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Messiah Complex

The Greater Good Series Messiah Complex is a belief that either you or someone you know is called to be a saviour to your world.⁣ It’s hard wired— people need a saviour and when they fail to see the real saviour in Jesus Christ- arms wide, full of authority, care

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Self Hate vs Self Love

The Greater Good Series To interpret the scripture, ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ by saying that you must love yourself before you can love another is to sabotage truth. Jesus isn’t saying this. He’s telling us to take our current self obsession with either self hate or self

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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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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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Fabulous Faith

You don’t need breakthrough. You don’t need finance. You don’t need healing. What you need is the key that opens the door to breakthrough. Faith is that solitary key. There is no other key.  It has no feels. It has no emotion. It sees nothing in the natural. Yet it

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Don’t Accept Yourself

Only accept ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. The things that you cannot change for now. They exist to change you. Change is everything. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 2. The things you are going to change at a later date. Strategy is everything. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 3. The things you will need help from other people

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