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The Holy Spirit is often the least-understood person of the Trinity, so this week we are embarking on a three-week study into who He is and His purposes on this earth.
Grab a notepad and settle into this teaching this week as Ps Jo Willis guides us through the Holy Spirit’s fit, function and focus; and delves into the significance of various words to describe His nature, one being the Hebrew ‘neshama’: the breath of life.
The Church is God’s design. It is His number one idea! So when Jesus left the earth, what was the intention behind what He left behind?
Explore what was left behind, and the part we play, this week as Ps Lois Willis delves into how we can become more like the early church – the church He sees – and what this means for how we outwork the gospel in our relationships with each other and throughout our world.
As a church, we are on a quest to ask God, “what does the church that you want to build look like?”
In this week’s message, Ps Lois Willis explores the idea that perhaps, up until now, we’ve been stuck in man-made living. But now God has led us, like Jacob, to an altar where we can lay down our old ways and move our lives and the church toward God-made living.
God’s plan was always that we would experience the gate of heaven – we just have to change our perspective.
Grab onto the hope we have in Christ and the fact the Lord sees the man in the mess this week as we work together to begin to build the church He sees. Be encouraged in this with Ps Jo Willis’ latest message – the first part of our new series – Heaven on Earth: Home Away from Home.
Are there any areas of your life that feel a bit cluttered? Any place where, if even the smallest button is pressed, you’re triggered?
It’s been easy in this stay-at-home season to get caught up in the clutter. To feel as though we have to do everything and be everyone to make sure all bases are covered. But trying to fulfil all these areas in our own strength can not only build up our frustrations, but sap our strength in and devotion to Christ.
We need to chill and regain our zeal! Figure out how you can do that in your own life with this week’s podcast message from Ps Tebo Mpanza.
What are you battling with right now? What is happening in your life that is making it seem like there’s no way back?
Know that, through the love and mercy of Christ, there is always the hope and reality of resurrection. Whatever the illness of your circumstance, it’s not too late for you to come back to life. Listen in to Ps Dave Stoner’s message this week as he encourages us remember the hope we have in Christ.
In all the tumult of our world, it’s so easy to lose sight of our first love. But what is our first love? Is it Jesus, or is it the church?
Listen to this week’s podcast with Ps Jo Willis as he explores our need to reprioritise our loves to further the kingdom of God. Let’s rise up as an effective church; an effective body, with our unique parts and gifts working together in unison.
Do you know that God isn’t as far from you as life may make it seem? Do you ever get the sense that you can’t quite reach Him; there’s something stopping you approach him; that, in a way, you’re locked out of heaven?
Jesus wants you to come in. He wants you to draw near. And He’s given us the keys to open the door. Listen in to this week’s podcast as Ps Gosia Denham explores the keys to sharing space with Christ.
It’s easy in the world’s current climate to feel displaced and distant from church. But although we are scattered, we have been called for such a time as this! God is using these circumstances to bring about a revival not just in His body, but of His body. He is moving us where He needs us to be.
Be encouraged this week with this message from Ps Joel Burden.
Do you know who God says you are? Do you know that you are loved, chosen, wanted, God’s handiwork? Do you know of the life-changing and empowering implications that rooting your identity in Christ entails on your life?
Take stock this week of how you view yourself – or how the world views you – and compare it to how God views you. His opinion of us is infinitely better than anyone else’s. Join Ps Lois Willis as she explores our identity in Christ in this week’s message, ‘What’s in a Name?’
It’s time to break off the shackles and the lies of the enemy and live our lives as we truly are: ordained! Each of us are called by God to reveal His goodness and work out His will upon the earth. Nothing and no one can stop us when we’re in the will of God! But how do we outwork such a high calling on our lives?
Join Ps Simon Taylor in this week’s podcast as he delves into the hows and whys of living life ordained.
If anything is clear in times of difficulty and upheaval – whether in our personal or corporate lives – it’s that God is far closer than we will ever know! He is an ever-present help in times of trouble, and we have nothing to fear.
On Father’s Day, we are encouraged to hear from the father of our movement, Ps Phil Pringle. Listen in as he passes on the encouragement of our Father in heaven: “Fear not!”
We all have issues. Difficulties in circumstance, health issues, and lies we’ve come to believe about ourselves just name a few. Though we are never too far from the grace of God.
Just one touch from Jesus is enough to satisfy! It’s enough to heal, to restore, and to affirm. Listen to this message from Ps Chris Denham and remind yourself of the hope and resurrection life that Jesus offers.
Right now, we’re in The Messy Middle. We’re experiencing losses, a slowing down, a redirection of purpose and changes to our daily rhythm. It’s been confusing and difficult to adjust. Though even in these challenging times, there’s joy to be had! Listen to Ps Lou Davies today as she encourages us to reclaim our joy in the midst of this trying season.
This is an unprecedented season for us all. In unprecedented moments, God can do unprecedented things. Today’s sermon emphasises the importance of remembering God’s work in our lives, it is important to know that God is more than able to deliver us from this valley again and again. It’s easier to step out in faith when we see God move over and over again. God is calling out to you today to go again. Let’s do this, again.
In this Easter message, guest speaker Mark Ritchie encourages us in our ‘mess’ and points us to Christ and the power of the cross.
Speaking from Mark 16, he demonstrates how in the midst of the unknown, our default is to just keep our heads down and get on with things, but that through the promise of Christ’s life we can lift our eyes and receive His hope. In turn, this encourages us to go and share this hope with our world!
We pray this message fills you with the joy and peace of Christ!
You would think that we are living in a time where people know their worth but the reality of this generation is that people don’t know what real confidence is.
We live in a ‘value crisis generation’, which makes it difficult to know how much God love’s us. As a new creation a journey of allowing God to change, form and transition you from your previous mindset brings Confident Faith because God way is always better.
