Optical: You’ll Grow in the Garden

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!

Optical: A Vision Called You – Colin Blois

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.

Dangerous Liaisons: Just Beat The Wheat

 

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.

Dangerous Liaisons: God Never Eats Alone [Part 2]

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!

Dangerous Liaisons: God Never Eats Alone [Part 1]

 

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!

Dangerous Liaisons: Danger is our First Name

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!

Don’t Drop the Rock – Colin Blois

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!

EGO Series: Go Get Goliath

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.

EGO Series: Alter Ego

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.

EGO Series: You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are

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!

Equinox Series: Heaven’s Parade

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.

There’s No Please In The Prayer – Colin Blois

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!

Horizons Series: You don’t get Jesus if you don’t have Jonathan

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.

Horizon Series: If You’ve Seen the Lightning, You Can Believe For the Rain

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.

The King is in the Cup

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.

You Smell So Good

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!

A Faith God Shouts About

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.

Down at the Bottom of the Garden

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.