MESSAGES

2018

In this message Colin tackles the question; “If God is in total control over everything why should we pray?”  Or,; “Is God in total control?”  Find out in this message.

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In an age of stress we can trust God. In this message Colin shows how Jesus trusted the Father and how we too can trust God in all ways and in all things. 

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If we are to grow to be more like Christ we must “keep it real” by being honest with ourselves and God. In this message Colin addresses how we can grow in our relationship with God by comparing the typical unhealthy cycle most Christians find themselves in contrasted with the cycle of spiritual growth we need to commit to. 

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“When Jesus told us to welcome the stranger I don’t think he meant we should tear gas them at the border.”  What does it mean to not only worship the Prince of Peace but to also be a follower of the Prince of Peace?  In this message Colin addresses the tough teachings of Jesus especially when it come to loving our enemies. 

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This Christmas Colin speaks on where do we truly base our trust on – politicians, money, power, people – or on Jesus our “One True Hope”. Message starts 1:05 into the recording. 

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Colin speaks on the wonderful challenge and exciting purpose of being salt and light from Matthew 5: 13 – 16.

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Colin speaks on the radical methods of Jesus in responding to injustice. Hold onto your hats and get ready for a ride as you realize Jesus wasn’t passive but very active in his opposition to injustice. 

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Do you worry? Do you struggle and lose sleep because you are stressed at what life throws at you?  In this message Colin invites two of his friends from Connect to join him in sharing a message on how to deal with worry. 

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Are we looking forward or backwards? Are we thinking of ourselves or others? Are we living in the past or striving to shape a better tomorrow?  In this message Colin addresses our need to change for the sake of the future generations. 

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Whenever we worship God we practice rebellion against the Empire. Worship connects us to the kingdom of God and strengthens us to stand up and against the Empire we live in. In this message Colin stresses a new take on what worship is and what it does for us as people of the kingdom living in this world. 

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The Apostles Creed states that Jesus descended into hell. What does this mean? In this message Colin speaks on the meaning of Jesus descending into hell. Colin’s message starts at 55 seconds into the recording. 

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This message starts at the 18:48 mark of the recording.

We pray asking Jesus to answer our prayers. Why not return the favor and answer Jesus’ prayer that we would be one (See John 17). In this message Colin attempts to unwrap how we can answer Jesus prayer for oneness. 

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This message starts at the 9:53 mark of the recording.

Colin continues on the topic of oneness in Christ based upon Part One of his message on “Be An Answer To Jesus’ Prayer Part One”.  

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When you ask fellow believers why they attend a certain church they often answer by saying; “I like the worship at my church”.  But what about God?  What kind of worship does he want?  Listen to this message to find out.

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Jesus had a mission statement and it had a very strong emphasis on serving the poor and oppressed. In this message Colin reveals Jesus mission and challenges us to continue it through our lives. 

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Living the Christian life on our own strength is impossible. We must surrender to the influence of the living Jesus in us to make a difference.

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In this message Colin challenges us to be transformative agents of the kingdom of God. 

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How can we have a positive impact in high risk neighbourhoods? Is there a solution to the struggles present in lour inner cities? In this message Colin shares how we can be a healing agent in the world we live in.

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No one is perfect. We all screw up and make mistakes. The good news is that God works through mess ups like you and I. Colin shares how messed up we are and how God can deal with our messed up lives to make us into people of influence for the kingdom of God.

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Grief is a reality for us. Colin shares how God is present with us when we suffer from experiences of great grief. This message was born in the heat of the grief Colin has had to deal with over the years. 

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The Bible tells us to; “Encourage one another daily as long as it’s called today”. How do we become encouragers to each other? Listen to this message to find out how. 

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2017

We begin 2017 with a bang as we jump into the Book of Acts & start a series entitled; “To Be Continued”. Jesus intention is to bring the kingdom reign of God on earth as it is in heaven through you & I.  This is just Part One of a series on Acts that will continue throughout the next few years. 

Message 1: To Be Continued (Acts 1: 1 – 5)

Colin McCartney starts off our series on the Book of Acts where we learn how Jesus continues his mission today through his followers. 

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Message2: Kid Dynamite (Acts 1: 4 – 8)

Colin continues in sharing how Jesus’ followers must not only have the Holy Spirit but must also be filled with the Holy Spirit to receive power to enact the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

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Message 3: Authorized Personnel Only (Acts 1:8)

Being a witness doesn’t require a PHD or a special certificate in witnessing. Colin McCartney shares that we can’t help but become witnesses naturally when we are filled with the Holy Spirit supernaturally. 

