Christ Revealed in Romans

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 February 2015
Introducing Romans - the supreme doctrinal foundation of our faith - revealing Christ in the full glory of His work and His headship of the church. Romans shows how He calls, saves, sanctifies and keeps His own, and the duties of the Christian life. Above all, it exalts Christ.

The Selfless Servant

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 February 2015
Before Paul's famous, stirring, profound statements come pouring from his inspired pen, six priceless verses reveal his unselfish, caring, outward-looking character, his evangelistic priority and his great concern to live in accordance with the will of God. All are challenged to keep spiritual priorities.

Gospel Obligations

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 February 2015
Paul gives three reasons why he is ready to evangelise where his message will be despised. Herein is the power of the Gospel, also an explanation of God's imputed righteousness, and of how regeneration leads to someone being consciously convicted and persuaded by the Gospel.

A Sight of the Wrath and Mercy of God

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 January 2019
The apostle Paul was converted from a career as a persecutor of Christians to being a tireless missionary to the Gentiles. Here he describes the viewpoint of God as He considers rebellious mankind. This is Paul's magnificent survey of our need, and Christ's kindness to save.

The Greatest Philosophy

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 27 May 2012
The first preachers of Christianity were not embarrassed by their message offering personal reconciliation with God, for it towered above all religions of the day, and still does (including atheism). Here are its superior features of beauty, credibility, and power to change.

Society at its Worst

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— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 February 2015
How God's wrath is revealed in the Gospel and the reason for it. Also how disrespect for Him in society leads to increasingly extreme sensual sin. What it means to be given up to sin, and the mission of the church to rescue people in time.

God’s Contention with Man

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 24 May 2020
Here are our three greatest mistakes about God that keep us from seeking Him, and here also are the three charges that God will bring against us if we ignore Him in our lives.  Best of all, here is God's way of forgiveness and real life. You May Be Also…

Why God Accepts or Rejects Us

Rejection by God at the end of life's journey is surely the most terrible shock imaginable. Here are the reasons set out in the Bible, along with God's method of showing mercy and love to all who will receive it, while there is time.

Society’s Steps to Judgement

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 March 2015
Three times it is said that God gives up and gives over people to their sin. Here are the reasons and the outcome. Here also is the list of 22 sins that increasingly fill an atheistic society like ours, and the opposite traits in Christ's people.

Saved and Lost Judged by Deeds

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 8 March 2015
All will be judged by their deeds, even those saved by grace alone. True salvation leads to good works - the sure evidence of grace. Here is the kind of evidence that appears, and the apostle's call to all Christians to be certain of their salvation.

The Law Etched in the Heart

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 March 2015
To what extent are the Ten Commandments written in every heart? Does the apostle redefine the term 'Jew' in showing that Gentiles may be Jews in their hearts? May Christians ever resemble the Jews condemned here for disobedience to the law? Paul provides the answers.

The Necessity of Grace

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 22 March 2015
The apostle prepares the ground to show that grace is the only solution to human sinfulness. God will be faithful to His promises (to save), and His warnings (of judgement) also. Both Jew and Gentile must be saved by grace alone.

Spiritual Vagueness

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 September 2015
It may seem open-minded and non-judgemental to be vague about God and spiritual matters, but here are some of the things vagueness will forfeit and miss. Many are surprising, and all have lifelong consequences. Here are the benefits of following Christ.

The Personal Effects of Atheism

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 15 June 2014
Reasons why we reject God, and what unbelief takes from us. How atheism shapes us, imparting distinctive characteristics of thought and action. Proof that it is itself a religion. The contrasting benefits of believing in God, and how He may be found and known.

What Atheism Steals from You

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 23 August 2020
Atheism steals the key to understanding of life, claiming there is no God, eliminating the soul and eternal life.  It is unable to answer all 'why's?' of life or to forge character.  It is bleak, purposeless, and useless in sickness and death. Full Service Recordings: You May Be Also Interested…

The Tapestry of Grace

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 29 March 2015
The apostle's perfectly woven threads of teaching show the depths of justification, redemption, propitiation and faith in such a way that the unenlightened are amazed, and believing hearts soar. It is not by inadequate 'works' but by faith that God's law is honoured.

