In this children's sermon on Daniel in the lions' den, children's ministry leader (YPSM) Gail Westwood-Payne challenges us to be different in the world.Daniel knew his identityDaniel knew who he was. He knew his worth and the incredible value that God placed on him. This shaped his behaviour. It should shape ours too.Daniel knew God's purpose for … [Read more...] about Sermon Podcast: Dare to be Different | The Lion’s Mouth (Daniel 6)
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.
In this Salvation Army sermon on empowering leaders, we see that a leadership model that leads to burnout is unhealthy and will not grow God's Kingdom.Moses is Responsible for Every TaskMoses had fallen into the trap that many leaders fall into: he allowed himself to be responsible for all of the tasks that needed doing.The Solution? Get Some … [Read more...] about Sermon Podcast: How to Let Our Corps Grow | Mobilising Our Soldiers (Exodus 18:13-26)
In this sermon on fear and faith, we are reminded we have two basic choices: to look at life with the eyes of faith or with the eyes of fear.The Ten Spies Have Eyes of FearIt's an age-old choice as today's Bible passage makes clear. It is clear the ten spies looked at the Promised Land with eyes of fear. The scouts exaggerate what they see.Caleb Has Eyes of … [Read more...] about Sermon Podcast: A New Year, A New You | You Get What You See (Numbers 13:17-33)
In this sermon on Mark 4 26-29, we ask is this it? Is what we experience in church life today the limit of what God has in store for us?How do we let our Salvation Army Corps grow?Rather than trying to build the corps in our own human strength, we should focus instead on releasing the power by which God himself grows his corps.Only God makes it growWe … [Read more...] about Sermon Podcast: How to Let Our Corps Grow | Growing All By Itself (Mark 4:26-29)
On Salvation Army Vision and Commitment Sunday 2019, we ask, how can you tell who is a true Salvationist? Jesus tells us there is just one way to tell.It's all down to the fruit you bearWhat distinguishes a true Salvationist from a fake Salvationist is the fruit they bear. And the fruit that is first and foremost in this passage is love.In using fruit as his … [Read more...] about Sermon Podcast: Living Fruitfully as Disciples | Effective Love (John 15:1-17)
In this Christmas Day all age sermon, you are invited to accept the Good News that Jesus wants you to discover him for yourself.Christmassy WordsVolunteers held cards that spelt several words which connect with the Christmas story and include some of the most important things.The Fulfilment of God's PromiseThe birth of Jesus Christ was the fulfilment of … [Read more...] about Bible Message: Getting Ready for Christmas | Good News! … He’s Here! (Luke 2:1-14)
In this Christmas sermon about hope we are reminded we cannot live one second without hope. But the everlasting hope of Christmas is available to all.The Everlasting Hope of ChristmasThe Hope of Christmas is everlasting. Hope came into the world at Christmas. In a great sacrificial act, God sent his Son Jesus into the world, in the form of a human baby, in order … [Read more...] about Bible Message: Where Are You Christmas? | The Hope of Christmas (Isaiah 9:2, 6-7)
This advent sermon on John the Baptist is probably not want you want to hear as you prepare for Christmas!Christmas Preparation includes RepentanceBut there is no getting to the baby in the manger without hearing the call to turn away from our sins.Living Out Kingdom ValuesJohn’s words are not finger-pointing. His exhortation is that he and the people … [Read more...] about Bible Message: Getting Ready for Christmas | Living Ready for Christmas (Luke 3:8-17)
In this sermon for the second Sunday in Advent, Clearing Up for Christmas, we ask if our lives may need cleaning before Christmas.Messy and Dirty LivesGod is good and pure. When we forget him, or when we disobey him, our lives become messy and dirty.God Promises to Purify His PeopleGod promises to purify the Jewish nation, especially the priests, and … [Read more...] about Bible Message: Getting Ready for Christmas | Clearing Up for Christmas (Luke 3:8-17)