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Message 4: God’s Game Plan (Acts 1: 9 – 26)

Steve Norton and Colin McCartney team up to share how God has an overall game plan for this world in bringing his kingdom come to earth and we are all part of it!

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Message 5: Visions, Dreams, Prophesy (Acts 2: 16 – 21)

Rev. Colin McCartney is back with a message based on Acts 2: 16 – 21 that reveals the need for Visionaries & Dreamers to lead Christ’s church again. 

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Message 6: Make Some Noise!

Rev. McCartney speaks on Acts 2: 22 – 41 on how God is serious about our churches being parties. 

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Message 7: Devoted

How is your devotion meter? Rev. McCartney continues the series in Acts with a message entitled; “Devoted” based on Acts 2:42 – 47

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Message 8: The Kindness Of God On Display Through His Church

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. In this message, Rev. McCartney shares on the importance of God’s church displaying His kindness to a world that needs to accept His love. 

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Message 9: Who Killed Ananias And Sapphira?

Often God is seen as the one who killed Ananias and Sapphira. In this message Rev. McCartney holds court concerning the scene of the crime and you may be surprised by what you hear. 

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In this brief series Colin speaks on how we as the church are to bless the world & how we can bless the world.

Message 1: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

In this age of injustice, greed, oppression, etc Christians have a longing for the coming kingdom reign of God to be fully manifested in the world.   Starting with the iconic U2 song Colin shares how Christians, like Abraham, are called by God to bless the nations to become what God intended creation to be – “very good.”
 
 

Message 2: When The Going Gets Tough We Bless

Colin continues to speak on Abraham’s calling to bless the nations & shares how we, like Abraham, have been called to bless in tough times. 

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Message 3: Understanding The Times

Racism, the Alt Right & other forms of “isms” sadly are an ever present reality in our world today. In order to be people who bless the nations we need to understand the times in which we live in so we can know what we should do.

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Message 4: The Meaning Of Church

In this message Colin addresses what the true meaning of church is and how the Post – Christian North American Church needs to go from “Here” (struggling, dying church) to get to “There”  (Vibrant growing impactful church in our Post – Christian reality).

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In this message Rev. McCartney shares on the sufferings of Jesus that took place on Good Friday and why this horrific day in history is good at all.

In this message Colin explains his struggle with the violent depictions of God in the Old Testament & how he interprets these passages to reveal a holy God of both judgment & grace.

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This Christmas Colin speaks on where do we truly base our trust on – politicians, money, power, people – or on Jesus our “One True Hope”. Message starts 1:05 into the recording. 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: DVD AND BOOKS - ORDER FROM AMAZON

Through a series of six video conversations, Tony Campolo and host Colin McCartney discuss the radical but clear teachings of Jesus. Together, Campolo and McCartney confront complacency and assert that the issues Jesus spoke directly about should be the priorities of God’s people. The social issues and values addressed in The Red Letters include taking care of the poor, finding justice for the oppressed, spreading the Gospel, and loving one’s enemies. As they wrestle with thought-provoking questions in the video segments and companion 32-page Conversation Guide, groups and individuals will be challenged to make Jesus Lord over every dimension of their lives.

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The “Red Letter Revolution” is about a global movement of Christians who are taking the actions of Jesus and his exact words—the “red letters” in some versions of the Bible—seriously. Colin challenges his readers to join this movement by responding to the poverty, racism, economic disparity, violence, classism, sexism and all other forms of injustice and oppression all around us like Jesus did. Through biblical exposition, rousing stories and practical application, Colin demonstrates that we can follow the radical words of Jesus only with the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.

This book won the Word Guild 2010 Canadian book of the year for apologetics.

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The many challenges life throws at us do not shape us. How we respond to these challenges do. In “The Beautiful Disappointment” urban youth worker and author, Colin McCartney, shares his personal struggles in dealing with the murder of one of his staff, the death of a child in his program and his own near death experience from a paralysing water accident in Hawaii. While the author was recovering from this life threatening accident in the critical care unit of Maui Memorial Hospital he slowly realizes that trials are “beautiful disappointments” God can use to purge us off all the false things we have allowed to disfigure who we truly are. It is through this “refining by trials” that the author experiences the intimate presence of God, a presence in our soul that frees us to reconnect to who we truly are as God originally created us to be. A true story that will leave the reader truly changed.

This book was shortlisted as a finalist in two categories for the prestigious 2009 Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards.

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