Sermons on Hebrews
The Christian EraHebrews 1.1-2
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 January 2013
A majestic letter showing the glory of Christ, and how the Old Testament ceremonial is fulfilled in Him. Here is Christ's divine nature and work, and our privileges drawn from many uplifting passages. Here too the errors of future society and churches are predicted, with a call to holiness and…
Seeing Spiritual ThingsHebrews 2.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 January 2013
The inspired writer urges the spiritually vague to faith, and speaks of the greatness of salvation, the signs of the apostles, the ministry of angels, and David's prophecy of atonement. Here also are explanations of Christ dying for 'every man', 'tasting death', and how we 'see Jesus'.
What Christ Means to UsHebrews 2.9-18
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 February 2013
The range of Christ's sufferings on Calvary; how divine attributes met there; being brought as children to glory; and other insights into Christ's love. Plus the twofold purpose of His sufferings: (a) atonement (b) to show that he has tasted our every trial, and will help us.
Christ’s Love For SoulsHebrews 2.17
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 2 April 2017
The Bible speaks of a spiritual and moral gulf between God and mankind which can only be bridged by a mediator, Who must be divine as well as man. Here is the record of Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished to be our Saviour.
The Obvious BelieverHebrews 3.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 February 2013
Reflecting on the Lord, to maintain a strong manifestation of our conversion and hold on Christ. Keeping up assurance, witness, and anticipation of glory by ready response to every scriptural challenge. How to hear the voice of Christ in His Word, and to keep the heart.
Spiritual PsychologyHebrews 3.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 24 February 2013
Understanding how the heart (mind-affections-will) may lose spiritual sensitivity and strength, and how these may be restored and maintained. Keeping church and world distinct, and why Christian works of compassion are different from the heresy that Christ calls us to restore the world.
Hardening The SoulHebrews 3.12, Hebrews 3.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 14 January 2018
Unbelief in the Gospel is described in the Bible as wilful and deeply damaging to us, whereas modern thought says it is reasonable critical thinking. Here is the Bible's analysis of its cause and course, and how its cure is the greatest imaginable benefit.
The Troubles of Unbelief
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 January 2021
With great concern and sympathy the inspired writer warns that the 'heart' (encompassing mind, affections, will and conscience) may be luring us into unbelief or rebellion against God. Here are the dangers, and the only remedy for the power of unseen inner prejudice against God. You May Be Also Interested…
What If I Cannot Believe?Hebrews 3.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 9 October 2011
The Bible says that unbelief in God is our willing choice, and an act of antagonism toward Him. Is this reasonable? This passage presents the case from God's point of view, showing why we disbelieve, how this affects us, and how God saves us.
The Captured SoulHebrews 3.13
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The Bible speaks of the deceitfulness of sin, which acts like a person within us. People do not realise how manipulative and controlling sin is. Here is the secret work of sin in every life, and how only the Lord can deal with it. You May Be Also Interested in……
The World’s Greatest DeceptionHebrews 3.13
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 February 2013
Here is the Bible's definition of moral wrong, together with surprising insights, forgotten and unknown by today's society. Here also is the extraordinary scope and power of sin to control us and cause eternal condemnation,and the only solution, provided by Christ our Saviour.
Are We Sure of Salvation?Hebrews 4.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 March 2013
Here is deep concern for souls, conversion being defined as a rest. Rich terms and appeals are here explored. Salvation is said to have been in place and ready for the Fall. The literal promised land was also a picture of spiritual rest which was preached alongside.
Christian CertaintyHebrews 4.11-16
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 January 2022
Should believers suffer many doubts and fears? Here is a sure footing for assurance - firstly what the Word does for us: its explanations and convicting power. Secondly, the approachability of Christ and His constant provision of needed help. Doubts cannot persist when God speaks and answers.
The Word and PrayerHebrews 4.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 March 2013
Senses in which the Word is 'living'. Its power in conversion and in sustaining a spiritual walk. Its unmatched power in ministry, never to be displaced by drama or film. Implications of a unique term 'throne of grace', and the rules of prayer, for mercy first, then help.
Christ’s Compassion and Our ObedienceHebrews 5
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 March 2013
After showing the superior sympathy of Christ over His Old Testament type - the high priest - this chapter challenges dullness of hearing. The cause is failure to personally prove Christ. The learning, deepening life depends on a truly obedient, non-worldly walk.
We Must AdvanceHebrews 6
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 24 March 2013
Some Christians devour doctrine, but stand still in personal sanctification, separation from the world, and service. Here is the call to fully-formed maturity. Do we long for our lives to make some return to Christ for the incomprehensible price He paid for us?
