Dr Peter Masters

A series of Bible Studies on the Book of Ezekiel

When God Calls

– Wednesday PM November 11, 2015
The personal spiritual message of Ezekiel 1 – the call of a prophet certainly, but also the commission that should dawn dramatically on all believers, bringing a powerful sense of God, His glory and omniscience. How this brings fruitfulness, while its absence has ruined much evangelical witness.

The Sending of God’s Servant

– Wednesday PM November 18, 2015
First, proof that Ezekiel’s commission applies to all believers. Secondly, why he is constantly reminded of his human vulnerabilities. Thirdly, how the Spirit carries him and us over the opposition of the age. Fourthly, proclamational not missional (in the modern sense) methods are commanded.

The Training of God’s Servant

– Wednesday PM November 25, 2015
A new vision of the holiness of God fills the prophet with indignation at the insult to Him of apostasy. Commissioned a watchman to souls, a time of barren ministry creates dependence on the unction of the Spirit, while the siege enactment teaches his attitude.

God Teaches Ezekiel How to Preach

– Wednesday PM December 2, 2015
It is remarkable how the vision-messages given by God to Ezekiel are structured and divided to ideal sermonic form, as if they are inspired lessons in delivery. Here we see the Lord’s own subject, shape and divisions for several major ‘sermons’.

God’s Agenda for Church Success

– Wednesday PM December 9, 2015
From the parables of the vine and of two great eagles the greatest faults of the ‘typical’ church (repeated today) were pride and idolatry. Ezekiel shows that humility, simplicity and faithfulness are essential for true blessing. We see how worldliness is the equivalent of idolatry.

The Vital Duty of Private Judgement

– Wednesday PM December 16, 2015
Despite training, Israelites were ignorant of doctrine, choosing uninspired nonsense over the Word. They thought Exodus taught that parental sin was punished in children. Ezekiel denies it, unless children choose to sin. A call to personal knowledge of doctrine and conduct – so rare today.

The Unfolding Prophecy of Tyre

– Wednesday PM January 27, 2016
Among nations to be judged for hostility to God’s people, Tyre was unique, and subject to uniquely phased judgement.  Here is how she parallels anti-Christian thought today, and the perspective we gain from this (already partially fulfilled) prophecy.

A Prophetic Parable Explains our Times

– Wednesday PM February 3, 2016
An obvious parable (as Ezekiel shows by building in major pointers) about the coming of Christ and the church age, telling us about the constant hostility of the world against the church, how God will restrict it, and its end times crescendo when Christ returns.

Ezekiel’s City and Its Meaning

Is this great city/temple vision to be fulfilled literally or does it portray Christ’s Church? Here are the reasons why historic interpreters were all sure it pointed to the Church, and how this view reveals the many vital pastoral applications for today.

Explaining Ezekiel’s River of Life

– Wednesday AM February 24, 2016
Ezekiel has lamented the failure of separation from the world, and now the river symbolises the church’s positive work in the world. Here is the meaning of its secret source and miraculous expansion, with our soul-winning priority, and the incidental yet mighty social benefits in times when there is great…