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The Quirky World of Dave Gilpin | Senior Pastor of Hope City Church
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‘Go into all of the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’ Mark 16:15 #EuropeNeedsYou

Leadership Lesson #6 – The Curse of Being Low Maintenance

😌 You never get the PRAISE you deserve because the people who should buy you pressies are too busy responding to those who are demanding pressies. You’re left with a deficit of praise and honour. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 😡 You never get the MENTORING you deserve because those who should be

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Leadership Lesson #5 – Stop Following Your Passions

If you followed your passions you’d either create an ice cream store or be in a whole lot of trouble. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Your passions are like avocados,⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – BOTH HIPSTER- ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ yet 💩 some are easily past their expiry date 🤢 some are too hard to cut through right now

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Leadership Lesson #4 – Shred the List

‘And that’s another thing they did’- is you building a case against someone you no longer get on with! ⁣ ⁣ You have decided not to let them off the hook but to hook them more by collecting ‘data’ on them, even though most of what they do is not

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Leadership Lesson #3 – Know Your Strengths

You’re not ‘weak’ at cello playing. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ You’ve never done it, don’t want to do it ⁣⁣⁣⁣and never will do it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ It’s not a weakness, it’s a non-strength. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Same with lots of things about you- ⁣⁣⁣⁣being funny, being extrovert, ⁣⁣⁣⁣being well organised or singing in tune! ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Leadership Lesson #2 – Quit The Self Pity.

Whatever role you have in a relationship- that’s the role you’ll keep for the rest of that relationship.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣If your gift is organising stuff, then that will be your role. Stop complaining that no one does what you do. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ If you’re the present giver, the empathiser, the

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Leadership Lesson #1 – The Sin of Predictability

The reason why life is so uncertain is because God is sending you a gift. ⁣ ⁣ Uncertainty is the only thing that pushes you to live by faith. And faith is the only thing that trades with the certainty of God’s interfering power.⁣ ⁣ Predictability is an enemy of

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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

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

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The Rainbow – 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

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Mountain Men

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

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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

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If God?

Let’s imagine – IF GOD was for us! How differently would we see that mountain, that valley, that threat. IF GOD is a concept unfolded in Romans Chapter 8 that changes everything about your life. Dave Gilpin studies God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit to give full metal to

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The Real You (Please Stand Up)

What if the You that God knows is the you you’ve never truly met- the New You, the Real You, the Higher You? To have a revelation that you’re a part of the oldest aristocracy in the world and the oldest dynasty is the beginning of God revealing who you

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Fake Faith – Let’s Get Real

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

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Don’t Teach a Fish to Climb Trees – How to not lose your confidence

50% of all of your weaknesses don’t exist. They’re fictional. We’ve mistaken non-strengths for weaknesses. Strengthen your non-strengths and the best you’ll get is average. Strengthen your strengths and you’ll find your genius. The other 50% are reversible. God places His strengths on the fault lines of your weaknesses. This

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