Messages by Steve Kromer

Pursuit

Last week, we were reminded of what it truly means to follow Jesus.  We ended as His disciples followed Him into a boat and began to cross a lake on His way to free two violent, demon-possessed men.  Jesus left behind the crowds and the needs of the people to continue following His Heavenly Father’s lead. The safest place to be is right in the center of God’s will for our lives.  That doesn’t mean that there won’t be trouble…

Follow

This morning, we’re continuing where we left off last week in the evening service as we see Jesus healing every sickness and every disease of the crowds of people following Him. Matthew 8:16-34 16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah (53): “He took up our infirmities     and bore…

Revival

Next Sunday, we’re hosting revival services.  Now there is usually a great deal of excitement around these services and rightfully so.  We eagerly come expecting great things from God.  We expect to experience a personal encounter with Him.  Whether it be a prophetic word, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, salvation, spiritual gifts, healing, deliverance, or some new thing that has never even been done before, we come with great expectation! We expect the fire of revival to come anew…

Freedom: Spirit

There is freedom here in this place!  Complete freedom, true freedom!  Nothing holding us back, nothing weighing us down!  So free that not even death can stop us!  Jesus said: John 8:36 if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. There is a freedom that we receive and experience through Christ that is unlike any other freedom that this world can offer us.  It is a freedom that is nearly indescribable.  It is a freedom that Jesus…

Journey: Fatherhood

This morning, we honor and celebrate fatherhood!  There is truly no other journey like it! This morning, we’re going to learn some advice for being a good father from the life of Jacob, whom God renamed to Israel.  God is obviously the absolute best, perfect father.  However, He chose Jacob, a single man, to be the father of His own people.  That’s saying a lot! God chose Jacob to father twelve sons who would become the twelve tribes of Israel…

Journey: Go!

This morning, we continue on our journey. 700 years before Nebuchadnezzar’s  blazing furnace and 1,400 years before the birth of the church at Pentecost, another miraculous fire was burning.  God called out from within a bush that was on fire, but never burned up to a man named Moses. And also again, God was concerned for His people.  They were being harshly oppressed and He heard their cries of suffering.  They were still in between the place where God told…

Journey: Greater

As we learned the last few weeks, God has us on a journey.  We were challenged to take our next step; to keep moving forward in our life in faith and obedience. Yes, it’s important to celebrate our successes.  God instructed Joshua to build a memorial after crossing over the flooded Jordan on dry ground for generations to remember the goodness and faithfulness of God.  He set aside times and seasons for celebrating and feasting and rejoicing. Marie shared God’s…

Unstuck

Have you ever felt stuck in life? You’re discontent with where you are at, you know that there’s no way to go backwards in life, and yet you’re unsure of where to go from here.  Uncertain about your future, you’re very hesitant to take the next step.  However, you’re certain that you can’t stay where you are for much longer.  Why not move forward and take the next step?  Usually, it’s because we’re afraid. Maybe afraid that you might fail.…

Mother’s Day

Today, we celebrate moms! Whether a biological mother or spiritual mother or both, we are so blessed to have you as a part of our church family.  Today, we want to honor and celebrate you! The 24/7/365, life-long responsibility of raising children is no easy task.  As many mothers here can testify, motherhood definitely does not stop when they reach the age of 18. For your many sleepless nights, disciplines enforced, tears shed, prayers prayed, failures, successes, and everything in…

Unstoppable

Last week, we learned how to walk in the Spirit from the real-life example of Jesus as He was doubted, questioned, challenged, and even hated.  When we remain filled with the Holy Spirit, the greater One dwelling within us leaves no room for the enemy to trip us up.  He can’t get a foothold or a stronghold or an any hold in our lives if we were just able to stay filled with the Holy Spirit. We are unstoppable! Paul…