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Recent Sermons by Dr Masters

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. 

6 Dec 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

Moses gives the gracious key to how God would deal with Israel by physical, earthly, public benefits or disciplines according to their general national behaviour. Here also by way of application are the equivalent spiritual benefits and disciplines for Gospel age believers.

Spiritual Wakefulness 1 Thessalonians 5.1
3 Dec 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

So inclined are we to spiritual and moral casualness that the apostle stresses the necessity and urgency of constant self-scrutiny of our tendencies, temptations, conduct, words and our associations in the fight against the surrounding 'darkness'. Here are his three selected items of armour.

3 Dec 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The well-known extraordinary conversion of Manasseh, Judah's most evil king, provides a picture of how God draws people to Himself, imbuing them with a deep realisation of their need, so that they give Him their lives to be entirely changed.

29 Nov 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

The purpose of the Land Sabbath — far beyond the resting of the land — its moral benefits and spiritual lessons; then the remarkable Jubilee law with its spiritual and prophetic purpose.  Was a Jubilee ever held? The true Jubilee in Isaiah, fulfilled in Christ and His Church.

Christ's Imminent Return 1 Thessalonians 4.13
26 Nov 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The apostle declares Christ as the unique and authoritative hope for the resurrection of the body. Here also is the concept of being joined to Him for salvation and therefore for eternity; the parousia and the rapture, and their imminence and comfort.

26 Nov 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The human plight of today is looking away from God and alienation from Him. Here is the gracious appeal of God that stirs us from unawareness to see our spiritual need, and to experience His reconciling kindness in conversion. Here is the call of God.

22 Nov 2017
Bible Study by Dr Peter Masters

All seven major feasts of Moses are in this chapter. This overview explains the spiritual purpose of each, showing how they form a perfect agenda for the meditation of believers, as well as a preacher's checklist of essential themes for the blessing of God's people.

Walking to Please God 1 Thessalonians 4.1-8
19 Nov 2017
Teaching sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Four principles of living to please the Lord: (1) The need to be pledged to constant progress, (2) the chief virtues to aim at, (3) the necessity of deliberate, determined abstention from sin, especially returning sin, and (4) the role of the Holy Spirit.

19 Nov 2017
Gospel sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Millions pray to the one eternal, almighty God. Who may pray to Him, and how? On what basis may the Holy One be approached? What makes prayer acceptable or futile? What kind of request is heard, and what is the proof? Here are David's answers.

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.

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