Sermons on Philippians
Applied Christian LivingPhilippians 1.1-6
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 12 January 2014
Philippi had a remarkable congregation, bonded to the apostle Paul through longstanding ties of support and love. This is truly an epistle of love, also shedding much light on how to apply the Word to life, and to the practical service of Christ.
Choices in the Christian LifePhilippians 1.7-11
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 19 January 2014
Paul prays that our love will overflow, leading us to choose Christ's interests in every aspect of life. Our spiritual journey consists of continuous choices - here they are. Right choosing keeps us genuine all the way, and gives rise to practical fruits that glorify God.
Surprises of the SpiritPhilippians 1.12-20
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 26 January 2014
Paul is silenced by imprisonment for years, yet in Rome his witness stirs the entire emperor's palace and guard, and moves the 'underground' church to new boldness. Learning from the tragedy of wrongly motivated preachers. Also, praying for preachers, and the challenge to magnify Christ by life or death.
“To me to live is Christ”Philippians 1.21
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 February 2014
Paul's great profession challenges every believer. All we are and have is Christ's - homes, possessions, abilities, and time. He is our standing, strength, joy and future. We live to prove Him in holiness, service and love, and here is how death is all gain for His people.
All for ChristPhilippians 1.22
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 9 February 2014
How greatly Paul longed to be with Christ! Do we have such love of the Lord? Here Paul shows how to increase in appreciation of Christ. He also urges believers to Gospel labour, honouring their heavenly citizenship standards (not compromising with the world, as some prescribe).
Christian ThinkingPhilippians 2.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 23 February 2014
Paul shows that to think as a Christian needs the impetus of strong indebtedness to Christ. Urged by this, we can adopt spiritual values, particularly dis-self-esteem, plus outgoing care for others. Then we begin to resemble our Lord, who laid aside Heavenly glory for His people.
The Magnificence of Christ the LordPhilippians 2.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 23 May 2021
Paul describes the personal work of Christ, His divine nature and His eternal attributes. He speaks of His becoming a man and His atoning death. Here are the reasons why He will reign in glory, and precisely what He has achieved for us. You May Be Also Interested in… Booklet: How…
The Magnificence of Christ
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 December 2015
To underestimate Christ is the greatest tragedy leading to eternal loss. Here are Christ's attributes and work; His incomparable compassion for souls, His accomplishments, what it means to find and know Him, and why His name is above every earthly name.
The Name Above AllPhilippians 2.9, Philippians 2.9
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 March 2014
As God-and-Man Christ is elevated to the highest glory and given a name unutterable on earth, but known in Glory. A strongly uplifting study for believers is to explore this greatest name, not to identify it, but to grasp its significance and wonder.
An Agenda for HolinessPhilippians 2.12
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 9 March 2014
Sanctification involves striving in obedience to God, by His power. Here are key striving texts, and an overview of the four departments of holy, spiritual living for which we are to strive. Here also is the apostle's definition of conscientious effort.
Aligning Our Will With God’sPhilippians 2.14
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 16 March 2014
To grow in appreciation of and delight in God's commands provides motivation and zeal for obedience. Here is Paul's counsel for advance and especially in the paramount duty of representing Christ by our lives, and lifting up the light of the Gospel.
The State of a Church
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 23 March 2014
The believer's life is to be a conscious and willing sacrifice of love and service to God. Here is how we are to assess the condition of our church, and where it should be strong. Also, here are Paul's indications of a future pastor.
A Model Young BelieverPhilippians 2.19, Philippians 2.19
Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 18 July 2012
Timothy proves that a third-generation Christian does not have to be third-rate. Here is his background and characteristics, together with the race analogy which kept him in daily prayer and effort. This is the life of 'focus' which we all need, young and old.
A Model BelieverPhilippians 2.19
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 13 June 2018
A single study review of Timothy as a model for believers, particularly his remarkable sympathy, his commendation, his forwardness and courage (contrary to what is often assumed about him), and his humility. Here is the evidence and the practical counsel for us in our day.
In Spirit, not FleshPhilippians 3.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 April 2014
The need to protect the Gospel and the Church; the threefold nature of the enemy; how to worship in the Spirit, and glory in Christ; 'flesh' in the church today; human inventions in God's work; and how to express the right kind of sympathy for the unsaved.
‘Rejoice in the Lord’Philippians 3.1
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 30 March 2014
The command to be happy as believers raises questions for all who suffer trials or have good cause for heaviness. Here is joy that exists alongside every hard experience, and how it is to be procured by reflection on key aspects of Christ and His work for us.
