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,
Unless someone likes you, they won’t get to know you. If they don’t get to know you they can’t trust you. If they don’t trust you they won’t love you. If they don’t love you they won’t be able to see what you love AND will be held back from
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
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
BIGFOOT – Search for truth. Dave loves short adventures. In this 12 minute Scottish excursion, he checks out the last sightings of Bigfoot and then wraps it up with a quote from CS Lewis and an exposure of the unorthodox nature of the the Jesus story.
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.
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
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
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
Infatuation is the emotion of joy…. on steroids. Just like sadness that morphs into depression, emotions are like rivers – as long as they are kept within their river banks, you will succeed. Pastor Dave starts with some thoughts he shared recently about marriage then gives 4 keys to prevent
Pastors Dave and Jenny Gilpin tag team in talking through knife edge issues of leadership in the church today. It begins with the need to create feedback friendly churches and the huge challenge of not seeing correction as rejection in an age where everyone has a rejection complex.
The pressure to have a brilliant marriage has caused a lot of marriages to go backwards and not forwards. When Ken and Barbie talk about their perfect marriage, they omit to tell you how imperfect it actually is! In this message, Pastor Dave Gilpin looks at 5 keys to have
You can feel the tremors. Two unexpected political events have taken place in recent times that have destabilised our world- Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President. No one expected it. True public opinion has decided to go underground. Something is happening in the western world as a
Whether you’ve been called out like Abraham, thrown out like Jonah or sold out like Joseph, it’s time to raise your Ebenezer and declare ‘thus far, the Lord has helped me’. Jonah raised his in the belly of a whale and then that same whale took him to the shoreline
If you pray for a canoe, God will give you a tree. The power of God gave you the tree. The art of Leadership will give you the canoe. The future of your world lies in the combination punch of the power of God and the art of Leadership. This