Lightweight Believers

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 30 January 2011
Paul is astonished to hear of genuine believers so quickly turning to the false teaching of 'Judaizers'. Here is his strong defence of justification by faith alone, and of the exclusive saving power of Calvary. Who are the Judaizers today?

Paul’s Commission and Ours

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 February 2011
Paul tells how God dealt directly with him, revealing the Gospel of faith - not works - and making him an apostle. His stand for truth (then against 'Judaizers') must be copied today. Here, also, is what it means to have Christ revealed in us.

Paul Reproves Peter

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 February 2011
Peter believed in salvation by faith alone, but at Syrian Antioch he failed to stand up for the truth. Why did he err; and what was at stake? Here are glorious features of the true doctrine.

How Christ Saves Us

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Friday 7 April 2023
First, we must know who He is who cares for our souls, then observe the nature of this love, then ask who gains from His love, then in what way He gave Himself for us, and how this obtains for us new life and Heaven.

The Greatest Hindrance To Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 January 2017
The hindrance identified in the Bible is the inner reservoir of self-regard, the great 'I', that interferes with all taste, desires, aims, decisions and actions. Here is what we do not see of God, and here also is the transformation that conversion brings.

He Loved and Gave Himself

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Friday 3 April 2015
The enduring amazement of Paul the Apostle shines through these famous words, urging us to explore and ponder the glorious Person of Christ and the way in which He 'gave Himself', or handed Himself over, to the work of redeeming His people.

Removing Faith’s Greatest Obstacle

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 March 2023
The apostle's famous words, 'I am crucified with Christ,' points out the greatest hindrance to reconciliation with God: the problem of self-regard. Here is how it 'requisitions' every part of a person to dominate life, and how Christ forgives and remakes us to walk with Himself.

Everyone’s Chief Idol

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 30 January 2011
What is universally worshiped and served by everyone in every age, and why? Our greatest need is to be turned from this chief idol to the forgiveness, new life and eternal home that comes only from Christ the Lord.

The Cure of the Mind

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 November 2011
Here are famous words of Paul identifying our greatest problem of thinking and outlook. Life is all a matter of how we feel, want, like and need. We do not see our spiritual needs. Paul points to a far better life walking with God.

Spiritual Naivety

— Dr Peter Masters | 12:00am | Sunday 14 July 2019
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.

Justified By Faith Alone

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 February 2011
Paul quotes Genesis about Abraham's belief being 'accounted to him for righteousness'. He does not mean that belief is accepted in lieu of righteousness; or that it assists justification. Here is the meaning. Also, how faith in Christ brings us into all the blessings promised to Abraham.

It Always Was By Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 February 2011
The moral and ceremonial laws of the Jewish era spelled out the barriers to being accepted by God, along with many lessons of forgiveness through trusting in the coming Christ. But finding this mercy was always through faith, not works, as these great verses prove.

Traps for Unwary Souls

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 17 March 2013
Paul expresses amazement at how many intelligent people are so easily duped into rejecting Christ, and mesmerised by vain hopes of fulfilment without God. Here are the traps, and their deceitful attractions. And here are the proven results of finding Christ and conversion.

Biblical Roles of Men and Women

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 13 November 2019
Roles of men and women at creation; relationships fixed as a reminder of the Fall; roles in the church and marriage, with duties of husbands and wives. The question answered: Do the same rules apply also to roles in society and business?

The Primitive Era

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 March 2011
Paul shows that before Christ all people were under elementary forms of worship. The Jews were given sound rituals designed to lead them to God, while the pagan world devised their own. Then came the marvel of Gospel light.

Adopted Children of God

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 17 April 2019
Why is this such a prominent and distinctive doctrine? How does it relate to regeneration and sanctification? What are its purposes and what should we do to keep it alive in our hearts, and to reap its benefits in our lives and service for Christ?

No More Slaves but Sons

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 16 December 2012
Full chapter _____________ Galatians 4 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were…

Paul’s Allegory of the Covenants

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 March 2011
While making powerful appeals for loyalty to salvation by faith, Paul brings a lesson from Ishmael and Isaac. Here are the great differences between salvation by works and faith; the two covenants are contracts for securing union with God, that are foreshadowed in the history of Abraham's household.

