Sunday PM October 11, 2020

Why Faith is Paramount

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The care of a synagogue ruler who comes to Christ for the healing of a dying daughter illustrates the necessity of believing. Here are the reasons why belief is essential for conversion, its components and how it may come about. A message of life's purpose. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM October 11, 2020

The Whole Life of a Believer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM October 4, 2020

The New Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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? Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM September 27, 2020

The Dawning of Spiritual Light

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's miracle of the stilling of the tempest initially brought great fear to the disciples, because they realised as never before that He was divine. Now their minds were open to grasp His real purpose in reconciling people to God, and how He would achieve it.  Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM September 27, 2020

Christ Enduring The Cross

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The pre-eminence of Christ who condescended to be our scapegoat and Saviour. The accomplishments He foresaw. What He endured on Calvary's cross, and how He maintained obedient faith through the deepest conceivable valley of death. All the lovingkindness of the Lord in one verse. Full Service Recordings:.
Sunday AM September 20, 2020

The Presence of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's closing counsels set before us the duties of Christian cheerfulness, keeping spiritual perspective and faith alive, being of one mind as a church family and maintaining harmony.  Here are the steps to be taken, and the great reward of God's presence in our midst. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM September 6, 2020

Testing Ourselves for Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, the problem when believers reform their behaviour but without any depth of repentance. Here is vital counsel. Then Paul tells us that if Christ is in us, it is fairly plain to see. Here are the signs of His dwelling in true believers. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday AM September 2, 2020

The Beauties of the Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Gospel era will bring an amazing Gentile harvest, transforming Zion into a proclaiming organ, with a mutual love between saved Jews and Gentiles, extending throughout the world. Little Israel will beome a worldwide church. Here are the many precious characteristics - our goal today. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM August 30, 2020

Finding Truth and Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
What did Christ mean when he said 'I am the light of the world'?  Here is why he is the supreme light, and the reason for the world's continuance, and how following him leads us to walk with God now and for ever. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM August 30, 2020

Strength for Servants

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle discloses how he experienced in mysterious manner entry into paradise, to prepare him for all rigours he must endure.  He speaks also of the affliction given him to maintain humility, and to show him and us that every achievement is the Lord's doing. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM August 23, 2020

What Atheism Steals from You

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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:
Sunday AM August 23, 2020

Why Paul Suffered

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's labours and sufferings 1) added to his authentication 2) revealed his love for Christ and souls 3) showed his human limitations 4) preserved his humility 5) equipped him to comfort others 6) exposed human hostility 7) deepened desire for glory 8) set standards for consecration. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday AM August 19, 2020

Personal Reformation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In a great call to sincerity the prophet exposes the human tendency to hypocrisy in worship, asserting that any worship that does not change and shape life is useless before God, then outlines the magnificent blessings flowing from conscientious striving for holiness. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM August 12, 2020

Two Distinct Peoples

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the contrast between the people of Christ and the children of this world, with their entirely different worldviews, lifestyles, aims and commitments. Here also is the equality before God in every sense of believers of all backgrounds, and their eternal safety. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM August 5, 2020

The Message of the Coming Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah adopts the stance of a Gospel-age preacher proclaiming individual reconciliation and direct access to God by grace alone. Demonstrating Gospel reasoning he speaks of Christ and of Gentile salvation, crediting the outcome to irresistible grace - all with the astounding clarity of prophetic vision. Full Service Recordings
Sunday AM August 2, 2020

The Fall and Rise of an Apostle

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The harrowing list of pains, pressures and trials, endured by Paul as a continuous authentication of his ministry as an apostle, starts at Damascus, with his ignominious escape. Here is the first of the purposes of Paul's many sufferings and how it applies to us.
Sunday PM July 26, 2020

False and Genuine Faith Compared

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible has many biographies of people who came to know God, and of others who failed to do so. The story of Micah remarkably portrays dead or false faith, and how it differs from a sincere approach to God, and authentic conversion. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM July 26, 2020

The Life of Paul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul speaks reluctantly of his life and work to defend his standing, so attacked by heretics.  Here is his level of commitment, contention for the truth, and faithfulness through labours, privation and persecutions.  Is our commitment diluted by the affluence, comfort and self-care of our age? Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM July 22, 2020

The Glories of the Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The magnificent prophecy of the Gospel church describes Christ's benefits and commission to his N.T. people giving us, 1) a new territory; 2) a new relationship; 3) a new composition, and 4) a new victory. Here are the promises of God for our preservation and power. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM July 19, 2020

Christ Advises Seekers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The mystery of three seemingly keen disciples who were declined by the Lord.  God does not always receive those who appear to seek Him, and here Christ shows why.  Here also is the right way to desire salvation and what sincere seekers experience. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM July 19, 2020

Defending the Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How superficial the Corinthians were in letting false teachers get in!  They only had to claim to be Christian preachers and no questions were asked.  When good people lay aside discernment the result is Satanic conquest.  A similar war faces sound churches today. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM July 15, 2020

Calvary in Isaiah

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In language of soaring beauty and with characteristic detail and precision the prophet presents first, Christ's exalted qualifications; secondly, His contrasting humiliation for the work of redemption; thirdly, His rejection; and fourthly, His unique and harrowing atonement, and finally our utter dependence upon Him. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM July 12, 2020

The Battle for the Mind

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Beginning with Paul's apostolic authority, this passage presents his reliance on God's power rather than human schemes, showing how strongholds of human thought void of biblical foundation may be thrown down by the truth.  Here also is the need for true submission to Christ. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM July 8, 2020

Isaiah Describes the Church of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Nearly 700 years before the coming of Christ, the prophet details the principal features of the church to come: a people preserved; a people born in new revelation; a people who listen to God, and a people who live to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM July 5, 2020

Gifts: Sowing and Reaping

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle's instructions for giving have often been found surprising, being chiefly spiritual matters.  The priority of the Gospel is emphasised even in relief offerings, and a precious list of aims and attitudes is given, bringing a reward of spiritual not fleshly enrichment. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM July 1, 2020

The New Children of Zion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Having already said so much about Christ and His future church, Isaiah now shows the astonishing features of the coming Gentile conversion, the unreasonableness of unbelief to be overpowered, and the infallibility of Christ especially in the upholding of His redeemed people. Full Service Recordings:
Monday PM June 29, 2020

Presentación del Profeta Evangélico

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaías presenta sus profecías con descripciones vívidas de la desesperada situación de Judá, sin embargo, ella estaba en gran prosperidad. Pero él habla en términos terrenales de su estado espiritual, enumerando los defectos reflejados en nuestras iglesias hoy en día. Aquí están las advertencias y los remedios del Señor.
Sunday PM June 28, 2020

Christ Describes Conversion to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the lost sheep tracks the giving of the parable to record crowds including many hostile leaders.  He emphasises that God's mercy is to individuals, showing the divine motive, our lost condition, the costly recovery of the lost, and the Saviour's ultimate victory. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM June 28, 2020

The Graces of the Christian

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Six graces are listed: faith (conviction), witness, knowledge, diligence (earnestness), love for the cause and stewardship.  Then follow seven aspects of such graces that challenge the heart and show the spirit in which they are exercised.  This passage uniquely defines dedicated spiritual living. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM June 28, 2020

The Graces of the Christian

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Six graces are listed: faith (conviction), witness, knowledge, diligence (earnestness), love for the cause and stewardship. Then follow seven aspects of such graces that challenge the heart and show the spirit in which they are exercised. This passage uniquely defines dedicated spiritual living.
Wednesday PM June 24, 2020

The Redeemer Revealed

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This review of four chapters begins with the fall of Babylon biblically foreshadowing the demise of this unbelieving world at the end of time (including the collapse in shame of evolution). Here also are the words of Messiah about His coming and work in the world. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM June 21, 2020

Deciding For or Against God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
One of the Lord's shortest parables tells through the story of two sons the privileges of mankind, the rejection of Almighty God, the startling regret and repentance of the most outspoken 'rebel', and the mercy and goodness of God toward all who seek Him. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM June 21, 2020

The Mind of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This message marks a break in the 2 Corinthians series to reflect on the redeeming work of Christ, surveying the statements throughout His earthly ministry predicting the details of Calvary and the resurrection - the goal and triumph of His immeasurable love for His own. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM June 17, 2020

The Vindication of the Saved

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here the N.T. church is shown to consist of those who are elect, spiritually converted, connected in a spiritual family, professing Christ and pledged to Him. Here also is how God superintends history for the church, including today as we approach the end of time. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM June 7, 2020

How Believers Repent

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Believers may, like those of Corinth, make serious mistakes and need to repent and reform.  Here the apostle chronicles the Corinthian readiness to change, highlighting seven distinct components of a believer's repentance, so that restoration to full blessing and fruitfulness may be experienced. Full Service Recordings:
Wednesday PM June 3, 2020

The Harvest of the Future Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Gospel era will be for believers a time of labour for the Lord with much opposition, but here are the comforts of God beginning with Isaiah's six great arguments for assurance. Here also are predictions of regenerating power and many special provisions. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM May 31, 2020

Hidden Things of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
People have always looked outside the concept of one true God to man-made gods (and to 'no-God') for the meaning of life.  Here is why, and all that they miss, and here also is how God enters countless lives bringing eternal blessings. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM May 31, 2020

The Unequal Yoke

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Fellowship with false teachers nearly ruined the Corinthian church, leading to this passage on the utter incompatibility of believers being united with unbelievers (as churches or as individuals entering into marriage).  Here are God's reasons, and the command to stand apart from apostate churches or denominations. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday AM May 31, 2020

The Unequal Yoke

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Fellowship with false teachers nearly ruined the Corinthian church, leading to this passage on the utter incompatibility of believers being united with unbelievers (as churches or as individuals entering into marriage).  Here are God's reasons, and the command to stand apart from apostate churches or denominations.
Wednesday PM May 27, 2020

The Work of the Future Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
With further inspired insights into the Gospel era the prophet describes an entirely new order in which the church will proclaim Christ and His accomplished salvation, sing a new hymnody extending the book of Psalms, and labour as the church militant in evangelism. Full Service Recordings:
Sunday PM May 24, 2020

God’s Contention with Man

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM May 24, 2020

The Example of a True Minister

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul is a model for all believers, especially preachers.  Here he lists our weapons, such as preaching and witness, to be maintained regardless of our reception, even despite great violence, and through lows and highs - making many rich, and though having nothing, yet possessing all things.
Wednesday PM May 20, 2020

God’s Promises to the Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An unbelieving world, says Isaiah, will be deaf to the message behind God's mighty events (whether conquest or pandemic) while believers will know His love and power, and reap a great spiritual harvest. Here we explore the prophet's powerful words and their fulfillment.
Sunday AM May 17, 2020

God’s Terms for Blessings

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle gives inspired and essential conditions for instrumentality in Gospel work.  Beginning with a strong plea to avoid fruitlessness, he stresses the necessity of a consistent life, resilience through all hardship, and five positive qualities which must be exhibited, by the Spirit's help.
Wednesday PM May 13, 2020

The Power of the Gospel Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In this prophecy of the church age Isaiah demonstrates the challenging character of Gospel preaching, first stressing the obviousness of God, then His sovereign rule throughout history, and finally the rewards of faith and prayer - especially the power and strength imparted by Him.
Sunday PM May 10, 2020

The Only Way to Remove Guilt

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Guilt for sin must be forgiven for God to be found and Heaven reached.  Here are our common objections and the remedies we propose for calming and silencing any feelings of guilt.  But here also is God's salvation - the only way - leading us to Him.
Sunday AM May 10, 2020

Dynamic Christian Living

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
These verses reveal first the means by which Paul sustained his unflagging zeal; secondly the radical change of outlook brought about by conversion, and thirdly the compelling obligation for evangelism which is given to every true believer: are we really saved, and are we genuine witnesses?
Wednesday PM May 6, 2020

Isaiah Describes the Christian Era

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is astonishing just how much Isaiah was shown about the age of Messiah and the composition and work of the Gospel church. In just 17 verses of sublime literature we are given 11 features and doctrines of the Jewish-Gentile church of Christ.
Sunday PM May 3, 2020

The Complete Person

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Society today is confident that natural gifts are enough to achieve a happy and fulfilled life: God is unneccesary.  But Scripture shows that there are other 'gifts' that must be obtained from God to make a person complete.  Here are priceless things given to seekers only.
Sunday AM May 3, 2020

The Motivation of Believers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle says - all will appear at the judgement seat, saved and lost.  Will the sins of the saved be revealed?  What will be the basis of judgement?  What are the 'good' deeds referred to?  Here also is Paul's concern for the salvation of souls.
Wednesday PM April 29, 2020

God’s Way of Discipline

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
More on Hezekiah's repentance. He is dying at 39 with no sons, and rendered unfit to continue the Davidic line. He thinks he is eternally lost and makes his model repentance, soon marred by another compromise. How very like our church situation today!
Sunday PM April 26, 2020

The Greatest Possession in Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here are the aims and desires of all who live life without God, and their failure to gain what is desired.  Here also are the obstacles that keep us from God, the benefits that come with His forgiveness, and how He is to be approached.
Sunday AM April 26, 2020

The Soul’s Final Triumph

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At death the believer's soul enters its heavenly home, capable of praise, fellowship, love and learning, and awaiting only the resurrection body.  Here is the greatest imaginable incentive to holiness and service and how it should always be in the forefront of our minds.
Wednesday PM April 22, 2020

Threefold Repentance and Reformation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
King Hezekiah's soundness is seen in his purge of idolatry and sincere commitment when disciplined by the Lord. But he continued in compromise with Assyria and Egypt. Here is his repentance for this also, and the consequent remarkable blessing, with application to our compromises today.
Wednesday PM April 15, 2020

Christ’s Church in Isaiah

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Over three chapters there are several major prophecies about Christ's coming church covering firstly her doctrinal foundation (eg: Christ the hiding place - justification), then her conversion characteristic, then her worship priority, then her laws, and finally her pilgrim ethos. Here are details and applications.
Sunday PM April 12, 2020

The Nature of Spiritual Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The coming of Christ into the world was unique and essential for the provision of spiritual life to needy people.  But why do so many have no idea of their need of it?  Here are its transforming qualities, and how it is received.
Sunday AM April 12, 2020

Behold Your King!

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We consider the astonishing condescension of Christ, to leave the infinite glory of Heaven, and to enter the cesspit of our world to suffer, die and rise again for His enemies.  Here is a glimpse of the pre-incarnate and risen glory of our great Redeemer.
Friday AM April 10, 2020

The Sufferings of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM April 5, 2020

The Conversion of David

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Israel's greatest king - David - was also a remarkable teacher, prophet and psalmist.  But it was as a youth that he found a personal relationship with the living God, and this psalm recalls the experience that changed his life and took him from shepherding to ruling.
Sunday AM April 5, 2020

The Paradox of the Christian Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The mighty, glorious paradox of the witnessing Christian life is here seen - in weakness, Christ makes us strong; in hindrances and hardships, He provides the escape; when at the end of our resources, He supplies - a lifelong proving of His power and faithfulness to us.
Wednesday PM April 1, 2020

Conditions for Blessing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Lord's chief complaint against Judah is their following human schemes not His Word. Here are applications to us today, both as churches, and as individuals in lockdown, along with the predicted blessings (and other conditions) that will come to the faithful.
Sunday PM March 29, 2020

The Door of the Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's famous words of hope to a gravely backslidden church lacking spiritual life apply to all people in need of reconciliation with God.  Here is the Saviour's famous illustration of the barrier between us and Himself, removed by trusting in Him and His saving work and atoning love.
Sunday AM March 29, 2020

The Glory of Christ in Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The glorious nature of Gospel ministry burdens preachers and witnessing believers to reach every form of unbelief and rebellion against God.  Here are more forms.  Here too is Satan's chief objective - the obscuring of Christ, and the necessity of the Spirit's illuminating work in salvation.
Wednesday PM March 25, 2020

Life in the Light of the End

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM March 22, 2020

The Tragedy of Spiritual Poverty

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the rich fool shows a man detached from the deeper realities of life, carried along by the here-and-now, consequently forfeiting all, and surrendering his soul to judgement. Here is the love of Christ in saving both life and soul for eternity.
Sunday AM March 22, 2020

Liberty and Transformation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle shows where false teachers (promoting Jewish views) went wrong, explaining the veil over their minds and hearts. Then he advances the liberty of true conversion, and here are its components. Finally the question is answered - how does beholding Christ lead to sanctification and glory?
Wednesday PM March 18, 2020

Acts of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A prophecy about the fall of Samaria and later the Babylonian invasion of Judah tells us much about God’s method and purpose when He allows HIV, MERS, SARS, earthquakes, floods, fires, and now worldwide plague. Here also is God’s promise of personal salvation.
Sunday AM March 15, 2020

The Greatest Contrasts in History

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Learning from contrasts, including that between the law written on stone, and conversion written in the heart; the ministry of the the letter and that of the Spirit; the old and the new covenants; the administration of death and of the Spirit, with the unique glory of the latter.
Wednesday PM March 11, 2020

Devotional Counsels

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the light of end-time events here are the themes on which to reflect for assurance, inner peace, trust, spiritual stability, and a view of the sovereign work of God. Here also are features of human nature that influence many situations.
Sunday PM March 8, 2020

A Stethoscope For The Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
"Why be thankful to God?" we may ask. We grasp at attempts to explain away the evidence of design in our universe, and we do so, according to scripture, because of human pride. Here are the psalmist's steps for paying homage to God and finding Him.
Sunday AM March 8, 2020

