Tag: "Hope City Church"

Step Maker

A lot of us think that there’s a giant leap of faith that we have to undertake in-order to follow God through the wilderness and into our own personal Canaan flowing with milk and honey. Yet no one has ever undertaken a leap of faith either within the Bible or

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Makes Me Wanna Pray

Most prayers have a lot to do with making us better, more holy and more acceptable to God. They’re about all we can do for God. Yet the Bible declares we love him BECAUSE He first loved us. To ask God to firstly show you His glory is not ancillary

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Future You

The Greater Good Series There’s two of you- Present You and Future You. When Present You meddles with Future You’s world, the result is anxiety and burn out. In Matthew 6:34, Jesus told us to not worry for tomorrow. Matthew 6:33 explains why. It refocuses Present You to get on

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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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Future Proof

This message takes the listener through the 7 things upon which your future depends and lands on- ‘The dreams you declare will never die’. On this point Dave Gilpin digresses and outlines the plans for the future Hope City Complex in a suburb called Waverley near junction 33 on the

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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. 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 word

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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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