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)
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.
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)
Where do you see resurrection power working in the life of church today?As we embark on new series, Changing Lives, we look at a few verses that show the impact of resurrection power on Jesus' disciples and the Early Church. The Answer is Resurrection Power What happened to change these greedy, selfish, disunited and scared people into sharing, united, selfless … [Read more...] about Changing Lives | What’s Changed? (Acts 4)
If you are suffering because of your circumstances, then sometimes the celebratory nature of Easter Sunday can seem bittersweet. But maybe, just maybe it's Friday but Sunday's coming.Easter Sunday Symbols Through the symbols of the cross, the nails, the stone and the empty tomb, Lieutenant Rob illustrates that God wants to use the power of resurrection in your life … [Read more...] about New Life in Jesus (Matthew 28)
The cross symbolises creation's restoration.What Does the Cross Have to Do with Me? Many people in the world really cannot fathom why a man who died in relative obscurity over 2,000 years ago has anything to do with them and the situation they find themselves in right now.But when you read the gospels you will see a story that sees the cross as the climax of a … [Read more...] about What Does the Cross Mean? (John 19)
During The Salvation Army's International Children & Youth Weekend (24/25 March 2018), our Youth Group led worship on Sunday evening on the theme of Shine!One of our young people, Emily Hixon spoke on Isaiah 60:1-5, encouraging us to allow God's light to shine into our lives so that we can shine that light to those around us.How will you shine your light … [Read more...] about Shine! (Isaiah 60)
What are your expectations of Jesus? Is he who he says he is? During his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, Jesus confounded the crowd's expectations.Join us as we consider what the events of Palm Sunday say to us about who Jesus is.As we enter into Holy Week, what are our expectations about what God will do in and through us?Check out … [Read more...] about King and Servant (Mark 11)
To be easily angered is to be self-centred. And like lying, anger destroys community. We are called to welcome everyone into God’s family. A place where we are easily angered with each other is not welcoming.Anger Destroys Trust Paul says in effect, “If you become angry, beware! You are at sin’s door!” Anger destroys trust within a community. And Paul says it grieves … [Read more...] about Resolving Not to React (Ephesians 4)
Have you ever held a conversation where your Mum or Dad or another authority figure wasn’t listening? Do you ever feel like that when talking to God? Often, God will willingly give to us.Does God Listen? Does God really and truly hear our personal prayers? And care enough to respond? What if God is silent? What if God doesn’t seem to be answering our prayers? What if … [Read more...] about Reflecting God’s Generosity (1 Samuel 1)