The Triumphant Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul reveals his great anxiety for the Corinthians, but hastens to show how he looked also at the overall scene and God's ceaseless blessing in opening doors and making Paul and others the savour of Christ everywhere; truly a model life for us all.
Wednesday PM March 4, 2020

The End of Time

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In just one chapter of striking symbols lies the most remarkable vision of the final judgement, the setting apart of the redeemed, the end of all antagonism and the judgement of demons. It is followed by the rhapsodic praise of Zion's eternal inhabitants.
Sunday PM March 1, 2020

A Miracle For All Times

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When Christ healed the paralysed man at Bethesda's pool, He provided a challenge that would span the centuries. Here are the stages of reconciliation with God: a hopeless scene; a listless person; Christ's unsought initiative; a vital question; an impossible command, and a glorious outcome.
Sunday AM March 1, 2020

Spiritual Battle Honours

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Despite Satan's drive to establish a hold over God's people, the Corinthian church purges out grievous sin (here are the purposes of discipline), achieves restoration for the offender, proves its obedience to the Lord, and defeats Satan's devices (these being named and described here).
Friday PM February 28, 2020

God Purges His People

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The ten northern tribes receive a last warning, then their fall (722BC) is predicted. As for Judah, she will also be punished by Assyria but with the miraculous deliverance of Jerusalem, the surviving remnant of the discipline. Here are lessons for spiritual service in our day.
Wednesday PM February 26, 2020

The Valley of Vision

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A community so privileged with the Temple and the prophets, and so devout in worship, are to be disciplined for the failure of real dedication to the Lord - the prevailing feature of so much evangelicalism today. Here is Isaiah's challenging analysis and application.
Sunday AM February 23, 2020

Spiritual Participation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An insight into Paul's deep sense of the priesthood of all believers. Shared intercession comes first (he needs them), then shared sincerity, then a shared anointing (not just the preacher), finally shared proving of the Lord (the local church needs no external oversight).
Wednesday PM February 19, 2020

The Lessons of Babylon

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Long before the rise of Babylon Isaiah foretells her character and fall. She aspired to be as Lucifer, and how she reflects Satan her ultimate master, and also Antichrist of the last times. Literal Babylon fell, and so will the culture of the world that she symbolises.
Wednesday PM February 5, 2020

The Testing of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The prophet Isaiah confronts Ahaz, king of Judah, over his pending appeal to Assyria for military aid. The king refuses a sign-miracle, and the coming of Messiah by virgin birth is announced. Here objections are answered and lessons drawn for present day believers.
Sunday PM February 2, 2020

Finding True Freedom

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Healing the bent-over woman in the synagogue, the Lord declares her 'loosed' rather than healed, showing the miracle to be a picture of our release (at conversion) from all the moral and spiritual limitations that bind us away from God. Here is true conversion.
Sunday AM February 2, 2020

The Father of Mercies

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Beginning with God as a compassionate Father over His children, Paul moves to sufferings incurred for the sake of Christ and the Gospel, especially his own experience of 'so great a death', and its spiritual purpose - that of delivering him from self-trust.
Wednesday PM January 29, 2020

The First Lesson for Service

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah places his message first, coming to his own call in chapter six. The overwhelming holiness of the Lord, seen by vision, crushes him, leading to forgiveness and commissioning, and here are the lessons for soul winning and warning so often left unapplied today.
Sunday PM January 26, 2020

The Mysterious Origins of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Following the sermon on the mount, a leper runs to Christ for healing, providing a clear pattern for approaching Him for pardon and new life. Here is the faith that connects to God, how it emerges and how it is explained, leading to reconciliation with Him. 
Sunday AM January 26, 2020

The Lord With Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Some believers imagine that Christ speaks to them and even touches them, while others overreact from extreme pietism and think little of Christ's constant presence with them. Here is the Lord's nearness throughout the Bible, and the power of 'seeing Him' with the eye of faith.
Sunday PM January 19, 2020

The Chief Barrier To Believing in God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the Lord's parable of the ten pounds, a nobleman's citizens cried, 'we will not have this man to reign over us!' Here is why, how it parallels our rejection of God (before conversion), and what makes His reign 'over us' so magnificent.
Sunday AM January 19, 2020

Follow The Word!

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul commands withdrawal of fellowship from believers who persistently flout the apostles' teachings. One example of disorder is the refusal to work for a living, but here are the key offences that seriously blight Gospel work. Here also is the call to fellowship and harmony.
Wednesday PM January 15, 2020

Six Features of Mankind

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Over 2700 years ago the prophet's vision describes the full scale of human nature and man's fallen behaviour in six remarkably concise yet profound categories. There is nothing so penetrating even in the New Testament as the astonishing scenario of the vineyard parable and the six woes. 
Sunday PM January 12, 2020

The Justice of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Judgement Day is almost unmentionable in today's society, yet it awaits us all at the end of time. Here is the motive of God's justice, how He has made His standards known, and how Christ secures release from judgement for all who trust in Him.
Sunday AM January 12, 2020

Four Marks and Duties of True Believers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Authentic believers, says the apostle, pray for the Gospel in a certain way, taste opposition (and deliverance), have lively consciences to obey the Lord, and grow in new sense of His love, looking for His return. Are we consciously experiencing the features of a sincere walk?
Wednesday PM January 8, 2020

Church Age Predictions

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah predicts Judah's future troubles through invasion and captivity of all the leading men, showing the reasons for judgement, especially the vaunting of man. Here is the application to the church today, and here also is a magnificent detailed prophecy of the New Testament age.
Sunday PM January 5, 2020

The Fall of Man

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM January 5, 2020

A New Year Christian Perspective

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul first speaks of indebtedness (here is how election should influence us); then of our experience of the call of God; then of our duty to hold the faith; then of the forms God's blessing takes, and finally of the kind of strength God imparts.
Wednesday AM December 25, 2019

Isaiah’s Prophecy of Christ’s Coming

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Proceeding in the manner of an unfolding mystery tale, the prophet begins on the remote, rural start, and step by step, reveals the astounding coming of the Son of Man and Son of God, rising to the magnifying of His saving power and love.
Sunday AM December 22, 2019

Christ and the Church Foretold

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah's first prophecy of Christ and His Kingdom; its characteristics, conversions and blessings; culminating in the prophet's inspired appeal - as from the heart of God - for people to learn the way of salvation and walk in this light to the Heavenly city. 
Sunday PM December 15, 2019

The Unique Experience of Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is a profound change of life only achievable by God, by which one is completely forgiven, enlightened, adopted into God's family, changed in character and given an eternal inheritance. It is so unmistakable it proves the reality and power of God. Is it our experience?
Sunday AM December 15, 2019

Signs of The End

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Two particular events must precede the Lord's return, says Paul - the great apostasy and the revealing of the man of sin. Here are his terrible acts, and the final triumph of Christ. How near are we to these events, and how should they affect us now?
Sunday AM December 1, 2019

The Threefold Calling

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In a single magnificent 'sovereign grace' verse, the apostle frames a prayer that three essential features of Christian living might be manifested in believing lives. Here is true conversion, plus the blessings of God's 'good pleasure', plus the divine work of building up our faith.
Sunday AM December 1, 2019

Life’s Greatest Mental Block

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The scribes of Christ's day were accomplished men, but a strange fog clouded their reaction to Him. Though amazed at His person and teaching, they refused to listen. Here is why, and how the same mental block shuts us off from God today.
Wednesday PM November 27, 2019

Avoiding Modern ‘Heresies’

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Today numerous false teachings flourish even within conservative and reformed churches, crippling the work of God. Here are common major wrong views of the Bible, of the Godhead, and of salvation spread by leading teachers. The great need of clarity, discernment and a faithful stand.
Sunday AM November 24, 2019

The Necessity of Growing Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's short yet dazzling unfolding of end-time events written to a young church in a place of fierce opposition. Starting themes are the duty of constant praise, and the unceasing exercise of faith. Here also is Paul's introduction to the Lord's return.
Sunday PM November 17, 2019

Who Cares For Your Soul?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David, pursued by 3000 military men of Saul, has taken refuge in a mountain cave. Bereft of all help, he turns to God, and is delivered. Here he recalls his sense of helplessness in order to illustrate the realisation of spiritual isolation and loss that usually precedes conversion to God.
Sunday AM November 17, 2019

Yielding Highest Esteem to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This famous doxology of Jude urges us to hold God in highest esteem by looking back at what He has done, looking also at what He is currently doing, looking ahead to our entry into glory, and looking at His everlasting attributes. This is authentic worship.
Wednesday PM November 13, 2019

Biblical Roles of Men and Women

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Roles of men and women at creation; relationships fixed as a reminder of the Fall; roles in the church and marriage, with duties of husbands and wives. The question answered: Do the same rules apply also to roles in society and business?
Sunday AM November 3, 2019

Four Pillars Of Faithfulness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Jude provides four duties of maintaining faithfulness. First, the building upon faith ( i.e. doctrinal understanding and trust); second, praying in the Holy Spirit (what it is); third, keeping oneself in the love of God (frequently forgotten steps), and fourth, avoiding dangers.
Wednesday PM October 30, 2019

How Christ is Known to His People

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why John is given a vision of the reigning Lord in biblical symbols, rather than a true resemblance, and how each symbol shows the true attitude of worship in church or in personal devotion, serving as a tonic for real appreciation of Christ and communion with Him.
Sunday PM October 27, 2019

Who is in God’s Kingdom?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A trick question is put to Christ by the Pharisees in the hope of discrediting Him, to persecute  Him, but He confounds them with a disarming reply that imparts all we so much need to know about the kingdom of God, and how to enter it.
Sunday AM October 27, 2019

The Christian Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Jude urges God's people to defend the faith, warning of the stealth of errorists, and of how down the centuries they invent doctrines and attack the authority of Scripture. He also reveals their motives and points to how the battle must be fought.
Wednesday PM October 23, 2019

The Real Gifts of the Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Nine revelatory and sign gifts of the Spirit given for the ministry of the Word while the Scriptures were being completed. What they were and how they were eventually given to all believers - in the Word (Ephesians 1.17-19). Also, the gifts of Romans 12.6-8.
Sunday AM October 20, 2019

Correcting the Ministry

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John here presents four crucial ideals for believers to aim at: 1) to take seriously personal spiritual progress or soul-prosperity; 2) to fully embrace missionary support; 3) to avoid Diotrephes-style leadership; and 4) to know how to recognise those truly approved by God.
Wednesday PM October 16, 2019

Christian Happiness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The meaning of the rejoice words of the New Testament, the components of Christian happiness, how it differs from ordinary earthly happiness, how to achieve it, and maintain it in times of trouble and grief, and what to avoid in order not to spoil it.
Sunday PM October 13, 2019

Your Life – Lost or Saved?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In three short sentences, designed to surprise and challenge, the Lord shows the emptiness of possessing only 'material' life and clinging tenaciously to it, then the vast superiority of having life in the soul. Here is what it means to follow Christ, and be eternally safe.
Sunday AM October 13, 2019

Guarding the Truth

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The chief message of this personal letter to a Christian lady is the duty and protective power of mutual love against error. Here we define 'walking in the truth', consider how fellowship love guards against doctrinal and spiritual collapse, and summarise the main heresies over time.
Sunday PM October 6, 2019

Our Debt to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In an atheistic age people do not think about owing anything to God. But our lives, gifts, powers and bodily provisions are all from Him, and we surely owe Him thanks and obedience. How will we stand before our Maker at the end of our journey?
Sunday AM October 6, 2019

Unchanging Christian Distinctives

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John sets out the authentic characteristics of truly saved believers. What he means by saying that they sin not, and how they fight sin. Here also are Satan's attempts to ruin them, and a key work of redemption - a certain and personal walk with God.
Wednesday PM October 2, 2019

Are There Conditions for Revival?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This second message on spiritual awakening reviews the errors of Israel described by the prophet that must be repented of for a special visitation of the Spirit, and here are the obvious parallels with the general state of evangelicalism in our age. Revival includes reform.
Sunday PM September 29, 2019

Seeking The Purpose of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM September 29, 2019

The Matter and Manner of Prayer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the necessity of prayer and why God requires it; the meaning of God's promise to answer 'according to his will'; the things for which we should pray; the manner in what we should pray; and the vexed exception of the 'sin unto death'.
Wednesday AM September 25, 2019

The Bible and Revival

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Unmistakable signs of revival in the Old Testament; the term in the Psalms ('revival/awakening'); and a sweeping tour of British revivals. Finally, ten prominent characteristics of true revival, and the example of Hezekiah's revival and its parallels with historic Western awakenings.
Sunday PM September 22, 2019

God’s Feelings For Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The feelings of God disclosed by the prophet for all who live and die without knowing Him and His forgiveness, wasting the treasures of life, and going into a lost eternity. Here is the call of God to come to Him for new life.
Sunday AM September 22, 2019

From Blasphemy to Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
As unbelievers we thought unbelief was 'innocent'. Surely it was for Christians to demonstrate God's reality to us. But here is God's viewpoint - the depths of wilful unreasonableness in our rejection of Him. And here also is what we owe to Him for His mercy.
Wednesday PM September 18, 2019

The Phases of a Fall

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The two parts of Samson's life, the time of integrity, power and blessing, and the time of his fall and punishment. Why the upright part is essential to the pastoral message of the passage. Also, the fall, its components and its deep lessons for us.
Sunday PM September 15, 2019

Why and What is Faith?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Of itself, faith has no merit or power to earn God's favour, or to obtain life, yet it is vital to conversion. Here is what it is not, contrasted with what it is, showing what it believes and how it stretches out to receive salvation.
Sunday AM September 15, 2019

Christian Evidences

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle describes seven solid evidences of the work of salvation in the true believer (different from the 'marks of grace' usually described). All provide either strong assurance, or a profound challenge in the case of those who have not yet experienced conversion to Christ.
Wednesday PM September 11, 2019

The Phenomenon of Samson

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The low view of inspiration that has invaded modern evangelical commentaries and most Study Bibles is never more evident than in their character assassination of Samson. Here is the Bible's own view; here is the vindication of Samson as a Hebrews 11 hero of faith.
Sunday PM September 8, 2019

The Unseen Battle of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A very remarkable presentation of the way to find God in which the psalmist uses ten illustrations in just five verses, to show (1) the human predicament - cut off from God; (2) the remedy - what God has done; (3) our response; and (4) the result.
Sunday AM September 8, 2019

Duty and Fruits of Brotherly Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From the warning against false teachers, the apostle turns again to the great duty of love to fellow believers, providing fourteen compelling reasons (with benefits) for honouring this obligation. Here love is defined, its actions and activities listed, and the reasons surveyed.
Sunday PM August 11, 2019

Christ’s Direction For Finding Him

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Saviour's call to 'ask-seek-knock' conveys the whole message of salvation in a single illustration. Here is how to ask (with the mind) to seek (with the heart) and to knock (with the will) on the door that opens to Christ and new life.
Sunday AM August 11, 2019

Distinguishing Truth from Error

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The duty to test all who teach by four standards: (1) Do they proclaim the divinity and humanity of Christ, our infallible mediator? (2) are they truly converted? (3) are they separate from the world? (4) are they bound by the authority and sufficiency of scripture?
Wednesday PM July 17, 2019

Keeping a Vow to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Jephthah, a rare godly man in apostate Israel, is called from exile to defend the typical church. He makes a pious but rash vow and honours it with an obedience matched by his daughter. Not a human sacrifice, of course, but a challenge of commitment.
Sunday AM July 14, 2019

Fellowship Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle John describes five aspects of love, in the church, at the same time showing that each one is evidence of true conversion. Here love, helpfulness to fellow believers, and the promised greater instrumentality in prayer, are seen as bulwarks of assurance.
Sunday AM July 14, 2019

Spiritual Naivety

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's appeal to the Galatians - shrewd independent thinkers - not to be entranced by the ancient heresy of salvation by works. How easily we, though able thinkers, succumb to the poor arguments of unbelief today! Here are the issues that should lead us to find the Lord.
Wednesday PM July 10, 2019

Resisting the Flesh

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The non-cooperation of Succoth, the snare of Gideon's ephod, the fable of Jotham, and the reign of Abimelech the bramble provide lessons on the antagonism of the flesh to spiritual progress, and its longing for human rule, rather than that of the Lord.
Sunday AM July 7, 2019

John’s Steps to Holiness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Gaining Christian perspective by comprehending all aspects of God's mighty love, then by looking forward to seeing Christ and being transformed, then by appreciating deliverance from the dominion of sin, and then by knowing how to stay close to the Saviour.
Wednesday PM July 3, 2019

Every Preacher an Evangelist

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The biblical arguments in favour of regular evangelistic preaching as an essential and divinely central thread in ministry under the text 'Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel'.
Sunday PM June 30, 2019

The Two Pillars of Christianity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The moral law of God is an act of great kindness, intended to give order to the human race and to show how far short of God's standards we fall, and how greatly we need free forgiveness. Here is how we receive grace from God.
Sunday AM June 30, 2019

The Threefold Abiding

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In five verses John describes three major aspects of the spiritual life, the word 'abide' appearing six times. Here is how we should make use of the body of Christian doctrine, maintain close union with Christ, and keep alive the illumination of the Spirit.
Sunday PM June 23, 2019

Becoming Soul-Wise

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM June 23, 2019

A Briefing on Antichrist

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle John provides the facts about the emergence of antichrist, what exactly antichrist will do, and the twin means by which believers will discern 'many antichrists'. These two, the unction of the 'Holy One' and the test of truth, are here explained.
Wednesday PM June 19, 2019

Surprising Aspects of Spiritual Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Gideon's expulsion of the Midianites is an example of a literal event superintended by God to provide an overview of spiritual mission. Here are three disqualifications for instrumentality plus an insight into God's work in minds, and how harmony in the 'church' was preserved.
Sunday PM June 16, 2019

