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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Defiance in the right space can be a good thing. We often see defiance as being in a position of strength standing firm against the things that oppose us. And yet, Daniel’s defiance was found humbly on his knees in prayer. Take a knee and see the astounding ways in which God will move on your behalf.
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Take A Knee: How To Stand Firm Without Standing At All - Jo Willis
Join us live at Hope City Leeds at our Sunday service, as Ps Jo Willis from Hope City Sheffield shares with us a message, on how to make good great again. An encouragement to do the right thing even though offence can often run deep.
Pastor Jo encrouages us that as we seek God and the hunger for His purposes grow, so does our ability to do more. The result is that we see the impossible happen, like Joshua’s request: Sun Stand Still.
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Sun Stand Still - Making Good Great Again - Jo Willis
Episode 5 of the So.ciety Table Talks podcast series.
Joined by a live audience, Pastor Jo Willis, Pastor Tebo Mpanza and special guests, Pastor Joe Dunys (Hope City Sheffield, Creative Director) and Danny Woolf (Lifehouse Chesterfield, YA Pastor) chat about risk taking & how to lead your own life.
We all love the idea of having resolutions for the new year, but we’re often discouraged when we don’t see these resolutions all the way through. Pastor Jo Willis encourages us that change is a byproduct of our relationship with God. Fuel your resolutions with a fresh revelation of God.
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The Resolve: Fueling Your New Year Resolutions - Jo Willis
In every area of life you are in there is always a king; someone who wields power and authority in their sphere of influence. We are born to influence the influencer. Tune in to Pastor Jo Willis and find out how to move kings.
It ‘just so happened’ talking about how to live a life beyond coincidence, believing that as we live by a conviction that God has put us somewhere specifically, rather than we are there by coincidence, then we can live as if God is going to use us to ricochet into other peoples worlds with the gospel.
Students & Young Adults Pastor Jo Willis brings an incredible message about the hand of God as we travel into and through our miracle. We can think when we’re in the miracle that all that matters is the outcome, but on the journey, God can work wonders in our hearts and open our eyes to His goodness.
Sometimes it’s not the glamorous heights we need to seek to serve our God-given dreams. Sometimes we need to dig down, to dig in with prayerfulness and faith. Ditches don’t just supply your present, they serve your future. We need to be a people who pray, a family who look to God, a body of ditch diggers.
God loves ditch diggers, the people who are obedient in putting in the sweat and hard work. Pastor Jo Willis encourages us to dig ditches this summer – be intentional about growing in God and your friendships this summer, and you’ll see the miraculous.
God’s timing doesn’t always make sense, but it is always perfect. Pastor Jo Willis brings us incredible teaching about the timing of God, and the steps we can take to see His plans bear fruit in our lives.
Jesus didn’t save you for Himself, He saved you for someone else. Pastor Jo Willis encourages us to live the life of influence that God has called us to. Everyone has a story, and it is influential to someone.
There’s nothing convenient about life with God. Pastor Jo Willis shares a powerful message about stepping out of our comfort and convenience. There’s something beautiful about the inconveniences of God, because there’s something spectacular to be found on the other side.
Hope City Sheffield’s Student & Young Adults Pastor Jo Willis brings a great message on how the point of our faith is not for comfort and convenience, but through faith and inconvenience, we can experience the spectacular!
Student & Young Adults Pastor Jo Willis brings a great message as part of the New Years Solution on how the point of our faith is not for comfort and convenience, but through faith and inconvenience we can experience the spectacular!
Students & Young Adults Pastor Jo Willis brings an incredible faith-inspiring word encouraging us to lift our eyes and believe not in the report we have seen but in the identity we know our God has. Don’t just accept the first look as the final say but, in fath, take a second look.