When God Commissions

Thursday PM July 30, 2020
By Dr Peter Masters

From The Sword & Trowel 2016, issue 1 by Dr Peter Masters The call that makes all the difference to pastors…
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God’s Love in a Pandemic

Thursday AM April 30, 2020
By Dr Peter Masters

These are momentous days when we find ourselves in the midst of a worldwide ‘discipline’ or warning from God, calling…
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Raiders of the Soul

Saturday AM February 29, 2020
By Dr Peter Masters

Towards the end of Christ's most famous speech He uttered these striking words: ‘Beware of false prophets, which come to…
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Worship or Entertainment?

Monday PM July 1, 2019
By Dr Peter Masters

Where will your church be five or ten years from now? With the adoption of contemporary music worship, many have…
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The Sword & Trowel Magazine

Current Issue

Sword & Trowel 2020 No.1

With book: Worship or Entertainment?

– Biblical Roles of Men and Women
– From Divine Revelation to Human Reason
– Christ in All the Scriptures
(also includes news of overseas pastors throughout)

The Sword & Trowel magazine was started in 1865 by C. H. Spurgeon.

Currently it enjoys an extensive readership throughout the world, especially among ministers and church leaders.
Each issue of the Sword & Trowel includes a new book. The large number of subscribers enables both magazine and books to be produced at an extremely low price.

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Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved?
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Christian family

Scripture teaches that husbands and wives have dues or debts or obligations to each other which must be paid, and paid.
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This covenant [grace] is the only city of refuge for a distressed soul to fly to for sanctuary when all the billows and waves of temptation run over him, or Satan doth furiously assault him.
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The question, ‘Why did God allow sin?’ deeply disturbs many seekers and young believers for it challenges the perfection of God.
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Gospel persuasion

A major topic for reaching out to lost souls in preaching. How do we view the order of salvation, the place of persuasion and the offer of the Gospel?
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Christ commands us to ‘love not the world, neither the things that are in the world’. This topic examines worldliness – a subject of vital importance for churches and believers in our age of huge compromise and flirtation with the world.
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Many Christians are amazed when you show them what really happened in the Old Testament, and they become deeply thoughtful on hearing the definitions of worship given by the Saviour.
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