Fighting the Irresistible God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In two miniature parables, Christ shows the necessity of taking stock of life to avoid the loss of spiritual life and blessing. Here is the building of a tower that could not be completed, and the fighting of a war that could not be won.
Sunday AM June 16, 2019

Love Not The World

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In three famous verses, John shows that love for the world cannot coexist with love for God, then defines worldliness, shows its offensiveness to God, and describes how it passes away to judgement before our eyes. What believers do, however, lasts forever.
Wednesday PM June 12, 2019

Turning Desolation Into Blessing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Midianite oppression drives Israel to prayer - and rebuke! Conviction must precede restoration. Gideon by faith seeks divine authority for action. The altar of compromise is destroyed, and further authority sought for war (the fleece). Here are rich lessons, lost if Gideon is thought faithless.
Sunday AM June 9, 2019

The Profound Work Within

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John's words to little children, fathers and young men seem repetitive and puzzling at first sight, but they are a call to think of the considerable changes brought about in those who are converted, and to stir assurance and zeal. Here are the triumphs of grace.
Wednesday AM June 5, 2019

The Battle of Kishon

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
While the Study Bibles mostly see Barak as a coward, Hebrews 11 shows him to be a hero of faith and achievements. Here is the narrative in this light, with numerous lessons for today including the reasons why several tribes failed to rally to the cause.
Sunday PM June 2, 2019

God Describes Human Need

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Appealing to individuals to seek the Lord, Jeremiah uses powerful illustrations to show how we are seen by God. He speaks of the inevitable things in life, of our vulnerability to unbelief, of things that distract us from God, and of how we may find Him.
Sunday AM June 2, 2019

Christian Fellowship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
After extolling Christ and exhorting to holiness, the first topic of the epistle (showing its importance) is mutual love in the congregation. Here are the grounds of solid ties, and the blessings and helps, along with the Apostle's warnings about opting out of this precious duty.
Wednesday PM May 29, 2019

Heroes of Old

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Judges seen through the lens of Hebrews 11 as men of clear faith, not defective men of their time as many erroneously teach today. Here are lessons for us from the Mesopotamian and Moabite oppressions and from the lives of Othniel and Ehud.
Sunday PM May 26, 2019

The Only Mediator

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible asserts there is one mediator between God and man. Why is a mediator necessary? Why is there only one? Why cannot people reconcile themselves with God? Why must God do this Himself? Do other religions offer a mediator? What does a mediator achieve for us?
Sunday AM May 26, 2019

Maintaining Spiritual Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The aged apostle speaks out of concern for believers everywhere, urging all to avoid spiritual lifelessness by keeping in full view: 1) The campaign for personal holiness; 2) The price Christ paid for us; 3) All His commands to serve Him; 4) Our love for Him.
Wednesday PM May 22, 2019

The Church Age Prophesied

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A chapter teeming with detailed prophecy of Christ's person and work together with the characteristics of the Gospel Age and the uniting of saved Jews and Gentiles in the church. Here it is also proved that Messiah will be a divine person and not the nation.
Sunday PM May 19, 2019

Surveying the Inner Person

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This is the occasion Christ called the multitudes around Him to make a momentous statement of principle. It was a matter on which Israel's 'clergy' had misled them - what defiles people to keep them out of Heaven? Here is the Lord's answer, and the only remedy.
Sunday AM May 19, 2019

The Word of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ is extolled by the aged apostle as truly man and God, who is holiness and truth, genuine believers being identified by their sensitivity to sin and concern for biblical obedience, and false Christians by their relative indifference to one or the other.
Wednesday PM May 15, 2019

When the Saved Need the Saviour

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The famous appendix of Judges, speaking of events after Joshua and the elders. Micah and the Danites - a record of astounding syncretism from so-blessed a people, yielding lessons on how we as sincere people may fall into 'double-mindedness', first barely consciously, then fully.
Sunday PM May 12, 2019

The Two Greatest Mistakes of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ calls us to think about what life should really accomplish and the central importance of the soul. They show how much we need God's words for the soul to live, and the tragedy of devoting our entire lives to this material life and losing Heaven.
Sunday AM May 12, 2019

Glorifying God in Life and Death

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why does the risen Lord tell Peter he will die a martyr? How did this glorify God and why was Peter told that John's future should not concern him? Here are the reasons and their importance to us as individuals and churches today.
Wednesday PM May 8, 2019

The Priority of Thanksgiving

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An incomparable psalm for understanding the riches of thankfulness. Here are unexpected seams of thought from God's acts of creation, deliverance, guidance and provision. Here also is how the psalmist anticipates conversion and the Christian life, and shows the spiritual benefits of thankfulness.
Sunday PM May 5, 2019

The Source of Eternal Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is amazing that Jesus Christ the Son of God, who entered into the world, should describe Himself as the 'bread of life'. Here is why He came in humble form, what He did to atone for sinners, and how we come to Him.
Sunday AM May 5, 2019

Resurrection Counsel

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A resurrection appearance of Christ to seven disciples gives a final lesson on dependence upon Him for all future blessing. Then, the threefold restoration of Peter shows love for Christ is the key to blessing and the antidote to self-love and disloyalty.
Wednesday PM May 1, 2019

Receiving the Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Before Elisha's special enduement of the Spirit came three tests of loyalty, followed by a vital question. What will we ask of the Lord? What will a new preacher ask? Here is the meaning of the parting of Jordan, a chariot of fire, and the whirlwind ascension.
Sunday AM April 21, 2019

The Strategy of Resurrection

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is clear the resurrection was completely unexpected by the disciples. Here is how it came, first by gentle intimation, then with a caution, then as a proof of Christ's successful atonement, and then as a command to trust in the living Lord.
Friday AM April 19, 2019

Aspects of Calvary

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The outward aspects of Calvary show the very evil for which the Lord atoned (on behalf of the redeemed). We see vividly portrayed His humiliation, along with human dishonesty, rejection of Himself, corruption and theft. For all these He paid an indescribable price inwardly.
Wednesday PM April 17, 2019

Adopted Children of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why is this such a prominent and distinctive doctrine? How does it relate to regeneration and sanctification? What are its purposes and what should we do to keep it alive in our hearts, and to reap its benefits in our lives and service for Christ?
Sunday PM April 14, 2019

Sudden and Unexpected Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
As Christ hung on the cross in agony of body and soul, making atonement for all who are saved, a criminal executed alongside Him began to see Him in a new light, and yielded his life to Him. Here is that 'model' conversion, and what was involved.
Sunday AM April 14, 2019

The Trials of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Gospel of John here reveals the repeated failure in understanding and loyalty of a representive disciple, the deep dishonesty of the Jewish leaders, and the unwavering purpose and dignity of the Son of God throughout the multiple unjust, overnight hearings leading to Calvary.
Wednesday PM April 10, 2019

Joshua’s Sixteen Resolutions

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
After twenty years of historical silence, Joshua's last convocation of Israel is recorded, with his remarkable speech presenting sixteen distinctive exhortations or 'resolutions' for the lives of God's children. There is nothing quite so searching and comprehensive in all the Bible.
Sunday PM April 7, 2019

Life So Full, Yet So Empty

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why were the philosophers of Athens so eager to hear Paul? What were their beliefs? How did he go about showing their emptiness of thought and their need of Christ, and what were their various reactions? How closely their ideas of God reflect those of today!
Sunday AM April 7, 2019

Christian Distinctives

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the course of this great 'high priestly' prayer, the Lord reveals the purpose of the Christian calling, the vital distinctives of a true Christian faith, and the Christian's future destiny. Then the hour of redemptive work arrives, and He proceeds so calmly to Calvary.
Wednesday PM April 3, 2019

Spiritual Distractions

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Israel's tribes failed to clear residual Canaanite occupation, diluting their commission - the lessons. Joshua implements cities of refuge - here is how we know they have significance for the Christian life. Here also is the first piece of 'theatre' in the ancient church, and its folly.
Sunday PM March 31, 2019

Experiencing God First Hand

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
King David's burden is to convey the very real experience he had of association with God. He spells out the tangible changes in his life through conversion, the evidences and scale of God's interventions and helps, then the terms on which one must approach Him.
Sunday AM March 31, 2019

Christian Righteousness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM March 24, 2019

A Unique Call From God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's most famous call to souls, showing who He is who calls, why He does so, what He calls us from, why we should listen, who will respond, and what He will do for us - illustrated with examples of those who have responded and found Him.
Sunday AM March 24, 2019

Searching Sanctifying Laws

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM March 20, 2019

Learning from the Conquest

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We learn the need of limited methods in the Lord's work, how to identify 'Hazors' or pivotal issues in the defence of faith, the necessity of total obedience to God's plan, and the certain fall of Anakim giants that triggered Israel's unbelief and disobedience.
Sunday PM March 17, 2019

The Re-Creation of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible describes the necessity of conversion to God. In this verse it is presented as something radical, sudden, a complete event accomplished in an instant by God, and not by us. Here are the great features, and how we may come to it.
Sunday AM March 17, 2019

Keeping the Lord’s Day

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's high priestly prayer 'Sanctify them through thy truth' takes us to the moral law and a review of the fourth commandment. Here are the biblical reasons (and the resulting blessings) for honouring the Lord's Day. Here also are its biblical purposes and warnings.
Wednesday PM March 13, 2019

Miracles of Conquest

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Joshua's defence of the Gibeonites teems with spiritual lessons that still apply and bless God's people. Among them are once-only miracles that establish Joshua and his principles and crushed pagan deification of sun and moon. Here is Joshua's promoting of faith.
Sunday PM March 10, 2019

God’s Thinking Compared with Ours

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah's sublime poetry exhorts the superiority of God's thoughts and plans - so benevolent, magnificent and certain. Here is what God thinks of us, and what He is ready to do for us, if we listen to Him and turn to Him for a new life.
Sunday AM March 10, 2019

Sanctify Them Through Thy Truth

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sanctification (purification, consecration and commitment) by the Word is the will of Christ for His own, and here we turn to the first three of the Ten Commandments to challenge our souls. How should these be applied today in our lives and churches?
Sunday PM March 3, 2019

Securing God’s Attention

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM March 3, 2019

The Characteristics of True Believers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Believers are those who have 'seen' God and His ways. They are interceded for and kept, in order to reflect and speak of Christ. They are separated from the world and dedicated to the joy and service of Christ, and they are sanctified by the Word.
Wednesday PM February 27, 2019

Possessing the Land

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Biblical proofs that Joshua's conquest was a moral action of divine judgement that included an offer of peace to pagan cities (refused by all except the Gibeonites) if yielding to the moral standards displayed at Ebal. The Gibeonites in a positive light - illustrating evangelical repentance.
Sunday PM February 24, 2019

Why We Shy Away From God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Suggested by the teaching of Jeremiah, here are the reasons why people are inclined to turn away from God, and to block out thoughts of His help and of eternity. Here also is a summary of all that is lost, and how to find Him.
Sunday AM February 24, 2019

The Lord’s High Priestly Prayer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A prayer expressing the united will of the Godhead for things about to be secured by the work of Christ. Awed disciples learn, and generations of believers receive mighty assurance. This introduction shows Christ praying as prophet, priest and king for all His own.
Wednesday PM February 20, 2019

The Valley of Trouble

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Achan sins and all Israel must suffer - why? Is it just? The question answered. The nature of 'the accursed thing' and its equivalent today. Here is 'spiritual desertion' as they knew it (and how it may strike believing churches), Achan's obduracy, and the nation's restoration.
Sunday PM February 17, 2019

Finding Acceptance with God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The most jarring aspect of the Bible's message is that people, however accomplished and praised, have no claim to be approved by God if they have no relationship with Him. Human pride is offended, but here are God's reasons and His terms for acceptance.
Sunday AM February 17, 2019

Christ’s Last Promises to His Disciples

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The very final briefing of the Saviour to the disciples before His arrest tells of much yet to be taught them (by the Spirit), of Christ being 'seen' (by the Spirit), of their new liberty in prayer, and of their great joy - all ongoing promises for believers.
Wednesday PM February 13, 2019

Steps to Instrumentality

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Four steps are emphasised in Joshua 4-6: first, the cherishing of God's works (the Jordan memorial), second, not hindering the work (by prolonging the reproach of Egypt), third, clinging to one's sense of God (the theophany), and fourth, keeping faith as paramount (the strange siege).
Sunday PM February 10, 2019

When Christ Enters In

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM February 10, 2019

The Era of the Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ speaks of the Spirit's work convicting of sin (unbelief being the crowning sin), convincing of the perfection of Christ and our dependence on Him, and convincing of the judgement to come. As these things were preached, the Spirit would convict and convince souls.
Wednesday PM January 30, 2019

Spiritual Lessons from Jordan’s Crossing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, tests of faith exemplified; second, the fourfold significance of the ark for us today; third, the necessity of reverence; fourth, the preaching of God's Word central in every church event; fifth, all glory to be assigned to God, not leaders.
Sunday PM January 27, 2019

When God’s Favour is Imparted

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The remarkable high priestly blessing given by God to be pronounced in Old Testament times lists the elements of spiritual life and experience given freely by God to all who sincerely seek and trust Him. Here is the substance of a true meeting with God.
Sunday AM January 27, 2019

The Church and the World

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Saviour taught that people generally, locked in the world system, whatever their surface attitude, detest Him and His message. History shows this to be so. Here are the various forms of hatred, the reasons behind them, and the biblical response of Gospel workers.
Wednesday PM January 23, 2019

Conditions of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The well-known sending of the two spies contrasts with the twelve sent forty years before, who offended the Lord by presuming to choose the route of conquest. We learn the necessity of honouring God's prerogatives — prescribed directions for the Christian life and church.
Sunday PM January 20, 2019

A Sight of the Wrath and Mercy of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM January 20, 2019

Chosen for Service

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sublime words of Christ about mutual love between believers, about the privilege of being loved by Him, of being told all things by Him, of being 'elected' to salvation and service, commissioned, and equipped with the power of prayer. An overwhelming inspiration to full commitment.
Sunday AM January 13, 2019

The Parable of the Vine

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's instructions to the apostles defining the Christian life. He begins with the New Covenant, and how He is the true vine securing redemption for His people. He also defines 'fruit' (the essential evidence of conversion) and what it means to 'abide' in Himself.
Wednesday PM January 9, 2019

The Role of Faith in Spiritual Work

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The literal history of Joshua, showing the pastoral parallels for our spiritual lives today in chapter 1. Here is Joshua's momentous call, the certain promise of instrumentality, the effort needed, the necessity of a focus for faith, and other principles often neglected yet so vital today.
Sunday PM January 6, 2019

Finding the Truth of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
"Buy the truth" urges Solomon - a search for the explanation and meaning of life, and a relationship with the Lord. Don't sell it, as many do, for a godless life. Here is how the heart is given to God, and how eyes are opened.
Sunday AM January 6, 2019

Lessons in Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Five expressions of love for Christ all found in this passage - all being a key to ongoing assurance, and all stirring greater love. For a new year, we see Christ's words - love learns, love trusts, love identifies, love serves and love obeys.
Tuesday AM December 25, 2018

Why, Why Shepherds and Angels?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Not a charming story but a series of profound and vital facts about Christ and His work. Here the questions are answered - Why shepherds? Why an angel? Why 'good tidings'? Why the term 'Saviour'? Why the sign of a manger and then a choir?
Sunday PM December 23, 2018

The Dividing of Mankind

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM December 23, 2018

Christ Tells of the Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In this last teaching discourse to the apostles the Lord impresses upon them things they have not yet grasped, especially about the Holy Spirit: that He is a divine Person, giving spiritual illumination and assurance, and impressing Christ on the hearts of believers.
Sunday AM December 16, 2018

How Christ Builds Our Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The day before Calvary, with the disciples, Christ gives a fourfold remedy for their deficiencies. They must grasp the necessity of faith, the heavenly objective, His pivotal atonement, and His equality with the Father. Only then can they fulfil their commission.
Wednesday PM December 12, 2018

Ruling One’s Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A sequence of verses showing how to steer oneself toward consideration of others, use 'unbreachable barriers' to avoid sin, maintain diligence in all things, avoid giving superficial counsel, register and convey disapproval of wrong, and treasure family devotion and the means of grace.
Sunday PM December 9, 2018

The Fall of Man

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The 'depraved' human condition was acknowledged for centuries past because it is so obviously true. Here Isaiah shows human unreasonableness before God, alienation, rebellion, and inability to change. Here also is the way to find God's forgiveness and life-changing power.
Sunday AM December 9, 2018

Seeing Things Unseen

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Having washed the disciples' feet, Christ revealed to them seven vital immediate events - the betrayal, their future work, the ugliness of hypocrisy, the need for heart-searching before the Lord's Supper, the direction of events, how humiliation would bring glory, and the future church.
Wednesday AM December 5, 2018

Applying Truth to Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This group of verses unfolds five 'companions' of biblical truth as we search and apply it to life. Fascinating illustrations press home lessons on the need of: diligence, purity (in doctrine and methods), reality (especially the call to service), humility, and diplomacy (or sensitivity).
Sunday PM December 2, 2018

The Urgency of Spiritual Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is astounding how many illustrations and arguments the prophet Jeremiah uses to persuade people in 586 BC to turn back to God. Yet today his reasoning is just as vital, as he stirs us to see our need of spiritual life.
Sunday AM December 2, 2018

Washing the Disciples’ Feet

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A symbolic act with four moving lessons for the future apostles, just before Christ went to Calvary, showing his love for his own, his coming humiliation, his cleansing of them, and the humility of bearing and life (essential to them and all believers in order to be used by God).
Sunday PM November 25, 2018

