Effortlessness: Refinding your Cutting Edge

Ecclesiastes infers that if the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more effort is needed to cut down the tree. Yet, a few minutes of sharpening can make a difficult job seem effortless. In 2 Kings 6, a man loses his ax head but supernaturally gets it returned to him. This message gives keys to retrieving your cutting edge and thereby move into a new kind of effortlessness

Effortlessness: Refinding your Cutting Edge

Ecclesiastes infers that if the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more effort is needed to cut down the tree. Yet, a few minutes of sharpening can make a difficult job seem effortless. In 2 Kings 6, a man loses his ax head but supernaturally gets it returned to him. This message gives keys to retrieving your cutting edge and thereby move into a new kind of effortlessness.

Welcome to the Mind Map Experience: The Mindmap Adventure

Inside every person’s mind are Fields of Dreams, Floods of Emotion, Trains of Thought and Cities of Habit. The skyline of your mind will determine the skyline of your future. Welcome to The Mind Map Series.

Romans 12:2 says to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you can test and approve God’s good, perfect and pleasing will’. The great adventure begins when you line up all you think with all you believe.

Attention Deficiency Hyperactive Asset: Part 1

This audio book was written and read by Dave Gilpin as part of the Mind Map Series. It seeks to prove that fifty percent of all your weaknesses are mythical. They live in the world of the Jedi and not the real world. THEY DON’T EXIST! What the world labels as a disorder is often not a disorder at all, but an invisible gift that needs to be discovered and nurtured into its full potential.

Attention Deficiency Hyperactive Asset: Part 2

This audio book was written and read by Dave Gilpin as part of the Mind Map Series. It seeks to prove that fifty percent of all your weaknesses are mythical. They live in the world of the Jedi and not the real world. THEY DON’T EXIST! What the world labels as a disorder is often not a disorder at all, but an invisible gift that needs to be discovered and nurtured into its full potential.

Faithcasts: When Faith Just Trusts

Lead Pastor Colin Blois returns to the ‘Faithcasts’ series about our future being based on our faith not our history. Faith is not about being sure that ‘I can’, but knowing that while ‘I cannot’, He can, He does and He will!

Our Meal is for the Multitude

Lead Pastor Colin Blois kicks off the brand new series inspiring us to live lives of faith. A forecast is based on previous experiences, but a faithcast bases future expectations not on former patterns but on the person of Christ! When we step out in faith of who God is, He will always come good and work the miracle.

Love Yourself – Simon Taylor

Have you ever wondered what happened to Barnabas? One minute he’s busy rising and releasing Saul, the next he drops off the pages of biblical history. Here’s the thing, Barnabas was not swayed by popular opinion or ‘the way he should be’. He was true to who God had called him to be and went on to fulfil his call in God’s private journals. This Valentines Day message will encourage and release you to Love Yourself.

The Power of Togetherness – Vicki Simpson

We were honoured to host Pastor Vicki Simpson on our special Mother’s Day Sunday. This rocket-fuel word will spark something brand new in your walk with God and connection to His house: when those from the same tribe gather together, God commands his blessing. This is a spiritual force. This is family.

The Prayer of Jabez: Strengthen Me – Simon Taylor

“O that your hand would be with me”. God’s strength covers every area of your life, whether you realise it or not! It’s as we align our thinking with God’s word that we step into accessing his strength to it’s full extent – The Prayer of Jabez preached live at Hope City Sunderland by Pastor Simon Taylor

Zag Zig: Making the Impossible Possible

75% of everything that you think is impossible is not impossible. If all you can think is Zig then Zag, you’ll be hampered all of your life by the feelings that things are just not possible! God more often than not calls us to Zag Zig. Creativity can break the code to 75% of your impossibility. This message is made for you.

Zag Zig: Making the Impossible Possible

75% of everything that you think is impossible is not impossible. If all you can think is Zig then Zag, you’ll be hampered all of your life by the feelings that things are just not possible! God more often than not calls us to Zag Zig. Creativity can break the code to 75% of your impossibility. This message is made for you.

