Stop Loving You – Dave Gilpin “Almost Live”

The Bible never tells us to love ourselves, forgive ourselves or treat ourselves. It says to deny ourselves. And the reasons are excellent- You loving you will prevent God displaying His love for you. Either you do it (which leads to incapacitating worries and doubts) or you leave it to God (which leads to miraculous provisions as well as huge peace of mind). If you love you, you’ll be so preoccupied by things that Jesus said are not your business and miss everything that is your business. This message is here to help you turn bad stress into good stress. A message from Pastor Dave Gilpin, preached live at Hope City Church in Sheffield and then watched almost live in York. Enjoy.

Messiah Complex – Dave Gilpin

The Greater Good Series

Messiah Complex is a belief that either you or someone you know is called to be a saviour to your world.⁣ It’s hard wired— people need a saviour and when they fail to see the real saviour in Jesus Christ- arms wide, full of authority, care and concern- they often turn to leadership and find themselves hugely disappointed. This message is about bringing back the actual Messiah to be the head of the church. When He is, watch out- anything could happen.

Self Hate vs Self Love

The Greater Good Series

To interpret the scripture, ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ by saying that you must love yourself before you can love another is to sabotage truth. Jesus isn’t saying this. He’s telling us to take our current self obsession with either self hate or self love and turn our obsession onto Him and others. Only by doing so will you display a trust in God that will enable you to experience the ocean of God’s love. And that in turn eliminates both self hatred and the need for any self love. This message when applied will release you from so much anxiety and worry accrued from attempting to love in all the wrong directions.

Stop Loving You – Dave Gilpin

The Greater Good Series

The Bible never tells us to love ourselves, forgive ourselves or treat ourselves. It says to deny ourselves. And the reasons are excellent- You loving you will prevent God displaying His love for you. Either you do it (which leads to incapacitating worries and doubts) or you leave it to God (which leads to miraculous provisions as well as huge peace of mind). If you love you, you’ll be so preoccupied by things that Jesus said are not your business and miss everything that is your business. This message is here to help you turn bad stress into good stress. Enjoy.

Future You – Dave Gilpin

The Greater Good Series

There’s two of you- Present You and Future You. When Present You meddles with Future You’s world, the result is anxiety and burn out. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus told us to not worry for tomorrow. Matthew 6:33 explains why. It refocuses Present You to get on with the ‘greater good’ of expanding the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then allowing God, along with Future You, to get on with the ‘good’ of seeing your needs met and your destiny fulfilled. To untie Present You from Future You is your key to success.

When Friends Fail – Dave Gilpin LIVE at Calvary Church

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

There’s three kinds of friends in your world- the ones you see from high school every year, the ones who you don’t socialise with but are always looking out for you, and the friends you burn the midnight oil with who are so close and so vital. It’s often this last group that surprises us- after coming with us from A to B, they’re then nowhere to be seen as we head from B to C. One argument, and they sheer off, hardly ever to be seen again. This message will explain everything.

Secret Stories: when truth be told

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.

The Rainbow: Mephibosheth – Dave Gilpin

Favour Ain’t Fair. 

This is part 2 of the Rainbow series. When Abraham was asked to cut 3 animals in half and place the halves opposite each other, he was setting up a mysterious covenant where the halves on the left would represent himself and the halves on the right would represent God himself. This was a precursor for Jesus who also represented both us and God in his broken body.  But between both incidents was a man called Mephibosheth, who’s life was changed forever by another distant covenant.

Mountain Men – Dave Gilpin

A man without a mountain is only half a man. Every man was born for near misses, desperate challenges and traversing trouble. And when he does it for the protection and provision of others that man becomes a brother, a husband, a father. The bible tells us, ‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news…’ A man’s feet can tell you everything about the man. This podcast reveals all. A message from our Senior Pastor Dave Gilpin, preached live at Hope City Church in Sheffield then watched almost live in York.