Full AssuranceHebrews 6.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 7 April 2013
Spiritual certainty is here based on a forward-looking, heavenly view of life. It is when being with the Lord is kept in view, and becomes our chief motivation for holiness and service, and our chief consolation, that assurance is maintained strongly to the end.
Using the Bible’s Anchor TextsHebrews 6.11-20
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 27 July 2016
The spiritual warfare described, and Satan's attempts to undermine and draw into sin, worldly concerns, coldness, complacency and doubts. How perspective, assurance and zeal is gained, and the promises, in a sense, be inherited now. Here too is the significance of God's 'oath'.
Spiritual EmergenciesHebrews 6.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 March 2012
'Refuge' is a significant Bible word, echoing the cities of refuge set up by Moses for people fleeing from 'mob' justice. But these cities also illustrate how we must all take refuge in Christ's salvation to escape our deserved justice for rebellion against God. Help for seeking souls.
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Prophecies about Christ and His work included the foretelling of His high priestly work, and the passing of the Levitical priesthood - which was symbolic and unable to atone for sin. Here are great characteristics of Christ represented by Melchisedec, and also by David's related prophecy.
Our Great High PriestHebrews 8.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 21 April 2013
Surveying the points of superiority of Christ's high priesthood over that of O.T. high priests powerfully stirs our gratitude and indebtedness. Likewise, the superior excellence of the covenant of grace increases our love, dedication, and anticipation of future blessing.
Deep Symbols of OldHebrews 9.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 5 May 2013
Sparkling verses that review the riches of O.T. times to show how much people were shown about God's holiness and the provision of redemption through the coming Saviour. The symbols have gone, but the record of them stirs and deepens our perception of how much we owe.
Purging the ConscienceHebrews 9.14
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 22 May 2016
The existence of the conscience has invincible proof, but much modern thinking hates and rejects it, claiming it is merely a remnant of brainwashing. Certainly it may cause much trouble, even illness, but here is God's way for the conscience to be cleansed.
The Riches and Power of the Blood of ChristHebrews 9.15
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 12 May 2013
One of the purposes of Hebrews is to convince readers that the Old Testament saints actually knew that their worship was typical and figurative of the work of their coming Messiah. Here are aspects of the wonder and riches of the atonement to move believing hearts.
The Memory of the SoulHebrews 9.27
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 January 2016
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.
Good Things to ComeHebrews 10.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 19 May 2013
Further proof that Old Testament Jews knew that their ceremonial worship were both lessons on grace and prophecy of Christ's work in signs. Here, also, the greatness of Christ is presented, and His present work of subduing all things by conquering hearts and progressively frustrating His enemies.
The Only Way to Remove GuiltHebrews 10.4
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 May 2020
Guilt for sin must be forgiven for God to be found and Heaven reached. Here are our common objections and the remedies we propose for calming and silencing any feelings of guilt. But here also is God's salvation - the only way - leading us to Him. You May Be…
Purging Away GuiltHebrews 10.4
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 January 2014
Only God can purge the conscience. Here is why, and how He does it. Animal sacrifices could not do it; they were only illustrations of what God would do. Other religions proclaim no Saviour. Here is how we may know that our guilt is removed.
Every Believer’s Priestly DutiesHebrews 10.22
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 26 May 2013
Inspired steps for fruitfulness and assurance that track the symbolic duties of the high priest. Here is counsel on: 1) drawing near to God, 2) obtaining cleansing, 3) affirmation and witness, 4) watching over others, 5) gathering for worship and instruction, 6) weighing our remaining time.
Assurance, its Nature, Loss and RecoveryHebrews 10.22
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 22 October 2014
Assurance blesses the mind and also the emotions or feelings. Here are the forms it takes and what it feels like. Also, how the mind may function spiritually even when feelings fail to cooperate, and how assurance is lost, recovered and maintained.
The Hallmark of True BeliefHebrews 10.26
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 June 2013
A two-part hallmark being first, conscientious concern for righteousness. False faith becomes indifferent to sin, but here is the difference between false faith and backsliding. The second mark is the acceptance of Christian priorities and trials. Here also are the joys of true faith.
Facts about Ongoing FaithHebrews 11.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 9 June 2013
Faith, for a saved person, is the capacity to see beyond the reach of human vision and sense, to perceive as real and certain, matters revealed by God in his Word. Here are faith's benefits and enemies, and how it must be exercised and enabled to grow.