The Prayer of Jabez: Bless Me – Simon Taylor

God has absolutely everything you need to fulfil your destiny piled up in heaven with your name on it. It’s time to speak it into being. In this message Pastor Simon sets us up for an awesome month as we begin our 21 days of prayer and fasting – The Prayer of Jabez preached live at Hope City Sunderland by Pastor Simon Taylor

The Prayer of Jabez

Your future is the exact opposite of your feelings. Your destiny is the exact opposite of your dead ends. Your purpose in life is the direct inverse to the past in your life! Why? Because God builds his greatest strengths upon your greatest weaknesses. Because Jabez knew this, he was singled out from a list of 600 names and granted his cry to become everything he wasn’t! Go figure.

The Prayer of Jabez

Your future is the exact opposite of your feelings. Your destiny is the exact opposite of your dead ends. Your purpose in life is the direct inverse to the past in your life! Why? Because God builds his greatest strengths upon your greatest weaknesses. Because Jabez knew this, he was singled out from a list of 600 names and granted his cry to become everything he wasn’t! Go figure.

The Promise of Jabez

Lead Pastor Colin Blois launches our 21 days of prayer and fasting with a brand new preach series to begin 2016 with our focus on prayer and our eyes on Jesus. When we have seen what God has done, our prayers are not a plea, but a declaration into fruition of that which Christ has already won for us!

Don’t Let The Tail Wag The Dog

Wisdom for a new year from Dave Gilpin. Most people get to the end of a year and start of a new year with frustrations, criticisms, and a general high level of exhaustion! Yet, it’s your critical spirit that’s a huge give away to your gifting and calling! If you’ve got the gift of mercy, you’re going to be completely frustrated with those ‘selfish people who care about nothing but themselves’. The only reason you’re so frustrated is because YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT! Just don’t let the tail of your madness wag the dog of gifting. That’s all. And that’s why you need to hear this message. Let your gift lead…always. And when you’ll always have a tail!

Don’t Let The Tail Wag The Dog

Wisdom for a new year from Dave Gilpin. Most people get to the end of a year and start of a new year with frustrations, criticisms, and a general high level of exhaustion! Yet, it’s your critical spirit that’s a huge give away to your gifting and calling! If you’ve got the gift of mercy, you’re going to be completely frustrated with those ‘selfish people who care about nothing but themselves’. The only reason you’re so frustrated is because YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT! Just don’t let the tail of your madness wag the dog of gifting. That’s all. And that’s why you need to hear this message. Let your gift lead…always. And when you’ll always have a tail!

The Becoming of Human – Part 2 – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an enlightening messaage as the second part of this series based out Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae. Preaching from Colossians 2 & 3, Ps Colin shares how we do not need to get into the good grace and favour of God by working with a religious spirit; you are already Christ’s favourite. Before any work, effort or striving you are already in the favour of Christ!

The Hit Factory

In church life and in leadership, all too often we hear about ‘passing on the baton’. The problem with this is that it implies a LETTING GO of your calling in order to empower somebody else, when we are actually meant to stay in the game for the long haul. Paul was the HIT, but was championed by Barnabas the HITMAKER. Barnabas understood that discipleship through fatherhood and relationship was far more effective than raw leadership – leadership has an expiry date, but fatherhood is lifelong.  When it comes to the kingdom of God, leaders are not always called to be the lead singer, but often to be the producer – the HIT MAKER. It’s time to put down the microphone and get in the studio. Recorded live at the C3 Global Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Hit Factory

In church life and in leadership, all too often we hear about ‘passing on the baton’. The problem with this is that it implies a LETTING GO of your calling in order to empower somebody else, when we are actually meant to stay in the game for the long haul. Paul was the HIT, but was championed by Barnabas the HITMAKER. Barnabas understood that discipleship through fatherhood and relationship was far more effective than raw leadership – leadership has an expiry date, but fatherhood is lifelong.  When it comes to the kingdom of God, leaders are not always called to be the lead singer, but often to be the producer – the HIT MAKER. It’s time to put down the microphone and get in the studio. Recorded live at the C3 Global Leadership Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Over-Attachment

All of us are prone to Over-Love. When a single person or happening becomes our only source of affirmation and adoration, we run the risk of being controlled by that person or event. This then leads to love-hate relationships. You hate them because you actually love them too much. It can be within families, with loved ones, ex-boyfriends and girlfriends or even a business venture. Over-Love canteen lead to Under-Love by living detached from those around us. You move out from being controlled to become the controller. Abraham suffered from Over-Attachment, and God found the solution. This short message may also hold the key to your freedom. Preached at ‘This New Republic’ Young Adults conference in Sheffield.

