On Family Ministries Sunday, special guest Major Brian Slous (International Headquarters) uses the upcoming film, Incredibles II to encourage us to allow Holy Spirit power to impact our family life, so that all members of the family can live in such a way that they hear the Lord say, "I'm proud of you".Check out this episode! Your Response If you found this post … [Read more...] about Family: The Incredible Source of Our Power (1 Peter 2)
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.
Safeguarding isn't about bureaucracy and paperwork. It's biblical: God is our safeguarder. He wants everyone to be safe.God is Our Guardian The word "guardian" occurs in the middle of this psalm and is mentioned six times in eight verses. The psalmist proclaims God is steadfast, sure, faithful and dependable. We may sometimes lose our grip on God, but he never … [Read more...] about Safeguarding the Vulnerable (Psalm 121)
Our human desire to escape our lives is as old as the Bible. Our faith intensifies our desire for it - the Bible is full of escape stories! The problem is that's not what Jesus envisaged for us.Sent into the World Jesus doesn't want us taken out of the world. Quite the opposite in fact - he sends us into the world. The place for the church is in the world, but not of … [Read more...] about What Jesus Prayed for You (John 17)
Over the past nine weeks we've looked at a host of challenging subjects on right relationships. You might be exhausted! The key to right relationships and the secret to a healthy heart is allowing God to keep your emotional tank full.What John the Baptist's disciples had seen was a fulfilment of prophecy, especially Isaiah's. This is what life is supposed to look … [Read more...] about The Secret to a Healthy Heart (Matthew 11)
We try really hard to love like Jesus and often we succeed. But in our humanity we sometimes seem incapable of loving others as Jesus loves us. How can we grow towards this?The key is to remain in Jesus, and to make sure he remains in you. Live your life in such a way that Jesus continues to remain in you. Fruit, especially love is the natural outcome of remaining … [Read more...] about Fruity Christians (John 15)
Honesty holds relationships together. Honesty happens through pursuing a life that looks like Christ's.We must "truth in love" both in our words and in our actions. The Church relies on each Christian being honest with each other. Being honest is costly, but it's how God wants us to live.Check out this episode!If you found this post helpful, would you please … [Read more...] about Deepening Relationships Through Honesty
You and I are called to tell everyone God's story. But sometimes we struggle to explain the story.After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his followers to explain what had happened to him and why. He gave them a new code to explain the post-resurrection world.We need to study God's Word to discover this new code for ourselves, and then to proclaim the Good … [Read more...] about God’s Story: The Meaning of Life (Luke 24)
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything.A Leap of Faith "Doubting" Thomas's proclamation, "My Lord and my God"! (v.28) marks that fact that Easter has changed everything. It marks a leap of faith. It is at this moment that Thomas came to see something of the implications of Jesus being risen from the dead. Proclaiming the Resurrection Story We are called to … [Read more...] about Proclaimers of the Resurrection (John 20)
Sometimes intentionally, but often unintentionally, we hurt each other. What have you done with your hurt? Has it lead to resentment? That's a big question. Because in many ways it determines your happiness in life.Resentment Doesn't Make Sense Job was a man who could have been tempted into resentment. But his friend Eliphaz correctly observes that it doesn't make … [Read more...] about Releasing Resentment (Job 5)