Walking with ChristHebrews 11.4-5
Teaching Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 16 June 2013
From Abel to Enoch we see how our faith may speak on earth long after we die, and what it means to walk with God. Here sixteen features of being in communion are swiftly reviewed to help motivate and encourage believers to live by faith.
Why and What is Faith?Hebrews 11.6
Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 September 2019
Of itself, faith has no merit or power to earn God's favour, or to obtain life, yet it is vital to conversion. Here is what it is not, contrasted with what it is, showing what it believes and how it stretches out to receive salvation.
Saving FaithHebrews 11.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 14 April 2013
Faith is repeatedly described in the Bible as the key to finding Christ in a living, personal way. Here is the biblical definition of faith, how we get it, what it must believe, how it is expressed, and the great reward it secures.
Faith that InheritsHebrews 11.7
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 23 June 2013
In a single verse both saving and keeping faith are presented in the life of Noah. Here is his 'illumination' about future things, his careful response, his obedience, his devotion to the Seed Royal, and his witness - all showing he is an heir of righteousness by faith.
Strengthening FaithHebrews 11.8
Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 13 June 2012
Given by God, faith suddenly brings to life the realities of the Gospel and we come to Christ. It also has a rational aspect here explained. Then it must be exercised and increased as life goes on, and this famous, inspiring passage shows how we must do this in all…
Is Abraham’s Faith Ours?Hebrews 11.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 7 July 2013
This is the story of Abraham's God-given saving faith that compelled him to answer God's call. What made such an impression on him, how did he respond, and what was the basis for his ongoing faith? Here also are the parallel influences in believers today.
The Formation of FaithHebrews 11.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 14 July 2013
Sarah did not at first believe that she would conceive, but then faith was formed. Here is how it operated in the work of God to establish the line and church of Christ. Here also are the reasons why God employed miraculous means, with applications to us.
The Pilgrimage ConceptHebrews 11.13
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 21 August 2013
Are we living as strangers and pilgrims, a vital concept for the Christian journey? Throughout the Bible this is the rule, and here are its hardships and its many comforts, together with biblical dos and don'ts, and the resulting spiritual gains and benefits.
How Rare is Christian Obedience!Hebrews 11.17
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 21 July 2013
True faith produces obedience and obedience is the proof of true faith. Strangely, today, much right doctrine does not always lead to obedience. Here are God's objectives in the proving of Abraham by the offering of Isaac, showing parallels with our provings by the Lord.
Walking by FaithHebrews 11.20-23
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 18 August 2013
Four great examples of how faith sees Truth, believes and obeys it. Isaac responded with trembling, Jacob obeyed a unique insight, Joseph secured a 400-year testimony, and the parents of Moses performed a dangerous yet vital act with calm certainty. Here are enduring applications.
The ‘Like’ that Lasts ForeverHebrews 11.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 21 May 2017
At 40, Moses was a famous prince of Egypt, accomplished, admired and probably heading for the crown. But he left it all, preferring obedience to the one true God. Here are the factors which cause countless people down the centuries to take the same pathway.
How to Choose by FaithHebrews 11.24-25
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 25 August 2013
Moses believed a centuries-old promise of deliverance for Israel, and renounced royal life to serve God. His sacrifice was immense, as were also the results. He looked away from earthly rewards, and looked to spiritual gain. Here are the applications for us today.
Choosing ChristHebrews 11.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 February 2011
Moses was already a 'man of God', when he chose to leave his royal life for God's service, but his choice vividly highlights the issues in responding to the call of the Gospel - the call to Christ and to eternal life. Here are the cries of both dissuasion and…
How Believers See ChristHebrews 11.27
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 September 2013
Unbelievers (and backsliders) see nothing, but faith views Christ in His Word and Work. Here are many ways in which we 'see' Him, especially His Person, power, affections and plans. We must view His all-surpassing qualities constantly, and do so with prayer, trust and submission.
Faith Subdued KingdomsHebrews 11.33-39
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 September 2013
The most magnificent passage of proofs from Bible history that faith in Christ and a loyal, prayerful life brings from our lives a 'good report', i.e.- the witness of God that we are His. Here are the faithful, what they did, and the corresponding deeds today.
The Heavenward RaceHebrews 12.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 29 September 2013
How God validates our faith in the eyes of others, if sin is laid aside. Also, how Christ regarded His debasement as temporary, and non-obstructive to the securing of joy for the redeemed, and how we should esteem our effect upon souls higher than our trials.
