Listen to sermons from Kaleo Church in El Cajon, CA. Kaleo Church exists to be a Christ-treasuring community, formed by the gospel, and sent on mission to the world by the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God. Learn more at www.kaleochurch.com
Gospel Triumphs Over Doubt
Oppressive, barren, and silent darkness provides the context for Christmas. In the midst of dark days we can be tempted to doubt the promises of God. Yet, into this darkness the Lord sent his angelic messenger to bring good news of God's faithfulness to fulfill his promised salvation in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the faithful One who never doubted the word of God his Father. Jesus is the light that shines in the darkness, the Word made flesh. He came to tear down the curtain so that doubters like us may enter into his presence now and forever!
Freedom from People Pleasing
Most of us find that we care far too much about what other people think about us. Now our culture thinks that the answer to this problem is to say, “As for me it is a very small thing what anyone else thinks because I know that I am good and I love myself and that is all that matters…” But is what our culture tells us true? Are we the judge? Do we get to give the ultimate verdict on our lives? And is relying on our own feelings about ourselves really the only way to stop being controlled by what others think of us? These are some of the questions that Paul comes to answer for us in I Corinthians 4:1-5.
The Folly of Boasting and the Gift of “All things”
In this passage Paul shows us the folly of boasting and the wisdom of recognizing our utter dependence upon God. He argues that when we boast we actually rob ourselves of all that our God has offered us as a free gift of grace. However, if we are willing to depend upon him, we will find that “All things” have become our servants to be used by God for our ultimate good.
The Temple and the Church
In this passage Paul blows us away by telling us that the local church is actually the inner sanctuary of God’s temple because the Holy Spirit has chosen to dwell in our midst. He goes on to warn the Corinthians that God will destroy anyone who destroys his temple. In this message we will consider the implications of this passage including both the protection and the warning that it comes to offer. We will also consider the amazing reality that this passage was written by a man who had once made it his mission to destroy the church.
Gospel Ministry in Light of Judgment Day
Have you ever wondered how Judgment Day informs how you do ministry? Most of us have rarely thought about that, but for Paul it mattered greatly. Listen and hear how the Gospel transforms the way we do ministry in light of Judgment Day.
Glory to the Servant
In a culture that favored public speaking, the Corinthians began dividing over their favorite pastors. In our culture today, with innumerable podcasts, videos, and social media posts, we aren't too far removed. Listen and hear how the Gospel directs the glory we long to give to others to the only one who actually deserves it.