Lay A Place – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois concludes the Populous series of Heaven’s people on Earth, with an empowering message based on Jesus’ relationship with Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Once Christ calls us out of the grave, He isn’t finished! He wants to journey us to the table that we would establish and be established in community.

Populous

There’s a place called Bethany that your God wants to take you. The gospels only record Jesus weeping twice. The first was in Bethany – his place of affection and adoration that became his place of safety and protection. It was where he came undone. It’s hard to let it all out when you’re on the front line of Agape love, touching the lost and feeding the needy. Jesus held it in for when he crossed over the borders in Phileo love. Agape love bleeds, Phileo love breathes. If Jesus needs a Bethany, then you do too.

Preachers Masterclass

Vision gives birth to commitment. The Horse of Vision always should come before the Cart of Commitment. Most preachers start with commitment and, in doing so, wonder why there’s little uplight in what they say. This masterclass fixes the common mistakes preachers make, leaving you with keys that will open the door wider to seeing all you want to see come to pass. This message was recorded at C3 Europe Leaders Conference in Amsterdam

The Hidden You

In everything we go through, we are faced with two options: to either harden our heart, or to open our heart. Often we choose to harden our hearts because we don’t want people to know the real ‘us’, the flawed ‘us’. The truth is that God knows us better than we know ourselves and loves us unconditionally despite our flaws. When the church grabs a hold of this truth and commits to transparency, we can start to see transformation in people’s lives.

Populous

There’s a place called Bethany that your God wants to take you. The gospels only record Jesus weeping twice. The first was in Bethany – his place of affection and adoration that became his place of safety and protection. It was where he came undone. It’s hard to let it all out when you’re on the front line of Agape love, touching the lost and feeding the needy. Jesus held it in for when he crossed over the borders in Phileo love. Agape love bleeds, Phileo love breathes. If Jesus needs a Bethany, then you do too.

Don’t Pass Martha – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois kicks off the Populous series on Heaven’s People on Earth, with an incredible message from John 11. Jesus raises us to life, but we need to be in community with one another because He uses other people to outwork our miracle. Jesus uses the people in our lives to bring about the miraculous – Martha is not just a spectator to the miracle; don’t pass Martha!

You Are Welcome Here – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois inspires on First Fruits Sunday with an exceptional message, diving into the heart of the House. As we build God’s house so He builds our homes; we want our church to be home to every one who enters the doors. This is your home; you are welcome here!

Beat The Blag: The 7 Greatest Lies In Church Life

Blagging has become a national pasttime. Sometimes you need to break out of your limitations and just go for it, but the danger is that it can also become a mask for deceit. Everybody blags yet, each time we cross the line, we erode the greatest unseen threat that holds every relationship together – trust. Record at Hope City Lancashire in the city of Preston, Dave Gilpin takes us into a world of smoke and mirrors and why we do it so well!

Out Of The Struggle Comes A Double – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings a stirring message as we prepare for First Fruits Sunday at the end of September, all about the doubling God is waiting to give on the other side of our struggle. Struggles are not designed to highlight our brokenness but to indicate the blessing we have not yet attained which is on the other side. As we give the first of what we have it opens the floodgates of Heaven to pour out blessing upon us!

500 Shades of Grace: Goodbye Christian Grey

The only time to ever learn about grace is when you’ve been bad. Being good is too ambiguous for the human heart to work out if you’re favoured because of His love or because of your works. This teaching outlines the difference in order to set you free.

Nothing Is Normal – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings a rallying message for us as we head into September and the ‘normality’ which that can feel like. As we go back into our world after the summer and return to normal, know that everything is different. What we routinely expect is what we have routinely experienced; we need to raise our expectation of what normalcy brings in order to raise our experience!