War or Peace With God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM November 25, 2018

Christ’s Final Public Message

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The profound meaning of 'now is the judgement of this world', and the scornful questions of the masses, revealing their problem, then the Lord's last great appeal before Calvary, then the mysterious hardening of the heart of the people, plus green shoots of conversion.
Wednesday PM November 21, 2018

Four Aspects of Wisdom

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Through four striking illustrations Solomon considers spiritual 'skills': a noble building showing the three stages of spiritual life, warfare showing strategies for resisting Satan, the uninitiated builder or soldier showing hopeless consequences, and the need for constant exercise of spiritual skills.
Sunday PM November 18, 2018

The Astonishing Mercy of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
As far as human beings are concerned, the multitude of God's tender mercies are the towering wonder of His divine attributes. Here are His mercies of salvation, their benefits, the great cost to God of their implementation, and the happiness of receiving them.
Sunday AM November 18, 2018

Seven Voices For Calvary

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Almost like a Greek play with seven scenes, the apostle John (in twenty verses) tracks seven distinct sources of powerful authenticating views about Christ as Messiah, including the words of Christ Himself and the Father. Here also is the Lord's call to salvation.
Wednesday PM November 14, 2018

The Subtlety of Sin

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Starting with a brief comment on the 'rod' in Proverbs, and what it does not mean, here is a remarkable 20-verse topic showing how Satan first makes sin desirable, promotes it through bad company, weakens thirst for regular teaching, then tightens sin's grip on us.
Sunday AM November 11, 2018

The Momentous Supper

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John's record of the last days of the earthly life of the Lord begins with the supper at Bethany - a remarkable picture of Christian worship and commitment seen in Martha's service, the testimony of Lazarus, and Mary's demonstration of faith by the symbol of anointing.
Wednesday PM November 7, 2018

The Control of Desire

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
- earthly and personal desires that is. Beginning with the need to curb determination to have one's way, Solomon deals with anger, longings in general, and the 'evil eye' of coveting. He powerfully emphasises the need to observe God's sacred boundaries in life.
Sunday PM November 4, 2018

The Care of Your Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the pounds had a message for His Jewish hearers, plus an ongoing one to the people of all times, namely that everyone has an awareness or instinct of God and should invest it by seeking to find Him and know Him.
Sunday AM November 4, 2018

God’s Superior Power

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Two months before Calvary, the ruling council of chief priests and clergy assembled to plan the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Their folly is here tracked to show how everything they thought and planned was overruled and re-shaped by the sovereign power of Christ.
Sunday PM October 28, 2018

Advantages and Disadvantages of Not Believing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Undoubtedly there are attractive-sounding benefits from rejecting God and investing in life without any spiritual concerns, and here are some of these. But see the weighty losses and the burdens, and also the compassion of Christ for human 'sheep not having a shepherd'.
Sunday AM October 28, 2018

Deepening Conviction

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Over several days, the Lord gave three clear intimations that He would raise Lazarus from the dead, but the disciples, then Martha, in varying degrees, could not take in His words. Faith triumphed in the end, and here is the history of growing conviction.
Wednesday PM October 24, 2018

The Gold Standard of Integrity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The first proverb in this group announces the theme - the believer's reputation for shining integrity (and its works), showing that it encompasses a true view of self (humility), principled living, keeping personal spiritual independence, and other precious elements. With examples of typical failure.
Sunday PM October 21, 2018

Why God Insists on Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sin is the impassable barrier between God and men, which must be removed and forgiven before reconciliation. Repentance is not enough. There must also be faith. Here is why, what faith must be in, and why alternatives are disastrous.
Sunday AM October 21, 2018

Learning Christ’s Methods

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Surrounding Christ in the temple precincts four months before Calvary, the teachers of the Jews attempt to ensnare Him, but the encounter reveals seven elements of the Lord's approach to lost souls, all of which teach believers how they should proceed.
Wednesday PM October 17, 2018

The Spiritual Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How easily, as believers, we lose sight of the spiritual warfare, proceeding undefended through daily life. Here Satanic hostility is seen at four levels: the battle for the life of the soul; for sanctification; for the spread of the Gospel, and for defence of the Truth.
Sunday PM October 14, 2018

The Greatest Discovery in the World

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The short parables of the treasure hidden in a field and the pearl of great price proclaim the discovery of Christ, salvation and His superiority over everything else sought after on earth. Here is the person and work of Christ, and the experience of finding Him.
Sunday AM October 14, 2018

The New Messianic Order

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Six months before Calvary the Lord uses the Good Shepherd allegory to portray salvation and the new church order. Here is the contrast between Satan's 'shepherds' and the Lord. Here also is the call of the Gospel, and the gifts of salvation bestowed by Christ.
Wednesday PM October 10, 2018

Constant Processes of Sanctification

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here are eight consecutive graphic proverbs presenting distinctive aspects of sanctification: the need for a plan, the special guarding of appetites and words, fleeing pride, fearing indolence, being outgoing, keeping utmost sincerity in worship, applying Truth, and being ever-correctable. These powerful helps explored.
Sunday PM October 7, 2018

Spiritual Self-Harm

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Bandits raiding the trade routes of the biblical world paid a price in wounds and death at the hands of militia. Solomon applies their lifestyle to the spiritual cost of disdaining the Lord. Here are the blessings lost by neglect, or gained by coming to Christ.
Sunday AM October 7, 2018

Seeing Christ at Work

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Announced by Christ as a demonstration of His saving work, picturing repentance as central to saving faith. Also here is a statement of commission to successive believers, a view of Christ's divine attributes, and a glimpse of the demise of the Jewish priesthood.
Wednesday PM October 3, 2018

The Chasm Between Lost and Found

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Twelve verses track the fallen state of mankind, revealing strikingly different and often surprising aspects of our lost condition. It stirs our sympathy, prayers and witness, and, of course, our gratitude for salvation. We see also the vast differences between being lost or saved.
Wednesday PM September 26, 2018

Wisdom for Life – Deceptive Influences

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here are six influences to be resisted: things that intoxicate (not only alcohol), peace and acceptance, the love of strife, the love of comfort and convenience, untested dreams and plans, and inner self-justification. Here also are the biblical ways of defeating them.
Sunday PM September 23, 2018

Explaining Human Nature

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Despite the intellectual brilliance of the human race, we are capable of great foolishness in our dismissal of God, as King David points out. Here are the reasons why we suppose that God keeps no account of our lives, and all that we lose by this thinking.
Sunday AM September 23, 2018

Christ – The Key to Knowledge

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Jerusalem 'clergy' failed to see the Lord in the clear promises of Genesis and subsequently, so His words made no sense to them. Here is how Christ is the chief rule of interpretation, and the key to understanding all human history.
Sunday PM September 2, 2018

Things Man Cannot Do, Without Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Mankind has been enabled by the Creator to accomplish many things, but without Christ we cannot see, taste or know spiritual realities, overcome flaws and sins, be reconciled with God, know deep purpose and happiness, or have eternal life. Here is how we find Christ.
Sunday AM September 2, 2018

Grades of Belief

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In a vast temple court, the Lord declares Himself the light of the world, but the Pharisees reject His divinity. Here, He reasons with them, giving a solemn warning. The shallow belief of some of them urges us to be sure of genuine conversion.
Wednesday PM August 29, 2018

Wholehearted Submission to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Remarkable and profound verses show the necessity of being wholly submitted to the Lord in all departments of the spiritual journey - including the direction of life, self-examination, advance in holiness, pride-abatement, and persecution. Almost every verse couples a human action with a divine response.
Sunday PM August 26, 2018

Christ Answers Doubts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The doubts some people had about Christ (when on earth) mirror our doubts today. Here are the Lord's own answers to people then, answers that resolve our misunderstandings in modern times, showing the reality of the faith, and the necessity of finding and knowing God.
Sunday AM August 26, 2018

The Divine Wisdom and Grace of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Scribes - experts in the law - devise an inescapable trap for Christ, determined to frame charges against Him, but He confounds them, turning the attention of the crowd to salvation. Here also is 'I am the light of the world,' and what it means to possess Him.
Sunday PM August 19, 2018

Reaching God – by Works or by Grace?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Roman military commander of Capernaum gradually sees he is unfit for God, and grasps the soul-saving purpose of Christ. He gives up the six beliefs of all who hope that their works will gain God's favour, and embraces free forgiveness by grace.
Sunday AM August 19, 2018

The Threefold Delusion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Pharisees and chief priests thought they had communion with God, power to vanquish Christ, and knowledge of the Scriptures. In reality, they had none of these, as this passage shows. Here also is Christ's great call to the thirsty to receive life and power by the Spirit.
Sunday PM August 12, 2018

Wonders of God’s Mercy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The remarkable parable of the labourers in the vineyard teems with surprising facts of God's mercy toward souls. This also illustrates how God gathers people to Himself out of all the different age-groups, at immeasurable cost to Himself.
Sunday AM August 12, 2018

Reactions to Christ on Earth

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The attitude to Christ of His own brothers (before their conversion), then of the common people crowded into Jerusalem from throughout the land for the feast of tabernacles, then of the leaders, and then of the residents of Jerusalem. Here also are the lessons.
Wednesday PM August 8, 2018

Spiritual Equanimity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Profound verses tell how to keep a calm mental, emotional state with joy in the Lord (no matter what). Here are the duties of appreciation, joy and gratitude even alongside woes, the need for food for the soul, and for simplicity, love, and self-control.
Wednesday AM July 25, 2018

Being Endurers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Lord Himself tells us that patience possesses or holds firm the soul in communion with God. This is an active form of patient endurance, including spiritual hope and joy, and here are key texts illustrating its promotion in all the pressures of life.
Sunday PM July 22, 2018

The Worthless Soul Restored

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A short parable of Christ about a failing fig tree, illustrating the Saviour's lovingkindness and mercy in redeeming and transforming worthless and dying souls. Here is the privileged uniqueness of humankind, tragically alienated from God, and the way from meaninglessness to union with the Lord.
Sunday AM July 22, 2018

Words of Eternal Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ exclusively has the words of eternal life, but it is enriching to understand that this is a comprehensive term that refers to a host of features of eternal glory, reviewed here. If these are not appreciated and wanted, one cannot really desire eternal life.
Wednesday PM July 18, 2018

The Things in the World (2)

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The 'principles' contained in key Scripture texts that decide whether a pursuit is of the world; plus an examination of dancing, with special attention to David's dancing before the Lord, and the impossibility of this justifying modern dancing either in worship or in the world.
Wednesday PM July 11, 2018

The Things in the World (1)

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Surely we are moving into the last age end-phase of licence and lawlessness. Here we briefly review history since the 1960s, and then consider a gulf between church and world, then study the command to love not the world and its things. What are these?
Sunday AM July 8, 2018

Christ Reveals Calvary

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
About a year before Calvary, the Lord preached at Capernaum promises of eternal life to all who received His bodily work for sinners. They would, He said, be 'drawn' by the irresistible grace of God to find true and living union with Him.
Wednesday PM July 4, 2018

An All-Round Ministry

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Scriptures provide comprehensive practical instruction and guidance for the carrying out of all preaching, worship and church activity, and for every instruction there is a divine promise of help and reward. Do we review adequately or often our teaching, or the work of our church? Here are the ‘departments’…
Sunday PM July 1, 2018

Motives for Believing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable illustrated spiritual truths marvellously, riveting minds, but they required thought, or the meaning would remain obscure. Here are the motives that would lead hearers to the meaning (both then and now) and to obtaining pardon and new life from Christ the Saviour.
Sunday AM July 1, 2018

Earthly or Heavenly Salvation?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The discourse of the Saviour to followers who sought a political rather than a spiritual salvation. Here is His presentation of His divinity, His life-giving work, His salvation promises, and His explanation of the Father's preparatory work in the hearts of those who believe.
Sunday PM June 24, 2018

Four Kinds of Person

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The parable of the sower reveals four different reactions to spiritual matters, in particular - to the good news of pardon and life from Christ. What influences our response against our deepest and eternal interests? Christ tells us how we may change.
Sunday AM June 24, 2018

The Testing of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The building of faith in the great calling of saved people - how slowly it deepens, without thought. Here is the testing of the disciples, with lessons, in the feeding of the 5000, and Christ's earthly power in walking on, and calming, the storm-tossed sea.
Sunday AM June 17, 2018

Earth or Heaven?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Early in His ministry, Christ challenged the Jews, proclaiming a spiritual resurrection for all who 'heard' His voice, and a future bodily resurrection. Again, He asserted His divine sonship, authenticated by the Father through His mighty works, and through the scriptures - especially Moses.
Wednesday PM June 13, 2018

A Model Believer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A single study review of Timothy as a model for believers, particularly his remarkable sympathy, his commendation, his forwardness and courage (contrary to what is often assumed about him), and his humility. Here is the evidence and the practical counsel for us in our day.
Sunday PM June 10, 2018

How To Gain Access To God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM June 10, 2018

The House of Mercy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The startling question 'Wilt thou be made whole?' exposes the human indifference to salvation, broken only by Christ's initiative in opening the heart to mercy. Here are lessons in salvation; also - Christ's unambiguous assertion of His divinity, which became the real basis of all hostility.
Wednesday PM June 6, 2018

Securing the Presence of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Far more than 'sundry' good wishes, here are Paul's five conditions for the presence of God: the maintaining of joy; living a full-spectrum Christian life; knowing how to gain comfort in trials; being of one mind with believers; and being a peace-maker.
Sunday PM June 3, 2018

Forgetting the Purpose of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
What do we lose by forgetting God and the soul, and building our lives without interest in these things? Society currently urges us into unbelief, but here is how God reasons with us about the purpose of existence and the way to eternal life.
Sunday AM June 3, 2018

Sowers and Reapers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The harvesting of souls is the Saviour's stated source of great satisfaction, and will be ours also if it governs our priorities and prayers. Here also is the power of witness, and the nature of saving faith in the case of the nobleman of Capernaum.
Wednesday PM May 30, 2018

Factors that Make or Mar Christian Happiness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the Lord's own teaching on the maintaining of Christian joy, including reflection on conversion blessings, rewards in striving for holiness, seeing the risen Christ near at hand by faith, a life of answered prayer, the practice of anticipation, and the right handling of trials.
Sunday AM May 27, 2018

The Woman at the Well

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's exhaustion shows His astonishing love in assuming the limitations of human nature for salvation. His encounter with a brazenly reluctant hearer, unable to grasp spiritual wonders until He revealed His identity, reflects all experience of conversion. Here also are the golden rules of worship.
Sunday PM May 13, 2018

Conversion By Stages

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Conversion to Christ may take place in a moment, but more often we discover what it means to find Him by stages. Here is the experience of Simon Peter, tracing his phases of reluctance up to the great moment of genuine faith.
Sunday AM May 13, 2018

The Forerunner Bows to Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the exemplary modesty of the Baptist in yielding the crowd to Christ, and his exalting of Christ's divinity. Also, we see how crowds desired baptism without deep belief, explaining why John's Gospel emphasises belief in Christ's redeeming purpose (which leads to repentance).
Wednesday PM May 9, 2018

The Nature of Good Works

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This is a tour of a 'family' of texts in the New Testament that together define the good works that should characterise those saved by grace. Here are the categories of witness, kindness or compassion, and holiness, with their scriptural helps and encouragements.
Wednesday PM May 2, 2018

Deepening Our Love for the Lord

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Love for Christ is constantly eroded by other concerns, and by salvation and blessing being taken for granted. Here scriptures show how admiration is maintained together with indebtedness, Christ-likeness and trust in Him. These deepen love. Here also is discerning love - the vital kind.
Sunday PM April 29, 2018

Seeing Realities in Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's miniature parable of the 'evil eye' uses seeing disorders to illustrate our inability to see the spiritual purpose of life, our predicament before God, and our need of forgiveness and reconciliation. Here is God's provision for us, and the way to know Him.
Sunday AM April 29, 2018

Christ’s Own Appeal to Souls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How the Lord presented salvation by grace to Nicodemus, showing that it was always given to individuals, through faith, by the immeasurable love of God in Christ. Here also is the Lord explaining why people refuse to believe, and his appeal to Nicodemus to repent.
Wednesday PM April 25, 2018

The Last Days

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the climax of persecution of the church by Antichrist, cut short by the return of Christ. We look at the church militant, the future glory, and the significance of the symbolic time to the end, with the encouragements and lessons for the church.
Sunday AM April 22, 2018

The Purpose of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An acclaimed and magnificent jewel of poetic literature by Solomon shows that we are not free, but subject in all things to forces outside our control. Then, by a parable, he shows how conversion to God is the way to real freedom and purpose.
Sunday AM April 22, 2018

The Lord’s Agenda

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A ruling pharisee, possibly exploring cooperation between Christ and the Temple order, comes by night, but the Lord teaches that only a new birth purchased by Himself, wrought directly by God, and revealed throughout Scripture, can save people, whether pharisees or ordinary Jews and Gentiles.
Wednesday PM April 18, 2018

The Career of Antichrist

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This astonishing chapter falls into three parts: first, detailed prophecy of events up to 175BC (all fulfilled and here summarised); then the tyranny of Antiochus toward Palestine; then the end-times acts of Antichrist, now being fulfilled before our eyes in church and state.
Wednesday PM April 11, 2018

Future Things Unfolded

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How the prophet's prayers, longing for knowledge, and self-abasement before God, are rewarded by the most detailed prophecy of future events in the Bible. Here also is insight into the unseen spiritual warfare involving a principal demon and the victorious Saviour.
Sunday PM April 8, 2018

A Battle of Desires

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A final appeal of Moses to men and women about their need of God, which describes the human struggle for independence from Him - and the cost. Moses sets out the things that God bestows now and eternally, and pleads to us all to consider.
Sunday AM April 8, 2018

Christ Purges His Temple

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Lord's purity cannot allow the shameful hypocrisy of Temple conduct, and by an act of divine power He casts out the commerce, and prophesies His own death and resurrection (as well as the fall of the Temple), providing lessons for spiritual living today.
Wednesday AM April 4, 2018

Daniel’s Mysterious Seventy Weeks

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is Daniel's prayer for the restoration of Jerusalem, and the vision of seventy 'sevens' and how, by the traditional evangelical view, the prophet's eyes are lifted to Calvary and Christ's six accomplishments there.
Sunday PM April 1, 2018

Behold Your God!

