Messages by Steve Kromer (Page 46)

Messages by Steve Kromer (Page 46)

Christ Has Come

Being the eve of Christmas Eve, we’re gonna dig in and learn more about this shepherd together and what really went down. However, before we go there, I felt the need to share a little prelude to this series of events. In order for us to fully appreciate and celebrate Christmas in the joy that only He can bring, we have to first go to the beginning to see why Jesus’ birth brought such joy. It begins, well, at the…

God With Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sghwe4TYY18 Amen!  The name that is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue confess that: He is Lord!  What a privilege and incredible blessing we carry as we choose to call Him Lord now.  With Christmas quickly approaching, we are reminded of the precious gift that we have been given: Jesus. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a…

Freely Give

We’ve learned the past few weeks about the secrets and treasures that God gives us everyday that we too often overlook and miss out on. This week, we’re going to take a look at a powerful statement of Jesus that is truly life transforming.  It’s not one that I’ve ever heard preached on or focused on and so I believe it often goes unnoticed.  However, just as we learned the past few weeks, that’s often how the greatest secrets and…

Kingdom Treasures

Last week, we learned of the kingdom secrets that are often kept hidden for us in plain sight.  God is constantly speaking to us and revealing Himself to us through His creation surrounding us.  We found that we are stewards of those secrets and what God discloses to us about Him and His kingdom in secret, we are to share with those around us. As we begin to casting off distractions and intentionally seek God, He will reveal His kingdom…

Kingdom Secrets

This morning, we’re going to be learning how God has kingdom secrets that are kept hidden for us to reveal. I’ve heard it said that the best place to hide something is right out in the open for all to see.  For those of us going out Monday to get that trophy buck, we realize just how true this can be!  Something can be right in front of our eyes and yet we can easily completely miss it if we’re…

Give Thanks

This morning, because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I felt led by the Lord to dig into when Thanksgiving was first established here as a national holiday.  What I found on Congress’s website is an image and the transcript of the Thanksgiving Proclamation given by George Washington in New York on October 3rd, 1789.  This is what this great US president proclaimed: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gw004.html Thanksgiving Proclamation New York, 3 October 1789 By the President of the United States of America (George…

Reconciled (Part 2)

Last week, we learned of how we are all called into the evangelical ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. We found that this simply means that we are called to serve others by bringing them the good news that the debt that they owe to God…

Reconciled

This week, we’re going to gain understanding and be challenged to fulfill the calling that we all have into the evangelistic ministry of reconciliation.  OK, it seems just like a lot of big words that don’t really sound all that exciting…  However, we’re going to find this morning just how easy to understand this ministry is and how much fun this task that we’ve been called to really is.  Now that we’ve been reconciled to God, He is calling us…

Overcoming Fear

This morning, we’re going to take a look at an often misunderstood, yet very powerful emotion that God created within us – fear. Fear in the Greek is the word phobos, which is where we get our word phobia from.  Fear has two definitions depending on the context.  It is either a strong and unpleasant emotion caused by the anticipation of danger, alarm, or concern or it can be defined as a profound reference and awe toward something.  These two definitions, in reality, aren’t…

The Harvest

As the year quickly fades away, we find ourselves in one of my favorite seasons, fall!  So many changes come with the season as the temperatures and leaves begin to drop.  It’s also the season of the harvest.  All of the hard work spent in the spring and summer months plowing, planting, irrigating, and weeding finally pay off as the fruits (and veggies, meat, and grain) of that labor result in the harvest.  It’s a season filled with hard work…