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Hope City Church - Sheffield

Hear the latest messages from Pastors Jo & Lois Willis and team, preached live at Hope City Church, Sheffield. We’re a vibrant, exciting and friendly church and passionate about people knowing Jesus and living their best life. We’ve got church locations all over the place and big plans for even more! For more information visit www.hopecity.church/sheffield

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Hear the latest messages from Pastors Jo & Lois Willis and team, preached live at Hope City Church, Sheffield. We’re a vibrant, exciting and friendly church and passionate about people knowing Jesus and living their best life. We’ve got church locations all over the place and big plans for even more! For more information visit www.hopecity.church/sheffield

Neshama – Jo Willis

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The Holy Spirit is often the least-understood person of the Trinity, so this week we are embarking on a three-week study into who He is and His purposes on this earth.

Grab a notepad and settle into this teaching this week as Ps Jo Willis guides us through the Holy Spirit’s fit, function and focus; and delves into the significance of various words to describe His nature, one being the Hebrew ‘neshama’: the breath of life.

Oct 18 2020

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The New Normal – Kevin Shaw

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All we’ve heard over the course of this year is that we’re “living in unprecedented times”, and we “need to get used to our new normal.” But nothing about our current circumstance is new or normal!

Explore what the Bible teaches about lockdown living in this week’s message from Elder Kevin Shaw – the final instalment of ‘The Church He Sees’ series.

Oct 11 2020

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Left Behind – Lois Willis

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The Church is God’s design. It is His number one idea! So when Jesus left the earth, what was the intention behind what He left behind?

Explore what was left behind, and the part we play, this week as Ps Lois Willis delves into how we can become more like the early church – the church He sees – and what this means for how we outwork the gospel in our relationships with each other and throughout our world.

Oct 05 2020

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The Hope of the City – Jo Willis

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Are you stuck in familiarity? Have you been carrying around a sense of hopelessness? Maybe it’s time for a hard reset.

Don’t miss the miracle right in front of you this week as we explore what hope we can have in our city and our personal worlds with this brand new message from Ps Jo Willis.

Sep 27 2020

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Man-made vs God-made – Lois Willis

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As a church, we are on a quest to ask God, “what does the church that you want to build look like?”

In this week’s message, Ps Lois Willis explores the idea that perhaps, up until now, we’ve been stuck in man-made living. But now God has led us, like Jacob, to an altar where we can lay down our old ways and move our lives and the church toward God-made living.

Sep 20 2020

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Heaven on Earth: A Refuge on the Rock of Ages – Jo Willis

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Do you know God as your safety and your refuge? Like Jacob, are you able to find your peace, safety and rest in Him, the Rock of Ages?

Explore what resting on the rock means for us today with this week’s message from Ps Jo Willis: ‘Heaven on Earth: A Refuge on the Rock of Ages’.

Sep 13 2020

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Heaven on Earth – Jo Willis

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God’s plan was always that we would experience the gate of heaven – we just have to change our perspective.

Grab onto the hope we have in Christ and the fact the Lord sees the man in the mess this week as we work together to begin to build the church He sees. Be encouraged in this with Ps Jo Willis’ latest message – the first part of our new series – Heaven on Earth: Home Away from Home.

Sep 06 2020

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Divine Connections – Lisa Stoner

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We were created for community. We were born to connect with others.

In this season of isolation, Ps Lisa Stoner explores the importance God places on being in community and the future that is created when we join hands with those around us.

Aug 30 2020

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I’m Triggered – Tebo Mpanza

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Are there any areas of your life that feel a bit cluttered? Any place where, if even the smallest button is pressed, you’re triggered?

It’s been easy in this stay-at-home season to get caught up in the clutter. To feel as though we have to do everything and be everyone to make sure all bases are covered. But trying to fulfil all these areas in our own strength can not only build up our frustrations, but sap our strength in and devotion to Christ.

We need to chill and regain our zeal! Figure out how you can do that in your own life with this week’s podcast message from Ps Tebo Mpanza.

Aug 16 2020

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Back To Life – David Stoner

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What are you battling with right now? What is happening in your life that is making it seem like there’s no way back?

