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Getting Rid of the Lids :: LIDS

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 3/29/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

We have talked about the different lids in our lives over the last few months.

These lids keep us from growing closer to God. Now what do we do?

Take them to the cross!

We all have lids in our lives that keep us from growing closer to God. To remove these lids, we need to take them to the cross.

The Lid of Fear :: LIDS

Presented online on 3/22/2020 for Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

Fear…

If there is one thing that keeps you from moving forward in you life, it’s probably fear.

It acts as a lid, holding you down. Maybe as the most effective of lids.

When you look around at our world, do you ever feel afraid?

In this podcast, Pastor Steve looks at King Saul and discusses how we can deal with fear.

The Lid of Hypocrisy :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 3/15/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Hypocrisy — it shows up in a lot of different forms.

There’s the good old double-standard:
Dad – why do YOU get seconds on ice-cream and we don’t!!!

There’s the issue of pretending, where you say,
Well – I never do that.
And then you get caught doing…that!

And then there’s the issue of moral duplicity,
where you pretend you’re doing something for one reason, but you’re really doing for another, self-serving reason.

What we may or may not realize is that hypocrisy is a lid — something that holds us down and prevents us from being who God wants us to become.

This podcast helps us identify hypocrisy in our own lives and deal with it from the counsel of Jesus in Matthew 6.

The Lid of Complacency :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 3/8/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Stagnant water is dangerous water.

Stagnant sewer water can expose you to bacteria and parasites that have a negative impact the health of you and your family.

“Clean” stagnant water doesn’t stay clean long, attracting animals and insects that carry dangerous diseases.

Any stagnant water can produce mold and mildew within 24-48 hours

Stagnancy. It’s bad for water and it’s bad for people.

It’s especially bad in your spiritual life.

Dealing with stagnancy (complacency) may require, among other things, a reset.

This podcast addresses stagnancy — the lid of complacency — in our lives, helping us remove it.

The Lid of Indecisiveness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 3/1/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

When I am making a purchase, I tend to do my homework.

For examples, when I am buying tires I research them — to death. Which tire has the longest life? Which brand has the best warranty? What about traction? Will it do well in snow? What about noise? I hate unnecessary road noise. What about the cool factor? What about price? Value?

And often, I find myself plagued with indecisiveness.

When it comes to such things, indecisiveness can be an inconvenience. When it comes to life-choices — who to marry, where to go to college, employment choices, whether to follow Christ — indecisiveness in these areas can be troublesome to the point of problematic.

This podcast explains how indecisiveness can be a lid, holding us back from being who God wants us to be.

The Lid of Arrogance :: LIDS

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 2/16/20

I was texting with my daughter-in-law the other day and she asked me my opinion on a theologian we have both been kind of checking out. The theologian, who I won’t name, is not from “our tribe”, so she asked, “What do you think about him?”

My reply — typed and sent without a second thought — went like this: He doesn’t know what he believes.

Afterward, I thought to myself, “Steve – you are so arrogant!!!”

In those moments, and countless others, I see arrogance in my own heart.

And I hate it.

And chances are, if you have a genuine sense of self-awareness, you see arrogance in your heart as well.

That arrogance can be a lid. It can hold us back from being who God wants us to be.

This podcast talks about how to remove the lid of arrogance from our lives so that we can become the person God has for us to become.

What Will You Leave Behind :: Bernie Knefley

Presented by Pastor Bernie Knefley on 2/9/2020 at Curwensville Alliance

Even young adults find themselves asking the question: Where has the time gone?

Questions such as this cause the discerning heart to consider what will be left in our wake. What will we leave behind?

In this message, Pastor Bernie encourages us to be intentional about the impact we have — to be conscious of what we will leave behind.

What Are You For? :: Bernie Knefley

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Bernie Knefley on 2/2/2020

What are you for?

Who are you for? Who are you in support of? What are you in support of? Why?

Pastor Bernie addressed these concepts at Curwensville Alliance. You can listen online here.

The Lid of Covetousness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 1/28/2020

There’s a tendency in all of us to want what others have — and a tendency to want others to think we have what they want.

Wanting others to want what you have….and wanting what others have — is that good or is that bad?

Could this be a lid that keeps us from being who God wants us to be?

The Bible says that coveting what belongs to another is sin. It’s one of the Ten Commandments.

This podcast explains one of the reasons covetousness is bad and how to deal with it in your life.

The Lid of Rear-Sightedness :: LIDS

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 1/19/2020 by Pastor Steve Shields

Nostalgic. I tend to be nostalgic.

“They don’t make things like they used do.”

“Man – in the good old days….”

“The way we did it then was so much better than the way it’s done now.”

All of those phrases have come from my lips.

And, if you’re honest, you’ve probably said your version of the same thing. Because all of us are a bit nostalgic.

But nostalgia can take us places we don’t intend to go. If we are not careful, we can begin to care so much for the past that we disconnect with the present and disassociate with the future.

That’s not healthy in any way — especially not spiritually speaking. It can sit on us, like a lid, holding us down. It can prevent us from being who God wants us to be.

This podcast helps us see how to avoid The Lid of Rear-Sightedness.

-Pastor Steve