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All materials are by Dr Peter Masters unless otherwise indicated

Sermons

True Worship

True Worship

1 Corinthians 14.33

When Paul says everyone had a psalm, doctrine, tongue, etc, for worship, he obviously refers to the recognised leaders of the church, as we prove here. These are his inspired directions for orderly worship that includes the full biblical 'agenda', and glorifies Christ.
Worship and Witness in the Spirit

Worship and Witness in the Spirit

School of Theology 2012

The greatest enemy of truth and godliness at the present time is undoubtedly a new syncretism - the capitulation by many evangelicals to sinful worldly culture in worship, witness and personal living.
Weighing Christian Rap/Hip-Hop

Weighing Christian Rap/Hip-Hop

School of Theology 2012 — Pastor Chris Hand

In recent times a highly significant line has been crossed even by reformed evangelicals in the adoption of this genre of music for teaching and outreach. This address shows the source, character and connections of this phenomenon to demonstrate its transgression of the biblical principles that should be applied to everything utilised by Christians, and its offensiveness to the Holy Spirit.
Who are the New Calvinists?

Who are the New Calvinists?

School of Theology 2012 — Dr Ted Williams

A review of the New Calvinism, a movement sweeping across churches in the USA and moving to the UK. Led by some of the biggest names in the evangelical world, it gives the appearance of doctrinal soundness, claiming to be based on the teachings of Calvin and Edwards. But closer examination reveals a different picture, the greatest problem being the importing of the new world into the church, putting no difference between the holy and the profane.

Articles

A Musician's Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music

A Musician's Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music

by Other Authors

A look at the vocal techniques and musical mechanisms of CCM performers to assess their suitability for worship.

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New Calvinism - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness

New Calvinism - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness

A new form of Calvinism took the shape of a movement from about 2005, but it differed from the original in its acceptance of ‘the world’. This critique written in 2009 was sharply attacked by new Calvinistic preachers but strongly endorsed by conservative preachers worldwide.

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Worship in the Melting Pot

Worship in the Melting Pot

Many Christians today are amazed when you show them what really happened in the Old Testament, and then they feel cheated over the superficial ideas they have been sold. They become deeply thoughtful on hearing the definitions of worship given by the Saviour, and on seeing all the practical instructions of the epistles.

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Books

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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