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All materials are by Dr Peter Masters unless otherwise indicated

Sermons

Mutual Debts in Marriage

Mutual Debts in Marriage

1 Corinthians 7.3

A key word has slipped out of some modern translations - the marital debt of benevolence, meaning goodwill and kind benefits. Here are seven debts each has to the other in Christian marriage, a sevenfold bond and blessing to the crowning earthly friendship of life's journey, are we paying what is 'due'?

The Nurture of Children

The Nurture of Children

Ephesians 4.1-4

'Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.(Ephesians 6.2-4)

In Personal Relationships

In Personal Relationships

School of Theology 2012 — Rev John Thackway

The operation of the Holy Spirit in courtship and marriage, in contact with fellow believers, and other people in the spheres of work and education. His work in promoting awareness, graciousness, and witness as representatives of Christ the Lord.
Upholding Biblical Marriage

Upholding Biblical Marriage

School of Theology 2013 — Dr Ted Williams

Crucial to blessing upon churches is the restoration of truly biblical marriage ideals (by contrast with the deeply mistaken concepts of the ‘Christian’ marriage counselling courses), elevating and imparting the virtues of chastity, modesty, chivalry (including self-control and respect) and faithfulness. This address set out the basis of pastoral teaching and guidance.

Articles

Long-term Resentment in the Young

Long-term Resentment in the Young

It hardly needs to be said that ­­­­parenthood is a tremendous responsibility, and we are very glad of the help we have in the Bible.

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Mutual Debts in Marriage

Mutual Debts in Marriage

Scripture teaches that husbands and wives have dues or debts or obligations to each other which must be paid, and paid with love.

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Books

Book: Steps for Guidance

Steps for Guidance

In recent years the subject of how to find God’s guidance has become controversial. Some say that God does not have a specific plan for the lives of his people, but allows us to please ourselves. Others say God’s will is known by dreams, visions, and ‘words of knowledge’.

By contrast with these sadly unbiblical ideas, this book presents the time-honoured, scriptural view that Christians must seek God’s will in all the major decisions of life, such as career, marriage, location, and church. Six essential steps are traced from the Bible, and principles are given on additional practical issues such as possessions and leisure activities; ambition and wealth; joining or leaving a church.

Here is a strong challenge to authentic Christian commitment, with an abundance of pastoral advice. 134 pages, paperback

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