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A Messed Up World- Dan Allen
A Messed Up World- Dan Allen
Every human being made in the image of God is created equal and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Yet today, as well as in Solomons day, we see injustice, oppression and evil. Is there an answer to, and a hope for, our messed up world?
37:50
November 21, 2022
Seasons Come, Seasons Go- Dan Allen
Seasons Come, Seasons Go- Dan Allen
What season of life are you in? How are you to live in each of the different seasons you will find yourself in? The teachers shows some wonderful truths about the God who rules over our time and how we can trust him in whatever season we are in.
34:44
November 14, 2022
Chasing Carrots- Dan Allen
Chasing Carrots- Dan Allen
As we journey through life we search for meaning and happiness. If we just look "under the sun" for these things, we will spend our lives "chasing after the wind" (or using another metaphor "chasing carrots"). The author of Ecclesiastes reminds us we were made for something bigger than anything this world offers.
31:49
November 08, 2022
Reality Check- Dan Allen
Reality Check- Dan Allen
As rational beings made in the image of God, we want life to make sense to us. As we journey through life searching for answers, and searching for hope, meaning and satisfaction we think the answers are found "under the sun." The author of Ecclesiastes not only captures the drama of our existence buts points us to where the answers to our questions are found.
33:39
October 31, 2022
God Knows- Dan Allen
God Knows- Dan Allen
God knows what's going on in your relationships. When you trust his Sovereignty and hist Justice, it frees you from mistreating people. It frees you from saying and doing evil thing if you are mistreated.
35:25
October 24, 2022
Let God Work His Will In You -Dan Allen
Let God Work His Will In You -Dan Allen
James instructs us on how to move from relational conflict to relational harmony. If we embrace His teaching and strive to honour God in all of our relationships, we position ourselves for God to work.
37:12
October 17, 2022
Taming the Tongue- Dan Allen
Taming the Tongue- Dan Allen
Our speech has great potential for good as well as for harm. As followers of Jesus we are called to learn to use our tongues to build up and bless others rather than curse and tear them down.
31:49
October 17, 2022
How to See People- Dan Allen
How to See People- Dan Allen
The Gospel opposes racism, sexism, classism,  or any feelings of superiority over other people. Today we learn how to see other people like God does by being captivated by his glory.
35:48
October 03, 2022
Living Faith Cares- Gordon Wright
Living Faith Cares- Gordon Wright
A saving faith is shown to be a living faith, as it works itself out in love. This happens in the context of relationships, especially our interaction with the marginalized. We might need a heart check to be sure our faith is expressing itself in true acts of love.
40:33
September 26, 2022
Seek First to Understand -Dan Allen
Seek First to Understand -Dan Allen
Our relationship with Jesus makes all the difference in our relationships with others. In this six week series we will be looking at James' practical letter by focusing on what a living faith looks like in our relationships.  Today we begin by looking at 3 practical steps God wants us to take. "Good relationships require good communication."
38:53
September 19, 2022
The Adventure- Stay Close to Jesus- Dan Allen
The Adventure- Stay Close to Jesus- Dan Allen
Why should we as Christians stay close to Jesus. How can we stay close to Jesus? God's Word helps us to see who Jesus is, the one who is the only one worth following.
04:22
September 12, 2022
The Adventure- Share the Work, Engage in Mission- Daniel Moes
The Adventure- Share the Work, Engage in Mission- Daniel Moes
What does life look like as we live life on mission with a God-driven purpose? How does seeing our work through a Godly perspective change our daily lives? God's Word encourages and challenges us in both of these areas!
33:22
September 06, 2022
The Adventure- Celebrate Big & Connect Small -Kris Konig
The Adventure- Celebrate Big & Connect Small -Kris Konig
Why should we as Christians celebrate big and connect small? Why do we need each other? Why do we need the Church? God's Word encourages us to gather weekly with His people and to be deeply connected to other Christians.
39:24
August 29, 2022
Psalm 113- Praise the Lord. -Gary Goodkey
Psalm 113- Praise the Lord. -Gary Goodkey
Praise the Lord: it's not cliche, it's our calling. Psalm 113 walks us as Christians through Praising God because He is so high and yet has come so low. Our response to this glorious God is to praise Him.
40:59
August 22, 2022
Pain and Suffering- Dan Allen
Pain and Suffering- Dan Allen
As we continue in our series where we are looking at God's Songbook for his people, we find songs that we can sing in our pain and suffering. God wants us to sing out pain and suffering to him- that's verse one- but there is also a second verse and when we learn to sing it, it will draw us closer to him and His love.