The Rainbow – Dave Gilpin

Signs from Heaven to Earth

The question why do bad things happen to good people comes from an over exaggeration of our own goodness. We’ve placed ourselves miles too high on the Scale of Good. You know you better than anyone so it’s not a surprise to know that you’re not really that good at all. And if you are, it’s grace at work in you. From the Rainbow to the Cross there’s a covenant supplying you with goodness and mercy that’s totally disproportionate to the altar you find yourself upon. If you look to the covenant and not yourself you’ll find so much of God your life will never be the same.

Dave Gilpin – Middle Child Syndrome

When you’re sandwiched between the old and the brand new, MCS comes knocking. It happens to Pop Stars, the middle aged, the flash guitarist when a flasher guitarist enters the room as well as the older brother when the younger brother comes along. Shunted, displaced, shelved and ignored- emotions run both high and deep. To not understand that God is in the midst preparing you for your next big thing is to be left despising your world and escaping to another. This podcast ,recorded at C3 Powerhouse Australia will help you navigate your future.

The God of Reduction

This leadership message, shared at Lead Summit in England by Dave Gilpin, looks at the ‘peril’ of everything that moves- it has to lose something to gain something. For Abraham he ‘lost’ his son, for Gideon he lost almost all his men, for Joseph he lost his reputation. You may be part of a reduction right now… and it could possibly be an absolute move of God. It could be a pulling back in the bow before a propelling of the arrow to slice through the winds to hit the mark of destiny. This message will restore your confidence that God is on the move.

Fabulous Faith And How To Use It – Dave Gilpin

Tune in as we go almost live to Hope City Sheffield with Senior Pastor Dave Gilpin. God is putting our house in order, not in the way it used to be, but in the way that we need to become. Something incredible is about to happen, so it’s time to put YOUR house in order. Cling on to faith, it is the most valuable commodity that you have. You don’t need more faith, just less doubt.

Fake Faith – Let’s Get Real – Dave Gilpin

The slipstream of faith is a deadly place. You can tuck in under someone else’s breakthroughs and have a measure of success and yet be unaware that somehow you’ve run out of your own faith. You can be full of hope that God will come through for you, yet He doesn’t because you’ve mistaken hope for faith. You’re faith is fake faith. When God gives you real faith it’s always original- it can’t be borrowed, imparted, on loan or leased. It’s instantly yours. And it’s this kind of faith that not only saves, it’s the key to all of the breakthroughs you’re about to have in the future of your life. Listen well.

Trust Issues – Dave Gilpin

All of us have trust issues. Failure to address them always leads to cynicism, isolation and a small life. This message begins with describing an overcoming spirit that’s available to us through Christ, then encourages us to step out of our distrust back into trust, through a new spirit of courage. This simple step of courage will create a big step towards the amazing future God has planned for you.

Fabulous Faith – Dave Gilpin

You don’t need breakthrough. You don’t need finance. You don’t need healing. What you need is the key that opens the door to breakthrough. Faith is that solitary key. There is no other key.  It has no feels. It has no emotion. It sees nothing in the natural. Yet it precedes everything. When you get it, it opens doors to things you’ve never experienced ever before in your life. This is about how to get it, how to use it and how to prize it.

Up Close and Personal – Dave Gilpin

Hope City Church is a multi-generational, multi-site and multi-national church full of creativity, diversity and authenticity. And that’s a challenge. Senior Pastor Dave Gilpin apologises to different groups within the church whom he feels have been let down across the years including middle-aged men, the black community and those who find themselves currently on the bench. It’s both honest and raw.

Cry Me A River – Dave Gilpin

Whether you call yourself an introvert, shy, quiet or just plain reserved, there’s a new you that supersedes the natural you times a thousand. The bible says that you’re not a lake, a pond, a swamp or a flood. You’re a river. Rivers flow. They’re dynamic. They’re hard to stop. They’re heading somewhere. And they represent everything about the new, higher You. Jesus declares that rivers of living water would flow from the inmost being of someone in whom the Spirit of God lives. Everything about this water is alive, dynamic, oozing to display its qualities and can’t be kept in a well. Click play to hear this God-filled message from Senior Pastor, Dave Gilpin. 

