Sermons on Luke
Escaping the Limited LifeLuke 14.15
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 23 October 2022
In the parable of the great supper the Lord speaks of three representative refusals to attend, each one picturing our refusal to the call of the Gospel. Why do we not respond to Christ? Here is what we miss, boxed in by the material realm.
The Enemy WithinLuke 1.51
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 March 2016
Human pride, perhaps, is the greatest snare, having many forms, immense subtlety, and bringing upon us the opposition and indignation of God. Here are its main injuries to life and soul, and the only way to end its dominance, by the power of God.
The Most Influential Sin of AllLuke 1.52
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 September 2022
One human trait stand out in the Bible as the 'master sin', which leads to so many others and becomes more entrenched as time goes by, yet is widely promoted. But God's immeasurable love has provided a way of escape and eternal life.
Shepherds of BethlehemLuke 2.8
Christmas Service— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 25 December 2011
We cannot imagine the glory of divine light that filled the sky and hills around the shepherds when the angel of the Lord appeared, nor the praise of the only angelic choir ever heard on earth. Here we marvel and learn from what the shepherds heard and saw of Christ.
Four Features of True ChristiansLuke 2.25
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 January 2016
In a single verse Simeon's biography gives four features of a life the Lord will use for His glory. How we should covet these, praying for them and cultivating them. Here is the way to great instrumentality wherever we are placed, and the basis of assurance.
Heaven’s Great AnnouncementLuke 2.28
Christmas Service, Christmas Service— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Friday 25 December 2015
The Purpose of LifeLuke 2.34
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 25 December 2011
What is the purpose of your life? Is your objective earthly or eternal? Is it material or spiritual? Christ lived on earth according to a set plan to accomplish our reconciliation with God. Our response to His life and work determines whether we have a heavenly destiny or purpose.
Why, Why Shepherds and Angels?Luke 2.8-16
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Tuesday 25 December 2018
Not a charming story but a series of profound and vital facts about Christ and His work. Here the questions are answered - Why shepherds? Why an angel? Why 'good tidings'? Why the term 'Saviour'? Why the sign of a manger and then a choir?
The Temptation Of ChristLuke 4.1
Teaching Sermon, Teaching Sermon, Teaching Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 28 January 2018
He who saw Satan cast out of Heaven began His ministry in voluntary subjection to the adversary's extreme malice. Yet even the Lord of Glory must do so to 'qualify' to be our representative and Saviour. Here is the meaning of each temptation and response.
The Two Greatest Mistakes of LifeLuke 4.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 12 May 2019
Christ calls us to think about what life should really accomplish and the central importance of the soul. They show how much we need God's words for the soul to live, and the tragedy of devoting our entire lives to this material life and losing Heaven.
Conversion By StagesLuke 5.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 May 2018
Conversion to Christ may take place in a moment, but more often we discover what it means to find Him by stages. Here is the experience of Simon Peter, tracing his phases of reluctance up to the great moment of genuine faith.
Stages in Seeking ChristLuke 5.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 January 2012
Through the life of Simon Peter we may trace several stages of his opening up to Christ and seeking personal spiritual life. Conflicting aims and misunderstandings are resolved as he comes to the decisive point of faith and surrender to the Lord of life. His experience helps us.
The Things in the World (2)Luke 5.11
Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 18 July 2018
The 'principles' contained in key Scripture texts that decide whether a pursuit is of the world; plus an examination of dancing, with special attention to David's dancing before the Lord, and the impossibility of this justifying modern dancing either in worship or in the world.
What is Spiritual Paralysis?Luke 5.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 1 January 2017
The paralysed man famously lowered through the roof into the place where Christ was teaching was not only healed but forgiven all his sins. This deeply significant miracle pictures the paralysis of the soul, and how life and a new experience comes by conversion to Christ.
