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!

Lifted by Faith – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an insightful word as the final instalment of the Weight Lifters series. We can often think the weight of our baggage will stop us from arriving at our destination, but actually our ticket tells us that God wants us there! Don’t be held back by the problems you think restrict you but be carried by grace and let your baggage be lifted by faith.

I’m Just Not Sure I Care Anymore – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an encouraging and hard-hitting message as part three of the Weight Lifters series. As much as we want to succeed and excel in life, we are released to be carefree because Jesus cares on our behalf – we do not need to be careful and caught up on measuring success by worldly victories when God cares FOR us, infinitely and relentlessly.

Think Big Act Small – Dave Gilpin

Behind every breakthrough you’ll often find a breakdown. It’s the place of divine exchange. Dave Gilpin shares intimately from his wife Jenny’s personal journals where in the midst of despair she attempted to think big yet act small – leading to one of the greatest victories Hope City has ever seen.

The Next You

Whatever you do, don’t play into the mantra of this age by trying to ‘find’ yourself. It’s complicated. You’re complicated. You need to DEFINE yourself, not find yourself. This message will explain everything you need to know about The Next You. It may be time for a rebrand – you are too important to be left in the past.

The Next You – Dave Gilpin

Whatever you do, don’t play into the mantra of this age by trying to ‘find’ yourself. It’s complicated. You’re complicated. You need to DEFINE yourself, not find yourself. This message will explain everything you need to know about The Next You. It may be time for a rebrand – you are too important to be left in the past.

Taken By Grace

This is Pastor Jenny’s real life story, from her adoption at a few days old to finding out the stark and painful truth about how she came into the world. As Jenny found out more about her earthly family, she discovered what the Father Heart of God truly is and how we are all forever held by grace. – Live from Sheffield

Middle Child Syndrome – Dave Gilpin

Crises of identity often come about when someone takes away the limelight that you were basking in and steals it for themselves. What you do when become invisible is what defines you – and what defines YOU, defines your FUTURE. (WARNING: This message contains psychological profiling from the story of the Prodigal Song. It may contains bits of you).

Middle Child Syndrome

Crises of identity often come about when someone takes away the limelight that you were basking in and steals it for themselves. What you do when become invisible is what defines you – and what defines YOU, defines your FUTURE. (WARNING: This message contains psychological profiling from the story of the Prodigal Song. It may contains bits of you).

All About That Bass – No Treble – Dave Gilpin

If we make it all about the BASS of the Kingdom of God, He will make it all about the BREAKTHROUGH of the Kingdom of God. If you seek first that Bass, God will supply the tunes of the Treble! We need that Boom Boom of the thunder of Heaven back again in our lives. This message explains how.

Jerico Calls: Waiting on a 7 – Colin Blois

Pastor Colin Blois ties up the Jericho Calls serious with an exceptional third message entitled ‘Waiting on a 7’. Day seven may seem like a long way off at the start, but the walls did not fall just because of day 7, but due to the faith and of the steps taken on days one though to six!

Jericho Calls: Living In The Cause – Colin Blois

Lead Pastor Colin Blois launches us into 2015 with an incredibly prominent first message in the Jericho series. Everything we do, even living for the cause comes out of a place of living IN the cause – we don’t need to stretch to attain a certain standard when Jesus has already bought our future victories!

Jericho Calls: The Scarlet Cord – Colin Blois

Ps Colin Blois brings an incredible message on the story of Rahab as the Jericho Calls series continues. Because Rahab knew what she wanted, she walked straight out of her door and right into the lineage of Christ! Rahab’s request ‘Just save my family’ must be the basis for our request and our invitations.

The Third Culture – Dave Gilpin

Our churches are filled with Third Culture People- people who grew up in a different culture to the culture in which their parents grew up. Third Culture Kids (3CKs) share a sense of not quite belonging in any place- when asked ‘Where are you from?’, their answer is always: ‘Then we moved to…. then we moved to….’. This is about their journey, their fight, their future. This is about every church in every city all over the world.

Mike Murphy – There’s Something in the Water – Colin Blois

Ps Mike Murphy (Australian Christian Churches) brings a powerful word about the waters that flow in our life; those that are man-made and those that are God-given. Ps Mike shows us how our lives are affected by these waters, and God’s purpose for us in every season.

Scratch the Itch

Sometimes the Holy Spirit works with an ‘itch’; a thought that we can’t shake off, a reoccurring dream. Here,  Pastor Jenny tells about the ‘itch’ that God placed in her life for women with life-controlling issues and brokenness, and how a one small ‘itch’ has become a world-impacting ministry. This is the story of the birth of City Hearts.