How Churches Fail or Prosper

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 15 October 2014
The centuries between Joseph and the oppression in Egypt are given a single verse noting their miraculous birth rate, but the chapter implies (other texts confirming) six serious failings that brought them to slavery. These same failings bring us down today, while their avoidance lifts us up.

The Five Threads of Exodus 2

God's sovereignty seen in the surprising and miraculous rescue of Moses when mighty Pharaoh's edict was doubly confounded! Faith exercised and rewarded. Christ foreshadowed. Human instrumentality demonstrated through Jochebed and Moses. Separation of 'church' and world set in train. Also, why Moses' conduct in Egypt was faultless.

Rules for Mission

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 12 November 2014
The call and commissioning of Moses, including his reservations and the signs God gave him, provide six principles for spiritual mission in all ages, most of which are breached by large sections of evangelicalism today. Yet they are deeply encouraging and vital for Christ's blessing.

Underestimating Satan

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 19 November 2014
Ruler and deliverer Moses is poor, rebuking prosperity heresy. His trial through neglecting a command. Israel's temporary faith and false converts today. Moses unready for Satan's actions, nor are we if we defend doctrine but not practice. New significance of the glorious name Jehovah.

The Message of Pharaoh’s Resistance

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 10 December 2014
A review of the plagues of Egypt reveals facts often unnoticed which provide significant principles for the Christian age. Here are: (i) applications for individual believers; (ii) typical features; (iii) profound principles for evangelism drawn from the obduracy of Pharaoh.

The Great Type of Calvary-Grace

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 17 December 2014
Indescribable relief filled Hebrew homes that midnight when judgement struck Egypt. They knew as idolaters they deserved it also, but atoning blood kept them. Thousands of lambs secured one deliverance, whereas the Lamb of God would gain eternal life for billions. Here are the parallels.

The Red Sea Crossing

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 7 January 2015
Perhaps the greatest miracle of the Old Testament, the crossing teems with spiritual application, and contains a famous 'contradiction' that leads to deliverance. We can only imagine the menacing, towering walls of water, the fiery cloudy pillar, and the long night of faith.

Components of Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 6 February 2022
How is God to be approached in order to experience real conversion? Here are the two essential elements - repentance and faith - what they are, and how they must be expressed to God. Throughout the Bible these are always the two vital steps. You May Be Also Interested in……

What it Means to Believe in Christ

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 17 April 2011
Two famous commands from God give total insight into how we should approach Him for new life - 'Stand still! Go forward!' The message is about how to resolve our inner struggles and concerns in calling upon Christ for forgiveness and conversion

The First Inspired Hymn

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 14 January 2015
The first (and last, in Revelation) congregational hymn of the Bible is 19 verses long, glorifies God, and is deeply doctrinal and intelligent. Nothing like contemporary music lyrics, it was learned by multitudes within hours. Here are some of its wonders.

Miraculous Provisions

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 28 January 2015
The astonishing feeding of an entire nation for 40 years by miraculous manna is a worthy type or prophetic illustration of the redeeming work of Christ. Here are some of the many parallels, and the pastoral lessons for us all, that stream from this narrative.

The War of Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 4 February 2015
The trial of faith when the cloudy pillar stops the migrating column in dry Rephidim, and Horeb's rock - type of Calvary. Then the Amalekites, Satan's agents to fight Israel: their astonishing unbelief and antagonism until their 'man of sin' Haman plans Israel's destruction c470BC. Today's equivalent.

The Drama of Sinai

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 18 February 2015
Here are stirring spiritual parallels in God's words to the typical church at Sinai: eg being borne on eagles' wings, a peculiar treasure, and a kingdom of priests. Here also is distinctiveness from the world, knowing God by faith alone, and reverence.

The Riches of God’s Law

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 25 February 2015
The Ten Commandments are holy, just and good or beneficial, reflecting God's own nature. Here are the benefits of the first four. Says God - I am your God: and will be your Father, Saviour, Friend, Defender, Provider and Guide. You will need no other 'god'.

Searching Sanctifying Laws

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 24 March 2019
Continuing John 17:17, 'Sanctify them through thy truth', we here review the fifth to the seventh commandments to see the wide application given by Moses and the New Testament, each commandment naming the chief sin of a 'family' of offences. This is the path of holiness.

Christian Righteousness

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 31 March 2019
The Saviour's prayer - 'Sanctify them through thy truth' has led to a review of the Ten Commandments, this study surveying the scope of the last three - 'Thou shalt not steal...bear false witness....covet' - and especially how these guide believers in the life of the church.

The Kindness of the Civil Laws

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 4 March 2015
An overview of the civil laws given to Moses for Israel to show their great wisdom and kindness, and to explain the real benefits of some that seem unfair when not read alongside passages that explain them. Also, their immense value to Christians.

The First Place of Worship

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 11 March 2015
As well as illustrated prophecies, abiding principles of Christian doctrine, witness and worship are plainly taught by the major features of the Tabernacle (often missed or violated by today's evangelicalism). Here they are, with their implicit promises and encouragements.

Israelites See Christ

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 1 April 2015
The symbolism of the high priest's garments has often been greatly overdeveloped, but they clearly were symbols of the woman's promised seed and Abraham's expected descendant. Here is what they surely conveyed to believing Israelites, and how they spoke of our Redeemer.

Christ-Centred Worship

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 8 April 2015
(1) The daily sweet savour offerings of lambs (2) the altar of incense (3) the half-shekel ransom money (4) the brass laver, and (5) the anointing oil - all had an obvious teaching message for worship and life. Here are these lessons.

Two Contrasting Pastors

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 15 April 2015
With Moses away, the idolatrous apostasy at Sinai was met by Aaron's strategy of appeasement. It was a disaster, condemned by God (yet recurring to this day in evangelical history). How different from the stance of Moses - a type of Christ and an example to us!

Grades of Spiritual Life

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 22 April 2015
Following the golden calf God took away His presence and limited the Israelites to a 'preservation' grade of experience, mirrored today when we host worldliness or other sins. Here also is the intercession of Moses and his special experience of God's glory, with lessons.

The Promises of God

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 29 April 2015
Promises of wonders greater than the Red Sea crossing were kept then, and subsequently in the history of the church, even to the present wherever saved people strive to keep the conditions named: no compromise, honour spiritual obligations, and be consecrated to God's service.