Sermons by Steve Kromer (Page 3)

All In: Perseverance

This morning, we continue our message series, “All In.”  So far, we were challenged to be all in for Jesus because Jesus is all in for us.  We were reminded to apply that small, but huge word: commit.  As we commit to being all in for Jesus this year, we may need to simplify our lives.  Last week, we were reminded that another possible way to be all in for Jesus this year is to simply DO IT AGAIN. This…

All In: Do It Again

Last week, we were challenged to be all in for Jesus because Jesus is all in for us.  We were reminded to apply that small, but huge word: commit.  As we commit to being all in for Jesus this year, we may need to simplify our lives by eliminating resources spent on less important things to make room for God to move in and through our lives. There may be another way for us to also be all in for…

All In: Commit

Here we are just starting into a brand new year.  Most people aren’t very happy with the way the last year went for a whole slew of reasons and aren’t very hopeful that 2021 is going to be any better.  In fact, many are fearful that the worst may be yet to come. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the things that are out of our control.  Overwhelmed and perhaps frustrated or downright angry about some of the…

Elevate: Heart

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Daily we face opposition of many different kinds and severities.  However, we never face them alone.  Jesus invites us to rise up above them.  He invites us to be elevated with Him in Heavenly places. Colossians 3:1-10 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated…

Elevate: Our Sight

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Daily we face opposition of many different kinds and severities.  However, we never face them alone.  Jesus invites us to rise up above them.  He invites us to be seated with Him in Heavenly places. Last week, we were challenged to rise up above the mud and mire of worldly things.  Especially in this election season,…

Elevate: Rise Up

This morning, we’re starting a new message series entitled, “Elevate – Rise Above.”  This world, fallen due to sin, is full of challenges for us.  Before sin, we worked hard, but our work was a joy and very fruitful.  After sin, our work is now cursed.  It is now painfully opposed with thorns and thistles.  Beyond this curse of the consequence of original sin, the devil and a third of the angels were also cast down to earth after their…

Rhythm Of Rest

Last week, we were challenged to embrace change as Spirit-filled believers following God’s lead wherever and whenever He may take us. We were reminded from Ecclesiastes chapter three about how there is a time and season for everything in life. A few weeks ago, we learned how God created everything with boundaries and how His moral boundaries should be just as valued and appreciated as His physical boundaries like the atmospheric boundary between our lungs and the vacuum of space…

Embrace Change

As students are being sent out into a brand new season of their education full of uncertainty and unknowns, they are also being reminded that they aren’t getting sent out alone.  They are also being sent out with the Presence of God and with hope; an eager expectation that good things are awaiting them in the midst of the uncertainty. God’s word teaches us in Ecclesiastes 3 that there is a time and a season for everything.  Although change is…

Refuge

We’ve been learning quite a bit about hope recently; what hope is, what it looks like to maintain hope, what hope is able to accomplish for us, where our hope needs to be placed, how to hang onto hope through loss and betrayal, etc.  This week, God challenged me a bit, and I’m going to pass that challenge on to you. Usually when I think of hope, it is due to circumstances beyond my control.  Something happened to me or…

Hope

This morning, we’re going to be encouraged in how to receive and maintain hope in life.  Hope itself is a confident expectation; to hope is to, well, expect confidently.  🙂  Hope is an intangible substance and yet it is so real to those who truly possess it.  Hope is like a placeholder that fills the gaps of our lack until we receive that which we long for.  Though hope is intended to be a positive and encouraging thing, it does…