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
The Danger of Success
All of us long for success in the things we care about most. However often we fail to take seriously the danger that comes with any success. In this message we will talk about two of the most common dangers that success brings with it and how the Gospel gives us the truths we need to navigate our way through these dangers.
Rachel and Responding to Brokenness
How do you respond when you encounter a brokenness that you can’t seem to figure out how to fix? In this passage we will witness a number of common responses to the broken things in our lives before we will finally see the one place where we can find hope.
God’s Love for the Overlooked: Leah’s Story
All of her life Leah had been forced to live in her sister’s shadow dreaming of the day that she would find a husband who loved her and finally be free of the comparisons with her sister Rachel. But that day never came. Instead, they both end up marrying the same man and Leah finds that her husband loves her sister far more than he loves her. For years Leah does all that she can to try and earn her husband’s love, but nothing is ever good enough. In fact every time she gets her hopes up they are met with crushing disappointment. If you have ever found yourself dealing with disappointment then this sermon is for you. Find out how Leah delt with the devastating disappointment in her life and where it is that she finally found the love she longed for. In the end you will find that the hope she found is just as available to us as it was for her.
Trusting God with Our Transformation
After receiving an incredible vision and promise in Genesis 28, Jacob continues his journey to find a wife in Genesis 29. We may expect a drastic life change after such an incredible vision but what we find is Jacob still being like Jacob. In a dark tale of deception, we find that we all are like Jacob and often are disillusioned by misplaced hopes. Who can we look to finish the transformation in us that God began? Listen and hear how the gospel answers that questions and shows how true change happens.
Loneliness and the God Who is With Us
Loneliness is a condition that all of us have faced at various times in our lives. In Genesis 28 Jacob finds himself totally alone as he flees the home that he loved in order to escape the anger of his older brother. In the midst of Jacob's loneliness God appeared to him in a dream and revealed himself to be exactly what Jacob needed at that time. In this story we will see some amazing truths about God, and with Jacob, I believe we will find that the God who has revealed himself to us continues to be exactly what his people need today.
Resurrection Comfort in a Season of Loss
Can you imagine the hopelessness that Jesus disciples felt the day that he was crucified? In all of the world there was nothing that could ever come close to replacing what they had in Jesus. Some of you are familiar with this type of feeling. The fear that something you lost will never be able to be replaced and that things will never get better. This Easter I want us to consider the words of comfort that Jesus offered to his disciples during their season of loss because I believe that these same words continue to offer us comfort today.