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Recent Sermons by Dr Masters

15 Nov 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

Rules for discerning the ongoing message for today in the ceremonies of the law, eg: the vital spiritual application (not digestive!) of the embargo on eating the offering after two days; the priests' funeral restrictions, the giving of children to Molech, and especially spiritual sincerity.

Commands With a Meaning Leviticus 16 - 19
8 Nov 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

First, how the annual Day of Atonement foretells the one sacrifice of Messiah; secondly, sexual conduct laws, including the abomination of same-sex relationships and their moral-law permanence; thirdly, the message of uncircumcised fruit - that no culture is neutral but all must be sanctified.

Portrait of Paul 1 Thessalonians 3.1
5 Nov 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Reflected in this letter is the apostle's deep concern for believers, and his sacrificial spirit. Also we see his acceptance of hardship for Christ, his great priority of building faith and trust in believers, his prayerfulness and his teaching on separation from the world.

5 Nov 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

- Especially if God is set aside. The limitation of idols listed in this Psalm apply to the idol of today - materialistic atheism. Lacking voice, vision and hearing it has no explanation of life's purpose, no help and no power. The Gospel of Christ is the opposite.

Joy in Fruitbearing 1 Thessalonians 2.14
29 Oct 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Of all the marks of conversion the apostle's crowning sign here is readiness to suffer in the course of witness. Also, he refers to Satan's hindrances (here are today's), and to the immense joy of relating to converts (our wreath of glory) both now and eternally.

29 Oct 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul's racing analysis of the human condition before God - the extent of our spiritual lifelessness and its consequences, set alongside the astonishing power and love of Christ in the conversion of innumerable individuals, and their new lives. Here is conversion - truly a raising from the dead.

25 Oct 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters
Thankfulness for a Miracle 1 Thessalonians 2.10
22 Oct 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul's description of the mission to Thessalonica presents the vital ingredients of evangelism - a desire for souls, hard work night and day, holy lives, fatherly appeals, and a desire for lasting conversion, all leading to a miracle of God in illumination and regeneration.

 

22 Oct 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Simon Peter was overwhelmed on first meeting Christ, but although he became a follower, he was not immediately converted. Here are the key stages in his experience which have helped seekers over many centuries. His discoveries may help us to trust Christ for salvation.

Continuing Reformation 1 Thessalonians 5.21
18 Oct 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

The mighty work of God in the Reformation that began 500 years ago can only be truly honoured by a commitment to continuing reformation. Here are nine major aspects of church life and belief, abandoned by many evangelicals today, that must be reformed for spiritual blessing.

Three Tests of Soundness 1 Thessalonians 2.3
15 Oct 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul entered Thessalonica outwardly lowly but inwardly laden with treasures of grace and power. He lays out three tests of soundness: matter (the message), motives, and manner (of proclamation), and here we apply them to Jews, pagans, modern atheism, and present-day Christian phonies also.

Transformation Process 1 Thessalonians 1.9
8 Oct 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Thessalonica saw lives radically changed. The new objective of believers was the gathering of souls out of a doomed world for Christ's return, not world restoration (an old heresy returning today). Here also is their realisation of God's hatred of sin. Is ours fading?

8 Oct 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The 23rd psalm is the most famous of David's poetic compositions, but people often do not realise it is the king's brilliant summary of his view of life - of how he saw himself before his Creator - and how he came to find and know Him.

Legitimate Worship Leviticus 8 - 10.
4 Oct 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

Numerous times we are told that worship and priesthood were prescribed in detail by God, yet immediately and fatally Nadab and Abihu innovated. Why? Here are common answers, but Scripture mentions only that their novelty was not commanded by God, and here are lessons for churches today.

1 Oct 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul's letter to a young church begins with eleven signs that people are truly elect and saved. Paul can rejoice for the Thessalonians, but could he for us? And are the signs reflected in professing Christian congregations today? Have we reason to rejoice? 

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