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Recent Sermons by Dr Masters

God's Sanctifying Power 1 Thessalonians 5.23
21 Jan 2018
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

'Let go, and let God' is a great mistake in sanctification, for there must be striving and prayer for progress in holiness. Yet, says Paul, it is all achieved by the power of God. Here also are the three 'departments' of life to be specially guarded.

17 Jan 2018
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

In the mighty Babylonian empire human power seemed to have extinguished the people of God and the Messianic promise. Then God revealed the coming sequence and end of world empires and the day of Christ. Here is the startling rise of Daniel, prophet and guardian.

Test All Things 1 Thessalonians 5.21
14 Jan 2018
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

All believers have a solemn responsibility to examine and establish the biblical authority behind all doctrines, acts of worship and methods proclaimed or carried out by their churches, and by themselves as individuals. Here are categories of doctrine and practice to be monitored.

14 Jan 2018
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Unbelief in the Gospel is described in the Bible as wilful and deeply damaging to us, whereas modern thought says it is reasonable critical thinking. Here is the Bible's analysis of its cause and course, and how its cure is the greatest imaginable benefit. 

10 Jan 2018
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

An extremely long life of remarkable instrumentality in the preservation of God's people along with unique prophetic insights began with a pivotal and risk-laden test. Here is the proving of Daniel and other young Israelites by which they denied the world and obeyed God.

"Quench not the Spirit" 1 Thessalonians 5.19
7 Jan 2018
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

How is the fire of the Spirit manifested in believers' lives? Here are texts showing His work to be sanctifying, illuminating (with joy), and imparting zeal for souls and good works. Here also are the ways we resist and quench the holy flame.

7 Jan 2018
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The feeding by Christ of 5000 men plus women and children on the north-eastern shore of Galilee was one of the most significant of all His 'teaching miracles'. Here is what it said to the people, and to us, about our need for conversion to Christ

The Culture of Thankfulness 1 Thessalonians 5.18
31 Dec 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The Bible is full of thankfulness. Here is its immense significance in the Christian life, also its power to inspire humility, indebtedness to God, appreciation of Him, holiness, trust, reliance, love, happiness and evangelism. Here also are matters for inclusion in thanksgiving. 

31 Dec 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Why do Christ and numerous Bible passages insist on believing as the only way to approach God and experience conversion to Him? Why not actions or works or ceremonies? Here is what is unique and vital about believing, and what one must believe.  

25 Dec 2017
Christmas by Dr Peter Masters

This best known of all Bible verses speaks of the scale of God's love for this present disordered world. It is, of course, a love of vast compassion that sent the noblest and highest, the Eternal Son, to redeem. Here is soul-saving love.

The Life of Prayer 1 Thessalonians 5.17
24 Dec 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

A call to prove the Lord in every phase of life. Here are the biblical departments of prayer, followed by the need for greater determination, faith, desire, thoughtfulness, patience, holiness and sincerity, with attention to prayer in trials, and the obligations that come with prayer.

24 Dec 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Our greatest needs in life are light and understanding about the reason for our being, an explanation of the state of the world, and how we may relate to God and have a future life. Finding Christ is the solution, and knowing His power.

Serious Devotion Leviticus 27.2
13 Dec 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

An overview of surprising themes in Leviticus, including the need for feelingfulness, identifying sins of ignorance and strange fire today, Christian distinctiveness, and the ongoing message of the feasts and the jubilee. Also, the 'appendix' - the rules for vows, then and now.

Paul's Compendium of Conduct 1 Thessalonians 5.12
10 Dec 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

This brief 'treasury' of concise exhortations lists key duties for Christian living, including rules for the spiritual life and duties for life in the everyday world. Here are the first eight forming a life of aspirations to both monitor and inspire.

10 Dec 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

In giving sight to a blind man at Bethsaida the Lord (unusually) healed in two stages, providing a lesson of hope for seekers who have seen through the world and begin to feel their need of forgiveness. Soon the full experience of conversion will follow. 

Sermons preached during the last six months; for additional sermons see Full Index