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Recent Sermons by Dr Masters

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? 

1 Oct 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

We track the events of an astounding chapter that sees many disciples turn away from Christ.  It was the opposite of what usually happened.  They found Christ's statements about eternal life unpalatable.  Why?  The answer moves us to take seriously the needs of the soul.

Searching the Heart Leviticus 3 - 4.
27 Sep 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

Lessons from the offerings for our devotional lives today, first for peace (thankfulness), second for sins of 'ignorance' (light untroubled sinning), third for guilt by association, fourth for 'trespass' (sins against God). How can we repent without knowing these categories of offence?

20 Sep 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

The burnt offerings are past and over, eclipsed by Calvary, but by placing ourselves in the midst of the scene we may feel the impact of the symbolism and the nature of guilt. Here we learn much about how to think in times of repentance.

13 Sep 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

Like daily prayer, Scripture reading, mortification of sin and good works, the stirring up and enlivening of God-given abilities is a regular duty not only for ministers such as Timothy, but for all believers. Here is the method of Paul.

10 Sep 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul here names three elements of conversion to Christ: 'Power', describing the great change of life; 'love', describing all that Christ has done to secure pardon for us; and 'a sound mind', describing the clear view of God, of life and of eternity that conversion brings.

10 Sep 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

John looks back sixty years recalling with amazement how the apostles listened to Christ, and watched Him through His earthly ministry, constantly convinced of His redeeming work, and by the wonder of personal fellowship with God. Here is the basis and joy of such fellowship.

6 Sep 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

The apostle makes us pause to sense the depths of the ugliness and harm of sin. His words jolt us, alarming us out of our lightness and calling us to engage fully in the war against sin through personal holiness and Gospel proclamation.

Pressed by Christ's Love 2 Corinthians 5.14
3 Sep 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The apostle explains his persistence in service, however arduous, as being driven by Christ's love to him, showing how the power of that love comes from reflecting on it. Here are the elements that awaken and compel our souls, proving also that new life is within. 

3 Sep 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul outlines the teaching that runs through the Bible about Heaven, showing the way to be accepted by God and also the way God confirms to those who believe in Him that they possess everlasting life. There is surely no greater knowledge than this.

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