Dave Gilpin

Boss Baby

There comes a time you just have to put your foot down and move from Cry Baby to Boss Baby. You need to move from belittling your world to bossing up your world! How? Jesus gave a parable about two men at midnight- one wanted sleep, the other wanted food. Food won over sleep as the spirit of ‘shameless audacity’ took over. It’s this spirit that’s all over this message. And it’s yours for the taking.

Slow Is The New Perfect – PART TWO

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

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Slow is the New Perfect PART ONE

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.

Slow TV – Train Ride From Zero to Hero

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

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Silverdale Road – Every Street has a silver lining

There is a road in England where more sporting stars have been created than any other. It’s called Silverdale Road. If talent alone had been the key, there would be no Silverdale Road. Dave Gilpin pulls out all the stops to investigate the truth behind the headlines. His conclusion is

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You Don’t Know You – Fixing you to fix your life

Becoming conscious of the deep unconscious part of your being is the start of everything. It’s the truest you, the essential you, the vital you. Paul calls it your inner man that sits below your soul and below your heart. So he directs all of his prayers in Ephesians to

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Thoughtlessness (How to Stop Being So Disturbed By It!)

You’re probably still waiting for that return text, that return gift and that return invite to that party. You’ve probably already decided that they are a rude, self-seeking person who has thoroughly undermined your worth and is seriously vindictive and dismissive. Yet the truth is they probably forgot. They’re thoughtless.

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ARISE : OUT NOW

It’s here! The latest release from Hope City Music – Arise Following the success of ‘This is Your Summer’ comes their latest single; Arise. You can find it on all major platforms including iTunes and Spotify, so make sure you’re listening today!  

NOTHING MORE.

Most of the people you know aren’t as vindictive or as deliberately forgetful as you think. They are simply thoughtless. The invite they never sent to you- thoughtless; that reply to your back to back texts- thoughtless; that present that never arrived- thoughtless; that praise you never got and that mention that never came- all completely thoughtless (you are as well so don’t be too harsh). Yet our thoughtlessness is one of God’s greatest tools in his travel bag of medicines and stuff that helps humans out. 95% of the time the person you’re blaming knows nothing of it. They’re oblivious (times of deliberate spite or ignorance are rarer than you think). God simply wants you to be less glued to the praises of others and more ‘sticky’ to the praises and promises of God. It’s in the silences and in the apparent yet imaginary rejections that you get your chance to revisit the origins of your life- the one who sent you out on your journey to begin with. He’s the one who actually sent you with the proviso that you both remember your sender plus love the world MORE than it loves you. Cause that’s exactly what Christ is doing to you. Their mindlessness is God’s opportunity to come back into our heart as the most special amongst friends and for us to really know that what He thinks is all that matters. And if there is any form of injustice, He will sort that out and turn the tables around. He did it for Joseph and He will do it for you.

Perfectionism: Therapy Time

God’s vision for you is not perfection. It’s less than that. It’s excellence. Recorded at Hope City Sheffield, this message will both deliver you and reset you for an easier, more productive future.

Four Things that Barnabas did to become a hit maker

How do you become a Hit Maker? How did Barnabas create his own Hit Factory? The first mention of Barnabas in the New Testament is found in the fourth chapter of Acts –  There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or

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Silverdale Road: Time and chance happen to everyone

More British sporting stars have been created on this one street than any other street in England. Why? Because those who lived there were custodians of an unusual set of circumstances and opportunities. People think that talent is king, yet Silverdale Road tells us a different story. And this story

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Optical: A vision called you.

OPTICAL A vision called you. When Dave Gilpin drove his new car into a car wash he forgot who he actually was for a moment. He found himself hitting his own forehead twice with the palm of his hand in front of the car wash employee because he didn’t do

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Thank you midfielders for-
Not hogging the ball
Not walking off with the ball
Not avoiding the ball
Not over kicking the ball
Not missing the ball
Not dribbling the ball
Not quitting when you lost the ball

Thank you midfielders for-
Your kicks of prayer
Your passes of generosity
Your headers of kind thoughts
Your flexibility in style
Your small glances of knowing
Your slides of ownership

Much love.

The Strikers

Dangerous Liaisons

Our greatest danger is that we stop being dangerous and play life safe. Knowing that Jesus reigns over everything changes everything. Faith exists only in the thin blue line between hope and danger. When Peter stepped out of the boat, he confronted the possibility of drowning with the possibility of

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