Sermons on Numbers
‘Call-up’ to Spiritual WarfareNumbers 1-2
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 6 May 2015
The chief and distinctive purposes of Numbers seen through NT eyes, the Israelites being a type of the church. Here is the 'working church' concept, seldom followed today, the call-up to war and activism, faith, holiness, order, and the centrality of worship in everything.
The Mobilisation of God’s PeopleNumbers 3.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 13 May 2015
From the 'strange fire' judgement to the march from Sinai, we trace the preparation of the Israelites in (1) learning to preserve the presence of God; (2) maintaining purity, and (3) pursuing an ideal of true dedication. Here is a pattern for churches today.
When God’s Favour is ImpartedNumbers 6.24-26
Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 27 January 2019
The remarkable high priestly blessing given by God to be pronounced in Old Testament times lists the elements of spiritual life and experience given freely by God to all who sincerely seek and trust Him. Here is the substance of a true meeting with God.
The First Troubles of the MarchNumbers 10-11
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 20 May 2015
Lessons begin to flow from this typical church, including: the cloudy pillar shows the way but they must watch for localised dangers. The daily prayer of Moses provides a profound plan for our petitions. Satan infuses gloom that quickly turns to lust - plus remedial thinking.
The Turning Point at KadeshNumbers 12-14
Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 27 May 2015
The disastrous decision at Kadesh when the people recoiled from entering the land, and the present day equivalent when churches and members recoil from serious effort to reach young and old alike in the battle for souls. Why has the serving culture almost disappeared?
Moses – Ministry RejectedNumbers 14-16
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 10 June 2015
The Israelites did not accept that unbelief and disobedience should shut them out of Canaan, Korah and the people demanding both a new priesthood, and a no-repentance, non-sifting ministry. Here are the parallels for our time, and the lessons of the wanderings.
The Word – Binding and PowerfulNumbers 17-19
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 17 June 2015
The people craved a repentance-free, non-challenging religion, but God commands that His appointed worship be kept sacred. How His rules for ministry are disobeyed today. The profound message of the red heifer. Also the error of Moses that cost his entry into Canaan.
Spiritual WarfareNumbers 21-23
Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 24 June 2015
From the meaning of the 'serpent of brass' to the lessons of Balaam's contradictions. A true prophet, and false; sincere, yet insincere; powerless, yet unleashing against God's people the most devastating and enduring Satanic strategy. Balaams surely 'live' today; the biblical record is for us.
Light from a False ProphetNumbers 22-24
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 1 July 2015
Why God used the phenomenon of an ass seeing the angel of the Lord and speaking. Balaam's true visions, and how he grasped the vulnerability of Israel should she lose her distinctiveness. The outcome - 'the doctrine of Balaam' - found to this day among evangelicals.
Lessons Before the Entry into CanaanNumbers 25-36
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 15 July 2015
Israel's susceptibility to the Moabite strategy of penetration and corruption, and Satan's use of this today. Moses retired, the type of Christ to be unblemished for entry into the land. The Reubenites and our tendency to settle down rather than fight the Christian warfare.