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Our society today knows so little about almighty God, having wilfully shut Him out of all consideration. But look, says the Bible, at His attributes, ways and plans. Consider the uniqueness of God and compare His actions, plans and promises with those of human society.
Sunday AM April 1, 2018

Resurrection Power

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We see first, the immeasurable, surpassing, incomparable greatness of Christ's resurrection and its chief purposes. We see also forty days of appearances, and consider the way 'resurrection' is replicated in a spiritual, moral way in the lives of believers, before their own resurrection.
Friday AM March 30, 2018

The Sufferings of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM March 25, 2018

Character Traits That Destroy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The tragedy of human pride, affecting everyone, is here probed. God, the Bible says, arranges Himself in battle against the proud. Why is it so abhorrent to God? What are its forms and manifestations? How may we push through it to seek and find Him?
Sunday AM March 25, 2018

The Beginning of Miracles

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First we see the message of the miracle; second - the insurmountable problem; third - the necessity of obedience; fourth - the quality of the miracle; fifth - the results. The disciples saw Christ's divine power and the nature of His saving work.
Wednesday PM March 21, 2018

Satan’s Methods in the Last Days

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Daniel's vision of the Persian and the Greek empires, from which would come Antiochus Epiphanes, who would inflict seven years of woes upon Jerusalem, being a type and figure of the last-days antichrist, providing a picture of his last offensive against the faith.
Sunday AM March 18, 2018

The Biography of a Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The encounter of the first disciples with Christ reflects the experience of all believers, embracing a considerable surprise, a deep sense of need, a compulsion to share Christ, a new character, light on the Word and the progressive discovery of even 'greater things'.
Wednesday PM March 14, 2018

The Momentous Vision

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Daniel's vision of four beasts extends the prophet's picture of the four empires, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome, that would precede the coming of Christ, with emphasis on the 'little horn', antichrist, that would devour the earth and attack the church until Christ's return.
Sunday PM March 11, 2018

Surprising Facts about Salvation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
One of the greatest problems of mankind is an upside-down estimation of good and bad, desirable and undesirable, here challenged by King Solomon pleading for a spiritual view of life, without which we will never seek or find God. Here are his 'shock' arguments.
Sunday AM March 11, 2018

John’s Gospel of New Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John the Baptist, the forerunner, was needed because of extreme spiritual barrenness. He called thousands to repentance, but most remained unsaved, never receiving Christ's spiritual baptism - the new birth. Here are lessons to us, and also the saving work of Christ - the Lamb of God.
Wednesday PM March 7, 2018

Accomplishments through Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Persecution of the seed of the woman by that of the serpent flares up when subordinates of Darius plot Daniel's death, but his faith and deliverance lead to religious freedom for Jews, attestation for the prophet, worldwide testimony, and a challenge for us.
Sunday PM March 4, 2018

God’s Greatest Enemy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM March 4, 2018

Christ’s Infinite Qualities

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Four elevating verses, first, presenting Christ's eternal existence and amazing condescension to His people; secondly, showing His limitless capacity, and the meaning of 'grace for grace'; thirdly, extolling His mighty accomplishments, and fourthly, telling how He reveals and 'exegetes' the Father to provide our spiritual experiences.
Wednesday PM February 28, 2018

When Babylon Fell

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Seventy years earlier, Nebuchadnezzar was indifferent to the true God. Later, God punished his pride (and stopped the genocide of the faithful). Belshazzar now adds insolent derision, always the last stage before judgement, and spurns repentance. Here is the 'true story' of that last night.
Sunday PM February 25, 2018

Wisdom or Folly?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Who is truly wise and understanding? - asks King Solomon.  'The Preacher' answering the question in a series of unusual and striking illustrations, showing the necessity of finding the eternal purpose of earthly life, and coming to know and walk with God.
Sunday AM February 25, 2018

The Light of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Reflections on the magnificent introduction to John, glorifying Christ; eternally equal with the Father (no eternal submission), Creator and fountain of life, obscured by the Fall but always saving souls, rejected by the world but 'tabernacling' among us for the salvation of those 'born of God'.
Sunday PM February 18, 2018

Reasoning with God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah portrays God as issuing a call to us to reason or argue with Him about His terms for a relationship. What are our grounds for keeping away from Him? What would He say about this, and how would He deal with us?
Sunday AM February 18, 2018

Melody in the Heart

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, the use of psalms and hymns for personal spiritual help; secondly, the biblical authority and necessity for hymns of human composition; thirdly, the nature of melody in the heart, and fourthly, the qualities needed for valid, edifying, God-glorifying hymns.
Wednesday PM February 14, 2018

The Madness of King Nebuchadnezzar

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The purpose of God in the humbling (though not the conversion) of a seemingly invincible emperor shortly before his death and then the fall of the empire. Daniel is assured of God's sovereignty overall, and we glean promises for the present turmoil.
Sunday PM February 11, 2018

The Necessity of a New Birth

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Being 'born again' is a greatly debased term today through light usage, but it is vital to genuine conversion and spiritual life. Here is how Christ's term brings to life what happens when people come to Christ, what it feels like and what it leads to.
Sunday AM February 11, 2018

The Process of Sanctification

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM February 7, 2018

The Essential Miracle

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Nebuchadnezzar's 'image' was Satan's scheme to achieve submission to paganism or execution of all Jews at court, and through the empire, eliminating any remnant of faithful Israel and the plan of redemption. A miracle averted all with minimal deaths. Here are mighty spiritual encouragements.
Sunday PM February 4, 2018

True and False Faith – The Difference

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ the Saviour was pleading with people to see their need of true conversion when He spoke of many who assumed they were bound for heaven, who would in fact be shut out. Here is why, and what we must do to enter eternal life.
Sunday AM February 4, 2018

Correcting Spiritual Coldness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Loss of spiritual feeling, love, joy and fervour are more serious and ominous than we may think. Attendance soon suffers and a backward drift gathers pace. Why did it happen? The spiritual warfare must come back into view, with all its measures and helps.
Sunday AM January 28, 2018

The Temptation Of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
He who saw Satan cast out of Heaven began His ministry in voluntary subjection to the adversary's extreme malice. Yet even the Lord of Glory must do so to 'qualify' to be our representative and Saviour. Here is the meaning of each temptation and response.
Sunday PM January 21, 2018

False and True Riches

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of a crooked estate manager is about making arrangements for life and eternity. How stable are our riches and accomplishments? How useful are our contacts and friends in terms of eternal influence? Here are the real riches of life that only the Saviour gives.
Sunday AM January 21, 2018

God’s Sanctifying Power

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
'Let go, and let God' is a great mistake in sanctification, for there must be striving and prayer for progress in holiness. Yet, says Paul, it is all achieved by the power of God. Here also are the three 'departments' of life to be specially guarded.
Wednesday PM January 17, 2018

The Hand of God in Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the mighty Babylonian empire human power seemed to have extinguished the people of God and the Messianic promise. Then God revealed the coming sequence and end of world empires and the day of Christ. Here is the startling rise of Daniel, prophet and guardian.
Sunday PM January 14, 2018

Hardening The Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Unbelief in the Gospel is described in the Bible as wilful and deeply damaging to us, whereas modern thought says it is reasonable critical thinking. Here is the Bible's analysis of its cause and course, and how its cure is the greatest imaginable benefit.
Wednesday PM January 10, 2018

The Great Test of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An extremely long life of remarkable instrumentality in the preservation of God's people along with unique prophetic insights began with a pivotal and risk-laden test. Here is the proving of Daniel and other young Israelites by which they denied the world and obeyed God.
Sunday PM January 7, 2018

Real Life and Its Giver

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The feeding by Christ of 5000 men plus women and children on the north-eastern shore of Galilee was one of the most significant of all His 'teaching miracles'. Here is what it said to the people, and to us, about our need for conversion to Christ
Sunday AM January 7, 2018

“Quench not the Spirit”

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How is the fire of the Spirit manifested in believers' lives? Here are texts showing His work to be sanctifying, illuminating (with joy), and imparting zeal for souls and good works. Here also are the ways we resist and quench the holy flame.
Sunday PM December 31, 2017

Why Believing is Essential

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why do Christ and numerous Bible passages insist on believing as the only way to approach God and experience conversion to Him? Why not actions or works or ceremonies? Here is what is unique and vital about believing, and what one must believe.
Sunday AM December 31, 2017

The Culture of Thankfulness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible is full of thankfulness. Here is its immense significance in the Christian life, also its power to inspire humility, indebtedness to God, appreciation of Him, holiness, trust, reliance, love, happiness and evangelism. Here also are matters for inclusion in thanksgiving.
Monday AM December 25, 2017

The Immeasurable Love of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This best known of all Bible verses speaks of the scale of God's love for this present disordered world. It is, of course, a love of vast compassion that sent the noblest and highest, the Eternal Son, to redeem. Here is soul-saving love.
Sunday PM December 24, 2017

Light and Power from God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Our greatest needs in life are light and understanding about the reason for our being, an explanation of the state of the world, and how we may relate to God and have a future life. Finding Christ is the solution, and knowing His power.
Sunday AM December 24, 2017

The Life of Prayer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A call to prove the Lord in every phase of life. Here are the biblical departments of prayer, followed by the need for greater determination, faith, desire, thoughtfulness, patience, holiness and sincerity, with attention to prayer in trials, and the obligations that come with prayer.
Wednesday PM December 13, 2017

Serious Devotion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An overview of surprising themes in Leviticus, including the need for feelingfulness, identifying sins of ignorance and strange fire today, Christian distinctiveness, and the ongoing message of the feasts and the jubilee. Also, the 'appendix' - the rules for vows, then and now.
Sunday PM December 10, 2017

Christ Counsels Seekers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In giving sight to a blind man at Bethsaida the Lord (unusually) healed in two stages, providing a lesson of hope for seekers who have seen through the world and begin to feel their need of forgiveness. Soon the full experience of conversion will follow.
Sunday AM December 10, 2017

Paul’s Compendium of Conduct

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This brief 'treasury' of concise exhortations lists key duties for Christian living, including rules for the spiritual life and duties for life in the everyday world. Here are the first eight forming a life of aspirations to both monitor and inspire.
Wednesday PM December 6, 2017

Promises and Warnings to the Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Moses gives the gracious key to how God would deal with Israel by physical, earthly, public benefits or disciplines according to their general national behaviour. Here also by way of application are the equivalent spiritual benefits and disciplines for Gospel age believers.
Sunday PM December 3, 2017

The Incomparable Mercy of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The well-known extraordinary conversion of Manasseh, Judah's most evil king, provides a picture of how God draws people to Himself, imbuing them with a deep realisation of their need, so that they give Him their lives to be entirely changed.
Sunday AM December 3, 2017

Spiritual Wakefulness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
So inclined are we to spiritual and moral casualness that the apostle stresses the necessity and urgency of constant self-scrutiny of our tendencies, temptations, conduct, words and our associations in the fight against the surrounding 'darkness'. Here are his three selected items of armour.
Wednesday PM November 29, 2017

The Pinnacle of Faith and Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The purpose of the Land Sabbath — far beyond the resting of the land — its moral benefits and spiritual lessons; then the remarkable Jubilee law with its spiritual and prophetic purpose.  Was a Jubilee ever held? The true Jubilee in Isaiah, fulfilled in Christ and His Church.
Sunday PM November 26, 2017

The Discovery of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The human plight of today is looking away from God and alienation from Him. Here is the gracious appeal of God that stirs us from unawareness to see our spiritual need, and to experience His reconciling kindness in conversion. Here is the call of God.
Sunday AM November 26, 2017

Christ’s Imminent Return

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle declares Christ as the unique and authoritative hope for the resurrection of the body. Here also is the concept of being joined to Him for salvation and therefore for eternity; the parousia and the rapture, and their imminence and comfort.
Wednesday PM November 22, 2017

The Purpose of the Feasts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
All seven major feasts of Moses are in this chapter. This overview explains the spiritual purpose of each, showing how they form a perfect agenda for the meditation of believers, as well as a preacher's checklist of essential themes for the blessing of God's people.
Sunday PM November 19, 2017

The Proof of Prayer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Millions pray to the one eternal, almighty God. Who may pray to Him, and how? On what basis may the Holy One be approached? What makes prayer acceptable or futile? What kind of request is heard, and what is the proof? Here are David's answers.
Sunday AM November 19, 2017

Walking to Please God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Four principles of living to please the Lord: (1) The need to be pledged to constant progress, (2) the chief virtues to aim at, (3) the necessity of deliberate, determined abstention from sin, especially returning sin, and (4) the role of the Holy Spirit.
Wednesday PM November 15, 2017

Getting the Spiritual Sense

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Rules for discerning the ongoing message for today in the ceremonies of the law, eg: the vital spiritual application (not digestive!) of the embargo on eating the offering after two days; the priests' funeral restrictions, the giving of children to Molech, and especially spiritual sincerity.
Wednesday PM November 8, 2017

Commands With a Meaning

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, how the annual Day of Atonement foretells the one sacrifice of Messiah; secondly, sexual conduct laws, including the abomination of same-sex relationships and their moral-law permanence; thirdly, the message of uncircumcised fruit - that no culture is neutral but all must be sanctified.
Sunday PM November 5, 2017

The Limitation of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
- Especially if God is set aside. The limitation of idols listed in this Psalm apply to the idol of today - materialistic atheism. Lacking voice, vision and hearing it has no explanation of life's purpose, no help and no power. The Gospel of Christ is the opposite.
Sunday AM November 5, 2017

Portrait of Paul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Reflected in this letter is the apostle's deep concern for believers, and his sacrificial spirit. Also we see his acceptance of hardship for Christ, his great priority of building faith and trust in believers, his prayerfulness and his teaching on separation from the world.
Wednesday PM November 1, 2017

Peace, Thanksgiving, Scripture, Worship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM October 29, 2017

Spiritually Alive or Dead?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's racing analysis of the human condition before God - the extent of our spiritual lifelessness and its consequences, set alongside the astonishing power and love of Christ in the conversion of innumerable individuals, and their new lives. Here is conversion - truly a raising from the dead.
Sunday AM October 29, 2017

Joy in Fruitbearing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Of all the marks of conversion the apostle's crowning sign here is readiness to suffer in the course of witness. Also, he refers to Satan's hindrances (here are today's), and to the immense joy of relating to converts (our wreath of glory) both now and eternally.
Wednesday PM October 25, 2017

Teaching the Holiness of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM October 22, 2017

Phases of Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Simon Peter was overwhelmed on first meeting Christ, but although he became a follower, he was not immediately converted. Here are the key stages in his experience which have helped seekers over many centuries. His discoveries may help us to trust Christ for salvation.
Sunday AM October 22, 2017

Thankfulness for a Miracle

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's description of the mission to Thessalonica presents the vital ingredients of evangelism - a desire for souls, hard work night and day, holy lives, fatherly appeals, and a desire for lasting conversion, all leading to a miracle of God in illumination and regeneration.
Wednesday PM October 18, 2017

Continuing Reformation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The mighty work of God in the Reformation that began 500 years ago can only be truly honoured by a commitment to continuing reformation. Here are nine major aspects of church life and belief, abandoned by many evangelicals today, that must be reformed for spiritual blessing.
Sunday AM October 15, 2017

Three Tests of Soundness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul entered Thessalonica outwardly lowly but inwardly laden with treasures of grace and power. He lays out three tests of soundness: matter (the message), motives, and manner (of proclamation), and here we apply them to Jews, pagans, modern atheism, and present-day Christian phonies also.
Sunday PM October 8, 2017

King David’s View of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The 23rd psalm is the most famous of David's poetic compositions, but people often do not realise it is the king's brilliant summary of his view of life - of how he saw himself before his Creator - and how he came to find and know Him.
Sunday AM October 8, 2017

Transformation Process

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Thessalonica saw lives radically changed. The new objective of believers was the gathering of souls out of a doomed world for Christ's return, not world restoration (an old heresy returning today). Here also is their realisation of God's hatred of sin. Is ours fading?
Wednesday PM October 4, 2017

Legitimate Worship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Numerous times we are told that worship and priesthood were prescribed in detail by God, yet immediately and fatally Nadab and Abihu innovated. Why? Here are common answers, but Scripture mentions only that their novelty was not commanded by God, and here are lessons for churches today.
Sunday PM October 1, 2017

The Words of Eternal Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We track the events of an astounding chapter that sees many disciples turn away from Christ.  It was the opposite of what usually happened.  They found Christ's statements about eternal life unpalatable.  Why?  The answer moves us to take seriously the needs of the soul.
Sunday AM October 1, 2017

Paul’s Eleven Signs of the Elect

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's letter to a young church begins with eleven signs that people are truly elect and saved. Paul can rejoice for the Thessalonians, but could he for us? And are the signs reflected in professing Christian congregations today? Have we reason to rejoice?
Wednesday PM September 27, 2017