Know that, through the love and mercy of Christ, there is always the hope and reality of resurrection. Whatever the illness of your circumstance, it’s not too late for you to come back to life. Listen in to Ps Dave Stoner’s message this week as he encourages us remember the hope we have in Christ.

Aug 09 2020

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Let the Saints Rise – Jo Willis

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In all the tumult of our world, it’s so easy to lose sight of our first love. But what is our first love? Is it Jesus, or is it the church?

Listen to this week’s podcast with Ps Jo Willis as he explores our need to reprioritise our loves to further the kingdom of God. Let’s rise up as an effective church; an effective body, with our unique parts and gifts working together in unison.

Aug 02 2020

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Locked Out of Heaven – Gosia Denham

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Do you know that God isn’t as far from you as life may make it seem? Do you ever get the sense that you can’t quite reach Him; there’s something stopping you approach him; that, in a way, you’re locked out of heaven?

Jesus wants you to come in. He wants you to draw near. And He’s given us the keys to open the door. Listen in to this week’s podcast as Ps Gosia Denham explores the keys to sharing space with Christ.

Jul 26 2020

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What Have You Got There? – Tim Ross

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Against the backdrop of our confusing world, what are you wearing? What are you holding? What is residing in your heart? What do you have there that sets you apart from the rest of the world?

Take time to self-reflect and recalibrate this week with a guest message from Ps Tim Ross.

Jul 19 2020

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The Scattered Church – Joel Burden

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It’s easy in the world’s current climate to feel displaced and distant from church. But although we are scattered, we have been called for such a time as this! God is using these circumstances to bring about a revival not just in His body, but of His body. He is moving us where He needs us to be.

Be encouraged this week with this message from Ps Joel Burden.

Jul 12 2020

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What’s in a Name? – Lois Willis

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Do you know who God says you are? Do you know that you are loved, chosen, wanted, God’s handiwork? Do you know of the life-changing and empowering implications that rooting your identity in Christ entails on your life?

Take stock this week of how you view yourself – or how the world views you – and compare it to how God views you. His opinion of us is infinitely better than anyone else’s. Join Ps Lois Willis as she explores our identity in Christ in this week’s message, ‘What’s in a Name?’

Jul 05 2020

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Living Life Ordained – Simon Taylor

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It’s time to break off the shackles and the lies of the enemy and live our lives as we truly are: ordained! Each of us are called by God to reveal His goodness and work out His will upon the earth. Nothing and no one can stop us when we’re in the will of God! But how do we outwork such a high calling on our lives?

Join Ps Simon Taylor in this week’s podcast as he delves into the hows and whys of living life ordained.

Jun 28 2020

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Fear Not – Phil Pringle

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If anything is clear in times of difficulty and upheaval – whether in our personal or corporate lives – it’s that God is far closer than we will ever know! He is an ever-present help in times of trouble, and we have nothing to fear.

On Father’s Day, we are encouraged to hear from the father of our movement, Ps Phil Pringle. Listen in as he passes on the encouragement of our Father in heaven: “Fear not!”

Jun 21 2020

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A Tale of Two Daughters – Chris Denham

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We all have issues. Difficulties in circumstance, health issues, and lies we’ve come to believe about ourselves just name a few. Though we are never too far from the grace of God.

Just one touch from Jesus is enough to satisfy! It’s enough to heal, to restore, and to affirm. Listen to this message from Ps Chris Denham and remind yourself of the hope and resurrection life that Jesus offers.

Jun 14 2020

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Fundamental Facts – Tebo Mpanza

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It’s time to go back to basics. What makes our lives worth living? How can we have total trust in God? What fears; what insecurities do we need to let go of? 

It’s no longer about performance. Let’s flip our perspective.

Tune into this week’s podcast message as Ps Tebo Mpanza unpacks the fundamental facts of the Christian life.

May 24 2020

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The Messy Middle – Louise Davies

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Right now, we’re in The Messy Middle. We’re experiencing losses, a slowing down, a redirection of purpose and changes to our daily rhythm. It’s been confusing and difficult to adjust. Though even in these challenging times, there’s joy to be had! Listen to Ps Lou Davies today as she encourages us to reclaim our joy in the midst of this trying season.

May 10 2020

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