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The Memory of the Soul

The Bible speaks of an appointment that all will keep, when we shall stand before God to give account for our lives. Here is the role of memory (largely submerged now) that is revived for that decisive day. Here also is Christ's way of deliverance. [Preached on 3rd January 2016]
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Sunday Morning . 11 August 2019

Distinguishing Truth from Error

Distinguishing Truth from Error
1 John 4.1-6 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The duty to test all who teach by four standards: (1) Do they proclaim the divinity and humanity of Christ, our infallible mediator? (2) are they truly converted? (3) are they separate from the world? (4) are they bound by the authority and sufficiency of scripture? 

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Sunday Evening . 11 August 2019

Christ's Direction For Finding Him

Christ's Direction For Finding Him
Luke 11.9 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The Saviour's call to 'ask-seek-knock' conveys the whole message of salvation in a single illustration. Here is how to ask (with the mind) to seek (with the heart) and to knock (with the will) on the door that opens to Christ and new life. 

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Wednesday Evening . 17 July 2019

Keeping a Vow to God

Keeping a Vow to God
Judges 10-12. Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Jephthah, a rare godly man in apostate Israel, is called from exile to defend the typical church. He makes a pious but rash vow and honours it with an obedience matched by his daughter. Not a human sacrifice, of course, but a challenge of commitment. 

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Sunday Morning . 14 July 2019

Fellowship Love

Fellowship Love
1 John 3.10 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

The apostle John describes five aspects of love, in the church, at the same time showing that each one is evidence of true conversion. Here love, helpfulness to fellow believers, and the promised greater instrumentality in prayer, are seen as bulwarks of assurance.

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Sunday Evening . 14 July 2019

Spiritual Naivety

Spiritual Naivety
Galatians 3.1 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Paul's appeal to the Galatians - shrewd independent thinkers - not to be entranced by the ancient heresy of salvation by works. How easily we, though able thinkers, succumb to the poor arguments of unbelief today! Here are the issues that should lead us to find the Lord. 

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Articles & Books

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 cons...
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Remedies for Problems in Prayer
Various troubles may be experienced from time to time by believers in their life of prayer, and pastors are not excepted. Here are ten problems and suggested solutions. Here are a number of such problems for which solutions will be suggested in th...
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The Beginning of the World
Setting aside evolution and affirming a literal six-day creation, this article focuses on the rich spiritual significance and the lessons of the order of events. The Book of Genesis is in every way the foundational book ...
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C H Spurgeon on the Present Financial Crisis
The present troubles demonstrate the foolishness of atheism, with its belief that you can have morality without Christianity. Spurgeon here refers to the crisis around Overend, Gurney and Company (‘the bankers’ bank’), which collapsed in 1866. How...
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A Musician's Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music
A look at the vocal techniques and musical mechanisms of CCM performers to assess their suitability for worship. The music used in contemporary Christianity is a sad testimony to the decline of reverent worship and intelligent praise in many so-ca...
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The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689
This brilliant summary of doctrine (in the same family as the Westminster Confession), with its invaluable proof texts, is here gently modernised in punctuation, with archaic words replaced. Explanations of difficult phrases have been added in ita...
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God's Love for Muslims
This enlightening manual on reaching Muslims for Christ is presented in three sections: The Muslim Faith, What Muslims Believe about the Christian Faith, and How to Help Muslims. Full of vital information, it is at the same time a real 'page t...
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Nearly a Christian
'Around the Wicket Gate' is written in Spurgeon's unique style - sharp, penetrating, and easily readable. For someone thinking about Christianity, who has yet to accept Christ as their Saviour, reading this book could be the most impor...
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Paul's Ten Point Design for Church Health and Growth
What are our aims for the shaping of our church fellowship, and for its growth? Do we have an agenda or framework of desired objectives? The apostle Paul had a very definite policy, and called it his 'purpose', using a Greek word which mea...
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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 reas...
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