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?


PODCAST: Steve Miller on Trials

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 2/16/2014

All of us encounter trials. Some are more severe than others, but all of them influence us and can cause us to question ourselves — even our faith.

Steve Miller addresses this issue, taking counsel from the book of James, encouraging us to focus on God, ask God for guidance, and trust in God throughout.

Thank you, Steve, for sharing so creatively and genuinely.

Take 30 minutes to listen in so you are better equipped to face the trials you may encounter.