God’s Greatest Enemy

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 4 March 2018
Preachers down the centuries have identified the problem of self-righteousness as the greatest barrier to seeking Christ and salvation. Here is the evidence for its near universal hold on the hearts and minds of people, and how it is only cured by faith in Christ.

All we need to know

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 16 March 2014
... to be reconciled with God. Here are the facts set out by Paul, the apostle. We must know about the state of mankind, our future in eternity, what Christ has done to help us, how He can rescue us, and what happens at conversion.

Heirs of Eternity

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 19 April 2015
Paul traces eternal life, by faith alone in God's redeeming plan, back across the centuries to Abraham, and then to King David. It pre-dated circumcision and also the law, and involves dependence on Christ and His creating power to give new and everlasting life.

War or Peace With God

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 25 November 2018
The reality of the state of war between all people and God before conversion. The full consequences of war throughout life, and its futility. Then the multiple benefits of peace on reconciliation, how it is achieved, and how we may be certain of it.

Obtaining Access to God

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 12 February 2012
The supreme and most vital teaching of Christianity about salvation - the key to knowing God - is the teaching of justification by faith alone. What does it mean, in plain terms, and why is it essential for any personal discovery of God?

Peace, Access, Power and Glory

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— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 26 April 2015
The priceless benefits of justification are here described and amplified. So great is the 'fortune' of believers, how can we fall into sorrow, or not share it, for the worldling has nothing. It is all by faith, progressively refined in the tests of life.

How To Gain Access To God

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 10 June 2018
The basis of salvation taught throughout the Bible and down the centuries by Christian preachers is the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Here is the meaning of this greatest message of love, and why there can be no other way of meeting God.

Experiencing God’s Love

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 May 2015
Realisation of God's love for us is given by the Spirit first through a profound sight of Calvary, and the price paid for contemptuous sinners. Such great love, we see, can never be withdrawn. Then we receive melting insights of His love during reflection, prayer and praise.

The Fall of Man

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 5 January 2020
The Scriptures exclusively explain the human condition, the presence of sin and suffering, and God's way of salvation. Here is the doctrine of the Fall - the understanding of which is the door to reality and seeking for God and conversion to Him. You May Be Also Interested in… Sunday…

Christ’s Eternal Achievements

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 May 2015
In his passage showing the contrast between Adam and Christ, Paul provides five distinct aspects of the Lord's achievements in redemption and the privileges of believers. Here also is the apostle's stirring exhortation to all who are called 'dead to sin', and what this means.

The Invisible War

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 August 2017
Paul's analogy of war shows our state before God. We are enlisted in a war against Him, using faculties and powers as weapons. It is a moral war, a rebellion, in which we will fall. Here is the possibility of amnesty and reconciliation.

Who or What Do We Obey?

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 April 2015
Everyone, though we may deny it, esteems, worships and obeys a variety of 'forces' and people, becoming shaped by them. The need to admire and submit is inescapable. Here is God's remedy for misplaced servility, and the vast superiority of yielding to Him alone.

The Outcome of Life

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— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 31 May 2015
The wages (or meagre rations) given by the world's largest employer - 'Sin', slowly poison our interests in and openness to spiritual matters. Physical death follows but here is the astonishing gift of pardon and life through Christ and His atoning work.

The Rewards of Non-Belief

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 20 May 2012
In one of his most surprising illustrations Paul shows that, before conversion, we are in the employment of sin. If only we could see that it is the worst possible employer, giving disastrous rewards. By contrast, here is what we gain by turning to Christ.

The Dividing of Mankind

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 23 December 2018
Here is the whole Bible in one verse, showing the great division in society; also that unbelief must have consequences; then - the meaning of sin, the true meaning of death, the extraordinary gift of God, and the price paid by the Giver.

