Episode 3 of the Table Talk podcast series.
Join Pastor Colin & Beth Blois, Pastor Tebo Mpanza and Pastor Jo Willis as they chat about reaching people through small acts of kindness.
The simple act of buying a stranger their coffee can bring them just a step closer to God.
Episode 2 of the Table Talk podcast series.
Join Pastor Colin & Beth Blois, Pastor Tebo Mpanza and Pastor Jo Willis as they chat about reaching people through entrepreneurialism, business and creativity.
Episode one of the This New Republic Table Talks.
Listen in to Pastor Colin and Beth Blois, Pastor Jo Willis and Pastor Tebo Mpanza as they have a conversation about life, the church, and all things students and young adults.
In today’s message Ps Colin shows us that we can reclaim and renew the spaces we inhabit as we stop asking God what he wants us to do, and start moving towards what he values, because faith is not about belief; its about being open to what’s happening in front of you.
In this powerful message, Ps Colin invites us to take a look at the paradigm we have constructed around us by the way we see our world, and shows us that God is always looking to bless you.
In this closing message in the parable series, Ps Colin poses the question ‘does God keep score or does God wipe clear?’ He explores the reality of unforgiveness, how it keeps us in a prison we build for ourselves. Its time to free ourselves and forgive.
Is God winning or is God losing? – CB
Ps Colin blasts through six parables and changes the way we think about EVERYTHING as he shows us how the Kingdom of Heaven is always at work by asking the question ‘Is God winning or is God losing?’
In this mind-blowing exposition, Ps Colin looks at the parable of the talents, and explores (and finally answers) the question “is life a gift or a test?”
In a creative exploration of the truth of our salvation, Pastor Colin asks us to consider the truth that we were saved at the cross, not just to escape to heaven, but to truly live on Earth.
Pastor Colin unpacks the eternal truth that God WANTS to bless you, and faith isn’t found in the absence of fear – it’s found in Jesus’ love for you.
Pastor Colin shows us that sometimes God takes you out of something good to get you to something better, and that there is no limit to what the church of God can do!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois kicks off the brand new series ‘This is a God Dream’ with a brilliant mix of science, humour and revelation. Listen to how God’s Dream for your life is coming together.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings a message of encouragement and strength on how freeing it can be when we allow God to show us our destiny. If we don’t allow Him to do so, we can waste our lives trying to earn God’s love, but it’s already been freely given!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an encouraging message that we have put in the places we live, work and do life, not just by default but as a satellite of Heaven, and of the church. You’re called to influence the people around you!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an incredible message about bringing back the spirit of Eden into our lives.
Guest speaker Pastor Colin Blois speaking live at YA Tuesdays, at the o2 Academy Sheffield.
Jesus not only bridges the gap between us and God, but also the space in between us. Pastor Colin Blois encourages us to grow in our relationships with each other.
Although we can find it hard to continue growing, whether we hit hard times or feel that we’ve plateaued, we can always find ourselves fruitful if we remain planted in the garden. You don’t need to try harder, you don’t need to move continuously based on the height of the sun – just remain planted in Christ. To bear fruit, you just have to remain planted. Let your roots grown deep in the garden of Christ and you’ll grow in the garden!
God’s vision for your life is not some ethereal unattainable dream – You are God’s highest achievement of creation. See yourself how Jesus does, perfect in your creation, with a dream and a vision to outwork on the earth. God’s vision is perfect, it’s a vision of Heaven on Earth; a vision called You.
Sometimes the most dangerous thing we can do is step out of the boat, on the water and move into something new. Sometimes the most dangerous and difficult thing we can do is keep working, keep plowing, keep beating the wheat in our field, building the strength for our battle.
God Never Eats Alone [Part 2]. It can be tempting to think that in order for people to experience the joy we experience in our faith, we have to convince them logically that our position is the most logical conclusion. But joy isn’t found through logic, and faith isn’t built on it – it’s built on relationship! We need to invite people to share in our joy, to come on the journey with us – people need to be welcomed to the table with us; God never eats alone! As we step out dangerously to invite people into our lives, we’ll see them step into miracle territory!
God Never Eats Alone [Part 1]. It can be tempting to think that in order for people to experience the joy we experience in our faith, we have to convince them logically that our position is the most logical conclusion. But joy isn’t found through logic, and faith isn’t built on it – it’s built on relationship! We need to invite people to share in our joy, to come on the journey with us – people need to be welcomed to the table with us; God never eats alone! As we step out dangerously to invite people into our lives, we’ll see them step into miracle territory!
Life is not designed to be lived on the shores, safe in the boat, waiting for the miracle in a place of safety. If God is relationship we can find security in Him, but the essence of faith is risk. It’s time for us to stop living in safety, and step out into the dangerous territory where miracles exist. Danger is the essence of faith, it’s time to start living dangerously!
In the waiting and working for our miracle, we can often become distracted by the motion and miss the strength of the journey. We have faith in a good God who will provide for us – the miracle is sure, but while the passing in itself brings us joy, the greatest miracle is in that which we carry as a result of the trial, not simply the survival of it. Pick up your rock as God sees sure that you can cross the river – but don’t drop the rock!