Christ Enduring The CrossHebrews 12.2
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 September 2020
The pre-eminence of Christ who condescended to be our scapegoat and Saviour. The accomplishments He foresaw. What He endured on Calvary's cross, and how He maintained obedient faith through the deepest conceivable valley of death. All the lovingkindness of the Lord in one verse.
Our Battle and CauseHebrews 12.3-4
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 October 2013
Famously called 'the greatest fight in the world' these verses show us how the hearts of believers may be kept zealously loyal to their high calling. Here is what it means to 'consider Him' and to keep ourselves from fainting in faith, and strong in passion for souls.
God’s Training CourseHebrews 12.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 October 2013
Here are the depths and riches of the Father's training of His people, representing His affection and plans for them. We may neglect it, becoming subject to the firmer disciplines here noted. How may we tell between chastisements, and afflictions for other purposes?
Recovering From a Spiritual LowHebrews 12.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00pm | Sunday 20 October 2013
A low state of spiritual love, fervour, service and assurance may be speedily remedied by the blessing of God, and here is how. Here also is the duty of peace with worldlings, and the necessity of inward purity for a deep awareness of the Lord - by faith.
Our Vastly Superior CovenantHebrews 12.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 October 2013
Good churches are soon corrupted and disabled by indifference to holy living, so believers are to watch over each other, thankful that they are not under the Old Testament order, but the altogether better order of Christ's people, bound for the heavenly Jerusalem. Here are the mighty differences.
The Voice of the BloodHebrews 12.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 6 November 2013
Blood signifies violence, death and sacrifice - the blood of which was applied. Blood is emotive, showing the lengths to which Christ went for His own. Was atoning blood shed at Gethsemane or Gabbatha? How do we defeat Satan by the blood? Did Christ take His blood to Heaven?
Life’s Greatest PurposeHebrews 12.25
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 November 2013
The climax of incentives to holiness is revealed as the greatness of the cause we serve. For we are not called to the Mosaic order, but the Gospel age; to the kingdom that shall never fall. Here are its contrasting and glorious features - and our duties.
Duty & Blessings of Christian FellowshipHebrews 13.1
Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 5 August 2015
A single study about fellowship drawn from a range of scriptures, covering the command and duty to love fellow believers, the hindrances and gains, personal attitudes and encouragements for advance in the mutual ministry and pleasure of friendship.
The Fellowship of BelieversHebrews 13.1 & Ephesians 4.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 31 May 2023
'Let brotherly love continue.' 'I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'
Sensing Christ NearHebrews 13.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 November 2013
Covetousness is a fierce spoiler of a believer's experience of the Lord. Here are its forms and effects, how it becomes an act of worship, and the remedies to be used to combat it. Here, also, are Christ's glorious kindnesses toward His people.
Doubts About God’s ProvidenceHebrews 13.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 21 June 2017
Providence - God's fore-provision for all His aims - creation and perpetuation of all, including salvation; how freewill fits in; God's part in all troubles and the deep things they accomplish; the reasons for suffering and the mighty encouragements of Scripture.
Memory – The Key to Spiritual ProgressHebrews 13.7
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 November 2013
Ways to remember great lessons of the spiritual life and doctrine; how undershepherds 'rule' as guides not by personal authority, but by faithful, applied preaching. What is not meant by the words 'obey' and 'submit' (v17) and the vital true sense.
Opposites Cannot MixHebrews 13.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 December 2013
Here - the doctrines of the faith are an anchor to avoid drift. Grace must be held to as the exclusive way of salvation; it cannot hold fellowship with 'works'. Proof that O.T. food laws have ceased. Reasons why Christian must never be 'culturally progressive'; loyalty to God is at…
This World is Not Our PlaceHebrews 13.13-16
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 December 2013
The attitude of believers toward this doomed world; compassion but not restoration; in it but never of it; the stance of the Lord and of Bible history; soul-winning our great aim. Also, the central place of praise, and how we offer it in Christ's name.
Solid AssurancesHebrews 13.20
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 December 2013
This inspired prayer for the people begins by lifting up Almighty God, an all prayer must. The God of peace is extolled, the resurrected Christ, His authority over his people, His work as Shepherd, His all-accomplishing blood, and the covenant everlasting. Here are the assurances.
God ‘Working in You’Hebrews 13.21
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 5 January 2014
Holiness comes only by God's help. Why atheists cannot improve. Believers may resist God's work in them. Here are the good works we were converted for, with hindrances and helps. The importance of giving all glory to Christ (and the tragedy of evangelical celebrity culture).