37:03
August 14, 2022
King of Glory- Dan Allen
King of Glory- Dan Allen
This song is about the intersection of God and man. When we truly behold this God, the King of Glory, we will journey through life singing His Greatness, His Goodness, and our joyful surrender to Him.
47:10
August 08, 2022
Psalm 8- Darcy Dueck
Psalm 8- Darcy Dueck
This week we began a new series entitled Psalm- A Soundtrack for our lives. Darcy Dueck takes us to Psalm 8.
41:27
August 01, 2022
Elijah - The Community He Didn't Know He Needed - Gordon Wright
Elijah - The Community He Didn't Know He Needed - Gordon Wright
"I'm the only one left" Elijah complained. God brought Elisha into his life, not to replace him but to give him purpose and community. The last ten years of Elisha's life were arguable his best: establishing multiple schools of prophets whose lives were deeply impacted by him, and mentoring Elisha would carry on his ministry with even grater power.
37:49
July 28, 2022
How does God feel when I am depressed?- Gordon Wright
How does God feel when I am depressed?- Gordon Wright
James tells us that Elijah was a person "just like us". Elijah hid in a cave when he was overcome with despair, but God came to him in gentleness and compassion, bringing practical help and manageable tasks to restore tis person he cared so deeply about. God cares for us when we go through dark times as well, and we can learn a lot from how He encourage Elijah.
36:21
July 18, 2022
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet
The story of Jonah is not just about a whale…although that part of the story is hard to forget!  Instead Jonah is primarily the story of a flawed, disobedient prophet who was given a second chance.  A story of God’s great mercy to violent enemies, but also his mercy to reluctant prophets.
31:42
July 11, 2022
God Even Uses Left-Handed People: The Story of Ehud and Eglon- Dr. David Barker
God Even Uses Left-Handed People: The Story of Ehud and Eglon- Dr. David Barker
To be left-handed in the Old Testament was to be “weak in the right hand.” It was seen to be unusual, even a defect, since the right hand was the hand of strength. God loves to use unusual and marginalized people to accomplish his purposes for his people and for the world.
37:44
July 04, 2022
The Redefining of Rahab- Gord Ahier
The Redefining of Rahab- Gord Ahier
In our new series of Timeless Old Testament Stories of Flaws and Faith, this week we will consider Rahab the prostitute whose life had wide-reaching consequences and is a shining example to all of us today.
38:53
June 27, 2022
Something Big in the Future - Dan Allen
Something Big in the Future - Dan Allen
The Day of the Lord and our future with Jesus shape how we live in the present!
33:60
June 20, 2022
We will be with Him forever!- Kris Konig
We will be with Him forever!- Kris Konig
Continuing in chapter 4 of 1 Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul instructs us about what will happen to Christians who die before Christ returns. He wants us to be informed about death and the second coming of Jesus, reminding us that the destiny for the believer is to be with the Lord forever! woodsidechurch.ca
37:33
June 06, 2022
Living to Please God- Dan Allen
Living to Please God- Dan Allen
As followers of Jesus we live to please God, not to earn his love and be accepted, but in response to the reality that we are loved and accepted. This week we look at, in particular, the teaching that pleasing God means fighting for sexual purity.
37:34
May 30, 2022
Your Destiny- Dan Allen
Your Destiny- Dan Allen
Between your immediate destiny (you can expect suffering as a follower of Jesus) and your ultimate destiny (you will experience glory in the presence of Jesus forever), you need and are needed, by other Christians.
50:32
May 22, 2022
The Authoritative, Powerful, Word of God- Dan Allen
The Authoritative, Powerful, Word of God- Dan Allen
We believe the Bible is God's Word because Jesus did. When we accept it for what it actually is, it goes to work in us. Today, we look at seven heart postures for opening God's Word that allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus and the people God created us to be.
36:46
May 16, 2022
Lots of Love, Hard Work and Jesus -Dan Allen
Lots of Love, Hard Work and Jesus -Dan Allen
Paul defends his ministry of the gospel by distancing himself from the popular street philosophers of the day. Then, Paul uses moms as a model of his leadership. Today we learn how moms (and dads) can help their child grow to be all Jesus created them  to be. It takes lots of love, hard work and Jesus.
34:53
May 09, 2022
Living With Eternity In View- Dan Allen
Living With Eternity In View- Dan Allen
This week we began a new series in the book of 1 Thessalonians. Our faith, hope, and love are connected to a person. When you better understand your ultimate future with him you will endure in your faith despite, at times, deep disappointment in your immediate future.
