(One More Time) No one knows their limits because what was your limit yesterday is no longer your limit today! You’ve grown and your limits have too! What God does, however, when you are at your limits of time, patience, strength and talent is extraordinary. This is where the greatest
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
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
What to do when the planet shakes. Recently while in New Zealand, Pastor Dave Gilpin celebrated his 60th birthday by going on the world’s largest catapult. The scariest time, he says, was not the beginning nor the end, but the transition time when his feet left the ground. Whenever our
Pastor Dave Gilpin has a theory that many believers were more ‘exciting’ before they believed than after they believed! Before they were rescued by Christ, they spent their weekends painting the town red. Now they spend their weekends painting the church beige! Why is that? Believers should be the most
What to Do After the Storms are Gone The place where you live and breathe is too small for you. It fitted yesterday, but it doesn’t fit your future. The only way out is to upsize. The prophet said to the woman about to die, go into your neighbours households
Your future may already have been marked out by a generous, all conquering God but it only unfolds as we are ‘transformed by the renewing of your mind’. It’s not just what you believe that counts but what you think about what you believe. And to change that takes the
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
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.
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
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
Our churches are filled with Third Culture People – people who grew up in a different culture to the one which their parents grew up in. Third Culture Kids (3CKs) share a sense of not quite belonging to any place – when asked ‘Where do you come from?’, their answer is always: ‘Then we moved to…then we moved to…’. This is about their journey, their fight, their future. This is about every church in every city all over the world.