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Cry Me A River Part Deux

Psalm 46 states, ‘There is a river that makes glad the City of God.’ The river of God in your life is unstoppable. It will never run out and will transport you into all God has for you. But the river does something else-  it carries stuff away. You can’t

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The Voice

Calling your future out Chaos marked the beginning of creation. Chaos always exists between what was and what is to come. To usher in what was to come, God spoke. He didn’t just think. He didn’t remain silent. The Word of God contains the power of God, yet the spoken

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The Meaning of Life

To have a life of meaning is the primary driver of human souls. To do this, tables must turn, saying goodbyes must happen, storm clouds are ushered and reinventions begun. That’s why many choose to attempt to live a life of happiness only to discover that on either side of

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Chaos Theory

Why does all hell seem to break loose soon after you get a word or a feeling that God is about to do a new thing in your world? It would appear to be the workings of an opposing force, yet the truth is that nothing natural or spiritual moves

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Middle Child Syndrome – Why People Leave Church

Have you ever seen the comic sketch, ‘The Only Gay in the Village’? This famous Little Britain sketch is one of the most powerful observations of human nature ever to be broadcast on TV. The psychology that surrounds it is one of the biggest reasons why people leave your church

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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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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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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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Through The Keyhole – Episode One

Watch Episode One of Hope City Church’s new series, Through The Keyhole as we go inside the homes of four of our favourite location pastors of Hope City Church

Marriage, Infatuation and Sexuality

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 

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The Interview: Dave Gilpin Talking to Himself

This in-house production will make little sense unless you know the personalities of the Lead Pastors of Hope City Church! It’s entirely tongue n cheek. Yet, even if you know nothing of the church, this ‘conversation’ will amuse even the hardest of religious souls! Please…. there’s nothing serious about this!

The Leadership Knife Edge

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 Pathways Challenge

This 12 minute compilation takes the three episodes of Dave Gilpin’s Pathways Series and strips out the central challenge creating a pathway to Europe by the giving out of seven original paintings to seven strategic locations across Brussels as a precursor to Hope City Church planting in that great European

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The River SINGLE – Hope City Music

Announcing the brand new single from Hope City Music – The River. With a summer EP set to release later this year, The River is available on all major platforms including Amazon Play, Google Play and 7Digital. Where to buy the single:

How To Have A Slightly Better Marriage

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

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