Seeking The Purpose of Life

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 29 September 2019
Paul tells of how he once lived as a Jewish intellectual without concern about his condition before God. Then the day came when the commandments of God suddenly shook his conscience and led him to faith. Here is the discovery of life's purpose.

The War Against Sin

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 6 September 2017
The apostle makes us pause to sense the depths of the ugliness and harm of sin. His words jolt us, alarming us out of our lightness and calling us to engage fully in the war against sin through personal holiness and Gospel proclamation.

Marks of a Spiritual Person

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 7 June 2015
Marks of a spiritual person, or, what it means to 'walk after the Spirit'. Our thinking and behaviour is driven either by the flesh or the Spirit. Here are the features of each lifestyle (even in the church) and how the flesh is to be put to death.

Living for the Flesh or for the Spirit

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 13 March 2022
There are two classes of people in the Bible, those who focus on 'the flesh', and those who relate to the Spirit. Here are the characteristics and goals of each, and how God can free us from the captivity of flesh to know communion with Himself.

The Process of Sanctification

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 11 February 2018
Romans 8 shows sanctification begins with conversion and that it is progressive lifelong. Here is how the Spirit employs the Word, the conscience, and the practice of putting to death sin. Here also are special means such as divine chastisement, suffering and mutual admonition.

Adoption, Assurance, Inheritance

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 14 June 2015
Here are the priceless blessings of adoption into the family of the redeemed, also how one's own spirit, then the Holy Spirit, both witness to our adoption. Then the inheritance that lies ahead for those who suffer now (here explained) with Christ.

The Longing of Creation

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 21 June 2015
Famous verses depicting the creation as a person subjected to the judgement imposed on mankind through sin, and looking forward to the end of the age, when it will be transformed into the home of the children of God. Here is the full, glorious picture.

Sighs of The Spirit

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 5 July 2015
The incomparable privilege of having the Holy Spirit's prayers on our behalf; what they are, and what love they show. How they should greatly energise our prayers. Also, what is meant by 'all things' working for good, and why this is as much a challenge as a comfort.

God’s Explanation of Our Salvation

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 12 July 2015
Here is the solid foundation of assurance in all the problems and needs of living for Christ in an increasingly hostile world. Also, the great objective of election and calling - likeness to Christ - and the features of character that should mark us out for Him.

Is God For or Against Us?

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 17 July 2016
Paul's famous words reveal the greatest human need and God's astounding remedy in drawing countless individual people to Himself. Here is the Bible's view of the plight of man and Christ's redeeming work, in a single life-changing chapter.

Arguments of Certainty

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 19 July 2015
Proofs that Christ's love of His own can never cease, ranging from the immeasurable price paid for them, to the impotence of all forces seeking to block the flow of His love. Here is the kind reasoning that carries us over attacks on assurance.

The Immeasurable Personal Love of Christ

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 January 2013
A review of the characteristics of Christ's love for His people, and how it should stir ours for Him. Also, how having received such love, we should reflect it in marriage. Here also is Paul's famous declaration that it is impossible to be separated from the Lord's love.

Paul’s Longing for Souls

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 26 July 2015
The apostle is anguished for the souls of his enemies the Jews. Lessons in intercession. Also the symbols of true spiritual life held before Israelites and their rejection by so many. The same symbols appeal to us, bringing Gentiles into the 'Israel of God'.

Sovereign Mercy

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 August 2015
Paul upholds God's right to exercise sovereign election, and shows it is the only hope of salvation. He also shows God's kindness during life to the lost, and amazingly, the threefold divine purpose of all human history encapsulated in three unique verses.

The Dissolving of Doubts 3

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 3 May 2017
The question, 'Why did God allow sin?' deeply disturbs many seekers and young believers for it challenges the perfection of God. The full answer - beyond our capacity - awaits eternity, but here are precious clues that reveal a glorious and heart-warming part of God's eternal wisdom.

