Sermons on Genesis
The Beginning of the WorldGenesis 1
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 15 January 2014
A new series in Genesis. Why God phased creation over six days; why the particular order; the full glories of light; the higher purpose of night; the picture of a divine craftsman working to the pinnacle of all - mankind. How the literal view deepens faith.
The Garden of EdenGenesis 2
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 22 January 2014
Proving there are no contradictions between Genesis 1 and 2; the Sabbath established, and its purpose; the Garden located; its central trees; the covenant test of man; the profound method for forming the woman and its lessons for marriage throughout time.
Precious Marriage TextsGenesis 2.24 et al
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 2 March 2016
Marriage at the beginning established for all time; man’s headship in the light of the equality of men and women before God; marriage as a covenant; the nobility of the unmarried; the way of courtship; a husband’s duties and the divine promise of 1 Peter 3.7.
Marital OnenessGenesis 2.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30am | Wednesday 24 February 2021
A brief study of what it means to be 'one flesh', mainly expounding and applying to marriage the terms used by the apostle in 1 Corinthians 13. Often surprising and always challenging, these provide the principles for harmony and happiness in the sanctified life.
Reformations in the Bible (1)Genesis 3
School of Theology Lecture— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 5 July 2017
The Bible is a book of ‘reformations’ from beginning to end. One of the great cables or themes running through its narratives is the calling out of the world of the people of God, their (repeated) re-absorption over time by the wiles of the devil, and their victorious reclamations as…
The Fall of ManGenesis 3
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 29 January 2014
The arrival of guilt and sin, shame and conscience. The serpent's method then (and now), the choice of disobedience, the compound sin, the consequences, the beginning of enmity between the church and world, and the Gospel of the promised seed; with observations and application.
The Origin of EvilGenesis 3.4
Gospel Sermon, Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 16 September 2012
The Bible presents the only meaningful explanation of the source of evil behaviour in the world, showing that it stems from wilful independence from God, and self-indulgence. Here is how it began, its extensiveness, its effects, and how, amazingly, people may be forgiven and restored by God.
Beginning of the Two NationsGenesis 4
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 12 February 2014
As Genesis 3 foretold, the ages-long history of hostility of the world toward the church begins, Abel then Seth representing the godly. Here also is the first death, God's call of mercy to Cain, the warning, the curse, and the defiance of unbelief.
Salvation at the Dawn of HistoryGenesis 4.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 16 October 2016
From the beginning to the end of the Bible, the way of finding Almighty God never changes. Remarkably, the life of Cain so long ago shows the same bitter resistance to God that we maintain until the day we turn to Him for free forgiveness.
The Very First Church CompromiseGenesis 6
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 19 February 2014
By Noah's time the church of Adam and Seth had so degenerated that it became intertwined with the world - the line of Cain, and the moral breakdown of both was complete. Heroic Noah and family would alone survive. Here are the lessons of the Flood.
Great Principles from the FloodGenesis 7-9
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 26 February 2014
In this historical event is the first imperative 'come' of the Bible, a rich type of faith, judgement to come, grace and eternal security. Here too are attributes of God, persisting human depravity, and the theme running through Scripture - the gulf between the world and the church.
The Deep Significance of BabelGenesis 11.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 12 March 2014
The line of Shem (seed of the woman) had become too close to the line of unbelief when mankind rebelliously built Babel. Judgement forced dispersal to predetermined locations and called out God's people. Here is the meaning of the dramatic event.
The Journey of Faith BeginsGenesis 12.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 19 March 2014
Abraham responds to God's four 'I will' promises despite impediments to faith. Sarai's view of marriage. A nomad for God - principles for today. The lie to Pharaoh to preserve the promised seed a momentary loss of the four promises; lessons for us.
Promises Opened by FaithGenesis 13-14
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 9 April 2014
Abram's renewed faith; how Lot, though godly, gradually declines in commitment to his earthly hurt; God's enlarged promises to Abram and the condition of faith met; faith in the rescue of Lot; Abram discloses his vow to God and his refusal of earthly help, with lessons.
Abram’s Vision of the FutureGenesis 15
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 23 April 2014
Here is the first prophet of the Bible, the first vision, the first mention of justification by faith, and other ‘firsts’. How Abram’s seed resemble stars, and how Abram saw Christ as chief among them and believed God. Here also is the meaning of the burning furnace and lamp.
