How Compassionate Am I ? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/24/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

It is during our own pain that we can see the answer to the question of our compassion.

Pain can suffocate compassion by lowering our tolerance, taking our focus off of others pain and hardening our heart.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve leads us through how to adjust our mindset concerning compassion and pain by showing us the ultimate example of compassion that Christ showed to others even during the midst of His own pain.

What Role Does God Play In Your Life, Really? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/17/20 by Pastor Steve Shields.

What role does God play in your life, really?

Is He an invention? Is God a distant figure? Is He handy to have around? Or does He fill the Role of Beautiful One in your life?

Listen as Pastor Steve shows how we can see God’s beauty in our lives in His Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence, Holiness, Justice and Love.

What’s Important, Really? :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 5/10/20 by Pastor Steve Shields

When you encounter pain, it can show you the priorities in your life. Pain can also show us that God is worthy of being our first priority!

There are surprises that come with making God your priority.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve reveals how pain can interfere with our priorities. He also tells us why God is worthy of being our first priority, and the surprises we encounter in our life when we make God our priority!

How In Tune with God Am I, Really? :: PAIN

PRESENTED FOR CURWENSVILLE ALLIANCE ON 5/3/2020 BY PASTOR STEVE SHIELDS

Most Christians want to feel like they are in tune with God. Whether or not you attend church, read your Bible, or spend much time in prayer, you probably feel like, “Meh – God and I are okay.”

Then something happens.

Pain comes along. It doesn’t have to be big.

Even the pain of an unexpected setback can alert you to the reality that you’re not as in tune with God as you thought you were.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve offers biblical counsel on how to be in tune with God.

The Substitute Teacher :: PAIN

Presented for Curwensville Alliance on 4/19/20 by Pastor Steve Shields

When you are confronted with pain, how do you respond?

Some people get angry. Some withdraw. Some look for ways to get even.

Did you ever consider that pain may be a teacher – teaching you things that will benefit you in the long run?

In this podcast, the first in the series Pain, the Substitute Teacher, Pastor Steve lays out several questions that pain may evoke in our lives.