The Rock of Destiny

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 September 2015
Christ, long prophesied, was appointed to obtain spiritual salvation at Jerusalem in a manner that would humble human pride and presumption, draw multitudes to believe, but confound those who rejected Him. To the last day Christ will be the Rock of refuge or of dismay.

Securing God’s Attention

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 3 March 2019
Here is Paul magnificently explaining first, how not to gain the ear of God, and then how to do so - by understanding how He saves the soul and changes the life; also how to approach Him. This is the way to find and know Him.

The Removal of Shame

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 July 2015
Proven facts about the reliability of the Bible, verifying its unique, inspired character. Why believing in Christ is the only way of escaping humiliation at the end of life's journey. How an unmistakable experience of God's forgiveness and presence may be obtained.

Gospel Responsibility

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 September 2015
Paul's famous 'backwards text' covers the wonders of the Gospel, the call and the commissioning of preachers, and what it means to truly hear, believe and call upon the Lord for salvation.  The back-to-front order serves to stir responsibility to make Christ known.

God’s Definition of Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 26 June 2011
Coming to God is not just a matter of having good opinions about Him. It involves the heart as well as the mind. Here are the differences between mental belief only, and believing in Christ with the entire person.

The Future of Grace

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 27 September 2015
God's promises to bless Abraham's offspring are kept in every age in an elect remnant saved by grace. Even Gentile salvation is used by God to turn the hearts of many Israelites. And saved Jews and Gentiles have enriched the world, here is how.

God’s Knowledge Compared with Ours

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 18 May 2014
What the Bible says about God's infinite knowledge is both surprising and humbling. His knowledge of us is particularly moving, for it is a longsuffering and concerned knowledge that has provided a way of forgiveness and life to countless people who see their need of it.

Trusting the Depths of God

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 4 October 2015
This great song of praise is a compelling call to reflect on God's infinite wisdom and knowledge and on His mysterious ordering of the lives of His people. The passage moves us to marvel and trust Him for all, and to serve Him wholeheartedly.

Pleasing God

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 11 October 2015
The epistle now turns from doctrine to living, beginning with dedication, and the offering of ourselves as a holy sacrifice, not conformed to this world, but transformed by God. The second cannot proceed if the world is not renounced. The prize is real discernment.

Our Life as an Offering

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 2 July 2017
Paul's powerful challenge to all believers to offer up their lives constantly as a living sacrifice. The need for sacrifice today; what it includes, and also what it is not. The value of this precious concept and its benefits to us spiritually.

Release from Conformity

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 19 May 2013
We do not realise how conformed we are to the programming of society. Even when young and experimental we are being shaped in the ways of the world, but there is a way of escape and freedom - in fact radical transformation - in conversion to Christ. Here is how.

External or Internal Change

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 11 April 2021
How influenced and conformed we are, if only we knew it, to society around us! How unoriginal, how alike - yet all that shapes us is external, while our greatest needs are within. Here Paul presents the inner transformation that conversion to God brings about. You May Be Also Interested…

Our Measure of Faith

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 18 October 2015
Seven spiritual gifts – roles in the church for which God distributes abilities and the dedicated and spiritual way they are to be carried out. Here is a view of all that was done in a first-century church with all members pooling their efforts.

Spiritual Living in the Church

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 25 October 2015
Reasons why love for fellow believers often falls short, and how we should build it up. The command to utterly hate evil things, and how this is a vital help in avoiding sin and harm in our churches. Cleaving or clinging to good, despite Satan's assaults.

Keeping Spiritual Zeal

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Fervour or zeal for the Lord (literally 'heat') is a conversion gift. But this fire within of passion for Christ, holiness and souls is easily quenched. Here are its sources, objects, accommodation to personality, and means of erosion or revival in our hearts.

