Category: "Media"

Failing Forwards – the brilliance of failure

All of success is rooted in an exposure to failure. Our greatest successes often come from the situations in which we open ourselves up to the greatest possibility of failure, yet the greatest chance of succeeding. Listen to the latest message for Dave Gilpin here. It’s time to fail forwards.

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The Scarlet Cord

In all of our lives from the moment we were born, there’s been The Scarlet Cord of God’s faithfulness running alongside us, swooping into our future. It’s been there in the euphoric times knowing that you’d need a companion when the music fades, and it’s been there in troubled times

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Donkeyology: embrace the ordinary

Donkeyology: The theology of Donkeys – why God chooses to use ordinary things for His extraordinary purposes and not special things. God chose a donkey to carry His presence into Jerusalem and God chooses you to carry His presence into your city, for His Glory. In the message Dave Gilpin

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Effortlessness: Refinding your Cutting Edge

Ecclesiastes infers that if the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more effort is needed to cut down the tree. Yet, a few minutes of sharpening can make a difficult job seem effortless. In 2 Kings 6, a man loses his ax head but supernaturally gets it returned to him. This message gives keys to retrieving your cutting edge and thereby move into a new kind of effortlessness.

Audiobook: Welcome To The Mind Map Experience

The Mind Map Story Inside every person’s mind are Fields of Dreams, Floods of Emotion, Trains of Thought and Cities of Habit. The skyline of your mind will determine the skyline of your future. Welcome to The Mind Map Experience. Romans 12:2 says to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your

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Audiobook: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Asset

This audio book was written and read by Dave Gilpin as part of the Mind Map Series. It seeks to prove that fifty percent of all your weaknesses are mythical. They live in the world of the Jedi and not the real world. THEY DON’T EXIST! What the world labels

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Zag Zig: sometimes you’ve got to Zag BEFORE you Zig

75% of everything that you think is impossible is not impossible. If all you can think is Zig then Zag, you’ll be hampered all of your life by the feelings that things are just not possible! God more often than not calls us to Zag Zig. Creativity can break the code to 75% of your impossibility. This message is made for you.

The Hit Factory

In church life and in leadership, all too often we hear about ‘passing on the baton’. The problem with this is that it implies a LETTING GO of your calling in order to empower somebody else, when we are actually meant to stay in the game for the long haul.

The Prayer of Jabez

Your future is the exact opposite of your feelings. Your destiny is the exact opposite of your dead ends. Your purpose in life is the direct inverse to the past in your life! Why? Because God builds his greatest strengths upon your greatest weaknesses. Because Jabez knew this, he was singled out from a list of 600 names and granted his cry to become everything he wasn’t! Go figure.

Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

Wisdom for a new year from Dave Gilpin. Most people get to the end of a year and start of a new year with frustrations, criticisms, and a general high level of exhaustion! Yet, it’s your critical spirit that’s a huge give away to your gifting and calling! If you’ve got the gift of mercy, you’re going to be completely frustrated with those ‘selfish people who care about nothing but themselves’. The only reason you’re so frustrated is because YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT! Just don’t let the tail of your madness wag the dog of gifting. That’s all. And that’s why you need to hear this message. Let your gift lead…always. And when you’ll always have a tail!

Populous: Heaven’s People on Earth

There’s a place called Bethany that your God wants to take you. The gospels only record Jesus weeping twice. The first was in Bethany – his place of affection and adoration that became his place of safety and protection. It was where he came undone. It’s hard to let it all out when you’re on the front line of Agape love, touching the lost and feeding the needy. Jesus held it in for when he crossed over the borders in Phileo love. Agape love bleeds, Phileo love breathes. If Jesus needs a Bethany, then you do too.

500 Shades of Grace (Goodbye Christian Grey)

The only time to ever learn about grace is when you’ve been bad. Being good is too ambiguous for the human heart to work out if you’re favoured because of His love or because of your works. This teaching outlines the difference in order to set you free.

Think Big Act Small

Behind every breakthrough you’ll often find a breakdown. It’s the place of divine exchange. Dave Gilpin shares intimately from his wife Jenny’s personal journals where in the midst of despair she attempted to thing big yet act small, leading to one of the greatest victories Hope City Church has ever seen.

Middle Child Syndrome – The “Almost Live” Message

Get ready. You’re about to experience MCS – Middle Child Syndrome! Something or someone is about to enter into your world that will deflect all of the attention off you and onto them. It may be a new church in your city, a younger song leader or songwriter or a new whizz kid who does things ‘better’ than you.

God Talks

In this series, Dave Gilpin shares intimately about his life and thoughts, mixed with live preaching from the best of recent ministry.