31:55
May 02, 2022
Twelve Life Changing Milestones in Experiencing God- Kirk Durston
Twelve Life Changing Milestones in Experiencing God- Kirk Durston
This week Kirk Durston joined us to speak on twelve major milestones in experiencing God.     Kirk and his wife Patti live close to Glen Allen and attend Woodside. They work with Digital Strategies, an online ministry of Power to Change. Their motto is, “The world is online; we help them know Jesus”.
53:16
April 25, 2022
Blessed Are Those- Dan Allen
Blessed Are Those- Dan Allen
What is your story? Is it connected to Jesus and his story: the true story, the bigger story, the better story? This Easter (and every day) may you rehearse and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means for you!
40:48
April 18, 2022
How Do You Handle the Pressures of Life?- Dan Allen
How Do You Handle the Pressures of Life?- Dan Allen
In the midst of darkness, betrayal, and arrest John wants us to see how Jesus handled the pressures. When you understand and embrace the one truth that we see in the life of Jesus you will better handle the pressures of life.
30:58
April 14, 2022
Jesus' Prayer for Us- Dan Allen
Jesus' Prayer for Us- Dan Allen
With the cross just ahead, Jesus prays for you. What concern is so heavy on his heart that it compels him to lift you up in prayer to the Father in this moment? This is his vision for you, for us, as his followers.
37:01
April 04, 2022
Stay Close- Dan Allen
Stay Close- Dan Allen
Following Jesus starts with connection not production. Jesus says, when we stay close to him like branches to a vine, our lives will bear fruit of love.
27:60
March 28, 2022
Jesus' Advocate in us- Gordon Wright
Jesus' Advocate in us- Gordon Wright
Jesus is leaving his disciples but he promises to send another just like himself to be with them, saying it will be even better if He goes. The Holy Spirit is Jesus perfect presence within us and we should welcome Him to completely fill us.
41:07
March 21, 2022
Hope For The Troubled Heart- Dan Allen
Hope For The Troubled Heart- Dan Allen
We live in a world with so much trouble and uncertainty. Jesus calls us to love others and be concerned about things of this life, but not to live with a troubled heart. Jesus shares with us how this is possible!
40:06
March 14, 2022
The Voice- Dan Allen
The Voice- Dan Allen
Who do you listen to? Whose voice is the most important voice in you life? Pastor Dan unpacks three truths about The Good Shepard and how when you follow Him you can experience an abundant life!
37:43
March 07, 2022
The Truth Will Set You Free
The Truth Will Set You Free
Jesus has a vision for you life. To experience this, you must fill your mind with his truth. You must be engaged daily in winning the battle of truth over lies.
32:24
February 28, 2022
It's All About Jesus- Dan Allen
It's All About Jesus- Dan Allen
Don't miss the point of Scripture. Don't miss the point of life. It's all about Jesus. Today, as we resume our study in the Gospel of John we will begin to look at some of the claims that Jesus makes.
33:49
February 21, 2022
A Conversation That Refused to Go Off Message- Gordon Wright
A Conversation That Refused to Go Off Message- Gordon Wright
Jesus' conversation (John 4) with the woman He met at a well in Samaria should never have happened… Jews and Samaritans hated each other, men and women didn’t talk often in public, and this woman had deliberately come at noon to avoid people. Yet Jesus strikes up a beautiful conversation avoiding every argument and hot button issue of the day, refusing to get sidetracked down controversial rabbit trails so that He could stay on the one message that mattered: that He is Messiah, the Saviour of the World.
30:10
February 14, 2022
Family Treasures: The Gift of Honour
Family Treasures: The Gift of Honour
Jesus modelled how to honour each other by seeing the high value each person holds in God’s eyes and treating them accordingly. We can build a culture of honour in our relationships, with our spouses, and in our families and so pass on the treasure of honour. There is one secret ingredient to fostering healthy honouring relationships without which we will not be successful: the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
41:29
February 07, 2022
Family Treasures: The Gift of Perseverance - Dan Allen
Family Treasures: The Gift of Perseverance - Dan Allen
Paul writing to Christians in Rome (Romans 8) call them more than conquerors through Christ who loved them. Today, we discover 3 thought processes that are found in this chapter, that enable us to persevere even we we feel like giving up. May we give our children this precious gift of perseverance.
38:42
January 31, 2022
Family Treasures: The Gift of Grace -Dan Allen
Family Treasures: The Gift of Grace -Dan Allen
The one word which best describes how God parents us is grace. Today, we look at the greatness of God's grace and how we can daily receive it and then pass it along to our children and others.