Searching the Heart

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Lessons from the offerings for our devotional lives today, first for peace (thankfulness), second for sins of 'ignorance' (light untroubled sinning), third for guilt by association, fourth for 'trespass' (sins against God). How can we repent without knowing these categories of offence?
Wednesday PM September 20, 2017

True Repentance for Believers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The burnt offerings are past and over, eclipsed by Calvary, but by placing ourselves in the midst of the scene we may feel the impact of the symbolism and the nature of guilt. Here we learn much about how to think in times of repentance.
Wednesday PM September 13, 2017

The Rekindling of our Gifts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Like daily prayer, Scripture reading, mortification of sin and good works, the stirring up and enlivening of God-given abilities is a regular duty not only for ministers such as Timothy, but for all believers. Here is the method of Paul.
Sunday PM September 10, 2017

Is The Soul Alive or Dead?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul here names three elements of conversion to Christ: 'Power', describing the great change of life; 'love', describing all that Christ has done to secure pardon for us; and 'a sound mind', describing the clear view of God, of life and of eternity that conversion brings.
Sunday AM September 10, 2017

Fellowship With God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
John looks back sixty years recalling with amazement how the apostles listened to Christ, and watched Him through His earthly ministry, constantly convinced of His redeeming work, and by the wonder of personal fellowship with God. Here is the basis and joy of such fellowship.
Wednesday PM September 6, 2017

The War Against Sin

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM September 3, 2017

The Concept of Eternal Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul outlines the teaching that runs through the Bible about Heaven, showing the way to be accepted by God and also the way God confirms to those who believe in Him that they possess everlasting life. There is surely no greater knowledge than this.
Sunday AM September 3, 2017

Pressed by Christ’s Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle explains his persistence in service, however arduous, as being driven by Christ's love to him, showing how the power of that love comes from reflecting on it. Here are the elements that awaken and compel our souls, proving also that new life is within.
Sunday PM August 20, 2017

Refusing The Boxed-In Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the parable of the great supper an invited guest declines to attend, implying he has better things to do. Here the Lord reasons with His hearers about their supreme need of God, and the consequences of being confined to a life of materialism.
Sunday AM August 20, 2017

Christ Teaches Fruitfulness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A final teaching miracle by the risen Lord trains seven apostles to see key principles of service and instrumentality, including the threefold reproof and restoration of Peter, and the lessons for us, especially on the nature of true love for Christ leading to lifelong loyalty.
Sunday PM August 13, 2017

The Invisible War

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM August 13, 2017

The ‘Whatsoever’ Rule for the Christian Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM July 23, 2017

The Real Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
What is Christ really like? How does He compare with the mighty of this world? What is it like to meet Him in prayer? How do Christian believers 'prove' Him and know Him? Is it mere hope and imagination? Here are answers, and the terms.
Sunday AM July 23, 2017

Let Calvary Speak

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A devotional study of significant events at Calvary: (1) Christ's garments stripped, (2) the bravery of four women, (3) Christ's compassion to Mary, (4) His last triumphant report to the Father, (5) the proof of His death, (6) the new-found boldness of formerly-secret disciples.
Wednesday PM July 19, 2017

The Holy Spirit at Work Within Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Two hours before his betrayal the Lord speaks of the Holy Spirit's indwelling work and also of his work in the world, effectively giving the rules for all preaching and witness. Here also is the Spirit's illumination of the Word – the only authority for Christians.
Sunday AM July 9, 2017

‘Abide In Me’ – The True Meaning

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Union with Christ is the greatest imaginable privilege of the redeemed, and vital for progress in sanctification and usefulness to the Lord. But what exactly does it mean to abide in Christ, and to allow Him to abide in us? Here are biblical directions.
Wednesday PM July 5, 2017

Reformations in the Bible (1)

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible is a book of ‘reformations’ from beginning to end. One of the great cables or themes running through its narratives is the calling out of the world of the people of God, their (repeated) re-absorption over time by the wiles of the devil, and their victorious reclamations as…
Sunday PM July 2, 2017

The Value of Our Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
King David, a man of immense ability naturally, tells from experience of the journey from self-confidence and self-satisfaction to being humbled to see his vital need of God, and going on to seek and find a life-changing relationship with Him.
Sunday AM July 2, 2017

Our Life as an Offering

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM June 25, 2017

The Features of Vain Religion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why should vague or false ideas about God so offend Him? Here are the marks of wrong religion, and how they differ massively from the faith of the Bible. Here also are the motives for false faith, and the benefits of the true.
Sunday AM June 25, 2017

Eternity in the Psalms

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Contrary to what Bible critics ignorantly claim, the Old Testament is full of heaven and the eternal bliss of the redeemed. Here is a review of David's psalms that overwhelmingly prove so, including an explanation of the few places that suggest (wrongly understood) the contrary.
Wednesday PM June 21, 2017

Doubts About God’s Providence

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Providence - God's fore-provision for all His aims - creation and perpetuation of all, including salvation; how freewill fits in; God's part in all troubles and the deep things they accomplish; the reasons for suffering and the mighty encouragements of Scripture.
Sunday PM June 18, 2017

How to Approach God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A prophet of 700BC shows the sympathetic heart of God and sets out the terms and the manner for approaching Him, providing the words and the promises that God will hear. Here are our greatest needs, and how God amazingly meets them, and the outcome in our lives.
Sunday AM June 18, 2017

The Secret of Steadfastness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The closing admonition of the epistle is a stirring appeal for vigilance in keeping our souls, coupled with a plea for lifelong growth in the gifts given at conversion, and consciousness of Christ's love. Here is what these are, and how they should deepen.
Wednesday PM June 14, 2017

Dissolving of Doubts 7

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A pastoral overview of the doctrines of grace showing man's great need of God's initiative in salvation, the origin of the 'five points' and the galvanising effect they should have on witness and prayer for souls. With God sovereign in salvation, we never despair.
Sunday PM June 11, 2017

The Humbling Analogy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Our pride instinctively recoils from being depicted in the Bible as sheep, but it is a profound and challenging depiction that enables us to see the depth of our spiritual need, and the costly and glorious work of Christ, the shepherd of lost souls.
Sunday AM June 11, 2017

Living In Peace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle urges growing union with the Lord and inner peace by keeping in view the day of the Lord, reflecting on the reason for Christ's delay – the salvation of the redeemed – and by building knowledge and stability in the Word of God.
Wednesday PM June 7, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts 6

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This study refutes a new book attacking the credibility of the Bible (The Bible for Grown-Ups), denying all Bible history before 900BC and claiming endless errors along with the absence of any spiritual message or consistent morality in the OT period. (We hear of teachers indoctrinating classes with it.)
Wednesday PM May 31, 2017

Mark’s Distinctive Gospel

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The special aims of this tract-like Gospel and its unique themes, including attention to the 'signs following' of chapter 16 ('the Pentecostal mistake') and the numerous uses of 'immediately' and their rich pastoral messages as used in different passages.
Sunday PM May 28, 2017

The Kindest Scheme in History

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many people do not know how the cross of Christ can give new spiritual life and reconcile them with God. Yet the cross of Christ stands infinitely higher than every other event of history in its kindness, power, enduring effect and costliness to God. Here is how.
Sunday AM May 28, 2017

The Day of the Lord

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
'One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.' Reflection on God's view of time, the certainty of final dissolution of all things, and the believer's duty to look for that day and shun materialism.
Sunday PM May 21, 2017

The ‘Like’ that Lasts Forever

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At 40, Moses was a famous prince of Egypt, accomplished, admired and probably heading for the crown. But he left it all, preferring obedience to the one true God. Here are the factors which cause countless people down the centuries to take the same pathway.
Sunday AM May 21, 2017

Signs of Antichrist

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From false teachers in the churches, Peter turns to our vulnerability to the godless worldview of the last days, how it is prophesied in both testaments, its motivation, its underlying contempt for accountability, and its wilful rejection of creation, design and morality.
Wednesday PM May 17, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts 5

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Refuting samples of claimed discrepancies in the gospels, demonstrating the unreasonableness of unbelief. Also the Matthew/Luke beatitude passages, which provide different perspectives, inspired by the Spirit, to show the full message intended by the Saviour. Plus, a review of Christ's divinity in Matthew.
Sunday PM May 14, 2017

All God’s Supremacy in One Psalm

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
King David's last words combine a history of time with a 'world view' from God's perspective. Here is the solution to the greatest problem of mankind - moral disorder and alienation from God - and how Christ saves countless souls out of every age of time.
Sunday AM May 14, 2017

False Teaching and Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A seemingly negative chapter is crammed with profound comments on false teachers and the immense danger of association. It reviews their infiltration of the church throughout time, and warns believers of growing used to surrounding worldliness and the power of secret sin.   See more sermons on 2 Peter.
Wednesday PM May 10, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts 4

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The nature of inspiration; the interpreting of Scripture; the anointing or transformed view of Scripture that conversion brings; the nature of attacks on Scripture, and a classic example in the virgin birth prophecy of Isaiah 14, showing the absurdity of the attack and the wonder of the passage.
Sunday PM May 7, 2017

The Touch that Gained Eternity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A terribly sick woman who had haemorrhaged for twelve years crept up behind the Saviour in a crowd and touched the hem of His garment. The purpose of this healing miracle was to portray how faith secures God's healing of the soul and eternal life.
Sunday AM May 7, 2017

Right Interpretation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Old and the New Testaments magnificently authenticate each other through the fulfilling of prophecy in the marvellous Person and work of Christ. Here is the self-interpreting nature of the Bible, its sufficiency, and the right of private judgement, and how these are honoured.
Wednesday PM May 3, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts 3

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM April 30, 2017

Christ Defines a Valid Prayer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When a Canaanite woman in great need pleaded for Christ's help, she was (seemingly) rebuffed. But the Lord was turning the encounter into a lesson in prayer. Here are the ten factors that made her prayer (and her prayers for salvation) acceptable to God.
Sunday AM April 30, 2017

The Silver Chain of Graces

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Brotherly love, and how it differs from 'charity' (agape love). Here are its characteristics, benefits, helps and hindrances. Also, how love can become a vice, and how all the graces in the silver chain gain assurance and a foretaste of Heaven.
Wednesday PM April 26, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts 2

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
(ii) — Doubts about salvation: experienced both by young and seasoned believers, their form and our response. Here are five surprising and powerful evidences of salvation presented in 1 John to show troubled souls that they should regard themselves as saved and move forward in faith.
Wednesday PM April 19, 2017

The Dissolving of Doubts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
— or the Hebrew original: the untangling of knots. A survey of doubts, firstly Genesis 3 and their satanic origin, then Peter's doubting of Matthew 14, then praying without doubt (other texts), backsliding doubts, and different forms of doubt and how to confront them (Ephesians 6).
Sunday PM April 16, 2017

Outside or Inside the Kingdom?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
So often people seem to have no inclination whatsoever to know about God, or what His plans may be. Here is why this is, and how much we miss, if this is our case, and what lies ahead if we do not find Him.
Sunday AM April 16, 2017

The Amazing Day

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The day of Christ's resurrection which transformed the disciples, except for Thomas. Here are the reasons for his cynicism, swept away by his seeing the Lord. Here also is the promised blessedness of Gospel age believers, when signs would give way to faith alone.
Friday AM April 14, 2017

Christ at Golgotha

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Matthew's atonement account provides a seamless overview. Here are: the rejection of Christ that ended the era of Jewish privilege, the cruelties inflicted, the uttered scorn, the three hours of darkness (and its significance) up to the Lord's voluntarily yielding up of life for the redeemed.
Sunday PM April 9, 2017

The Universal Human Quest

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Everyone, whether aware of it or not, is searching for fulfilment and happiness, and here are the forms this search takes. But the true needs of the heart can only be met by finding God. Here is the real search, and how to make it.
Sunday AM April 9, 2017

Patience and Godliness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
To enjoy the multiplying of God's blessing, faith must be clothed with seven virtues. Here, patience (endurance) is defined with (biblical) hindrances and helps. Also, here is godliness, shown to mean reverence, and its powerful influence is our spiritual lives.
Wednesday PM April 5, 2017

No Other God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM April 2, 2017

Christ’s Love For Souls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible speaks of a spiritual and moral gulf between God and mankind which can only be bridged by a mediator, Who must be divine as well as man. Here is the record of Jesus Christ and what He has accomplished to be our Saviour.
Sunday AM April 2, 2017

Clothing Faith With Character

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The new life embraced by the gift of faith is to be 'adorned' by virtue, knowledge and temperance. Here is what they are, how they are cultivated by the Spirit's help, how they add to each other, and how they save churches from decline.
Wednesday PM March 29, 2017

David Sees Messiah’s Reign

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Probably David's last and most uplifting psalm containing standards for his successors but chiefly soaring into messianic prophecy. Here is spelled out the character, extent and fruits of Christ's reign using vivid pictures exclusively fulfilled by the One 'who only doeth wondrous things'.
Sunday AM March 26, 2017

Partakers of the Divine Nature

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here the essence of apostolic preaching is seen:- precious faith (the door to blessing) defined; how knowledge is vital to advance; God's provision of everything needed for spiritual life, and also the sense in which we are partakers of the divine nature.
Wednesday PM March 22, 2017

David Teaches Greater Communion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Fleeing Saul in the wilderness of Ziph David's quest for communion is rewarded, this psalm revealing his steps under four discernible headings: 1. his longing for it (the means), 2. his commitment to praise (including the feast analogy), 3. his dependence, 4. the element of anticipation.
Sunday PM March 19, 2017

Why People Do or Don’t Believe

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When the apostle Paul preached to the gathered leaders of many Jewish Synagogues in Rome, about half truly believed in Christ, but others did not. But why did half respond and others reject? The answers help us to examine our own response to Christ.
Sunday AM March 19, 2017

Paul’s Worldwide Pulpit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's journey to Rome, where he would gain the souls of many Jews as well as Gentiles in a 'protected' ministry in the capital of the world. Here are the wonders of God's ways and the apostle's example of determination, compassion and faithfulness.
Wednesday PM March 15, 2017

David on the Terms of Blessing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Composed when David was at the height of his power, this looks back at Saul's disastrous reign and its cause to help people value their present blessings. To us, it says inversely - reviving past evangelical blessings means abandoning new methodology and trusting the Word alone.
Sunday PM March 12, 2017

How Christ Calls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When Christ called the first disciples, He asked three things of them. They must first see their need of Him. Then secondly, accept the changed life He gives and thirdly yield their lives to follow Him. Here is how they came to see Him as God and Saviour, and respond.
Sunday AM March 12, 2017

Paul’s Triumph in Shipwreck

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's fourth shipwreck is recounted, showing that believers will know trials. Paul is the principal person in this event, praying, trusting and encouraging, and God gives him all lives on board. Here are the spiritual lessons that stand out in this unique narrative.
Wednesday PM March 8, 2017

David Takes Details to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David takes his terrifying predicament to the Lord, but not before affirming his trust in God's promises and power – a vital antidote to making self-pitying complaints rather than offering believing prayers. Here are the lessons of his great example in the conquest of fear or discontent.
Sunday PM March 5, 2017

The Reality of Knowing Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
There are really only two forms of religion: one where you only know about God (or 'gods') and the other where you know Him in an unmistakable personal way. Here are Christ's words about His 'friends', how this comes about, and what it is like.
Wednesday PM March 1, 2017

David’s Hold on Spiritual Happiness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This hymn with a refrain that recurs 11 times addresses a series of exhortations to believers, accompanied by strong divine promises, especially to see all of life in the light of eternity. Containing the famous four words – Trust, Delight, Commit, Rest, it constitutes a rich devotional feast.
Wednesday PM February 22, 2017

David’s Driving Aim in Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David's prayer in deep waters, but his chief concern is God's glory and the perpetuation of his witness. Here also are the answers to the seven questions we may ask in personal Bible study – Is there a doctrine here, a duty, a reproof, a promise? etc.
Sunday PM February 19, 2017

A Unique View of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The good Samaritan is perhaps the best known and least understood parable of Christ. It has an ethical message plus a parallel message which became obvious once Christ was crucified. He was the 'Samaritan' who tends those dying eternally from the wounds of sin.
Sunday AM February 19, 2017

The Christian’s Purpose

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul, after two years captivity in Caesarea is tried before a new governor of Judea, and offered a 'retrial' in Jerusalem. What will he decide? Here is how he discerned God's guidance. Here also is the relentless hostility of unbelief against him, and its equivalent today.
Sunday PM February 12, 2017

When God Intervenes

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The authentic call of God when a 'voice from behind us' breaks through the turmoil of life summoning us to consider our Maker. The call is about reconciliation with God, about forgiveness and how Christ has secured it, about receiving new life. Will we respond to Him?
Sunday AM February 12, 2017

The Divine Confrontation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's trial in Caesarea shows the hostility of the human heart to the Gospel, the apostle's unchanging priority as he turns his defence into a witness, the impact of God's Word on Governor Felix, and his rejection of amazing mercy. Here are the lessons.
Wednesday PM February 8, 2017

David Teaches Spiritual Dependence

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Dependence is a central duty of the Christian life and vital to the blessing of churches. Here is the nature of dependent prayer in troubles, the avoiding of worldly solutions, the forms in which God gives strength, and some of the mistakes of today.
Sunday PM February 5, 2017

Losses and Gains In Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is how Paul the Apostle evaluated himself before his conversion, his worth as a person and his prospects, and how he came to see his worthlessness, and the overwhelming superiority of knowing Christ, and His transforming power and love.
Sunday AM February 5, 2017

