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Good Friday, online service at 11am: Dr Peter Masters
Sunday 12th April, online services at 11am & 6.30pm: Dr Peter Masters


 

We regret that due to the Coronavirus all public services have been suspended. Services will be streamed online on Sundays at 11am and 6.30pm and on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. [See comment on the pandemic.]
Latest messages on seeking and finding the Lord are shown below.
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latest teaching sermons are here and Bible studies are here.

Dr Masters' Bible study from 18th March, entitled Acts of God (Isaiah 28.1) may be found here.

 

Are you interested in the Christian faith?

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The deeper things of life are so easily crowded out today. True fulfilment and happiness depends on knowing who we are, and knowing the Lord, our Creator. Here is a collection of material to help you investigate the facts of the faith, and the possibility of walking with God.
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Sunday Evening . 5 April 2020

The Conversion of David

The Conversion of David
Psalm 8.1 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Israel's greatest king - David - was also a remarkable teacher, prophet and psalmist.  But it was as a youth that he found a personal relationship with the living God, and this psalm recalls the experience that changed his life and took him from shepherding to ruling.

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Sunday Evening . 29 March 2020

The Door of the Soul

The Door of the Soul
Revelation 3.20 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Christ's famous words of hope to a gravely backslidden church lacking spiritual life apply to all people in need of reconciliation with God.  Here is the Saviour's famous illustration of the barrier between us and Himself, removed by trusting in Him and His saving work and atoning love.

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Sunday Evening . 22 March 2020

The Tragedy of Spiritual Poverty

The Tragedy of Spiritual Poverty
Luke 12.15 Sermon by Dr Peter Masters

Christ's parable of the rich fool shows a man detached from the deeper realities of life, carried along by the here-and-now, consequently forfeiting all, and surrendering his soul to judgement. Here is the love of Christ in saving both life and soul for eternity.

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God's Love in a Pandemic

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(Also available: Español, Français, Deutsch, Nederlands)

These are momentous days when we find ourselves in the midst of a worldwide ‘discipline’ or warning from God, calling us to acknowledge and seek Him. And although we shrink from the thought, this is the reason for all unexpected catastrophes, whether epidemics, floods or vast fires. The Bible says these things will come more often in the ‘last days’, when atheism abounds and people generally have no thought or prayer to their Creator.

A warning from God is not like the last judgement, because it is an expression of God’s love, urging people to turn to Him, whereas the last judgement will finally close the door of mercy for those who turn away from Him. A warning is not permanent, and God has also given mankind the skill to control it, eventually. But a warning catastrophe pulls us up and humbles us, reminding us that we are only people, and that we are in God’s hands and accountable to Him.

Coronavirus has certainly shaken us more than any other catastrophe of recent generations. The relatively gentle approach of our UK scientific elite soon gave way to radical measures as the virus defied all predictions. Mighty China shook with alarm; the grim regime of Iran was stunned; Europe was soon sent scurrying to lock-down, and the all-powerful USA was brought to cower like everyone else.

As the pandemic proceeds, significant features become apparent. It is the elderly (like the writer of this) who are most at risk – those who have had a lifetime of opportunity to honour their Creator (and may have refused). The virus seems to say to the younger people – ‘you have some opportunity left: don’t despise the longsuffering of the Lord.’ Remember that while God is love, He is also holy and just.

This may not be the last warning or discipline, although its full ‘indignation’ has not yet unfolded. Christians are praying for relief and healing for those suffering, and we are witnessing many acts of kindness among people, but it is vital that we heed the message and meaning of this pandemic. Its purpose is to call us to forgiveness and reconciliation with God, by coming to the Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord, who has opened a way of salvation by suffering and dying for sinful people on Calvary’s cross. To trust in Him, repent of sin, and yield your life to Him, is to receive from Him a new and eternal life.

For your soul’s sake, visit our online video ­services, or write or email for helpful information:
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Articles & Books

Raiders of the Soul
Towards the end of Christ's most famous speech He uttered these striking words: ‘Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves’.
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Why Did God Allow Sin And The Fall?
How could it be that God allowed the Fall, and all the evil, disobedience and horror that was brought into the world, when our first parents fell? How was it that sin was ever permitted in the first place?
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The Awesome God
Three thousand years ago an outstanding king pointed out the way to know God, saying – ‘Stand in awe!’ But what is awe? I remember a teenage boy who went to see the Niagara Falls and was over­whelmed by the power of that mighty cascade of wat...
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Comfort for Tried Believers
This tender yet challenging message from a pastor’s heart deals remarkably with personal temptation, and includes many profound observations.
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Worship or Entertainment?
Where will your church be five or ten years from now? With the adoption of contemporary music worship many have already changed beyond recognition. Yet more will do so. Here are four essential principles which Jesus Christ laid down for worship, a...
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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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How to Seek and Find the Lord
This is for people who want to find the Lord. The author shows that finding God is not a vague matter, for there is a definite way of salvation provided by God, and revealed in the Bible. Responding to this message leads to conversion - a great ch...
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Wonders of Grace
Drawn from the early years of Spurgeon’s remarkable London ministry, these 138 testimonies of conversion form part of an archive of some 15,000 such accounts at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Here is a powerful reaffirmation of the transforming powe...
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