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Welcome to the podcast of Westside Church in Vancouver BC. We exist to know Jesus and make Him known. To learn more visit our website at www.wchurch.ca

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Revelation // Week 9

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: March 6, 2016Text: Revelation 8As we turn our attention to Revelation 8 we will be faced with more images of God's judgment. How are we to understand who God is in light of these things? What do these divine judgements tell us about the one who sits on the throne?

6 Mar 2016

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Matthew 26:69-75

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: March 24, 2019Text: Matthew 26:69-75 Next to Jesus the disciples took their cues from Peter. He was a born leader: strong, courageous, and had the will to back it up. But on the night of Jesus' arrest and trial Peter turned on Jesus. He denied ever even knowing Him. How could this happen? How could such a strong man fall so completely? In this sermon, we will see how the location of Peter's confidence, the longing of Peter's enemy, and the love of Peter's God all conspired to lead him to such a terrible and gracious collapse.

24 Mar 2019

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1 Corinthians 7:1-16 - Marriage, Divorce, and Singleness

After seeing the ways in which our bodies and our sexuality are intended to worship Jesus, we move to the interpersonal implications in marriage, divorce, and singleness.Series: True Power - 1 CorinthiansSpeaker: Matt Menzel Date: May 17, 2020Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-16To connect with us or find more resources visit us at www.wchurch.ca.

17 May 2020

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1 Corinthians 6:1-11 - Lawsuits in the Church

In todays sermon we examine an interpersonal grievance that erupted in the Corinthian church and consider how Paul's instruction applies to us.Series: True Power - 1 CorinthiansSpeaker: Josh Dool Date: April 26, 2020Text: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11To connect with us or find more resources visit us at www.wchurch.ca.

26 Apr 2020

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1 Corinthians 2:1-5 - Freedom from Self-Promotion

In this sermon we'll unpack the reality that to abide in Jesus and live full of His Spirit we'll need to embrace our weakness. Series: True Power - 1 CorinthiansSpeaker: Matt MenzelDate: February 9, 2020Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 To connect with us or find more resources visit us at www.wchurch.ca.

9 Feb 2020

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1 Corinthians 1:4-9 - God's Movement in our Midst

This sermon will close out Paul's greeting to the Corinthians with one primary question: How could he be so thankful for such a messed up and broken church? We'll examine the movements of the Living God among His people both then and today; movements that come together in the form of an invitation for us all. Series: True Power - 1 CorinthiansSpeaker: Matt MenzelDate: January 26, 2020Text: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9To connect with us or find more resources visit us at www.wchurch.ca.

26 Jan 2020

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1 Corinthians 1:1-3 - The Will, Church, Grace, and Peace of God

In this sermon we will begin our series entitled 'True Power' by examining the cultural pressures of worshipping Jesus as Lord in ancient Corinth or modern day Vancouver. We'll see that there are forces at work more powerful than culture and that only one Lord can follow-through on an offer of grace and peace. Series: True Power - 1 CorinthiansSpeaker: Matt MenzelDate: January 19, 2020Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3To connect with us or find more resources visit us at www.wchurch.ca.

19 Jan 2020

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Praying The Psalms | Lament

Speaker: Norm FunkDate: December 29, 2019Text: Psalms 42 & 43 Although lament is one of those practices often spoken of in the Scriptures there is much confusion and hesitancy surrounding it. In this message kicking off the series, Praying the Psalms, we look at four features of psalms of lament and discover why lament is important for us all.

29 Dec 2019

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Servant King | Isaiah 49:1-13

Speaker: Mark BurchDate: December 8, 2019Text: Isaiah 49:1-13In this sermon we'll unpack one of Isaiah's ancient prophecies of Jesus. We'll see that God's vision for restoration is far broader than just the Jewish nation of Israel - but a beautiful mosaic of all peoples, languages, and nations! May it be in Vancouver as it is in heaven!

8 Dec 2019

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Servant King | Isaiah 42:1-9

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: December 1, 2019Text: Isaiah 42:1-9 In this sermon we'll unpack one of Isaiah's ancient prophecies of Jesus. We'll see that God intends to totally restore all things including us. We'll see how Jesus has already ushered this restorative justice into our world and left us here to be people of renewal until He comes again!

1 Dec 2019

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Become | Celebration

Speaker: Josh DoolDate: November 24, 2019Text: Psalm 16:5-11 In this final week of our 'Become' series we'll look at how the purpose of the disciplines is that they would lead us to deeper joy in Christ, and how God's desire is that this joy would manifest itself through the discipline of Celebration.

24 Nov 2019

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Become | Simplicity

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: October 20, 2019Text: Luke 12:22-34 In this sermon we will explore Jesus call to seek his Kingdom before anything else. What does that mean in a world as obsessed with accumulation as ours? What truths are Jesus' followers meant to build their lives on to show the world what real life looks like?

20 Oct 2019

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Become | Fasting

Speaker: Josh DoolDate: October 6, 2019Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In this sermon we'll examine the spiritual discipline of fasting, the feast that God has prepared for us, and the things that we are often tempted to satisfy our appetites with.

6 Oct 2019

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Become | Prayer

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: September 29, 2019Text: Matthew 6:9-13; Daniel 9:17-19 In this sermon we'll examine the obstacles of praying as Jesus taught us and the power of prayer in setting us free.

29 Sep 2019

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Become | Silence

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: September 22, 2019Text: 1 Kings 19:1-14 In this sermon we'll examine the purpose and practice of silence and solitude in the Christian life.

22 Sep 2019

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Become | Spiritual Disciplines

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: September 15, 2019In this sermon we'll focus on the nature of our 'labour' as disciples of Jesus by unpacking a brief theology of spiritual disciplines.

15 Sep 2019

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Joshua 24

Speaker: Matt MenzelDate: August 25, 2019Text: Joshua 24 In this final sermon of the series we'll watch as the people of Israel gather with Joshua one last time. He'll call them to a moment of decision and warn them before sending them off to live their lives. In this chapter we'll be faced with the reality that the law we love will crush us if we try to live by it.

25 Aug 2019

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Joshua 20

Speaker: Josh DoolDate: July 28, 2019Text: Joshua 20 In this sermon we will look at how God's justice and mercy are on display through the cities of refuge, and examine how Jesus being our place of refuge presents a call and a challenge to the church today.

28 Jul 2019

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Philippians 1:3-11

Speaker: Norm FunkDate: June 23, 2019Text: Philippians 1:3-11 In what is my last sermon as a pastor at Westside I want nothing more than to express my thanks to the Lord and to the Body of Westside and do so by borrowing from Paul and Philippians 1:3-11.

23 Jun 2019

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Joshua 6:1-27

Speaker: Norm FunkDate: June 17, 2019Text: Joshua 6:1-27 Joshua 6 records the battle Joshua and the people of God fought against Jericho. But a battle fought by faith, and in faith, and in obedience to the promises of God.

16 Jun 2019

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