Tag: "Faith"

Taking Back Control

Losing control and letting God take control is a signature of the Christian life. Living under the control of people is not.  Taking back control is about the power to choose who you want to be, even when you can’t do all you want to do.  Do that and it’s

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Dave Gilpin takes his Life Message of turning disorders into assets to C3 church San Diego. This expanded version looks deeper into strengths and non strengths as well as God’s strengths upon our weaknesses. It confidently declares over you that 50% of all of your weaknesses are completely mythical. 

Life Stories

Anorexia and Oil Tankers- How two became one. When Kerry was 21, her life was been torn apart by self-starvation that ended her career as a professional dancer. When Hassan was 25, he found out his life was under the threat of death so he escaped Iran and found himself

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Storm Troopers Part Deux

When you’ve been through some storms you can easily start to feel that God had something to do with them when, in fact, He had nothing to do with them. He just used them for good but never created them.  For you to move freely into a season of direct

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Storm Troopers

It’s the End of Your Storm. Some storms are caused by you. You became a storm first – a storm of conviction, audacity and no more compromise. The storm you’ve experienced was simply your world adjusting. Some storms are caused by Sovereignty, not to teach you a lesson but to

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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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The Next You

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia Stop shrinking back to the places you’ve outgrown. It’s scary, but the Next You is being created and it’s vital that you don’t look backwards. The world isn’t rejecting you, God is reserving you for a bigger future- the

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When Friends Fail

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. There’s three kinds of friends in your world- the ones you see from high school every year, the ones who you don’t socialise with but are always looking out for you, and the friends you burn the midnight oil

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Love Your Man

Recorded at Your Best Life Conference on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The Bible states that it’s not good for man to be alone. Often in a long marriage when the wife passes away, the husband passes away soon afterwards. Yet if the man passes away, the wife can live for

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Faith is a Noun

Preached at Calvary Christian Church in Australia, Dave tries to convince the congregation that faith isn’t a doing word, it’s a being word. It’s not a verb, it’s a noun. It’s something you have, hold and handle. Understanding this will wipe the slate clean on all your striving and reboot

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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.

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