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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s Your Turn – How to Maximise Every Opportunity
Most things that affect your life are cyclic. They are part of something greater who’s momentum keeps you doing things that you don’t really want to be doing. Depression is often part of a cycle. Habits are definitely cyclic and bouts of anxiety are just that- bouts that continue like a boxing match.
In this message Pastor Rachael Taylor from Hope City Newcastle attempts to break cycles by looking at a the man at the pool of Bethesda who’s been ‘cycling’ for 38 years.
Often we find ourselves in situations where things look bleak and need a change, Hope City Teaching Pastor Louise Davies speaks about opening the door to our next season with the key of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the ultimate attitude, there is power in the word “Thank you”. Listen as Louise unpacks the thought and gives some tips on how to cultivate a lifestyle of thankfulness.
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.
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.
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.
No matter who you are or what you do, you will only breathe out what you have breathed in, and what you breathe in is dictated by the atmosphere you live in. Lead Pastor Beth Blois introduces the summer series with an insightful message about the climate we allow and the atmosphere we live in. What you exhale will be what you’ve absorbed; there’s more to your words than just your thoughts – there’s something in the atmosphere.
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.
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.
Pastor James Macpherson, lead pastor of Calvary Christian Centre, Townsville, Australia, brings an exceptional message on Whitefields Conference Sunday. It’s not a problem to still be looking towards the fruition of all the promises of God – because God’s still working on your behalf, he’s still got more to do – God’s not finished yet!
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!
Hope City Podcast Central
EGO Series: You're Stronger Than You Think You Are
We do not see the finished product, the outcome or the result during the process. But while we wait, while we work, and while we trust, meanwhile, God works in the background, and works upon us. We wait in faith, meanwhile God is building for us and in us. Preached live by Lead Pastor Beth Blois.
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.
Jesus preached “the Kingdom of Heaven has come near” throughout his ministry. What if Heaven is not an ethereal future hope – but a present reality that Jesus wanted us to experience right here, right now?