Sermons by Steve Kromer (Page 3)

Vision: Believing Is Seeing

This morning, God is challenging us in a huge way.  With this challenge, however, comes the opportunity for us to leave this place this morning completely free of so many burdens that heavily weigh us down such as bitterness, resentment, hurt, and hate.  With this challenge comes the opportunity for us leave this place this morning full of peace, confidence, assurance, hope and joy. I have to warn you, though.  This opportunity comes at a cost.  God is willing to…

God of Miracles: Unity

We love and serve the God of Miracles!  We’ve learned about how God is a Way Maker and how we can be baptized in the Holy Spirit. In light of this being our first in-person service and with all of the events happening in the world today, we’re turning to another miracle of God; unity.  Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God has brought together in unity people from every nation, race, language, education level, cultural tradition, economic status,…

God of Miracles: Spirit Baptism

This morning, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday! Pentecost literally translated means the fiftieth day.  Pentecost, also known as the “Feast of Weeks” or Shavuot.  It was one of three feasts that Jewish men were commanded to participate in by travelling to Jerusalem and presenting offerings to the Lord.  Pentecost was a joyous celebration beginning the harvest of wheat.  It was for this reason that people from every single nation were together in Jerusalem in Acts 2. God is the God of…

God of Miracles: Way Maker

We love and serve the God of Miracles!  Last week, we learned the foundational basics about what miracles are, what their purpose is, how we should respond to them, and were warned to be cautious of counterfeits. Today, we’re learning about an incredible type of miracle that God often performed throughout our history and one that He is able to do for us today. Many times throughout the course of our lives we feel stuck.  Your heart is longing for…

God of Miracles: 101

We love and serve the “God of Miracles”.  There is nothing too hard for Him and our impossibilities are His specialties.  The miracles of God leave us in awe of Him with no doubt of His existence and absolute assurance of His great love for us. Through this series, we are going to increase our faith and find a new hope as we learn about the miracles of God.  Today, we’re beginning with a bit of a miracles 101 teaching. …

Bless This home: Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!!! This morning, we’re finishing up our message series, “Bless This Home.”  After all, one of the greatest blessings to any home is, of course, mothers. Think about it, in the beginning, the only need that God withheld was a woman.  He initially withheld her to reinforce her value and to allow man, on his own, to realize his need for her.  In the beginning, God saved the best for last and created a woman whom Adam named…

Bless This Home: Wronged

Last week, we learned some tips on how to respond to personality conflicts in a healthy way.  From Hebrews 12, we were all challenged to see to it that no bitter root grows up between each other. As many of us shared last week, conflict makes us uncomfortable.  It causes awkwardness in our relationships and it can tear them apart if we don’t handle that conflict in a healthy way.  However, God created us uniquely from one another and purposed…

Bless This home: resolve

With all of us spending more time at home than usual, tensions might also be running a little higher than usual. You might be in quarantine relationship danger if: The Comedy Central roasting crew shows up to record a day in your home Your cat has became your favorite family member You’ve considered how to build an octagon cage in the living room to settle things once and for all Your wife claims to be starting your garden, but has…

Bless This Home: Personality

On April 1st, no joke, Tom Wolf issued a state-wide stay-at-home order for Pennsylvania.  Agree with that decision or not, here we are.  Just a few weeks later, most people are, well, let’s say we’re ready for things to get back to normal.  Not a new normal, back to work, back to school, back to church, back to normal, normal. Generally speaking, singles are ready for some human interaction.  Couples are ready to be a little less coupled.  Families are…

Palm Sunday

The past three weeks, we learned about some significant burdens of ours that Jesus took on Himself; physical sickness & disease, mental pain & suffering, and all of our sin including the punishment, transgressions, and iniquities. This week, we celebrate the tradition of Palm Sunday.  This marks the day when Jesus went into Jerusalem knowing that He was about to take on the weight of all of these burdens. Unfortunately, all of the palm trees that I’ve ever planted failed…