Outward, Inward, Upward

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 1 November 2015
A threefold exhortation in a single verse calls believers never to hang back in outgoing activity for Christ, always to maintain spiritual zeal and also to live as people who are bonded to the service of Christ. Here are the applications and helps.

The Spiritual Power of Anticipation

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 15 November 2015
The immense value of 'rejoicing in hope' is here seen. This is the practice of  anticipating and expecting God's hand in our lives. We see its major place and its fruits from Paul's various references to it in Romans. Its neglect costs us much blessing.

True Christian Behaviour

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 29 November 2015
Searching practical verses setting the tone for sanctified behaviour, reflecting the Saviour, proved by the apostle Paul, and providing a gauge of our progress and a spur to advance. What are we really like in our relationship with other people, and in adversity?

God’s Rule Over Law and Order

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 6 December 2015
Why should hostile authorities be conscientiously obeyed by believers? Because while rulers may not know it, they are servants of God, Who in His kindness has etched into the fallen human constitution a need for government. Here is how Christ is magnified.

The Nature of Love for Others

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 13 December 2015
What form does love for others take? It is not unconditional love, or necessarily even affectionate love. 'Social' love is here defined, with hindrances and helps. Also the error of loving oneself, and the great exhortation to 'awake out of sleep' to serve Christ.

Becoming Soul-Wise

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 23 June 2019
Using a military analogy, Paul compares waking from soul-sleep to soldiers being roused to defend against an attack. Here are spiritual realities unseen while we live with no thought of God. Here is the new life that dawns with finding Him.

Streetwise and Soul Wise

— Dr Peter Masters | 6:30pm | Sunday 24 February 2013
The Bible describes the inactivity or sleep of the soul in many lives, if we live oblivious to our detachment from God, and our eternal destiny. Here are Paul's sympathetic pleadings that call us to turn from a spiritually empty life and seek reconciliation with our Creator.

How Christ is Put On

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 20 December 2015
Here is, first, the walking analogy for the Christian life and its implications; then the genuineness of that walk; then the characteristics of heathen life which still press on believers today. Finally, what it means to put on Christ, how to do so, and the blessings.

Living for Others

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 10 January 2016
Contrary to the ways of today's society the believer is called to an unselfish life. Here are the questions we should ask about any activity; Paul's personal discipline; the example of Christ in His life, and the role of the Old Testament in helping our progress.

Holding on to Assurance

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 17 January 2016
Hope (meaning anticipation) of God's dealings with us throughout life, and then in glory, is the crown jewel of assurance. Here is the way God gives it, with joy and peace, showing both our part and the powerful aid of the Holy Spirit.

Full of Goodness

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 24 January 2016
These five verses of vital exhortation for every church present the importance of mutual admonition in the right spirit; living life as an offering to God; true submission to the Word; and the necessity of entire dependence on the Holy Spirit for all blessing.

The Ties that Bind

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 31 January 2016
Paul longed to see the church at Rome, both to help them and to be refreshed by them. Here are the ways we are strengthened through fellowship, and the nature of the ties that the Holy Spirit forms within true churches of Christ.

A Christian’s Vital Feelings

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 7 February 2016
An appeal for the stirring up of strong feelings of earnestness and warmth in the spiritual life, and a warning against sinking into coldness, with its consequences. Here are Paul's pressing arguments. They provide an insight into his life, and a fresh impetus for ours.

Paul’s Outstanding Helpers

— Dr Peter Masters | 7:30pm | Wednesday 16 October 2013
A single study on the special contribution of those to whom Paul sent greetings at Rome: Phebe, Priscilla, Aquila, Epaenetus, Andronicus, etc. What they did, and their contributions took on significance beyond anything they could have imagined - as ours also may.

Paul’s Gospel Doxology

— Dr Peter Masters | 11:00am | Sunday 21 February 2016
The closing prayer of praise in Romans draws strong assurance from the Gospel, emphasising the eternal security it gives, its complete and unchanging nature, its exclusive power to save, its being received by faith alone, and the glory it reflects upon the Lord.