Ending the Soul’s ParalysisLuke 5.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 June 2011
The Lord's healings were acts of compassion demonstrating His divinity, and also pictures of spiritual healing. Here we see the losses incurred by soul-paralysis, compared with the benefits of obtaining healing and life for the soul. This is about having God's forgiveness.
The Difference Conversion MakesLuke 5.36
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 November 2015
When Christ came the Jewish leaders wanted His mighty miracles on their side, without His message of conversion. But He insisted on the great change of life He gives to needy souls. Here is how He described it, and what it achieves in us.
The Disabled SoulLuke 6.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 25 May 2014
Christ's healing of the man with a withered hand was one of the smallest of His miracles, yet an immensely important picture of the non-functioning soul, and its needs. Here is His enacted message to draw people to Himself for spiritual life and salvation.
Life for the Withered SoulLuke 6.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 30 May 2021
Christ's healing of the man with the withered hand is amazingly descriptive of the need and healing of the soul. Here is the step-by-step illustration of the elements of conversion in the Saviour's words: "Rise up... stand forth... stretch forth thy hand". You May Be Also Interested in… Video Tract: What…
The Dissolving of Doubts 5Luke 6.20
Bible Study, Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 17 May 2017
Refuting samples of claimed discrepancies in the gospels, demonstrating the unreasonableness of unbelief. Also the Matthew/Luke beatitude passages, which provide different perspectives, inspired by the Spirit, to show the full message intended by the Saviour. Plus, a review of Christ's divinity in Matthew.
Reaching God – by Works or by Grace?Luke 7.1-2
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 August 2018
The Roman military commander of Capernaum gradually sees he is unfit for God, and grasps the soul-saving purpose of Christ. He gives up the six beliefs of all who hope that their works will gain God's favour, and embraces free forgiveness by grace.
Our Losses Without GodLuke 7.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 March 2016
The sad scene of a widow's only son lying dead led to the son being raised to life through Christ's compassion. The event is intended also to picture spiritual death and all it deprives us of, and how we can receive spiritual life from the Saviour.
Is Your Soul Dead or Alive?Luke 7.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 May 2022
The Saviour's first incident of raising the dead took place at Nain, as a funeral party headed to the burial place. He showed his divinity and power, his vast compassion, and his readiness to impart spiritual life to the dormant and inactive souls of men and women.
Christ Answers DoubtsLuke 7.19
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 August 2018
The doubts some people had about Christ (when on earth) mirror our doubts today. Here are the Lord's own answers to people then, answers that resolve our misunderstandings in modern times, showing the reality of the faith, and the necessity of finding and knowing God.
Christ Himself Answers Our DoubtsLuke 7.19
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 June 2011
Doubts about God have always disturbed people wondering about their souls and the possibility of life after death. Here is how Christ helped doubters in His day to determine what was true, and how He could be approached, found and proved.
Four Personality Types in the BibleLuke 8.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 May 2011
Not the four from Greek teaching, but four types of outlook sketched by Christ in the parable of the sower. Everyone fits in here as our lives are scanned and our reactions to God described. Where is life going?
Four Kinds of PersonLuke 8.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 24 June 2018
The parable of the sower reveals four different reactions to spiritual matters, in particular - to the good news of pardon and life from Christ. What influences our response against our deepest and eternal interests? Christ tells us how we may change.
The Process and Scope of ConversionLuke 8.35
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 May 2022
The deranged man of Gadara desperately sought Christ's help, but on meeting him shouted to be left alone. His healing sparked alarm among his neighbours. Why is there such antipathy to Christ? Here is our resistance to Him, and the depths of conversion.
The Extensiveness of ConversionLuke 8.39
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 17 April 2016
A half deranged outcast man is put into his right mind and transformed as a person at the word of Christ. Here are the elements of conversion that are intended to be traced from the event, and how much is accomplished in our lives.
