What is The Salvation Army's first priority for Salvationists? Right belief, correct behaviour or an actual inner experience of the Holy Spirit?Before I launch into this subject, you may have been wondering why my blog (apart from my sermon podcast) has been so quiet for the past two months. On 17 July 2019, my Mum was Promoted to Glory (passed away). I spent a good … [Read more...] about Salvation Army and the Holy Spirit: Doctrine, Orders & Regulations or Indwelling Experience?
These discipleship articles seek to equip you in your growing walk with Christ. Discipleship is an ongoing process. We should never stop learning. We are continually learning and growing stronger in our relationship with God and in our love for others.
Discipleship takes commitment, vision, and understanding the Bible. These discipleship articles aim to support you on your journey. They will help you to equip and grow other disciples who in turn go out to equip and disciple yet others.
Now more than ever the world needs disciples that truly practice repentance, who allow their lives to be continually transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, and who are becoming consistently equipped for a better life.
I pray these discipleship articles will help you as you seek to follow Jesus more closely every day.
The Salvation Army does not practice the Eucharist. Instead it chooses to see Christ in all aspects of life, especially in our mission to the world.The History of The Salvation Army and the EucharistIn its early days, God led The Salvation Army not to observe specific sacraments including the Eucharist, sometimes known as the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion (amongst … [Read more...] about The Salvation Army and the Eucharist: Mission First
The Salvation Army Doctrines have a huge gap in them. The Soldier's Covenant can plug that gap and help us to live like Christ.The Gap that got me thinkingIt was this devotional from Richard Rohr that got me thinking. Noting that the Apostles' Creed mentions nothing about Jesus' life and practice, he suggests the Creed has little usefulness for people's daily, … [Read more...] about The Salvation Army Doctrines: A Gap Plugged by the Soldier’s Covenant
Becoming a Salvation Army soldier isn't about signing up to our doctrines, or getting into heaven. It's a practical spiritual pathway for our lives.Christianity as a Way of LifeA few days ago, Richard Rohr quoted church historian Diana Butler Bass, who wrote:Throughout the first five centuries people understood Christianity primarily as a way of life in the … [Read more...] about Becoming a Salvation Army Soldier of the Way
What does it mean to be a Salvation Army soldier? Is it to be a follower of Jesus or membership? Or is it a particular way of being God calls us to?A Sense of Confusion?From discussions I've continued to have recently, particularly online, there are some in The Salvation Army who seem confused about it. To be fair to them, my participation in those discussions has … [Read more...] about God Still Calls the Salvation Army Soldier
If you believe the reports, it is notoriously difficult to keep New Year's resolutions. Here are 8 New Year's Resolutions that are easy to keep.Happy New Year! We may be a couple of weeks into the New Year, but it's not too late to adopt some easy New Year's Resolutions.Here are 8 New Year's Resolutions that are easy to keepI will talk to God more this year.I … [Read more...] about 8 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy to Keep
Are we losing the importance of Salvation Army fellowship? Attendances at large events are dwindling, yet we need to meet together regularly.Salvation Army Fellowship This month (September 2018) has seen a flurry of events where Salvationists have met together to worship and enjoy Salvation Army fellowship. Last weekend (23 September) saw the welcome to the 21st General … [Read more...] about Salvation Army Fellowship: Are We Losing It?
What evangelism activities are you involved in? Many Christians have realised evangelism is more than telling others about God. But we do need to use words.Evangelism Activities Spread the Good News Evangelism activities seek to spread the Good News that Jesus died for our sins and was raised from the dead and now offers the forgiveness of sins and the freedom of life in … [Read more...] about Evangelism: Speak Up!
What does your mouth say about you? In his book, I Declare War, Levi Lusko says it takes 72 different muscles working together to produce speech. Every day, on average, 16,000 words come out of your mouth. That's around 860 million words in an average lifetime. What do those words say about you and especially about the condition of your heart? Let's look at some Bible verses … [Read more...] about What Does Your Mouth Say About You?