Paul’s Final Appeal to Jerusalem

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The dramatic record of how God brought the apostle through murderous mobs and organised assassination, to take him under Roman escort on the first step to the capital of the empire, where as 'ambassador in bonds', he would gather many souls.
Wednesday PM February 1, 2017

David on Felt Union with God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Although hostility and war threaten the king, the running theme of this psalm is close communion with the Lord, his first and chief source of relief and perspective. Here we trace how the king went about it, his experience and its fruits.
Sunday PM January 29, 2017

The Greatest Hindrance To Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The hindrance identified in the Bible is the inner reservoir of self-regard, the great 'I', that interferes with all taste, desires, aims, decisions and actions. Here is what we do not see of God, and here also is the transformation that conversion brings.
Sunday AM January 29, 2017

“A remnant shall be saved”

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Accused by a vast Jewish crowd of being their enemy, Paul, flanked by Roman soldiers, tells of his conversion, and his call to preach to Gentiles. Here are the evangelistic lessons for us, and also the perilous position of the Jewish people and Temple.
Wednesday PM January 25, 2017

David’s Components of Dedication

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Carefully structured, this great prayer provides a profound study of dedication, yet it also works as a quick checklist of the vital elements, such as one might keep in the back of one's Bible. Here are David's six 'departments' for regular recommitment.
Sunday PM January 22, 2017

Biblical Self-Evaluation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Most people, even if they barely believe in God, feel they would pass any test for acceptance by Him. Here Christ, in a parable, shows what Heaven's  terms really are, how we should see ourselves, and God's readiness to forgive those who own their unworthiness.
Sunday AM January 22, 2017

God’s Amazing Overruling

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At the end his third missionary journey Paul's long foretold 'captive ministry' is about to begin, his violent arrest serving to repair a serious defect in the vast Jerusalem church. Here is the problem, the shock, the Lord's overruling, and Paul's remarkable 'pulpit'.
Wednesday PM January 18, 2017

David’s Prayer for Guidance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First it is shown that the main theme of this prayer – paths and ways – is about the course of life and its major decisions and crises. Then we see several prerequisites or conditions for discerning the Lord's guidance, all equally prayed for by the king.
Sunday PM January 15, 2017

Meeting God in This Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The greatest tragedy of modern life is that so many people are deprived of any knowledge of a real relationship with God. Here is one of the first accounts in the Bible of how we may come to experience and know Him. This is Jacob's great discovery.
Sunday AM January 15, 2017

The Church and the World

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From Miletus to Jerusalem, believers knew Paul was heading into suffering, and tried to dissuade him. But emotions must yield to God's way, and the age-long hostility to Christ must be demonstrated. Here is the example of the apostle and the lessons for us.
Wednesday PM January 11, 2017

David Prays in Troubles

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Just what we need for the day of intense trial, temptation, persecution, loss, illness or turmoil. Here is God's promise for prayer, the conditions for being heard, the part we must play, the duty of appreciation, the effect on assurance and avoiding fleshly solutions.
Wednesday PM January 4, 2017

King David’s Route to Assurance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
An insight into a most helpful approach to assurance, not here by reviewing our experience (legitimate as that is) but by reflecting (1) on God's attributes in creation (2) on the distinctive qualities of the Word, and (3) by avoidance of certain kinds of sin.
Sunday PM January 1, 2017

What is Spiritual Paralysis?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The paralysed man famously lowered through the roof into the place where Christ was teaching was not only healed but forgiven all his sins. This deeply significant miracle pictures the paralysis of the soul, and how life and a new experience comes by conversion to Christ.
Sunday AM January 1, 2017

“I Commend You To God”

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's charge to the elders of Ephesus urged self-scrutiny, the care and protection of the flock, awareness of the spiritual warfare, emphasis on the Word, and obedience to Christ's command to find happiness as givers of Gospel grace and needed help.
Sunday PM December 25, 2016

The Opposite of Christmas

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the rich fool who preserved his riches but neglected his soul, is a truly sympathetic way of showing us how we plan and act when away from God. Here is how we think, and its cost, unless conversion to Christ intervenes.
Sunday AM December 25, 2016

The Speech of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Great themes including – Christ as the Word, what it means; how He speaks by creation and in redemption; the sense in which He imparts life to all; the three needs of mankind – light, forgiveness and life; also the meaning of 'grace for grace'.
Sunday PM December 18, 2016

Attitudes to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many wonder how any person could love God. Is not love an affection we have for people, or beauty or a cause? Here is an insight into how countless people, great and small, have stumbled into an experience of great love of God.
Sunday AM December 18, 2016

Paul’s Life Displayed

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
This most moving (and challenging) farewell address of Paul, given to the Ephesian elders, shows the heart, manner and commitment of a true minister of the Gospel, indebted and loyal to his charge even in the knowledge of very great trials ahead.
Wednesday PM December 14, 2016

David in Desperate Straits

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David in despair and hounded by Saul controls his feelings and (1) articulates his needs in prayer (2) affirming that God knows what He will do (3) that he has a higher, better life (4) that God alone can help and (5) yielding his life afresh.
Sunday PM December 11, 2016

Wasting The Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Perhaps the best known of the Lord's parables is the prodigal son, but most people do not realise how closely it portrays the life-course of us all when we forget the soul, and also when we seek and find Christ in a personal way.
Sunday AM December 11, 2016

Five Aspects of Apostolic Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In his ministry, Paul had aims and objectives, seen here, never being in a rut. Much exhortation was given, reviewed here. He endured the rigours of life, and here is why, and saw God's power, as we should also in ways here stated
Wednesday PM December 7, 2016

David Prays for Sanctification

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A truly extraordinary psalm with numerous illuminating metaphors. Here we see 13 of them under the headings (1) the place of prayer (2) the priority of guarding lips and heart (3) the heeding of correction (4) coping with the world's contempt (5) Satan's snares.
Sunday PM December 4, 2016

Our Resistance to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's own call to consider the needs of the soul, to see our spiritual predicament and our need of Him. Here are the reasons why we lock the door of the heart against Him and resist every divine approach, and here is the momentous experience of yielding to Him.
Sunday AM December 4, 2016

Gospel Opposition

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From Ephesus the Gospel spread mightily by preaching. Without choirs, vocalists, bands, entertainment or over-the-top preachers, great numbers were saved. Here is the sad mindlessness of the opposition (like today), and views of the apostle Paul's courage and modesty, an example to be followed for instrumentality.
Wednesday PM November 30, 2016

David on Spiritual Relationships

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Extraordinary psalms – here the riches of fellowship are unfolded: first the ideal; secondly, the fragrance or pleasantness of Christian warmth; thirdly, its power and productiveness; fourthly, its eternal character. In these exquisitely structured verses two feelingful illustrations speak to our hearts.
Sunday PM November 27, 2016

God Keeps His Promises

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible is a book of promises. They are the overtures of God to our souls, pointing the way out of alienation from Him and a spiritual living death, and urging us to something infinitely better. Here are God's promises and how He keeps them.
Sunday AM November 27, 2016

Signs of Christ’s Presence in the Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Genuine, living churches will manifest the effects of Christ at work shown in this passage – Christ becomes all to believers, the offence of the cross is known, godly fear is present (alongside joy), believers renounce worldliness, and the Word prevails. Lukewarm churches, show no signs.
Sunday PM November 20, 2016

Expanding Your View of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many think that Christianity gives a narrow, restricted view of life, when it is a materialistic outlook that imposes a limiting cage. Here is the vastly wider view that comes from listening to God's Word, and what it means to know and prove Him.
Sunday AM November 20, 2016

Unfolding Providences

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At Corinth great encouragements came repeatedly to Paul and his fellow missionaries, as they do to all faithful servants of God. First, we review his steadfastness, then see the provision of work, home, fellow-labourers, meeting-place, assurance, and (in Corinth) a special peace from violence.
Wednesday PM November 16, 2016

David’s Motto-Psalm for Trust

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A king's devotions - these three memorable verses enable believers to maintain humility, dependence and trust in all circumstances. Firstly, a regular confession, secondly, the deportment or stance to be worked at, thirdly, the patience and waiting factor. All these sustained a great ruler's trust.
Sunday PM November 13, 2016

Faith’s Higher Reasoning

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Rahab of Jericho typifies the journey vast numbers take from materialism to faith. A harlot - hostess began to reason, here is how, and came to meet with God. From her experience, here is the way to approach God for forgiveness and new life.
Sunday AM November 13, 2016

The Penalties of Pride

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Athens, where pride in learning and culture disabled ability to grasp truth; where pride disdained a supreme God; where pride refused to repent; and where pride displayed its greatest obstinacy. Here grace was largely withheld, and the city of idols left in their 'power'.
Sunday PM November 6, 2016

A Demonstration of Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
All the healings of Christ serve to portray spiritual conversion, one of the most stirring being the healing of a demonised and epileptic youth in the Caesarea Philippi area. Here are the equivalent spiritual and moral afflictions found in all of us, only healed by conversion.
Sunday AM November 6, 2016

Paul’s Use of Persuasion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
There is a treasury of information about Paul's methods in Thessalonica, in both Acts and 1 Thessalonians. We note, for example, that Paul reasoned with the active minds of his hearers, which is rather different from plain exposition. Here is authentic apostolic evangelism.
Wednesday PM November 2, 2016

David on the Spiritual Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Most modern 'study Bibles' limit Psalms 123-6 to the release from Babylonian captivity. But older works are right to relate them to all Zion's trials, including spiritual opposition. Never underestimate, says David, the war against the saints, its periodical peaks, and remarkable deliverances.
Sunday AM October 30, 2016

Imitating Paul at Philippi

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At Philippi on the second missionary journey Paul and Silas are falsely charged, flogged and flung bleeding into jail. But their deportment and witness manifests sincerity, steadfastness, and sympathy for individuals to a degree that commends them and challenges us as believers today.
Sunday AM October 30, 2016

Finding Peace With God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible portrays the human problem as a rebellion or war against God, with all the consequences of war picturing the trouble in our lives. Christ is the Saviour who gives peace (reconciliation) with all its benefits, and who rebuilds lives. Here is how.
Wednesday PM October 26, 2016

The Blessings of Reflection

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Unique Psalms – David reflecting on the church, especially Messiah's, using the picture of the Temple.  Here are the riches and benefits of God's provision of gatherings of his people. We too should reflect on the meaning of its structure, purposes, 'walls', 'palaces', and peace.
Sunday PM October 23, 2016

Valid and Phoney Prayer Compared

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the unforgiving debtor gives a remarkable picture of all human life, including our debt to God. If fear or need drives us to pray to Him, will our appeal be sincere or shallow? This parable answers, and teaches us to seek Him.
Sunday AM October 23, 2016

The Surprising Journey

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The beginning of Paul's second missionary journey is full of unexpected events – a key helper appears, the Spirit blocks progress, redirection to Europe takes place, Luke amazingly coincides with the mission – all events reflecting the sovereign hand of God in the Christian life.
Wednesday PM October 19, 2016

What Lies Ahead in our Lives?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
What kind of hopes and desires is it legitimate to pray for? Are there terms for answered prayer? Here are lessons from David's words - 'Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me?' Also - the astonishing affection of God for each believer.
Sunday PM October 16, 2016

Salvation at the Dawn of History

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From the beginning to the end of the Bible, the way of finding Almighty God never changes. Remarkably, the life of Cain so long ago shows the same bitter resistance to God that we maintain until the day we turn to Him for free forgiveness.
Sunday AM October 16, 2016

The Sole Source of Authority

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The independent Church of Antioch protests to Jerusalem about false teachers from there who have visited them. Wrongly called a 'Church Council', here are the facts of what took place and how apostles asserted divine revelation as the only source of doctrine and directions.
Wednesday PM October 12, 2016

David’s Prayer of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A unique model prayer rich in counsel, including problems in prayer. Four evident sections cover (1) The petitioner's humble approach, (2) God's approachability and readiness to respond, (3) The petitioner's promise to God (a vital part of prayer), (4) The core petition itself, including the token for good.
Sunday PM October 9, 2016

Sure Evidence of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Even scientists do not always consider how much of the human condition cannot be explained by scientific knowledge, including vast matters such as consciousness. Here are evidences for God, including aspects of Christian conversion that can only come about if God is at work in the soul.
Sunday AM October 9, 2016

Conditions for Blessing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
As the Gentile mission reaches Iconium and Lystra, great lessons emerge about times of soul winning and blessing, especially how persecution is provoked, the tenacity of God's people is increased, and any form of accommodation with the culture and religions of the world is shunned.
Sunday AM October 2, 2016

How Paul Preached Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is the first sermon of the Gentile mission, and the first of Paul's to be reported in detail. Preached in a synagogue to Jews, and yet made understandable to Gentiles, we see the apostle's method, his emphasis on Christ, and his urgings and warnings.
Wednesday PM September 28, 2016

The Victorious March of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Unique psalms: here is the whole scene of redemptive warfare, lifting us above setbacks and discouragements. Here too is prophecy - the ascension of Christ and the New Testament age, with the harvest of the Gentiles and coming judgement, and with surprising assurances along the way.
Sunday PM September 25, 2016

Knowing the Power of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Atheism, of course, has no conception of the power and purposes of God. Here, by contrast, is proof of the unique nature and infallibility of the Scriptures and the revelation of God's purposes for us. Here is the power that comes by hearing Him.
Sunday AM September 25, 2016

Miraculous Assurances

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
At Antioch the Lord established an autonomous church, and here He begins the Gentile mission. Paul is soon endorsed by a God-given miraculous deed as His apostle. But young Mark fails to grasp the historic moment, and leaves. What about us?
Wednesday PM September 21, 2016

David’s Inventory of Benefits

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Unique psalms: here David shows us how to summon ourselves to praise. The main subjects are God's forgiveness of, and compassionate acts toward, His people, both flowing from His character, and infinitely exceeding our guilt and inadequacy. The pinnacle of praise then lifts to Heaven.
Sunday AM September 18, 2016

Flesh Against Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Only inspired history could provide this view of the war between fallen human nature (driven by Satan), and the work of the Spirit. Here is Herod Agrippa's attempt to crush the church, and the power of prayer in keeping Gospel mercy flowing.
Sunday AM September 18, 2016

Checking Your Belief System

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why do we believe the things we do, that drive our lives and shape our tastes and decisions? Who gave us our views? Can their truth be tested? Here are today's typical 'values', compared with the rule given by Christ for building a life for now and eternity.
Wednesday PM September 14, 2016

King David’s Resolutions

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A unique and challenging psalm: David's ten vows for his reign, all to do with his moral rules for personal life and for his administration. Here is - (1) his dedication; (2) his plea for evident divine involvement; (3) his defence of the cause in the spiritual warfare.
Sunday PM August 21, 2016

Put Off the Old

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday AM August 14, 2016

How to Think as Christians

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Steeped in mistaken Jewish culture, early converts shunned the Gentiles, but God amazingly transformed them to embrace Gentile salvation. The Word still trains believers to think, saving them from conforming to the unreasoned opinion-culture of social media, and rooting them in obedience to Christ.
Sunday AM August 14, 2016

The Need of Your Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Countless people put no value on their soul. They feel no need of help for either this life or eternity. Here, through an unusual parable, Christ shows His availability to seekers for spiritual life, how they must approach Him, and what He will do for them.
Wednesday PM August 10, 2016

Using the Anchor Texts (2)

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here are Paul's 'stand firm' texts. First, for the faith, embracing doctrine and duties. Secondly, the rooted and grounded analogy of Ephesians 3 – how to maintain living spiritual experience. Thirdly, standing against the wiles of the devil – what they are and how to resist.
Wednesday PM July 27, 2016

Using the Bible’s Anchor Texts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The spiritual warfare described, and Satan's attempts to undermine and draw into sin, worldly concerns, coldness, complacency and doubts. How perspective, assurance and zeal is gained, and the promises, in a sense, be inherited now. Here too is the significance of God's 'oath'.
Sunday PM July 24, 2016

Freedom from Life’s Burdens

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah shows God's case in His dispute with mankind, and the limitations and bondage of life without Him (seen in the prophet's famous 'cart-rope' illustration). Here is all that God has done for mankind, and His power and kindness in receiving individual seekers.
Sunday AM July 24, 2016

The Great Event for Gentiles

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The 66 verses devoted to the visit of Peter to Centurion Cornelius tells us that God's orchestration of the start of Gentile evangelism with the sealing of the ceremonial law, was an epochal event. No wonder it required authenticating angels and visions.
Wednesday PM July 20, 2016

Christ’s Paramount Lesson to Disciples

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The great commission directs believers in every age, but when seen also as doctrine, its full richness springs into view, including the Trinity in salvation, the authority of the Word over reason and experience, the true nature of Christian liberty, and the Lord's presence.
Sunday PM July 17, 2016

Is God For or Against Us?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM July 17, 2016

The Gentile Door Inches Open

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Saul's 3 years in Damascus and 7-8 years in Tarsus - the long years of preparation and proving, and the reasons why. Then the significance of Peter's two great miracles as God prepared the way for the Gentile mission.
Wednesday PM July 13, 2016

Christ Teaches on Christian Fellowship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Spoken exclusively to the disciples, here are texts commanding love between believers. In imitation of Christ's own, love must be sacrificial, generous and helpful, and not self-concerned. Also, how spiritual joy relates to love, and what it means to be 'one' in John 17.
Sunday AM July 10, 2016

Preparing Paul the Apostle

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How Saul the persecutor experiences conviction of sin, transformation, and the proving work of God to prepare for his magnificent work - the Gentile mission. Here also are the elements of church life to be honoured to secure the 'comfort of the Holy Ghost' and growth.
Wednesday PM July 6, 2016