The Touch that Gained EternityLuke 8.43
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 7 May 2017
A terribly sick woman who had haemorrhaged for twelve years crept up behind the Saviour in a crowd and touched the hem of His garment. The purpose of this healing miracle was to portray how faith secures God's healing of the soul and eternal life.
Real Life and Its GiverLuke 9.16
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 7 January 2018
The feeding by Christ of 5000 men plus women and children on the north-eastern shore of Galilee was one of the most significant of all His 'teaching miracles'. Here is what it said to the people, and to us, about our need for conversion to Christ
Conversion Must Be an Act of GodLuke 9.16
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 28 August 2011
The miracle of the feeding of the 5000 people was intended both as a proof of Christ's divinity, and a lesson on conversion. Every stage of the miracle illustrates how moral and spiritual transformation comes only by trust in Christ.
Your Life – Lost or Saved?Luke 9.23
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 October 2019
In three short sentences, designed to surprise and challenge, the Lord shows the emptiness of possessing only 'material' life and clinging tenaciously to it, then the vast superiority of having life in the soul. Here is what it means to follow Christ, and be eternally safe.
Saving or Losing Your LifeLuke 9.23
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 2 June 2013
A call to conversion in one of Christ's shortest sermons. Conversion is presented as a personal approach to Him for pardon and a transformed, eternal life. Here is what He does in one's life, and the gains and losses involved in yielding to Him or rejecting Him.
The Lord’s Own Guidance to SeekersLuke 9.57
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 22 June 2014
Three seekers, one a scribe, another a regular observer of Christ, desire to become full disciples, but something is wrong. All have some reservation or hesitation. Christ shows each one what prevents him from wholehearted 'conversion'. It is priceless counsel for seekers in every age.
Christ Advises SeekersLuke 9.57
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 July 2020
The mystery of three seemingly keen disciples who were declined by the Lord. God does not always receive those who appear to seek Him, and here Christ shows why. Here also is the right way to desire salvation and what sincere seekers experience. Full Service Recordings: You May Be Also…
A Unique View of ChristLuke 10.30
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 February 2017
The good Samaritan is perhaps the best known and least understood parable of Christ. It has an ethical message plus a parallel message which became obvious once Christ was crucified. He was the 'Samaritan' who tends those dying eternally from the wounds of sin.
The Need of Your SoulLuke 11.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30am | Sunday 14 August 2016
Countless people put no value on their soul. They feel no need of help for either this life or eternity. Here, through an unusual parable, Christ shows His availability to seekers for spiritual life, how they must approach Him, and what He will do for them.
How God Evaluates PrayerLuke 11.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 July 2022
Christ tells of a man with a great need who is obliged to get help from a friend already retired for the night. He obtains more than he needs, but only by his 'importunity', showing how we may successfully pray to God.
Christ’s Direction For Finding HimLuke 11.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 11 August 2019
The Saviour's call to 'ask-seek-knock' conveys the whole message of salvation in a single illustration. Here is how to ask (with the mind) to seek (with the heart) and to knock (with the will) on the door that opens to Christ and new life.
Ways to Approach GodLuke 11.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 24 March 2013
The forgiveness of God and reconciliation with Him can never be earned or deserved. They are free. Yet Christ tells us there are conditions. Here is how we must approach Him - what we must think, believe and say. When sincerely followed, these instructions open the door to Life.
The Tragedy of Spiritual InertiaLuke 11.21
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 2 August 2015
Wandering far from God we may be entirely 'at peace', having no spiritual interest or troubles of conscience, even dismissing God with scorn. But here is the basis of this peace, what happens when it is broken, and how real peace with God may be found.
Spiritual IndifferenceLuke 11.21
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 June 2021
Christ explains the militant and orchestrated presence of evil in the world, and speaks of the hold that Satan has on human souls. He also shows the love of God in providing a way of reconciliation and life for all who desire and seek Him. You May Be Also Interested…
A Time Bomb of TruthLuke 10.25
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 February 2023
The parable of the good Samaritan exposes the self-righteousness of a hostile questioner. But it also has a fuse attached. Once Christ had died and risen again it would be obvious that the Lord depicted Himself, and how to obtain eternal life.