Lead pastor Colin Blois rounds up the EGO series with another incredible message celebrating the Genius of You!
It was faith that brought David to the frontlines, but it was his ability, his strength, his competency that defeated Goliath. Tune in as Pastor Colin Blois encourages us to not only know God, but to also know the individual strengths and talents that God has given us.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois continues the EGO series, with another inspiring message looking at the Genius of YOU! The truth is that when you are facing your Goliath, you are the bigger person in the fight and you have what you need to win! Your strength and gifts are all you need to overcome whatever you are facing this week.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois introduces the EGO Series, based around the genius within – the giant within you is greater than the giants you face. If, as A.W. Tozer states, the most important thing about us is what comes to mind when we think about God, the second most important thing is what comes to mind when we think of ourselves.
We think it is our strength and through being strong that God can work in us, but the bible is filled with demonstrations of God using us in and through our weakness, not our strength! Because of your weakness God can move, your weakness allows Christ’s strength to enter – you’re stronger than you think you are!
Pastor Colin Blois encourages us to become captivated by the dreams that God has for us. You’re not a recipient of the dream, rather, God gave you to the dream so that it would be accomplished.
The Equinox is a moment in time, a moment we can watch pass by, or grab hold of and engage with. Christ came not for us to wait until we pass to Heaven, but that we would take hold of Heaven’s joy and riches now, that we would engage with Heaven while on Earth – we are Heaven’s parade.
Heaven isn’t a distant place far into the future, Heaven is here and now. In the first message of the Equinox series, Pastor Colin Blois inspires us to reach through the breach, and bring Heaven to Earth. Plunder Heaven to populate Earth.
Jesus preached “the Kingdom of Heaven has come near” throughout his ministry. What if Heaven is not an ethereal future hope – but a present reality that Jesus wanted us to experience right here, right now?
The Lord’s prayer is a snapshot of everything God has promised us, purposed for us, and provided for us in Jesus. There is no please in the Lord’s prayer, yet we all live with hesitancy in our spirits. Pastor Colin Blois encourages us to embrace the sonship that we have through Christ Jesus; we don’t have to twist God’s arm for Him to do good on our behalf!
Understanding how Jesus taught his disciples to pray is vital to us if we are going to learn the rhythm of a real relationship with Jesus. Join us as we look at the Lord’s prayer and how it can change how we approach God.
God loves the spirit of optimism and is drawn to environments of hope. Join us as we discover how Gods activity in our world is drawn to atmospheres of anticipation that he will do something great.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois kickstarts 2017 with a series setting the year in faith and hope. We may not see or have the solutions to issues which may present themselves to us, but with Jesus we still have every reason to hope!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois takes a moment in the run up to Christmas to delve into the book of John to bring a message of wisdom and comfort. Our names are engraved upon the hands of God.
Part of expanding our horizons involves realising what things are currently limiting our view. Sometimes in order to step into an expansive future we need to shift perspective. It’s time to set our horizons on the bigger city and get out of town.
In conclusion of the Horizons series, Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings a great word on the strength and the power of community. While David had upon him the anointing to be king, and had in his history the experience to defeat Goliath, he had Kingship in his destiny but no palace in his history. David needed Jonathan to enter into his destiny. We all need a Jonathan, and we are all someone’s Jonathan.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings the final instalment in the Horizons Series, with a faith-inspiring word based out of 1 Kings. Though we may see a drought and hear of a famine, we expect food and rain because we have seen the providence of God! Others may doubt the coming of the waters, but because we have seen the lightning, we can believe for the rain.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an incredible message on First Fruits Sunday. It’s easy to think that the King is in the castle, that things are simply as they appear to be. Pastor Colin unpacks 1 Samuel 16, where as Samuel pours oil upon David he is filled with the Holy Spirit. The power is not in the position, but in the anointing. The King is not in the placement, the King is in the anointing; the King is in the cup.
Paul says that we are the aroma of Christ to God. In other words when the fragrance of your life rises into the nostrils of your heavenly Father, He smells Jesus. Or to put it more simply, you smell like Jesus. In fact when God smells your life you make Him think and feel as He does about Jesus. Why? Because you remind the Father of Jesus. You smell so good!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois continues the open house series, with an inspiring message on Faith. We can feel like we should have enough faith to get rid of the storms, but God lets the storm rage around us because he knows the faith will stir and stand within us. We encounter storms because we have a faith God wants to shout about.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois continues the Open House season of summer with an incredible message on the value of invitation and opening our homes.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an encouraging word to transition us into the summer season, a summer of invitation, of friendship and family, a season of Open Houses!
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings an inspirational word that the gospel is more horticultural than industrial – there is a gardener who cares for you, and is committed to your growth. The gardener does not overlook you but invests time into your best life. That gardener is Christ.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois brings a great message for Resurrection Sunday. Jesus did not come to enforce the law, nor did he come weak. Christ came in Grace, and with His life, His death, and His rising again, Love Won.
Lead Pastor Colin Blois continue the Faithcasts series with a message on the agenda of faith. We count and look to cities because they contain a high density of people – and the focus of our faith is people!