Future Proof – Dave Gilpin

This message takes the listener through the 7 things upon which your future depends and lands on- ‘The dreams you declare will never die’. On this point Dave Gilpin digresses and outlines the plans for the future Hope City Complex in a suburb called Waverley near junction 33 on the M1. If you’re a leader and want to see how to present vision, this will be a great help!

Cry Me A River Part Deux – Dave Gilpin

Psalm 46 states, ‘There is a river that makes glad the City of God.’ The river of God in your life is unstoppable. It will never run out and will transport you into all God has for you. But the river does something else-  it carries stuff away. You can’t just dump your junk on the river bank and expect to remain in the clear waters of destiny. Every river has a bridge and there comes a time where everything needs to become ‘water under the bridge’. In this message, Dave Gilpin gives us 7 keys to letting go and allowing our ‘junk’ to go under the bridge. It’s amazing what can happen when you do.

Cry Me a River – Dave Gilpin

Whether you call yourself an introvert, shy, quiet or just plain reserved, there’s a New You that supersedes the Natural You times a thousand.

The bible says that you’re not a lake, a pond, a swamp or a flood. You’re a river. Rivers flow. They’re dynamic. They‘re hard to stop. They’re heading somewhere.  And they represent everything about the new, higher You. 

Jesus declares that rivers of living water would flow from the inmost being of someone in whom the Spirit of God lives. Everything about this water is alive, dynamic, oozing to display its qualities and can’t be kept in a well. Enjoy the podcast.

Mending Fences – Dave Gilpin

Fences are good- good for privacy, good for personal time and good for protection. To love someone is to love their fence.

 To love their fence is to allow them space- space to back away, space to hide, space to process and space to find their own convictions on life and faith. 

To push through the fence either causes offence that results in a stronger fence of defence, or for some, leads to broken fences and no fences.

Remain in Community – Tim Ross

As part of our This New Republic weekend, Ps Tim Ross shares one of two messages about Support Systems. We all need support as we walk through life. In this message, Tim talks about how to find support by remaining in community. There are certain examples we can learn from the Bible, people from whom we can learn what not to do and how to support others by contributing to a healthy community.

The Voice Part 2 – Dave Gilpin

Express yourself.

Why did God ask Adam to name the animals? This would seem a pointless exercise until you remind yourself of the power of names. Names have an ability to fashion, form and frame both the present and the future. It’s happened throughout your lifetime with both positive and negative outcomes. Adam was practising on the animals what Jesus would do to the nature of Simon and the state of Lazarus- speak a new name over both creating powerful outcomes. And since we’re made in the image of God, we are called to rename ourselves, others and our cities with names of faith and hope that change things forever.

Breaking Resistance – Tebo Mpanza

If you see a sign saying ‘don’t walk on the grass’, we are all struck by a great temptation to walk on the grass! When God prompts you to do something, there’s always something in you that wants to say ‘no’. It’s that ‘no’ that needs breaking. Resistance comes in all forms from a subtle pulling back to public meltdown. This message by Tebo Mpanza, Hope City Birmingham Pastor, will help you speed into your God given future by taking your foot off the brake pedal. And we all have one.

The Voice – Dave Gilpin

Calling your future out. 

Chaos marked the beginning of creation. Chaos always exists between what was and what is to come. To usher in what was to come, God spoke. He didn’t just think. He didn’t remain silent. The Word of God contains the power of God, yet the spoken word releases that power. Because the Word of God is ‘alive and active’, it’s born to be expressed. And when you express it, it never returns to heaven without accomplishing that for which it was sent.

Unboxing Possibility – Dave Gilpin

Right now you’re being unboxed. The box that held in your potential is being torn apart by unrest. To release your potential that releases all kinds of possibilities requires faith. And faith starts with a storm; a chaos and a sense of being out of control. Why? Because faith first let’s go of the old, the familiar, the usual and the worn. And that creates an uproar within us, in those who love us and in those who think they know us. To find oneself between the old and the new takes nerve. Here’s a life message to give you just that.

The Meaning of Life – Ps Dave Gilpin

To have a life of meaning is the primary driver of human souls. To do this, tables must turn, saying goodbyes must happen, storm clouds are ushered and reinventions begun. That’s why many choose to attempt to live a life of happiness only to discover that on either side of moments of happiness lies deep discontent. The more meaningful your life is, the more fulfilled you’ll become.