Checking Your Belief SystemLuke 11.27
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30am | Sunday 18 September 2016
Why do we believe the things we do, that drive our lives and shape our tastes and decisions? Who gave us our views? Can their truth be tested? Here are today's typical 'values', compared with the rule given by Christ for building a life for now and eternity.
Testing The Things We Believe About LifeLuke 11.27
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 January 2023
Most people cannot live without having opinions and views about life, and how matters should work out for them. From where do we get these views? How do we know if they are true? Will they really help? Can they connect us with God?
What Do We Believe In?Luke 11.28
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 2 October 2011
People may believe in essential human goodness, or in permissiveness, or in themselves and their power to be happy. Often there is a refusal to actively believe in God. Here is what we miss without a hold on God and how we may approach Him and know Him.
Seeing Realities in LifeLuke 11.34
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 April 2018
Christ's miniature parable of the 'evil eye' uses seeing disorders to illustrate our inability to see the spiritual purpose of life, our predicament before God, and our need of forgiveness and reconciliation. Here is God's provision for us, and the way to know Him.
Seeing Spiritual RealitiesLuke 11.34
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 18 December 2011
Christ's mini-parable of the defective eye shows how distorted our view of ourselves and of spiritual realities may be. Here are typical distortions - they may be ours - and the key things we must see to successfully find the Lord.
Christ Speaks About Eternal LossLuke 12.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 28 February 2016
Atheists claim Christianity uses hell to scare people into believing. But it would be amazingly callous not to mention Christ's teaching on judgement, so that people never knew their situation. The aim is not fear, but openness to consider the love and mercy of God.
The Opposite of ChristmasLuke 12.15, Luke 12.15
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 25 December 2016
Christ's parable of the rich fool who preserved his riches but neglected his soul, is a truly sympathetic way of showing us how we plan and act when away from God. Here is how we think, and its cost, unless conversion to Christ intervenes.
Losing the SoulLuke 12.15
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 May 2012
In the parable of the rich fool, Christ the Lord, shows us our self-confidence, self-esteem, self-consideration and self-destruction. We see all that we lose by a life of materialism, and its inherent foolishness. Here, Christ pleads with our souls.
The Tragedy of Spiritual Poverty
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Sunday 22 March 2020
Christ's parable of the rich fool shows a man detached from the deeper realities of life, carried along by the here-and-now, consequently forfeiting all, and surrendering his soul to judgement. Here is the love of Christ in saving both life and soul for eternity. You May Be Also Interested in……
The Universal Human QuestLuke 12.31
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 9 April 2017
Everyone, whether aware of it or not, is searching for fulfilment and happiness, and here are the forms this search takes. But the true needs of the heart can only be met by finding God. Here is the real search, and how to make it.
Servants by ConstitutionLuke 12.37
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 September 2013
Human beings are servants by nature, and here are some of the things that we are willingly enslaved by. We have only so much time to discover that Christ alone is worthy of service. Here are His attributes and plans, and His call to spiritual life.
True FreedomLuke 12.37
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 September 2021
In a parable of servants waiting for their Lord, Christ portrays the human race, enslaved by endless alternatives to God, and spurning the liberty of His kingdom. Here are the futile masters we serve and the contrasting lovingkindness of the Lord in conversion to Him. You May Be Also Interested…
What We Owe to GodLuke 12.42
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 November 2013
Christ's parable of the faithful servant portrays our duty to God, who gave us our bodies, faculties and powers. What do we do with these, and with Christ's invitation to spiritual life and power? Here are the message and the promises of a life-changing parable.