Ps Georgie encourages that as believers, we are to lift our heads and hearts to walk out as people who carry a Confident Faith, knowing that God wants us to be completely set free.
So much of what we live in tomorrow is based on what we are building today.
The legacy we leave in the future has the ability to break open areas in our world not just for the kingdom of heaven but for others to follow in as well but the question we have to ask ourselves before we get there we have to ask ourselves one question. What are we building?
Your ability to belong is inextricably linked to your gifting being released and without it giants of intimidation will continue to threaten our future. But God has built a giant slayer into each one of us, uniquely gifting us to take down giants both personally and on behalf of others, and it happens as we are we are planted in the soil of community and flourish beside the stream of the Holy Spirit. Understand that there are stages to belonging; it takes something of us, and as we move through them, God transforms us to become giant slayers on behalf of a generation.
How often do we freak out when things don’t go to our plan? Relax. Rest. God is in control. In this message for 2020, Joel Burden helps you see that’s God’s promise is making a way for you. When you build your confidence on the promises of heaven, everything about your world gets stronger.
At our carols service, Lois gives us tips to survive Christmas as well as shares her thoughts as to why God allowed Jesus to be born in a stable. Turning the setback into a set-up and the ordinary into the extraordinary. We pray it encourages you as you reflect over this Christmas time.
The Kingdom of God is full of B Roads as unexpected turns and apparent detours in life lead us into the destiny that God has for us. This message will equip you to keep moving forward & how to thrive during those detour moments.
It is so easy to let our emotions, feelings and what we are experiencing right now take over BUT they don’t have to have the final say! Press play to listen to this powerful message from Pastor Rachael Taylor.
Ever been on autopilot and gone back an old address?
In life that can often happen too; we can move back into our old habits, ways of thinking or lifestyles, but God has called us to occupy a new place. This new place is influential and significant, but in order to reside here we have to say goodbye to the old address and utilise the keys to our new location.
Ps Nadia explains the importance of knowing that God’s plan for you is bigger than the plans you have for you! Your ideas are limited His are infinite, your resources are limited His are endless, your gifts are limited He is the giver of all Gift.
You can do a great job with your life but you can’t do the right job with your life without God. When we allow less of us and more of Him, we take a scent of curiosity to others.
It doesn’t matter what age or stage of life you are in, at a point you can Start to trust God.
What question does your life pose to people when you walk into a room?
It is imperative to know what is on the other side of your digging…it is the wall of breakthrough.
Ps Vanessa gives us 7 keys to breakthrough. The act of reflection on all areas on ones life can tell you how closer you are to your breakthrough.
The Holy Spirit will help you to go into open and uncomfortable places, we are called to be in these places often because no one else is willing to go but there is a shift of what God is doing! God is going to go beyond your imagination.
Ps Vanessa introduces a different perspective of how we are used by God. She uses the example of a well to explain that every individual stands as a well in there community and before there is breakthrough of water, there is some digging to be done.
Any time the people of God dig wells, people life flourish.
This message will help you explore the questions what wells do you need to dig up in order for you to be effective in your community?
What does it mean to access living water not just for you but for the world around you?
Ps Ryan Smith teaches 4 mature responses to failure. As believers it is important for us to understand the importance of having discernment to know when it is time for a new beginning or an ending to something.
We all have an individual dialogue which means your relationship with God, yourself and others changes overtime, as you journey in Christ.
Failure – unwillingness to learn from past mistakes and not remain open to what God has for your in the future. God doesn’t define you by your mistakes, you are defined by the deep work of your transformation He does in you and through you because of your mistakes.
When facing issues in life our prayer is often for God to remove the issue for us. But what if the answer isn’t found in God removing the issue but is instead found in us changing perspective to gain a higher vantage point?
Dave and Jenny Gilpin, our Senior Pastors, share intimate secrets about their marriage, their disappointments, their devotional life, their tension points and their now Word from God. This is how you’ve never heard them before. Stuart Otten from ‘About Face’ is the interviewer.
From the events surrounding the ‘late’ arrival of Jesus after the death of Lazarus, Lois Willis, from the teaching team of Hope City, analyses why Jesus would ever want to delay a miracle. Not only were people he loved upset by his seeming lack of care, He himself wept at both the loss of His friend and the tension caused by His delay.
This message will shed light on your delays and help you turn your disappointment into expectation.
In every F1 race each car needs strategic pitstops to be able to successfully complete the race. The same is true in life; we’re not designed to just keep going & going, but rather God wants us all to have pitstop times of refreshing & renewal in his presence. A pitstop isn’t an indication of failure; it’s a set up for success.
Evangelism is not a solo pursuit. Pressure off! People often come to faith through a series of encounters with Christians. There are various roles within the team and you are essential in this Kingdom heist.
At every moment, there is something that is fighting for our attention, attempting to convince us to change our focus, or stop what we are doing. Listen in as Pastor Dave helps us to maintain our focus, and look to exactly what we need, even when the world around is trying to tell us otherwise.
Ps Jeff Lucas shares his salvation story through the lenses of his ‘confused’ 17year old self to express the power of prayer.
In the book of Acts the description of the Early Church was that they were ordinary people who were devoted. Their journey included authentic and real experiences of both victories and struggles.
This message helps you to understand and see the similarities and differences between Church as we know now and the Early Church. However, despite this the only thing that has stay the same through out the ages is the Love of God for his people. His devoted people.
God specialises in turning your nothing into something – something spectacular. As you realise that nothing is never nothing with God, embrace the power of surrendering your something to God, you’ll then discover EVERYTHING that God has for your life.
This message uncovers the way in which God can turn your nothing, no where, no way areas into abundant places. It will transform the way you see what’s in your hand.