All Things Loss for ChristPhilippians 3.7-8
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 April 2014
Paul's famous gain and loss passage exposes false hopes for both salvation and earthly satisfaction. Some 30 years after his conversion, the apostle affirms the overwhelming superiority of knowing Christ. What he means is explored here, especially the experience of walking with Christ.
The Losses and Gains in ConversionPhilippians 3.7, Philippians 3.7
— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 12 March 2023
Conversion to God is a remarkable phenomenon that altogether changes a person spiritually and morally. Here are its elements, highlighting the immeasurable gains for life and eternity, and the losses - the latter being deceptive and destructive features of life. Here is the wonder of finding Christ.
What We Gain With Christ
Gospel Sermon, Gospel Sermon, Gospel Sermon, Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 February 2012
Saul of Tarsus held a high opinion of himself and his standing before God, but one day it all came crashing down, and he saw the real situation. It led him to know God truly, and receive a new life. His great and eternal gains may also be ours.
Losses and Gains In ConversionPhilippians 3.7
Gospel Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 February 2017
Here is how Paul the Apostle evaluated himself before his conversion, his worth as a person and his prospects, and how he came to see his worthlessness, and the overwhelming superiority of knowing Christ, and His transforming power and love.
Union With ChristPhilippians 3.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 June 2014
The deepest and most glorious concept - a union determined from eternity, secured at Calvary, implemented at conversion, deepened through life and perfected in death. Here is how it is felt; with a pastoral survey of the departments and circumstances in which union is unmistakably experienced.
Sanctifying PowerPhilippians 3.10
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Having been saved thirty years, Paul speaks of knowing ongoing resurrection power in his life, continuing to conform his mind, heart and will to Christ. What about earthly interests and pursuits? How should we weigh and ration them to fulfil the sufferings of Christ for us?
Paul Our Role ModelPhilippians 3.17
Teaching Sermon— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 11 May 2014
Not only are the apostle's church activities a pattern for churches of all ages, but his manner of life is also to be closely imitated by believers. Here are key passages highlighting aspects of character, to develop and encourage true progress in godliness.
A Balanced MindPhilippians 3.20
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 18 May 2014
The opposite of minding earthly things is to keep heavenly themes in view. Here is how we should express and experience our heavenly citizenship with its riches and benefits, and how this exalts Christ in our hearts, and gives us perspective for all situations.
The Book of LifePhilippians 4.3
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 25 May 2014
To be named in this most magnificent register of grace cannot be bought, earned or inherited. How could Paul be so certain that his co-labourers were named there? 'Eternal security' as widely preached is dangerously wrong, but the security of 'perseverers' is assured by the Book.
The Peace of GodPhilippians 4.4
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 June 2014
The apostle's way to all-surmounting trust and strength despite trouble or prosperity. Here are six very distinctive steps that lead - by the sure promise of God - to spiritual safety and assurance. Here also is a definition of the peace that far surpasses all understanding.
Christian HappinessPhilippians 4.4
Thanksgiving Service— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 16 October 2019
The meaning of the rejoice words of the New Testament, the components of Christian happiness, how it differs from ordinary earthly happiness, how to achieve it, and maintain it in times of trouble and grief, and what to avoid in order not to spoil it.
Appropriating God’s PeacePhilippians 4.5
— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 11 July 2012
How do we cope with troubles? Do we put into practice the steps so carefully presented by Paul for finding God's peace? Here are those five steps for knowing peace even at the eye of the storm, which keeps our reasoning clear, and the Lord in view.
Proving the LordPhilippians 4.6
Bible Study, Bible Study, Bible Study— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 7 October 2015
A refresher in prayer: right and wrong anxiety; spiritual damage of the latter; hindrances and helps in prayer; the approach to God; rules of pleading; elements of thanksgiving; reasons why prayer is not heard; the mistake of the 'Yes, No, Wait' scheme, and the glorious reality.
True Christian CommitmentPhilippians 4.8
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 July 2014
Here are the matters which should occupy the minds and plans of believers. 'Whatsoever things are true' refers to the spiritual realities which should be our chief concern, unless we are becoming pliable, indifferent and ambivalent concerning the service and standards of the Lord.
Experiencing Christ’s PowerPhilippians 4.11
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 July 2014
Paul has learned calm contentment of soul and how to obtain strength from Christ in every situation. Violence, sickness and poverty may abase, while revelations and blessing bring other dangers. Here are 'five points of contentment' that secure Christ's presence and power in all events.
All Your Needs SuppliedPhilippians 4.19
— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 July 2014
Paul speaks about God providing our needs, not supplying excessive earthly rewards, as the prosperity heretics claim. Here are the conditions. God's 'riches in glory' are here defined, also how all glory should be His, not directed at human instruments.