The Worthless Soul RestoredLuke 13.6, Luke 13.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 22 July 2018
A short parable of Christ about a failing fig tree, illustrating the Saviour's lovingkindness and mercy in redeeming and transforming worthless and dying souls. Here is the privileged uniqueness of humankind, tragically alienated from God, and the way from meaninglessness to union with the Lord.
Answering to GodLuke 13.6
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 21 October 2012
Christ's parable of the barren fig tree portrays our privileges as human souls, our failure to produce homage for our Creator, and His mercy in providing a way of salvation. Here is what Christ did to secure pardon, and what He does in the lives of all who seek Him.
A Glimpse of the Heart of God
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 1 November 2020
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. You May Be Also Interested in……
Things that Limit UsLuke 13.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 October 2013
The healing of a severely bent-over woman by Christ was certainly an act of compassion, but it was also a picture of release from spiritual bondage. Here are the limitations that bind us through life, that can only be removed by the Saviour of the world.
Finding True FreedomLuke 13.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 2 February 2020
Healing the bent-over woman in the synagogue, the Lord declares her 'loosed' rather than healed, showing the miracle to be a picture of our release (at conversion) from all the moral and spiritual limitations that bind us away from God. Here is true conversion. You May Be Also Interested in……
Why is Conversion a Narrow Gate?Luke 13.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 9 February 2014
Christ says that His salvation is easy, yet He also mentions difficulties. Here are the things that make it difficult, that we are reluctant to accept. But here also are the things that make it easy for us to open the gate of new and eternal life.
The Hard Part of ConversionLuke 13.24
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 November 2020
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. You May Be Also Interested in… Video…
Refusing GodLuke 14.16
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 17 June 2012
Christ's parable of a great supper with invitations refused, reflects our rejection of God's overtures to us. Here are our main reasons for refusing Him, and all that we lose by it. Here, too, is how we may reverse our rejection, the greatest moment of our life.
Refusing The Boxed-In LifeLuke 14.20
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 August 2017
In the parable of the great supper an invited guest declines to attend, implying he has better things to do. Here the Lord reasons with His hearers about their supreme need of God, and the consequences of being confined to a life of materialism.
Fighting the Irresistible GodLuke 14.26
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 16 June 2019
In two miniature parables, Christ shows the necessity of taking stock of life to avoid the loss of spiritual life and blessing. Here is the building of a tower that could not be completed, and the fighting of a war that could not be won.
Fighting GodLuke 14.26
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 27 January 2013
Christ told a vast multitude twin parables, first of a high-achiever building a conspicuous tower for self-gratification and of a hostile ruler waging war. Both depict the human desire to live independently of God's rule and help. Here is the vastly happier better course.
Christ Describes Conversion to GodLuke 15.3-4
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 28 June 2020
Christ's parable of the lost sheep tracks the giving of the parable to record crowds including many hostile leaders. He emphasises that God's mercy is to individuals, showing the divine motive, our lost condition, the costly recovery of the lost, and the Saviour's ultimate victory. Full Service Recordings: You May…
Life For The SoulLuke 15.4
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 12 January 2014
Christ's parable of the lost sheep presents His concern for individuals, His costly labour for them, and His readiness to carry the spiritually wandering to eternal life and safety. Here an apparently simple plot conveys the deepest and most needed message in the world.
Wasting The SoulLuke 15.11-24
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How God Works in a LifeLuke 15.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 28 October 2012
The best known of all Christ's parables is surely the prodigal son, showing the nature of our rebellion against God, our spiritual vacuum, and what happens when God wakes us up to our condition, and draws us to find Him by repentance and faith.
The Roving SoulLuke 15.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 October 2021
The best known of all Christ's parables (The Prodigal Son) traces the journey of a lost soul into a far country away from God, before circumstances conspire to awaken and bring the wanderer to seek reconciliation, pardon, purpose, happiness and eternal life. Here is the lovingkindness of the Lord. You…
Setting Up Life for EternityLuke 16.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 November 2011
Christ's parable of a crooked manager pictures our misappropriation of our God-given lives, except that the manager made provision for his future survival. How should we relate to the God of eternity? A message to show how Christ may be found and known.
