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All materials are by Dr Peter Masters unless otherwise indicated

Sermons

Impact of The Word

Impact of The Word

Acts 5.17

Explaining first the sign miracles and their special purposes for the apostolic age. Secondly, the primacy of preaching for the conversion of the lost. Thirdly, the differences between the disciples and the chief priests and rulers, and their significance for us today.

The Purpose of Pentecost

The Purpose of Pentecost

Acts 2.1

How could the apostles survive the inevitable hostility of Jews and Gentiles after the Lord's ascension? The miracle of Pentecost was powerfully reassuring, but it also conveyed to them vital principles for the church age. These are here reviewed, along with the power given.

Articles

Cessationism — Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased

Cessationism — Proving Charismatic Gifts have Ceased

Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? Some say that the cessationism cannot be conclusively proved from Scripture.

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Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry

Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry

Leaving the charismatic movement involves leaving friends, worship-style and entering an entirely new environment. Here is advice to spiritual shepherds about helping those who come to sound churches.

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Books

Book: The Charismatic Illusion

The Charismatic Illusion

Peter Masters & John C. Whitcomb

Expanded revision of the Charismatic Phenomenon (1982) with answers to questions.

Now with more answers to questions asked by people investigating the arguments, this veteran book contends for the biblical position on the gifts that prevailed for nearly 2,000 years before the charismatic movement came along.

Here is the dynamic teaching of the Spirit that sustained true churches and believers through dark and bright years of history, through the Reformation, through the Puritan era, through the time of great Confessions of Faith, through repeated awakenings and revivals, and through the worldwide growth of the modern missionary movement.

Here is the case for authentic biblical spiritual life.

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Book: Worship in the Melting Pot

Worship in the Melting Pot

New trends in worship have shaken traditional concepts and attitudes, giving rise to much heart-searching. Is it all just a matter of generation and taste? Are the traditions of today only the innovations of yesterday?

This lively and clearly reasoned book focuses on four crucial principles of worship laid down by Christ and strongly re-affirmed at the Reformation. These central pillars are rapidly passing out of sight today, yet it is surely by these that all new ideas should be assessed.

Here also is a fascinating view of how they worshipped in Bible times, including the Old Testament rules for the use of instruments, and New Testament light on all the elements of worship normative for today.

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