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Dr Peter Masters

Job 4 - 6

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 25 November 2020
The Case Against Evangelicalism.

Eliphaz begins the attack by the so-called friends. Resenting Job's evangelical salvation, and protecting their works theology, they insist he is a hypocrite under judgement. They deny that God requires holiness - only a pass mark. With pastoral lessons from Job's first reply.

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Colossians 2.11

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 22 November 2020
Conquest of the Soul.

The Judaisers have tried to persuade Colossians to adopt Jewish ordinances. Paul shows they have a vastly superior circumcision of heart. The old nature is dethroned and a new installed. But old sins may re-emerge without these named precautions. Here is Paul's imagery of conquest.

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Job 1 - 4

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 18 November 2020
Key Lessons from Job.

The excellencies of Job, the encounters of Satan with God, Job (unknowingly) placed by God to demonstrate the reality of conversion, his crushing afflictions, the shock of his friends, and his magnificent poem of dismay - and the blessings he lost sight of (like us).

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Colossians 2.1

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 15 November 2020
Antidotes to Backsliding.

Beginning with the ferocity of the forces of error surrounding believers (here are examples) Paul identifies first the need for deep appreciation of the doctrine of Christ, secondly church order and firmness, thirdly a sense of amazement at Calvary, as our key defences.

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Luke 24.47

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 15 November 2020
The Unseen Scope of Pardon.

Why the removal of guilt is vastly greater than wealth, power or fame, and how it brings about union with God. Here is the full spectrum of our need in the sight of the Lord, and the benefits that the removal of guilt unblocks.

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Colossians 1.24

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 8 November 2020
Authentic Evangelism.

Five verses draw together essential elements of all witness. Here is how Paul came to rejoice in the troubles of a proclaimer. Here also is his deep sense of responsibility for the Gospel, his estimation of Christ's priceless value, and his manner of persuading souls.

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Luke 13.24

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 8 November 2020
The Hard Part of Conversion.

The great emphasis of the Bible is that conversion to God is a free and gracious gift that cannot be earned or deserved.  And yet we have hindrances that deter us from approaching Him.  Here they are, and how they may be resolved.

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Isaiah 66.1

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 4 November 2020
The Kingdom of Priests.

The contrast between rejected Israelites who invented their own 'gods' to their taste, and the remnant who feared the Truth. Then the great upheaval of the New Testament and the lasting features of revived Zion of elect Jews and Gentiles and their worship.

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Colossians 1.19-20

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 1 November 2020
The Height and Depth of Salvation.

In showing aspects of reconciliation the apostle extols the scope of Christ's redemptive work (including securing the external obedience of the angelic host), then the depth of our alienation, then the height of our elevation, and finally the sure sign of redemption.

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Luke 13.6

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters preached on 1 November 2020
A Glimpse of the Heart of God.

The parable of the disappointing fruit tree portrays God the Father and God the Son considering the saving of unbelieving people. Here is the human situation from God's point of view, and the heart of God in providing a way of salvation and life.

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