Heroes of Old

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 29 May 2019
The Judges seen through the lens of Hebrews 11 as men of clear faith, not defective men of their time as many erroneously teach today. Here are lessons for us from the Mesopotamian and Moabite oppressions and from the lives of Othniel and Ehud.

The Battle of Kishon

— Dr Peter Masters | 12:00am | Wednesday 5 June 2019
While the Study Bibles mostly see Barak as a coward, Hebrews 11 shows him to be a hero of faith and achievements. Here is the narrative in this light, with numerous lessons for today including the reasons why several tribes failed to rally to the cause.

Turning Desolation Into Blessing

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 12 June 2019
Midianite oppression drives Israel to prayer - and rebuke! Conviction must precede restoration. Gideon by faith seeks divine authority for action. The altar of compromise is destroyed, and further authority sought for war (the fleece). Here are rich lessons, lost if Gideon is thought faithless.

Surprising Aspects of Spiritual Warfare

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 19 June 2019
Gideon's expulsion of the Midianites is an example of a literal event superintended by God to provide an overview of spiritual mission. Here are three disqualifications for instrumentality plus an insight into God's work in minds, and how harmony in the 'church' was preserved.

Resisting the Flesh

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 10 July 2019
The non-cooperation of Succoth, the snare of Gideon's ephod, the fable of Jotham, and the reign of Abimelech the bramble provide lessons on the antagonism of the flesh to spiritual progress, and its longing for human rule, rather than that of the Lord.

Keeping a Vow to God

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 17 July 2019
Jephthah, a rare godly man in apostate Israel, is called from exile to defend the typical church. He makes a pious but rash vow and honours it with an obedience matched by his daughter. Not a human sacrifice, of course, but a challenge of commitment.

The Phenomenon of Samson

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 11 September 2019
The low view of inspiration that has invaded modern evangelical commentaries and most Study Bibles is never more evident than in their character assassination of Samson. Here is the Bible's own view; here is the vindication of Samson as a Hebrews 11 hero of faith.

Faith Demonstrated in the Life of Samson

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 5 January 2011

The Phases of a Fall

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 18 September 2019
The two parts of Samson's life, the time of integrity, power and blessing, and the time of his fall and punishment. Why the upright part is essential to the pastoral message of the passage. Also, the fall, its components and its deep lessons for us.

When the Saved Need the Saviour

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 15 May 2019
The famous appendix of Judges, speaking of events after Joshua and the elders. Micah and the Danites - a record of astounding syncretism from so-blessed a people, yielding lessons on how we as sincere people may fall into 'double-mindedness', first barely consciously, then fully.

Faith Demonstrated in the Book of Judges (3)

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 19 January 2011
'And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And…

False and Genuine Faith Compared

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 July 2020
The Bible has many biographies of people who came to know God, and of others who failed to do so. The story of Micah remarkably portrays dead or false faith, and how it differs from a sincere approach to God, and authentic conversion. The Lord Jesus Christ said: 'Come unto…

Examples of Living and Dead Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 January 2013
A biblical case history - the life of Micah, who possessed great faith in religion, but a shallow empty life, devastated when his earthly goods were plundered. By contrast, here are others, whose faith led them to know the living God, and real fulfillment and happiness.

Peace Without God

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 March 2013
Around 1350BC a community lived luxuriously at Laish near ancient Sidon, carefree, having no enemies, no magistrates, and no allies. The marauders destroyed them. Seen as a parable of life without God this narrative has stirred many to consider their soul, and seek the Lord.

Faith Demonstrated in the Book of Judges (4)

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 26 January 2011
'And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah.'