Lakeside Church

  • 23 January 2022

    Series: In Training

    Speaker: Marc Gagnon

    What do snowblowers have to teach us about following Jesus? In this message from Lead Pastor, Marc Gagnon, one of the most famous stories of Jesus’ life shows us a temptation that still plagues humans today – the desire to draw lines around who we should extend love to. In a tense conversation, Jesus pushes back on the religious elite to challenge the way they have used the bible to limit who they should love, care for and show compassion to.

  • 16 January 2022

    Series: In Training

    Speaker: Robyn Elliott

    What could the vision of an ancient rabbi have to do with us? What if I told you: EVERYTHING?! In this message from Pastor Robyn Elliott, we discover in Luke 10:1-20 a powerful and slightly weird (by contemporary standards) vision that Jesus had that is actually our calling – our destiny – and invites us into a radical way of seeing the world.

  • 9 January 2022

    Series: In Training

    Speaker: Marc Gagnon

    When you think of following Jesus, what do you picture? Reading the bible? Theology classes? Falling asleep during the preacher’s sermon? For Jesus’ disciples, it was hands-on, on-the-road training, and Luke records every juicy detail (not just the highlight reel … but the screw-ups too)! In this message, from Lead Pastor Marc Gagnon, we discover some baggage the disciples brought with them, and invite Jesus to challenge our own … leaving us more like Jesus.

  • 2 January 2022

    Join Pastors Robyn and Marc as they lead us through a time of reflection on the past year, on what God is doing inside you, and on the year ahead.

  • 21 December 2021

    Speaker: Robyn Elliott

    To do what Jesus did, we have to live like Jesus lived. That’s tough for us in 21st century North America where we idolize power, sensationalism, and greatness. Be honest, given the chance, we’d all like to be great. Today in our passage, Jesus exposes what was at the heart of the disciples’ powerlessness in mission and the unexpected anecdote (it might surprise you). Join us as Pastor Robyn Elliott unpacks Luke 9:37-50.

    Since we covered the demonic realm in the messages below, it is not a focus in this message but you may be interested in learning more.
    https://lakesidechurch.ca/sermons/the-field-trip-you-dont-tell-your-parents-about/
    https://lakesidechurch.ca/sermons/whats-up-with-jesus-and-demons/

  • 13 December 2021

    Speaker: Marc Gagnon

    Have you ever had an awkward conversation with someone who used a verse from the Bible out of context? Throughout history people have used scripture to rebuke, manipulate, scold, judge, and defend their position, thoughts, and behaviour, but is that really what God intended? In this message from Pastor Marc Gagnon, we learn the difference between something that’s descriptive and something that’s prescriptive as he walks us through a section of Luke 9 to discover that God shows us where to look for our clarity in the midst of confusion. This passage is one that invites a small word change with a big difference.

  • 5 December 2021

    Speaker: Marc Gagnon

    As a culture, we talk a lot about love. Even as Christians, we talk about God being love, and that the greatest command is to love. We seem to be able to agree what is most important … and yet, in this message from Pastor Marc Gagnon, we discover that we may need to lay down our preconceived ideas of what love looks like.

  • 28 November 2021

    Speaker: Marc Gagnon

    Sometimes it feels like more is the answer. More things to do, more things to learn, more things to accomplish .. and yet, in Luke 9:18-22 we see that that getting away from the hustle proves to be key to getting the clarity the disciples need to move forward. Two thousand years later, we need this more than ever. Join Pastor Marc Gagnon for this message as we learn an ancient practice to help in these chaotic times.

  • 21 November 2021

    Speaker: Robyn Elliott

    In this message from Pastor Robyn Elliott (Luke 9:10-17) we witness a miracle — the only miracle besides the resurrection — that’s recorded in all four gospels! That’s HUGE! And the miracle? Food. Feeding hungry people. Jesus not only dignifies the most basic, universal need of humanity but invites us to bring our not enough and watch as he makes it enough, and more than enough. It’s pretty awesome that God chose something as simple and basic as food — the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs — to represent God’s self. Jesus demonstrates that when we’re feeling empty and depleted He longs to feed and to fill us.

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