False and True RichesLuke 16.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 21 January 2018
Christ's parable of a crooked estate manager is about making arrangements for life and eternity. How stable are our riches and accomplishments? How useful are our contacts and friends in terms of eternal influence? Here are the real riches of life that only the Saviour gives.
When Spiritual Need DawnsLuke 17.2
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 9 December 2012
A Roman centurion came to faith in Christ, but how? It begins with a great need, continues with the realisation of sinfulness, is accelerated by his awareness of who Christ is, and concludes with his believing appeal for the Lord's help. Here is how we may have a parallel experience.
Perceiving Our Greatest NeedsLuke 17.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 May 2016
Christ's healing of ten lepers not only illustrate the spiritual life He gives to countless people living far from God, but shows that our perception of 'need' is limited to earthly, material things. Here is why we must see beyond these, to the needs of the soul.
Who is in God’s Kingdom?Luke 17.20
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 27 October 2019
A trick question is put to Christ by the Pharisees in the hope of discrediting Him, to persecute Him, but He confounds them with a disarming reply that imparts all we so much need to know about the kingdom of God, and how to enter it.
Where is the Kingdom of God?Luke 17.20
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 October 2013
The Pharisees asked Christ a question to trap Him, but He gave a totally unexpected reply that challenged them - and us also. Is the Kingdom of God in us, and are we in it? Here are its characteristics and blessings, and how it may be entered.
Biblical Self-EvaluationLuke 18.9
Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 22 January 2017
Most people, even if they barely believe in God, feel they would pass any test for acceptance by Him. Here Christ, in a parable, shows what Heaven's terms really are, how we should see ourselves, and God's readiness to forgive those who own their unworthiness.
Things to Give Up to Have ChristLuke 18.18, Luke 18.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 September 2015
Conversion to Christ is entirely by grace, or free, yet coming to Him involves leaving several things behind, and here are those things. The Lord's encounter with a very rich young ruler, whose search for eternal life was aborted, shows what our approach must be.
Four Barriers to Knowing GodLuke 18.18
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 May 2011
Christ's encounter with a rich young ruler shows four reasons why this man - along with most other people - are unable to find God in a personal way. If these misunderstandings are resolved, He may be sought and known.
Barriers to Finding God
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 October 2021
When a likeable rich young ruler asked Christ what he should do to gain eternal life, the Lord's questioning uncovered massive obstacles that blocked his progress. Barriers to finding God: They are common to us all, but Christ can remove them and bring us to Himself. You May Be Also…
Our Three Greatest NeedsLuke 18.25-43
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 November 2015
A blind beggar of Jericho called out to Christ for healing and was rewarded. But this was more than a miracle. It was a demonstration of what Christ would do for billions who cry out for spiritual sight, forgiveness and life. Here is how these are obtained.
Why Christ Healed BlindnessLuke 18.35
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 April 2022
The four reasons why Christ performed so many spectacular healing miracles in His ministry, and how they illustrate His transforming work in the lives of those who come to Him. The striking message of the restoration of sight to the blind Bartimaeus begging at Jericho. You May Be Also Interested…
A Life TransformedLuke 19.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 February 2023
The narrative of Zacchaeus, a loathed tax-chief at Jericho, and how a germ of curiosity and inner need led him to an encounter with the Saviour that changed his entire nature and disposition. Here are the features and the effects of conversion to Christ.
The Care of Your SoulLuke 19.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 November 2018
Christ's parable of the pounds had a message for His Jewish hearers, plus an ongoing one to the people of all times, namely that everyone has an awareness or instinct of God and should invest it by seeking to find Him and know Him.
Investing the SoulLuke 19.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 July 2012
Christ's parable of the pounds challenges us about something that God has placed in our constitution - an awareness, by instinct, that He exists. Do we invest this knowledge, or suppress it? To invest means to find out about God, and how to approach Him for pardon and life.
