This Sunday evening's sermon was a sermon on the Great Commission. Without mission there is no Christianity. So, are we on mission? Do we spread the Good News? Or is there something stopping us? Being Obedient to God includes Being on Mission In this sermon on the Great Commission, we cannot escape the fact that "continued obedient faith in Christ" includes being on … [Read more...] about We Believe | The Mission of Pointing Out Jesus (Matthew 28:16-20)
Podcast: Salvation Army Sermons Online
Basingstoke Salvation Army sermons online: On this page you can find posts that link to the audio of our Salvation Army sermons online at Basingstoke Salvation Army Bible Messages.
I preach most Sundays, although there are sermons included from special guests throughout the year. We try to provide positive, practical encouragement from the Bible each week. Some sermons are Salvation Army-centric, but most of them are applicable to all Christians.
During each sermon, I seek to carefully explore the passage we are looking at, placing it context. I try to find illustrations that help you connect with the issue we are exploring. I focus on taking us on a journey that makes the message life applicable. Having heard what the Bible says in a particular passage and on a specific issue, the question remains, So What? What do I do about what I've heard? What difference will it make in my life today?
I pray that you will enjoy these Salvation Army sermons online and that you are challenged by the messages from God's Word.
This Sunday morning's sermon was a sermon on James 3 the tongue. In Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan describes his character Talkative as "a saint abroad and a devil at home." Does that describe you? A Sermon on James 3 the Tongue The misuse of the tongue is spiritual arson. A loose tongue affects others and hurts us too. What is in your Heart Comes Out through your … [Read more...] about I Want to Live Right | Watch Your Mouth! (James 3:1-12)
In this sermon for Harvest Sunday we acknowledge that coffee beans have to be crushed and ground to release their flavour and aroma. In this sermon on Isaiah 42 1-9, we recall that in a similar way, God often has to break areas of our lives and show us our weaknesses so that he can rebuild us and make us the people he meant us to be. This sermon on social justice reminds us the … [Read more...] about It All Depends on God (Isaiah 42:1-9)
Our sermon on Harvest Sunday was a sermon on Matthew 6 25-33. It's a sermon about worry. I don't want to worry you: but worry can seriously damage your health! Worry Accomplishes Nothing In this sermon about worry, we're reminded that Jesus knows not only that worry will not add a single hour to your life, but that realistically, it will take time away from our … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry … Trust God (Matthew 6:25-33)
In this sermon about Romans 12 1-2, we recall that worship is giving ourselves back to God in response to his love, goodness and greatness. It' not all about turning up to meetings on a Sunday, although that is part of it. Are we guilty of reducing it to that sometimes? Unthinking Worship Paul uses the metaphor of sacrifice deliberately. In the ancient world, religion … [Read more...] about Worshipping Wholly (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)
In this sermon about James 1, we learn that our shortsightedness when it comes to our failings and weaknesses is endemic to the human condition. So how can we see our sin more clearly? God's Word is a Mirror God’s Word is like a mirror. It allows self-examination. But if you only glance at yourself in God’s Word and then walk away you are deceiving yourself. James … [Read more...] about What Do You Look Like? (James 1:17-27)
The Salvation Army is a holiness movement. We believe that Jesus' followers must be radical. Jesus Believes in You Jesus believes you can live this way. He believes you can live like he lived. Holiness: Learning to Be Like Jesus Ours is not a life like everyone else's with a sprinkling of Jesus on the side. Discipleship is about giving your entire life to Christ, … [Read more...] about Holiness: Radical Followers (Luke 9:21-17)
Do you waste time? Wasted time can never be gotten back. You need to be filled with the Holy Spirit to make the most of the time you have available to you. Be Careful How You Live Paul says, be very careful how you live. Live to please God. That takes energy and effort. Spiritual maturity and holiness only come with work. It takes time. Filled with the Holy … [Read more...] about Living as Fed People (Ephesians 5:15-20)
To be holy is to be set apart from the world for special use, like our best china. The problem is we are not totally set apart, we are still in the world. To live a life of holiness seems impossible, but it is a divine command. Redemption Makes Us Holy In our fallen state and in our dirty, messy world, how can we ever hope to be holy as God is holy? The answer is … [Read more...] about We Believe | God’s Best China (1 Peter 1)
We hunger and thirst for physical, security, social and status and purpose needs. The problem is the ways we often seek these needs have only momentary satisfaction. We are never satisfied. Satisfy Your Hunger and Thirst with the Bread of Life Jesus says don't seek to satisfy your hunger and thirst from human activity and aspirations. Instead, seek nourishment from … [Read more...] about Jesus Meets Needs | Fed by the Bread of Life (John 6)