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Sermon Content from Lakeside Church
July 16, 2017

Ageing and the Elderly

By the time we reach retirement we have heard the messages from commercials, investment banks, magazines, and retirement communities ten thousand times. This is the time of your life to relax: you have earned it, stay young, have fun, it’s your second childhood. If there is no heaven to come and no joy in knowing […]

July 9, 2017

Mental Illness And Depression

The cause and symptoms of depression are perhaps the most misunderstood by medical science. Even former directors of the National Institute of Mental Health publically deny the conclusions of the DSM-5 in diagnosis or treatment. And depression can be especially troubling to the Christian soul if we have misunderstood what is meant by spiritual joy.  As […]

July 2, 2017

Confidence In The Cross

The primary message of Christianity is not that the world must follow the teaching of Jesus. Although He was the greatest moral teacher. The central message of Christianity is not that the world must act the way Jesus acted. Although He was perfect in every action and example. The primary message of Christianity is that God […]

June 25, 2017

Sow Small, Reap Big

As Paul continues to describe what Christian community is meant to look like, he turns to the agricultural picture of sowing and reaping. Seeding and harvesting. What does a gospel-community sow small, in order to reap large? What are good seeds? And where do we sow them?

June 18, 2017

Father’s Day – Do You Even Lift, Bro?

When a Christian is caught up in wrongdoing, trapped by sin (and we all will be at times) – Paul says in Galatians chapter 6 that it is the duty of fellow Christians, in the community of the church,  to gently restore that broken life and to lift that heavy burden. Are we lifting?

June 11, 2017

Imaginative Hope

Based on two years of research and engagement with over 50 leaders, Nick Adams summarizes the message of hope the church can hold out to the post-millennial generation, Generation Z; and how to overcome new obstacles in reaching them.

June 4, 2017

The Normal Spiritual Life

What does the normal Christian life look like? Moving on from his earlier doctrinal and theological arguments, in the final chapters of Galatians the Apostle Paul turns to illustrating what the Christian life is like. The key to chapters 5 and 6 is to remember that Paul simply wants to be helpful to his Christian […]

May 28, 2017

Unconditional Love

Jesus didn’t fixate on behaviour, lifestyle, respectability, class, culture, or anything else in the offer of his love, and he calls us to love as he does.  Taken from four stories of Jesus interacting with people of diverse beliefs, race, class, morals, culture, and lifestyle Steve Archibald unpacks for us a lesson in unconditional love.

May 21, 2017

Clarifying Christian Freedom

The letter to the Galatians is a letter about freedom. No doubt about it. The good news of Jesus sets us free from futile attempts to justify ourselves through religion. It sets us free from the bondage of sin. It sets us free from human-centered systems of power, and much more. But after several arguments for […]

May 14, 2017

The Motherly Heart Of God

In Galatians chapter 4, and in other letters the Apostle Paul uses surprisingly feminine language to express his deepest feelings for those he loves in the church. Where does the motherly heart of Paul come from? The Apostle is hardly one we would expect to speak of his “pains of childbirth”, and “nursing children”. But this is a […]

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