The Paradox of Christian Living

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 March 2011
The doctrine of Christian liberty proclaims our freedom from the condemnation of the moral law and from Jewish ceremonial ritual. It includes our freedom to approach God, through Christ, without need of a priesthood. Yet we are to be willing servants of God's standards, and of other people. Key verses…

The Law of Love

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 April 2011
Love is the substance of all the moral law, when it is obeyed by saved hearts full of gratitude to Christ. Here is how it works for each commandment. Here also is how the old fallen nature and the indwelling Holy Spirit are in conflict, and the way sin is…

Being Led of the Spirit

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 April 2011
A passage not about guidance but about sanctification, and how the Spirit gives the power that enables us to avoid fleshly, sensual sins. Here are those lusts, and here also are the spiritual benefits that accompany their defeat

The Virtue of Love

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 May 2011
Love, the chief of Christian virtues, is imparted by the Spirit, and is a quality of thought, affection and action which must be exercised and protected. Here are its marvellous features, its scope, and its strength.

Growing Personal Virtues

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 May 2011
Longsuffering, gentleness (or kindness) and goodness are given by the Holy Spirit but must be exercised and increased. Here are passages that show how and give spiritual incentives. Here also are the helps and the hindrances.

Peace – the Anchor of Character

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 May 2011
Peace is given directly to the believer by the Spirit, and also channelled through the Word. Here are descriptions of Satan's false peace, salvation's true peace, and Christ's legacy of Peace. Also, how peace should rule in our hearts when trials come.

Deepening Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 29 May 2011
Ongoing faith is Spirit-given, but must be exercised. This is faith in the Word and its doctrines; living faith in Christ, and also faith in the eternal goal. False and true, hindrances and helps, are here presented.

Facts About Joy

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 May 2011
Joy given by the Spirit is to be maintained. Here are biblical facts about its character and achievements, and how it may be lost. Here also are the rich sources from which Christian joy is drawn.

Meekness and Strength Together

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 5 June 2011
Meekness is the humble acceptance of God's providence, as well as such things as the rule of the Word, Christian service and local church order. Temperance is strength over such things as the tongue, gifts, desires, moods and thoughts. Here are the biblical helps.

Walking in the Spirit

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 12 June 2011
If given spiritual life by the Spirit, we should walk by His rule and help. Here is the manner in which we must read the Word, pursue holiness, engage in prayer and practise dedication to Christ in order to know real happiness and fulfilment.

The Law of Helpfulness

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 19 June 2011
Paul first gives the 'rules' for kindly correction between believers, then he applies Christ's 'new commandment', the law of mutual love - or burden bearing. Do we really follow this, the kindest of laws? If not, says Paul, we amount to nothing.

Sowing and Reaping by Believers

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 26 June 2011
It is a law of life that we reap what we sow. Believers, saved by grace, may slip back to sowing for earthly gratification rather than holiness and the service of Christ. Paul here provides needed urgings and promises.

The Greatest Plan in World History

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 February 2011
To lose sight of the Cross of Calvary is to miss the central event of all history - the kindest act of unparallelled love, the great transaction, the most profound and enduring accomplishment and the most honest and powerful. Here is why.

Glorying in the Cross

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 July 2011
We cannot glory in the life of Christ, or the Bible or any doctrine without supremely glorying in what took place on Calvary's cross, something only Christ could do, displaying his attributes, saving billions of souls, and crucifying the world to us, and us to the world.

The Kindest Scheme in History

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 28 May 2017
Many people do not know how the cross of Christ can give new spiritual life and reconcile them with God. Yet the cross of Christ stands infinitely higher than every other event of history in its kindness, power, enduring effect and costliness to God. Here is how.

What Makes Christ Supreme

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 February 2024
Paul esteems the cross of Christ as the greatest event in history. You might think a horrific death ending Christ's earthly mission would be a disaster. But it was a matter of WHO died and WHY. Here are the eternal achievements secured for us on Calvary.

Paul’s Golden Rule

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 July 2011
Paul defines Christian conversion as a new creation, and the church as a community of new-created people. Here are their distinctive features and blessings. Here also is the three-fold meaning of Paul having the scars of Christ, and the meaning for us.