Abram Embraces CultureGenesis 16-17
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 30 April 2014
At a time when many evangelicals want to be part of worldly culture, we take note of the sorry results of Abram and Sarai's identical mistake – seeking a godly outcome by worldly means. Then the rich lessons for the Lord's renewed covenant.
How the Church is PreservedGenesis 18-19
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 14 May 2014
God disclosed to Abraham the destruction of Sodom because his descendants (the church) would ever need to be out of the culture of a world due for destruction. The deliverance of Lot pictures the embarrassment that believers may be found immersed in the world when judgement comes.
The Terms of Church BlessingGenesis 20-21
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 21 May 2014
Unknown to Abraham God prepares for him a believing royal neighbour, but the patriarch repeats an old failing. Then Ishmael at 17 persecutes infant Isaac and Sarah realises the seed of the serpent aims to seize the inheritance. God restores separateness to the church. The lessons.
The Obedience of Abraham’s FaithGenesis 22
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 28 May 2014
Abraham's mature faith – noble, magnificent trust; why he received such a hard test; the lessons for us; his reasoning and conclusion; his secret of submission to God; Isaac's heroic faith and young believers; Jehovah Jireh – the Lord sees ahead and provides; exercising precious faith.
Cementing church and worldGenesis 25-27
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 11 June 2014
Two distinct peoples were born to Rebekah. Isaac though godly never accepted that Jacob should have the entire heritage. He wanted Esau to head the family, while Jacob bore the seed royal. But God once again separated church and world. Here are the lessons.
Jacob’s Spiritual JourneyGenesis 28-31
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 18 June 2014
The theophany at Bethel and Jacob's response. A sense of God the goal of preachers. The shocking fraud in marriage - what should Jacob have done? His spiritual virtues. His preparations for home; were his breeding methods credible? Lessons for posterity, and church and world again separated by God.
Meeting God in This LifeGenesis 28.10
Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 January 2017
The greatest tragedy of modern life is that so many people are deprived of any knowledge of a real relationship with God. Here is one of the first accounts in the Bible of how we may come to experience and know Him. This is Jacob's great discovery.
Jacob Wrestles in PrayerGenesis 32
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 9 July 2014
Jacob, enriched, returns to the Promised Land after 20 years greatly afraid that Esau will attack him. His two prayers are here examined, especially the hours in wrestling and pleading with God. Here are God's purposes with the encouragements and challenges for our praying.
Restoring Grace to the ChurchGenesis 34-35
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 23 July 2014
Teenager Dinah goes into the Hivite town only to be seduced by the prince. Her motive; the hypocrisy of her brothers; their terrible revenge; the family imperilled. Why were Jacob's offspring so wayward? The purpose and lessons to the church of this record. God's restoration.
The Shaping of JosephGenesis 37.1
Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 6 August 2014
14 chapters cover Joseph's history! How can such a deliverer not be a type of Christ? We must reject trivial ideas that Jacob spoiled Joseph, who was disloyal and naive in reporting his brothers' sins and telling them his dreams. Here are the realities of his spiritual training.
The Shaping of Joseph – 2Genesis 39.1
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Joseph in Egypt being prepared by the Lord: the young man's patience, diligence and integrity; plus fifteen ways in which he is undoubtedly a type of the Great Deliverer, with remarkable examples of God's providential oversight of His own. Spiritual lessons for today from events.
Joseph’s Spiritual WorkGenesis 42-45
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 20 August 2014
While the guiding providence of God is notable in Joseph, equally vital is his life-long goal for the repentance and restoration of his brothers (a church typified). Here his strategy is traced for securing conviction, change, reconciliation and provision, mirroring (perhaps including) evangelical conversion.
God’s Secret Plans in EgyptGenesis 46-48
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 3 September 2014
Jacob waits for God's sanction before entering Egypt. Why his listed family names are so significant. God's plans unfold. Why Egypt? The reasons unveiled - how the church and the seed royal would be spiritually preserved. Lessons from the adoption of Joseph's sons and the blessing of Reuben.
Jacob’s PropheciesGenesis 49
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 1 October 2014
Jacob's sons and their tribes are formally blessed and assured of God's future presence. Warnings are included and positive tribal traits listed, which would combine to equip all Israel. Here also are prophecies of Messiah, and lessons for Christ's people today, which Israel typified.
The Future PromiseGenesis 50
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 8 October 2014
The funeral of Jacob shows the gratitude of Egypt toward him, the reformed character of his sons and the supreme importance in his life of the future promises. Here also is the training of Joseph and his legacy, and how we must always live for eternity.