The Chief Barrier To Believing in GodLuke 19.14
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 January 2020
In the Lord's parable of the ten pounds, a nobleman's citizens cried, 'we will not have this man to reign over us!' Here is why, how it parallels our rejection of God (before conversion), and what makes His reign 'over us' so magnificent. You May Be Also Interested in… Article:…
Resisting the LordLuke 20.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 April 2015
Christ's parable of the rented vineyard was intended to illustrate how we grasp life for ourselves and resist all the overtures of God. The parallels are clear and challenging, showing the length to which Christ has gone to save lives for eternity.
Difficulties in Finding the LordLuke 20.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 June 2023
Christ's parable of the vineyard tenants, preached in the temple, speaks to hostile Jewish leaders, but it contains a life-saving message for us, showing the elements of our rebellion against God that must be recognised and regretted in order to approach and find Him.
Being EndurersLuke 21.19
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30am | Wednesday 25 July 2018
The Lord Himself tells us that patience possesses or holds firm the soul in communion with God. This is an active form of patient endurance, including spiritual hope and joy, and here are key texts illustrating its promotion in all the pressures of life.
There They Crucified HimLuke 23.33, Luke 23.33
Good Friday Service— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Friday 18 April 2014
Why the place was so important; who ‘they’ were, and their significance; why it had to be crucifixion, and all that it meant; and the fact that of all people it was ‘Him’ upon that cross, the Saviour of the world. Four words that move hearts.
There They Crucified HimLuke 23.33
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 November 2020
Four words display the heart of Christ in redeeming souls. Here is why He could only be executed at Golgotha, why the leaders and the people supported it, why crucifixion was the only possible method of death and the unique significance of the One who died. You May Be Also…
The Greatest Event in World History
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 November 2022
The cross of Christ is without parallel in world history. Comprehensively prophesied, nothing has accomplished so much for countless millions of people. To be unaware of the reason of the cross of Christ is to miss the entire purpose and destiny of life.
Sudden and Unexpected ConversionLuke 23.42
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 14 April 2019
As Christ hung on the cross in agony of body and soul, making atonement for all who are saved, a criminal executed alongside Him began to see Him in a new light, and yielded his life to Him. Here is that 'model' conversion, and what was involved.
A Pattern ConversionLuke 23.42
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 24 June 2012
One of the thieves crucified next to Christ came to view Him in a new way, and to ask for eternal life. This event provides a perfect picture of conversion to God. What brings us to seek Him? How may we find Him? A message to change lives.
Calvary – Especially the Invisible AspectsLuke 23.44
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 8 December 2013
The necessity of the Cross of Calvary; the unfolding story; the mysterious three hours of darkness that terrified and silenced the vast crowd; their meaning and their message; why Calvary is the greatest event in history; the eternal significance of our personal reaction.
The Unseen CalvaryLuke 23.44
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 December 2020
The cross of Calvary is the heart of the Christian message, for without an atonement for sin there can be no reconciliation with God. Here is God's call to us from the mysterious three hours of darkness that occurred while Christ suffered for sin. You May Be Also Interested in……
What the Resurrection Tells UsLuke 24.36
Teaching Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 April 2012
Though long foretold (also by Christ) the resurrection shocked the disciples. By His appearances Christ showed His divinity, the success of His atonement, His closeness to His people, their eternal security, His readiness to show them proofs, His desire for their service, and the certainty of end-time prophecies.
What Forgiveness Obtains from GodLuke 24.47
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 October 2014
People often do not realise how much is accomplished if God forgives their sins. Here are the facts of guilt and forgiveness - what cannot secure forgiveness, and what does. Here also are the gains and benefits (and the cost to God Himself).
The Unseen Scope of PardonLuke 24.47
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 November 2020
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. You May Be Also Interested in……