Westside Church Podcast

Westside Church Podcast

By Westside Church
Welcome to the Westside Church podcast! We are a church in Hamilton, ON that exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. For more information visit westsidehamilton.com
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Westside at Home – Listening to the Unheard
At a time when we've been reminded of the horrors of racism, we need to lean in and really hear the voices of those who have been all-too-often unheard.
07:53
June 2, 2020
Looking Deeper
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 6. During a season where we’ve lost a lot of the big and flashy events and activities in our lives, we have an opportunity to accept Jesus’ invitation to look for God in small, quiet, and deeper places.
28:26
May 31, 2020
Westside at Home – Preparing to Pray
When we pray we interact with God. Some of us tend to do all of the talking, but true prayer also incorporates listening to the voice of God. We talk about that and get some help from a prayer from Henrie Nouwen in this episode.
07:22
May 28, 2020
Westside at Home – The Great Reversal
When things seem bleak is when God goes to work! He is the God who turns things around. Today, we talk about how God takes struggle and brings redemption, as well as Elevation Worship’s song, "Graves Into Gardens."
07:14
May 26, 2020
Treating People Like People
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 5. One of the essential aspects of following Jesus is to be able to see people for who they have been created to be. The rhythms of our lives ought to reflect the infinite value that God has created us with.
30:36
May 24, 2020
Westside at Home – The Freedom Of Letting Go
Real freedom is a paradox. We find it by living entirely in the opposite direction than we think we should.
12:55
May 21, 2020
Westside at Home – Making Moments Famous
A life of joy takes practice. Acknowledging our present moment helps us to express gratitude through the spiritual discipline of celebration.
08:57
May 19, 2020
Living A New Kind Of Life
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 4. Jesus invites us into a new kind of life: one of purpose, meaning, and joy. If we want to experience this new way of life, we have to deal with the old way of life.
27:10
May 17, 2020
Westside at Home – Patience Obtains Everything
Quick, easy, and convenient are tempting, but real life is lived slowly.
09:20
May 14, 2020
Westside at Home – Expectations
How are you managing the expectations that others put on you? How about the expectations that you put on yourself?
11:45
May 12, 2020
The Healing Freedom of Forgiveness
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 3. Without forgiveness, there is no Christianity. That reality has driven Christians to adopt a view of forgiveness that can seem extreme and unreasonable, but it is at the core of following Jesus. And it is the pathway to freedom.
30:30
May 11, 2020
Westside at Home – Creating a Spiritual Connection
God wants to give us everything we need to experience more of Him and a more full life. He wants to create the kind of connection that produces abundant life in us.
10:39
May 7, 2020
Westside at Home – Craving Spiritual Growth
Spiritual growth isn't boring. It leads to a life of increased peace and joy and goodness. God wants more for us. What do you want more of?
10:27
May 5, 2020
Accepting Divine Appointments
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 2. Can you think of moments that significantly shifted your life? Events that changed the world? We’re in the midst of one of those times now, and we have the chance to use these moments to grow as people and communities. For those who are looking, there are opportunities everywhere!
28:35
May 3, 2020
Westside at Home – I Hope Heaven Isn't Boring
Have you ever wondered what we're going to do for eternity? Play harps and sit on clouds? Won't it get boring? I've wondered that, but the Christian understanding of the afterlife is so rich that it offers hope of infinite joy. Let's think about it.
11:01
April 30, 2020
Westside at Home – What Are You Waiting For?
What can you not wait to do when the restrictions loosen up? Many of us are waiting for that to happen and hope it'll be soon! Me too, but while we wait, don't miss the power of the only moment that we actually have - now.
10:39
April 28, 2020
Waking Up To A Spiritual Reality
From the series, "Beyond Your Current Mind" - Part 1. The message of Jesus is like an alarm clock going off and waking us up to see life in a completely different way. Are we ready to let God change how we think about and approach everything?
28:09
April 26, 2020
Westside at Home – Why Does God Allow Suffering?
At a time when we become so aware of the suffering that people are enduring all over the world, it's natural to come back to this timeless question, and wonder where God is at times of suffering.
09:37
April 23, 2020
Westside at Home – God Alone Is Enough
How can we find the confidence to live lives of deep faith when there is so much pain and uncertainty in the world? It comes down to what we believe and how we live it out. This meditation points us to the challenge and comfort of deep trust.
11:06
April 21, 2020
Soul Care – The Blessing
Deep down we all long to be loved, valued, and cherished. One of our greatest spiritual needs is our need to be blessed. It is something that is offered to us and that we can grab ahold of!
25:44
April 19, 2020
Westside at Home – Four Things You Need Every Day
Dave is joined by his wife Bryna as they discuss 4 rhythms that are essential for life in quarantine.
06:22
April 16, 2020
Westside at Home – God Is In Control So You Don't Have To Be
There are some things that you can only discover when you get quiet enough to listen. Many of our lives have, in some ways, gotten a little quieter. What are you hearing?
07:11
April 14, 2020
Easter Sunday – What The World Needs Now
This Easter is different than any other in our lifetime, and this Easter will be the same as every other Easter. Some of our expectations in life have dramatically shifted, but the One we expect to find resurrected on Easter Sunday remains the same!
33:44
April 12, 2020
Good Friday – Hiding In Plain Sight
When Jesus gave his disciples a ritual to remember him by, he used ordinary things to symbolize extraordinary truth. He taught them to see the presence of God that had been brought down to earth, and set right in front of them.
16:52
April 10, 2020
Westside at Home – Permission To Grieve
Our culture isn't great at dealing with our pain. We would often rather avoid it than process it. During a time where so many of us are feeling complex negative emotions, it's so important to give ourselves permission to grieve.
08:35
April 9, 2020
Westside at Home – A Relationship Saving Question
Many of us are spending a lot of time at home with people that we love, which is wonderful, and challenging. These 6 words can help to restore some peace and joy when things might start to get a little tense.
06:52
April 7, 2020
UNCHARTED – Friends Don't Let Friends Worry Alone
One of the worst parts about worrying is when you feel like you’re all alone. One of the greatest resources that God gives us to remind us that we aren’t, is each other.
32:38
April 5, 2020
Westside at Home – Let's Get Some Rest
Our world is fast-paced and runs on efficiency and productivity, which can leave some of us feeling run down. Jesus invites us to change the pace and embrace rhythms of rest.
09:19
April 2, 2020
Westside at Home – Let's Get To Work
Laid off? Working from home? It doesn’t take long for the novelty of being home all the time to wear off. The good news? We have incredible opportunities to bring goodness, beauty, and love to the world around us!
07:16
March 31, 2020
UNCHARTED – When Is All Of This Going To End?
This is the #1 question that people have right now. We want life to go back to normal. As we wait for that, how can we deal with these difficult times and the emotions that we feel as a result? Today we look at two important aspects for us to accept and adopt at a time like this.
41:11
March 29, 2020
UNCHARTED – Time For A New Plan
Whatever you’re doing this week, I can pretty much guarantee it isn’t what you thought you were going to be doing, or at least not how you thought you were going to be doing it. There’s something so unsettling about losing control of our everyday lives and rhythms that many of us have. Things aren’t going as planned, so it’s time for a new plan.
36:19
March 22, 2020
An Opportunity For Hope
As we continue to hear and respond to the COVID-19 virus and the impact it's having around the world, we have great reason to have hope. With that hope we also have an amazing opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. Watch with us and discover how we can move forward in this unpredictable time.
30:21
March 15, 2020