Chaos Theory – Dave Gilpin

Why does all hell seems to break loose soon after you get a word or a feeling that God is about to do a new thing in your world? It would appear to be the workings of an opposing force, yet the truth is that nothing natural or spiritual moves from one form of ‘order’ to a higher order without a season of chaos. 

We rarely understand this because we feel that God moves mostly through miraculous interventions, when he actually moves primarily through a process of birthing- and that’s so messy and awkward that we think something is intrinsically wrong. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. Chaos in your life right now isn’t for your destruction, it’s for your releasing- God is birthing something new and better in your world.

Blink – The Power of Thinking without Thinking – Dave Gilpin

Almost every time God speaks to us, it’s accompanied not by a booming voice or lightning flash but by a flicker- a change of cabin pressure- a momentary or residual peace that settles on the underside of our emotions. Because righteousness, peace and joy are the three arbitrators of the Spirit, Dave Gilpin shows how following the trail of peace can lead you into the fullness of all God has for you!

Inklings: The Five Levels of Desire – Dave Gilpin

You inner desires are completely linked to the will of God for your future. If you delight in Him, the Bible says, He will grant you the desires of your heart. Yet you’ll never truly be able to find them or follow them if you’re driven by demand, fear and conformity. Press play to find out how to dig through the emotional layers to find the true, life-guiding passions that dwell beneath.

Inklings: The 5 Levels of Desire

Your inner desires are completely linked to the will of God for your future. If you delight in Him, the Bible says, He will grant you the desires of your heart. Yet you’ll never truly be able to find them or follow them if you’re driven by demand, fear and conformity. This message teaches you how to dig through your emotional layers to find the true, life guiding passions that dwell beneath.

Don’t Judge Me – Dave Gilpin

In Matthews Gospel, 8 out of around 14 parables that Jesus gave were directly to do with judgement. We never mention it for the fear of offending. However- In this age of judgementalism where isms and phobias are thrown around both as missiles of judgment and weapons of mass bullying, Jesus parables take on a new meaning.

In the Parable of the Weeds, the owner of the field told the workers to let the wheat grow with the weeds and for them to not to even attempt to do any weeding along the way. He would do that at harvest time. He would exercise final judgement, not the workers. Jesus is telling us to be counter cultural- to spend no time judging or being judgemental about others, ourselves, our society and our world. He is the only person wise enough to make the right calls and at the right time. And until He does, we are to live with eyes of faith, not the voice of accusation.

Slow is the New Perfect PART 2 – Dave Gilpin

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.

Slow is the New Perfect PART 1

The Kingdom of God is like SLOW TV- it’s like 7 hours 23 minutes of Salmon fishing in Norway on NETFLIX. Even the analogy Jesus gave of seeds being planted is all SLOW SLOW SLOW. And that’s the same for every one AND every church everywhere. We grow slow, church goes slow and we all go slow even when we think we’re all going fast.

Almost every bad leadership decision happens by ditching slow and trying to speed things up through raising people up far too early, raising completely the wrong people up, being too authoritative, giving stern ultimatums and creating a fear driven environment…. all understandable, yet completely devastating by sending the church backwards instead of leading it forwards.

WHY IS IT ALL SO SLOW? Because SLOW AND STEADY beats FAST AND ERATIC every time. SLOW AND THOUGHTFUL decisions are always better than TOO FAST AND EMOTIONAL decisions. SLOW AND PERMANENT change is better that QUICK THEN REVERSIBLE change.

BUILD SLOW PEOPLE THAT KEEP MOVING IN WINTER, NEVER STOP SOWING IN AUTUMN, NEVER PULL UP IN SUMMER AND NEVER CEASE TO GROW IN SPRING. For within them lies the secret of the Kingdom of God. The Tortoise beats the Hare every time.

If you’re continually thinking ‘why is God so late at coming through?’ think again. His timing is actually perfect. It’s just that He knows more than you. That’s all. YOU WANT THINGS FASTER? Love SLOW a little bit more.