42:31
January 23, 2022
Family Treasures: The Gift of Love- Kris Konig
Family Treasures: The Gift of Love- Kris Konig
Having a loving, connected family is a treasure. As Christians, we reflect God's love for us by responding in love to Him and each other. In 1 John 3 and 4 we find why we should seek after love and how it can be cultivated in our relationships. We want to give some hopeful ideas for imperfect families because all of our families can grow in love.
35:30
January 17, 2022
Family Treasures: The Gift of Faith -Dan Allen
Family Treasures: The Gift of Faith -Dan Allen
Putting God at the center of your family is easier said than done. It takes work, but it is so worth it. When you seek to intentionally pass along your faith and values to your children you are giving them the most precious gift. We will look at how we can do this and also give some hopeful ideas for imperfect families.
46:32
January 10, 2022
Barnabas the Son of Encouragement- Gordon Wright
Barnabas the Son of Encouragement- Gordon Wright
It is important that we not decide ahead of time what people cannot do. Instead, Barnabas models encouragement, seeing potential and gifting in others and coming along side them to  speak life and hope into their lives. Barnabas’ encouragement, though he seems like a less significant character on the biblical narrative, actually had a major impact in the early church and even in the forming of the New Testament. We will never know how much our words can impact each other for the kingdom.
35:57
January 03, 2022
Christmas is Coming! -Kris Konig
Christmas is Coming! -Kris Konig
As Christians, we live in a season of anticipation for the coming of Jesus Christ. During Advent, we think specifically of His birth but we should be preparing for His return all year round. 1 John 2 addresses how a believer can be faithful in this period of waiting. 
32:09
December 28, 2021
Have You Seen His Glory? -Dan Allen
Have You Seen His Glory? -Dan Allen
Remaining what he was he became what he was not. The Incarnation is the Grand Miracle. It is the most profound, mind-boggling subject in our universe. God became man, how can this be? John 1:14-18
34:35
December 20, 2021
Is Jesus Your Life? - Dan Allen
Is Jesus Your Life? - Dan Allen
As John begins his gospel- the good news of Jesus Christ- there is no mention of a manger, shepherds, or even Mary and Joseph. Rather in his prologue (the overview) John begins with the person of Christ. John wants us to see that Jesus is not a mere add-on to life, or a nice way to enhance life, he is life.
29:25
December 13, 2021
Life's Biggest Decision- Roland Mechlar
Life's Biggest Decision- Roland Mechlar
In Jesus' conversation with a very religious man who was searching, the gospel comes to a focus. Like Nicodemus, we too, have to decide how we are going to respond to Jesus. If you committed your life to Jesus today or have more questions we would love for you to reach out to us at connect@woodsidechurch.ca
33:29
December 06, 2021
His Passion, Our Passion- Dan Allen
His Passion, Our Passion- Dan Allen
What are you passionate about? As John shares the story of Jesus clearing the Temple Courts we get a glimpse of what the One we are following was and is passionate about. May His passion be our passion.
38:06
November 29, 2021
The Best Is Yet To Come- Dan Allen
The Best Is Yet To Come- Dan Allen
Jesus came to give joy not to take it. John shares the first sign (miracle) of Jesus to help us see that there is more going on than Jesus changing water into wine at a wedding. This sign points to another wedding. In Christ, the best days of your life are ahead of you.
34:14
November 22, 2021
Lead them to Jesus- Dan Allen
Lead them to Jesus- Dan Allen
Jesus invites us to know him, to follow him and to share him. Today we look at what that meant for the first followers of Jesus and we consider what that should look like for believers today.
31:00
November 15, 2021
Who are you?- Dan Allen
Who are you?- Dan Allen
Who are you? What makes you, you? What is your story? Today we look at how John the Baptist, 2000 years ago responded to this identity question.  We also consider what a life looks like when we find our true identity in Christ instead of trying to create our own identity.
38:28
November 08, 2021
Emotions and Relationships: Fear -Kris Konig
Emotions and Relationships: Fear -Kris Konig
In our last week of our series, Emotions and Relationships, we will look at fear. From the foundation of Psalm 46, we'll ask ourselves three questions: Should we fear or not fear? How should fear move us? How can we overcome fear?
38:34
November 01, 2021
Emotions and Relationships: Sadness- Dan Allen
Emotions and Relationships: Sadness- Dan Allen
How did David process his feelings of sadness (Psalm 142)? How can we respond to our sadness in a way that allows us to experience real joy as well?
