The New Life

— Dr Peter Masters | 10:12am | Sunday 4 October 2020
Beginning an epistle of essential doctrines, objectives, conduct and spiritual joys in the converted life, Paul defines and extols five aspects of this new life: faith in Christ, love for the saints, anticipation of glory, assurance, and love in the Spirit.  Do we have these?

The Whole Life of a Believer

In these verses Paul urges greater knowledge, not only of doctrine, but of God's ways, how He deals with us, and the lot of believers. Here we also learn about applying the Word, our aims in behaviour, and the power to obey and please God.

Fruits of Calvary

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 18 October 2020
Three verses that present four distinctive aspects of the eternal accomplishments of Christ on Calvary, 1) our personal crucifixion with Him, 2) our deliverance from Satan's power, 3) our redemption and transfer into the kingdom, and 4) our purifying.  So great was the price paid!

The Great Escape

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 May 2015
The Bible teaches that before conversion to God we are like prisoners, except that we do not know it. We need to experience the freedom, reality and fulfilment that comes with the pardon of God. Here is the biblical picture of our 'captivity' and the way out.

The Greatest Rescue of Life

, — Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 August 2021
In a simple verse Paul pictures the captivity of a materialistic, unbelieving life in which we are unaware of God and the need for rescue. Here are the limitations and the chains that bind us, and Christ's manner of deliverance and restoring to life. You May Be Also Interested in……

No Other God

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 5 April 2017

The Greatness of Christ

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 25 October 2020
Following aspects of the atonement, Paul turns to the magnificence of Christ, 1) His significance as image of the Father, 2). as forerunner and Creator of all, 3) as sovereign Head of the Church, and 4) as 'all fulness' - in which we may participate.

The Height and Depth of Salvation

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 November 2020
In showing aspects of reconciliation the apostle extols the scope of Christ's redemptive work (including securing the external obedience of the angelic host), then the depth of our alienation, then the height of our elevation, and finally the sure sign of redemption.

Authentic Evangelism

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 November 2020
Five verses draw together essential elements of all witness. Here is how Paul came to rejoice in the troubles of a proclaimer. Here also is his deep sense of responsibility for the Gospel, his estimation of Christ's priceless value, and his manner of persuading souls.

When Christ Enters In

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 February 2019
Paul gives a unique definition of conversion as the entry of Christ into a life, and here is the explanation of what this means, how Christ's work in us is carried out, and how we are changed and enriched for life and eternity.

Antidotes to Backsliding

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 November 2020
Beginning with the ferocity of the forces of error surrounding believers (here are examples) Paul identifies first the need for deep appreciation of the doctrine of Christ, secondly church order and firmness, thirdly a sense of amazement at Calvary, as our key defences.

Conquest of the Soul

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 November 2020
The Judaisers have tried to persuade Colossians to adopt Jewish ordinances. Paul shows they have a vastly superior circumcision of heart. The old nature is dethroned and a new installed. But old sins may re-emerge without these named precautions. Here is Paul's imagery of conquest.

Seeking Things Above

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 29 November 2020
After dismissing the fleshly rites that heretics had begun to introduce to the church, Paul points to the 'heavenly life' and growing the graces that will be perfected in glory - deep feeling, kindness, lowliness, a servant spirit, generous love and grateful contentment.

The Child of God – Dead and Dying

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 December 2020
Explaining how believers are dead, yet commanded to put to death sin. Here is the offensiveness of impurity, the apostle showing how it invades the mind (uncleanness), the heart (inordinate affection or passion) and the will (evil concupiscence or evil longing). Remedies for mortification.

Progressive Renewal

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 December 2020
Once saved, the Christian has the infallible help of the Spirit to lay aside the impulses of the old nature, including covetousness, the five distinct forms of anger, and lying.  Progressive renewal also brings rich shafts of knowledge which provide the believer's blessed assurance.

Peace, Thanksgiving, Scripture, Worship

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 1 November 2017

Indwelling Grace of Believers

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 December 2020
Paul presents four tremendous graces given to believers to exercise and keep in view constantly, lifelong - the doctrine of salvation, the gift of wisdom (here explained), the practice of melody in the heart through psalms and hymns, and a strong awareness of representing Christ.

The ‘Whatsoever’ Rule for the Christian Life

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 August 2017
The rule of doing all in the name of Christ appears in the context of worship and is a warrant for distinctively Christian hymns, but it goes beyond, embracing all our thoughts, words and deeds. Here is how His name influences every aspect of life.

Paul’s Dedication Formula

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 3 January 2021
The perfect text for the new year, providing its own natural headings, challenging believers to live every moment of life under the direction of Christ, to do all for His glory and for Him, and to be thankful for everything day by day.

Paul’s Counsel for Parents

, — Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 3 March 2021
A single practical study for developing good behaviour in children, including Paul's priority to avoid frustration and resentment; the goal of preparing for adult life; the place of punishments and restrictions; key texts of promise and warning; duties for children and good manners.

Praying and Persuading

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 January 2021
A call to the two continuous commitments of the Christian life - first to persistent prayer (the impediments, the helps, and the branches of prayer); secondly to pray specifically for preachers.

Christ’s Representatives

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 January 2021
Two verses that commend walking in wisdom toward unbelievers, redeeming or buying up the time, and gracious speech. Here is what the apostle meant by these challenging terms, with counsel for daily conduct and witness to the dying souls to whom we are assigned.

Tychicus and Aristarchus

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 24 January 2021
Paul's commendations of his fellow-preachers and helpers in Rome show the standard for all believers, especially ministers. Here are the terms he uses, with their full meaning and challenges. Plus a glimpse of Archippus and his possible 'hindrance', with its common equivalents today.