This week, special guest Major Sue Betts (Reading Lower Earley) preaches on the story of God's people crossing over the River Jordan in faith into the Promised Land.After a relatively easy journey, God's people are confronted by the Jordan in flood; an impossible barrier to what God has promised them.But a whole new generation of God's people learned that with … [Read more...] about Taking the First Step of Faith (Joshua 3)
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.
When you try to imagine God, what does he look like in your mind's eye?We See God in Jesus God is a spiritual being, with no physical body, invisible to the human eye. But we see him in the person of Jesus Christ. He tells us who he is, and explains him to us. Taking Responsibility for your Relationship with Christ Your relationship with God is never static; … [Read more...] about We Believe | What Does God Look Like? (Colossians 1)
Fathers and mothers all have certain expectations for our lives and those of our children.Joseph would have had expectations for Jesus' life.In this story, Jesus blows his parents' expectations out of the water.Letting go of our children is painful. But the best thing we can do for them is to set them free to fulfil God's plan in their lives.Many … [Read more...] about Fathers’ Day | A Father’s Expectations (Luke 2)
When it comes to the Scriptures, what matters is not the translation you use, but whether the Bible is translated into your life.Are you the best translation of the Bible there is?Every word of Scripture is breathed out by God. Therefore, it is essential to study it, to live our lives by it and to translate it into our lives.May each of us decide to train to … [Read more...] about We Believe | The Best Bible Translation (2 Timothy 3)
This morning, we dedicated a new child back to God. It gave us pause to think about our identity, who we are.The little boy who was dedicated will discover this for himself as he grows up. But his parents want to ensure he knows that at the foundation, he is, first of all, a child of God.Psalm 139 reminds us we are created by God, in his image. That is where we … [Read more...] about Remember Who You Are (Psalm 139)
Why does The Salvation Army exist? The clue is in the name! We are a Salvation Army, soldiers getting people saved and getting saved ourselves more and more. We are an Army, at war with sin in the world and in our own lives.Declaring God's Praises We have been chosen by God for a purpose: to declare his praises. Our primary purpose is to be saved to save. Everything … [Read more...] about We Believe | Onward, Christian Soldiers (1 Peter 2)
The Salvation Army was raised up to be somewhat different to the rest of the Church. Most importantly, soldiers volunteer to live by uncompromising lifestyle standards. But sometimes we lose focus and become tired of being different.Rejecting God's Purposes In asking God for a king, God's people were rejecting God's focus for them. A Militant and Red Hot Focus God … [Read more...] about Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing (1 Samuel 8)
What we believe affects the way we live. On Sunday evenings, we're going to be spending the next few months looking again at what we believe: our doctrines. But as Paul reminds Timothy, doctrines mean nothing if they don't help us grow and live the way God wants us to.Fight the Good FightWe are called to fight the good fight for the faith. As … [Read more...] about We Believe | Living the Life (1 Timothy 6)
On Trinity Sunday, Lieutenant Rob reminds us that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dance in divine fellowship with each other, separate persons but undivided in essence. The dance is a metaphor for the inclusive, perfect love of God and the intimate, social relationship we are invited to join.God's Superlative HolinessIsaiah is confronted by God's greatness, … [Read more...] about Joined with God | Drawn into God’s Dance (Isaiah 6)