30:29
October 25, 2021
Emotions and Relationships: Anger- Dan Allen
Emotions and Relationships: Anger- Dan Allen
How did David process his feelings of anger (Psalm 109, 1 Samuel 25)? How can we respond to our anger in a way that honours God, reflects Christ and leads to better relationships?
44:30
October 18, 2021
Emotions and Relationship: Gratitude- Kris Konig
Emotions and Relationship: Gratitude- Kris Konig
In our 3rd week looking at emotions and relationships, we will look at how gratitude and bitterness can move us. From the Psalms and letters to the churches, we'll see God's call on us to give thanks in all things. By growing our perspective and out connection, we can choose gratitude over bitterness.
36:22
October 10, 2021
Emotions and Relationships: Stress- Dan Allen
Emotions and Relationships: Stress- Dan Allen
How did David process his feelings of stress and anxiety (Psalm 55)? How can we minimize stress and anxiety in our lives?
35:48
October 04, 2021
Emotions and Relationships: Shame- Dan Allen
Emotions and Relationships: Shame- Dan Allen
How did David process his feelings of guilt and shame (Psalm 32)? How can we overcome guilt and shame in our lives?
41:06
September 27, 2021
Reset with God's People - Dan Allen
Reset with God's People - Dan Allen
Why does the unity of his people matter so much to Jesus and what does that look like in real life?
46:00
September 20, 2021
Reset with God- Dan Allen
Reset with God- Dan Allen
This week we begin a two week series entitled Reset. Why are weekly worship gatherings so important? Sure studies show that people who attend church are happier, healthier and live longer, but there is so much more.
32:39
September 13, 2021
Let Justice Roll Down- David Barker
Let Justice Roll Down- David Barker
God’s people are called to justice—care for the poor, orphan, and widow.
33:32
September 07, 2021
What is God's Summum Bonum?- David Barker
What is God's Summum Bonum?- David Barker
David Barker speaks about, what are the ultimate values that God expects from his people? Power, wealth, intelligence? Or love, justice, and righteousness? God’s ultimate good (summum bonum) are the latter three.   David is Professor of Biblical Studies at Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He has taught at Heritage since 1978. He has served as Academic Dean, Vice-President of Academics, and Interim President over the years. His specialty is in Old Testament, particularly the Psalms and Wisdom Books. He has pastored several churches over the years.
31:08
August 29, 2021
How Big is God?- Gord Martin
How Big is God?- Gord Martin
How big is God; when there is political, economic, and social chaos? The hard questions of Bible heroes are our questions. The answer of Isaiah to the question; how big is God? (chapter 40) God has deliberately chosen things the world considers weak and nonsensical; to confound the worldly wise and powerful. He does it so that none can boast or brag in His sight. Global and personal evidence of this truth from my “peep-hole.”   Gord has a passion for evangelism, equipping and church-planting. His experiences include: Missions in Ecuador and Colombia, evangelism pastoring and planting in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, the formation of an inter-denominational mission to reach the disadvantaged of the K-W community and he is the founder of Vision Ministries Canada which began in 1992. 
38:25
August 23, 2021
What God has Done- Darcy Dueck
What God has Done- Darcy Dueck
We can celebrate what God is doing because of the power of Jesus. In Romans 15:14-21 we are reminded that this celebration of God’s work comes from and leads to clarity of ambition to preach the gospel everywhere.
38:09
August 16, 2021
Joining God at Work- Daniel Moes
Joining God at Work- Daniel Moes
In this moment that we find ourselves we need to be reminded of the things that bring us together as we work through the challenges that try and divide us. What brings us together is so much stronger than what tries to divide us.
24:32
August 09, 2021
Be Strong and Courageous- Dan Allen
Be Strong and Courageous- Dan Allen
God calls us to be strong and courageous by fighting discouragement, fear and insecurity. As we look at God’s command to Joshua (Joshua 1) we’ll learn why we fight and how we’re to fight.
27:20
August 01, 2021
Holy Faith- Kris Konig
Holy Faith- Kris Konig
The book of Jude is an encouragement letter to Christian to contend for the faith. Jude writes to remind believers that false teachers will try to twist and corrupt the Word of God. To guard against false belief, we are to build up our holy faith, pray, stay in God’s love and wait for Jesus.
33:03
July 25, 2021
Broken Before Blessing- Gord Ahier
Broken Before Blessing- Gord Ahier
Broken Before Blessing
37:15
July 18, 2021
Faith in Action- Harold Paisley
Faith in Action- Harold Paisley
Guest speaker Harold Paisley takes us through Hebrews 11:4-40 and highlights a few hero’s of the faith.
26:41
July 11, 2021