian faith is Jesus. But who is he? Watching television specials regarding him can be a bit misinforming, at best. But the Bible is really helpful in shining light onto the nature of Jesus

This podcast looks at specific Bible passages and uncovers the identity of Jesus. And in doing so, the podcast helps us live more meaningfully.