The Covenant of Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
There was a time, and it ran for two centuries, when Baptists held a distinctive doctrine of God’s covenants quite different from the Presbyterian view, and eminently more scriptural. Then dispensational ideas made it a minority view. But a revival is taking place. This School of Theology address presents the…
Sunday PM July 3, 2016

Levels of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It is amazing to possess conscious life and feeling; to perceive, to reason, and to enjoy family and social companionship. But what about spiritual life? Why should the soul be dormant and inactive? Here is the reason, and how Christ gives complete life by conversion to Himself.
Sunday AM July 3, 2016

The First African Profession

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The risen Lord had sent the Gospel to the 'uttermost part of the earth' and now Philip is made the historic instrument who would begin that mission. The core of his witness was Calvary, and the result a full-hearted profession. Here are the lessons.
Sunday PM June 26, 2016

What Is Your Life?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The great question posed and answered by James, half-brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, illustrates life as a vapour, so brief, inconsequential, unstable, and insubstantial, with other deficiencies here unfolded. But the opposite characteristics fill our lives when we come to Christ.
Sunday AM June 26, 2016

Simon of Samaria

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Luke's record of how intense persecution served to spread the Gospel extensively; how a city in superstitious subjection to sorcery was captivated by the Gospel, and how a double-minded 'convert' and prototype prosperity preacher was exposed by apostles. Encouragement and warnings for us.
Wednesday PM June 22, 2016

Christ’s Teaching on the Holy Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Spoken exclusively to the apostles, here is the Lord's teaching on the Spirit of Truth, of communion, of holiness, of illumination and of witness. Also, Christ's words on the unique advantages of blessing by the Spirit, and His discrete, unostentatious, inconspicuous stance.
Sunday PM June 19, 2016

Things We Have Never Seen

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's literal healing of a man born blind was intended to picture the healing of spiritual blindness. Here are the things we do not see in life, in ourselves, in God, or in the future. Only God's Word gives understanding of life and conversion.
Sunday AM June 19, 2016

Stephen’s Finest Hour

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Stephen proved to the Sanhedrin the disaster of Israel devoting herself to visible symbols while opposing real faith in Messiah. Here are the lessons for us. When they stoned him, he prayed for their salvation, a prayer notably answered in the conversion of Saul.
Wednesday PM June 15, 2016

Christ Teaches Assurance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The future apostles are taught the steps to be taken when the soul is wounded or jaded, vital for all who love and serve the Lord. Here are the Lord's five themes for reflection, enabling obedience to, 'Let not your heart be troubled'.
Wednesday PM June 8, 2016

Christ Teaches Spiritual Shepherds

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Shortly before Calvary the Lord charges His disciples with (1) defence of faith and church (2) the preaching of the Gospel (3) avoidance of any use of His church for personal benefit  (4) separation from the world, and (5) total focus on the Last Day.
Sunday AM June 5, 2016

Faith in the Ultimate Promise

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Stephen, in showing the Sanhedrin the roots of their hostility to Christ, also traces the typical call of God out of the world, the obedience and trials of faith, and the supreme promise of eternal glory that keeps believers all for Christ.
Wednesday AM June 1, 2016

Christ’s Teaching on the End of Time

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In three Gospels this double prophecy, given exclusively to the disciples, discloses the harbingers of the end of the Temple, to be repeated (more intensively) at the end of the world. The first would be seen by that very generation.
Sunday PM May 29, 2016

The Rule for Church Expansion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In this record of extraordinary awakening among people in and around Jerusalem comes the implementation of Christ's first rule of church government, the two approved 'methods' of ministry, the inevitability of opposition and the necessity of preaching for conviction of sin.
Sunday PM May 29, 2016

Why We Are Alienated From God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Like someone in denial about an illness, we somehow shut out all thoughts of our relationship with God and of eternity. We cannot see why God would reject us. The Bible tells us how much we need to find Him, and how He has made it possible.
Sunday PM May 22, 2016

Purging the Conscience

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The existence of the conscience has invincible proof, but much modern thinking hates and rejects it, claiming it is merely a remnant of brainwashing. Certainly it may cause much trouble, even illness, but here is God's way for the conscience to be cleansed.
Sunday AM May 22, 2016

Counted Worthy to Suffer

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostles face an enraged Sanhedrin, but stand firm. Council members want them dead, but the counsel of Gamaliel (though proud and foolish) came to their aid and they are flogged and released. Boldly they teach and evangelise everywhere. Here are the applications to us.
Wednesday PM May 18, 2016

Christ’s Own Rules for Wealth and Government

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Continuing 'seminary' passages exclusive to the apostles, the Lord teaches fundamental principles about the kingdom, and lays down the chief rule of church government, in the light of which Acts and the Pastoral Epistles must be interpreted.
Sunday PM May 15, 2016

Perceiving Our Greatest Needs

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's healing of ten lepers not only illustrate the spiritual life He gives to countless people living far from God, but shows that our perception of 'need' is limited to earthly, material things. Here is why we must see beyond these, to the needs of the soul.
Sunday AM May 15, 2016

Impact of The Word

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Explaining first the sign miracles and their special purposes for the apostolic age. Secondly, the primacy of preaching for the conversion of the lost. Thirdly, the differences between the disciples and the chief priests and rulers, and their significance for us today.
Wednesday PM May 11, 2016

Humility and its Works

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the course of the Lord's 'seminary course' for His future apostles (passages addressed exclusively to them) we consider the necessity of humility, the avoidance of offences large and small, radical measures in personal sanctification, discipline, the prevailing power of corporate prayer, and forbearance.
Sunday PM May 8, 2016

Our Substitutes for God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
It has been said that atheists have more 'gods' than anyone, but all have more than they realise. Here is what they are, why we cling to them, and what they do to us. Only conversion to the true God releases us from them and their service.
Sunday AM May 8, 2016

The Struggle for Sincerity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The judgement upon Ananias and Sapphira for their hypocrisy stunned the early church and the wider public. This exceptional event marked God's hatred of insincerity, to which believers are constantly pressed by Satan. Here are the lessons for promoting personal integrity and freedom from self.
Wednesday PM May 4, 2016

Christ’s Rules for Christian Workers

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We track the apostles' 'seminary course' through Matthew 16-17: the avoidance of the churchmanship of the Pharisees and Saducees that produced nominal worshippers, the primacy of human instrumentality, the scope of self-denial, and the need for strong desires for blessing by prayer and fasting.
Sunday PM May 1, 2016

Everyone’s Inner Battle

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The actions of a king in choosing earthly counsels in times of trouble, rather than God's solution, amazingly mirrors the actions of most of us as we fashion our policy for life. Here are our reactions to life's troubles, and the earthly or heavenly options before us.
Sunday AM May 1, 2016

The Power of Faithfulness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
With the leading apostles arrested, the new church suffers an apparent major setback, but the superior power of God is honoured in prayer, not for relief, but for success of the word, and they are answered in transformed hearts. Here are the lessons.
Wednesday PM April 27, 2016

Disciples Shown the Life of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In their training the apostles are sent on a probationary mission. Here are the great faith strengthening factors in the passage (beside prayer) namely, commitment to a cause, dependence on the Lord, awareness of two kingdoms and the clear example of Christ.
Wednesday PM April 20, 2016

Disciples Trained to Discern Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, the genius of parables, their purpose and the Lord's reason for using them. Then, His interpretation of the sower, teaching the four kinds of response to the Gospel, only one amounting to true conversion, an event attributed to light being 'given'.
Sunday PM April 17, 2016

The Extensiveness of Conversion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A half deranged outcast man is put into his right mind and transformed as a person at the word of Christ. Here are the elements of conversion that are intended to be traced from the event, and how much is accomplished in our lives.
Sunday AM April 17, 2016

The Gospel Proved

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In his second temple sermon, Peter proves from prophecy that Jesus is Christ. When arrested, he trusts God in answering the Sanhedrin, receiving a marvellous measure of vindication. The pattern for this being - prove the Gospel, trust the power of God, see vindication in witness.
Wednesday PM April 13, 2016

The Disciples Taught to Pray

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When Christ taught the twelve to pray He did not, as we might, give a list of necessary attitudes, but an agenda or pattern that itself creates the right attitudes. Here are the headings with suggested sub-contents of the Lord's Prayer. This is real help.
Sunday PM April 10, 2016

Gaining or Losing the Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The most brilliant of men and women may be altogether disconnected when it comes to spiritual awareness or concern. Here are Solomon's jolting miniature parables designed to draw us from indifference to God and the soul, and bring us to know Christ the Lord.
Sunday AM April 10, 2016

The Living Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The healing of the disabled man in the temple before the evening sacrifice led to Peter's second recorded sermon - an inspired 'masterclass' in convicting contrasts, resulting in thousands of conversions, and yielding lessons on Christ's presence in the lives of His people today.
Sunday PM April 3, 2016

When God Calls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The call of God to the young Samuel provides an insight into how a person's heart is first engaged and then drawn to spiritual conversion and life. For so many, is the story of alienation and resistance giving way to discovery of and reconciliation with God.
Sunday AM April 3, 2016

Fruits of Pentecost

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The characteristics of people converted through the first sermon of the young church. These serve today as the signs of spiritual life to comfort and encourage (or to challenge) all who hear the call of Christ. Also, the community of goods applied today.
Wednesday PM March 30, 2016

How The Lord Shaped His Disciples

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The 'syllabus' for the disciples' training began in the Sermon on the Mount. Overwhelmed and probably inflated by miracles and vast crowds, they must first learn of a disciple's humble, compassionate deportment, and secondly of the moral standards and character to be strictly maintained.
Sunday PM March 27, 2016

Life’s Destination

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In striking symbolic language, John shows a new heavenly realm prepared for the eternal future of all who find the Lord while on earth, providing insights into that astounding realm, and speaking of the terms of entry, at the end of life's journey.
Sunday AM March 27, 2016

A Resurrection Test of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The reaction of the disciples to the resurrection brings powerful pastoral help to believers today. It was such a shock, and they were reproved by the Lord for their unbelief. But unbelief still works in us, to some degree: here is how, and the healing remedy.
Friday AM March 25, 2016

The Price of Heaven

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We do not grieve over Calvary, because the Lord now reigns in glory, but it stirs our indebtedness and love as nothing else. Here is Gethsemane (the foretaste), the scourging (man's hatred), the cross, (the atonement), and the 'royal' superscription.
Sunday PM March 20, 2016

Our Losses Without God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The sad scene of a widow's only son lying dead led to the son being raised to life through Christ's compassion. The event is intended also to picture spiritual death and all it deprives us of, and how we can receive spiritual life from the Saviour.
Sunday AM March 20, 2016

The Astounding Sermon

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The first sermon of the Christian church (and of Peter) is amazing in structure and clarity, never swerving from lifting up Christ and pressing the necessity of repentance and faith. It also reflects the powerful work of Christ in preparing the apostle for such a task.
Wednesday PM March 16, 2016

Looking More Closely at Calvary

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A review of the wonders of the Cross: as a sacrifice, the 'stripes' of suffering, the heights of love, the obedience of Christ, His purchase of creation, assurance secured, the power, the example, and the defeat of Satan. How to appreciate Calvary.
Sunday PM March 13, 2016

The Purpose of Pentecost

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
How could the apostles survive the inevitable hostility of Jews and Gentiles after the Lord's ascension? The miracle of Pentecost was powerfully reassuring, but it also conveyed to them vital principles for the church age. These are here reviewed, along with the power given.
Sunday PM March 13, 2016

The Enemy Within

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Human pride, perhaps, is the greatest snare, having many forms, immense subtlety, and bringing upon us the opposition and indignation of God. Here are its main injuries to life and soul, and the only way to end its dominance, by the power of God.
Sunday AM March 6, 2016

God’s Sanctifying Work Within

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the interval between the resurrection and Pentecost, remarkable advances were accomplished in the apostles. Here we see their inner lives, grasp of the Word, high view of service and total submission to God's authority, and our own inner development is challenged.
Wednesday PM March 2, 2016

Precious Marriage Texts

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Marriage at the beginning established for all time; man’s headship in the light of the equality of men and women before God; marriage as a covenant; the nobility of the unmarried; the way of courtship; a husband’s duties and the divine promise of 1 Peter 3.7.
Sunday PM February 28, 2016

Christ Speaks About Eternal Loss

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Atheists claim Christianity uses hell to scare people into believing. But it would be amazingly callous not to mention Christ's teaching on judgement, so that people never knew their situation. The aim is not fear, but openness to consider the love and mercy of God.
Sunday AM February 28, 2016

A New Era Of Power

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Luke's magnificent inspired record of the first decade of the church provides far more than history. Here are doctrines, duties, patterns for church life, methods and priorities, joined with examples of faith and patience in both blessing and persecution. This is authentic Christian living.
Wednesday AM February 24, 2016

Explaining Ezekiel’s River of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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…
Sunday PM February 21, 2016

Christ Defines Spiritual Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Every statement in Christ's sermon on the mount is a calculated surprise, even a shock, as He shows how we need to have God's forgiveness and new life. Here is His call to be aware of our need, and to seek Him.
Sunday AM February 21, 2016

Paul’s Gospel Doxology

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday AM February 17, 2016

Ezekiel’s City and Its Meaning

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM February 7, 2016

Knowing the Living God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The name of Damaris has been preserved for centuries in every language through the Bible, yet nothing is known of this obscure lady except Paul's sermon that brought her to believe. Here is how she became known to God, and how we may be also.
Sunday AM February 7, 2016

A Christian’s Vital Feelings

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM February 3, 2016

A Prophetic Parable Explains our Times

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 31, 2016

What is ‘the foolishness of God’?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here is what makes the message of Christ so foolish in the eyes of the world, and why, despite its simplicity, it is really the wisest, most profound, and most effective message for the deepest human needs, in its diagnosis, remedy and outcome.
Sunday AM January 31, 2016

The Ties that Bind

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM January 27, 2016

The Unfolding Prophecy of Tyre

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 24, 2016

The Nature and Scope of Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The phenomenon of human love, what drives it, its strengths and limits and why rationalists cannot explain it. The superiority of Divine love, the mystery of why it is not wanted, the consequences of missing it, and how it may be experienced and proved.
Sunday AM January 24, 2016

Full of Goodness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 17, 2016

Shopping for the Truth

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
While God's forgiveness and spiritual life are free, the questions asked by buyers of large acquisitions may be asked when seeking a religion. Who made it? Does it have a Saviour? Does it work? Will it last? How will I be affected? What are the alternatives? etc
Sunday AM January 17, 2016

Holding on to Assurance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM January 13, 2016

Keeping Spiritual Zeal

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 10, 2016

Disabilities of the Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
700 years before Christ, Isaiah describes the radical change that conversion brings about, using pictures of sight to the blind, agility to the crippled, and rivers streaming into the desert. Here is how the phenomenon of new life enters heart and soul when we come to Christ.
Sunday AM January 10, 2016

Living for Others

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM January 6, 2016

Christ’s Plan For His Churches

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The psalmist predicts the destruction of Zion and its restoration after exile; also its spiritual revival in the Christian age. Here is Christ's blueprint for individual churches (rather than denominations, societies and private ministries), their superior qualities, their end-time oppression, and final triumph.
Sunday PM January 3, 2016

The Memory of the Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible speaks of an appointment that all will keep, when we shall stand before God to give account for our lives. Here is the role of memory (largely submerged now) that is revived for that decisive day. Here also is Christ's way of deliverance.
Sunday AM January 3, 2016

Four Features of True Christians

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In a single verse Simeon's biography gives four features of a life the Lord will use for His glory. How we should covet these, praying for them and cultivating them. Here is the way to great instrumentality wherever we are placed, and the basis of assurance.
Friday AM December 25, 2015

Heaven’s Great Announcement

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM December 20, 2015

Live While You Can

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
'Remember thy Creator', said the billionaire king whose attempts to make atheism and self-indulgence work all failed him. Here is his counsel to learn about God and grace while there is time for this to transform us and fill our lives here, and prepare us for eternity.
Sunday AM December 20, 2015

How Christ is Put On

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM December 16, 2015

The Vital Duty of Private Judgement

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM December 13, 2015

The Magnificence of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
To underestimate Christ is the greatest tragedy leading to eternal loss. Here are Christ's attributes and work; His incomparable compassion for souls, His accomplishments, what it means to find and know Him, and why His name is above every earthly name.
Sunday AM December 13, 2015

The Nature of Love for Others

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM December 9, 2015

God’s Agenda for Church Success

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM December 6, 2015

Our Two Greatest Mistakes

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
God's message through the 'reasoning prophet' was that society in general makes two massively harmful decisions. One is to reject spiritual life from God, and the other is to live for short-lived material things alone. Here the gains and losses are compared.
Sunday AM December 6, 2015

God’s Rule Over Law and Order

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM December 2, 2015

God Teaches Ezekiel How to Preach

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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'.
Sunday PM November 29, 2015

The Difference Conversion Makes

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When Christ came the Jewish leaders wanted His mighty miracles on their side, without His message of conversion. But He insisted on the great change of life He gives to needy souls. Here is how He described it, and what it achieves in us.
Sunday AM November 29, 2015

True Christian Behaviour

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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?
Wednesday PM November 25, 2015

The Training of God’s Servant

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM November 18, 2015

The Sending of God’s Servant

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM November 15, 2015

Our Three Greatest Needs

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A blind beggar of Jericho called out to Christ for healing and was rewarded. But this was more than a miracle. It was a demonstration of what Christ would do for billions who cry out for spiritual sight, forgiveness and life. Here is how these are obtained.
Sunday AM November 15, 2015

The Spiritual Power of Anticipation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM November 11, 2015

When God Calls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM November 4, 2015

Closeness to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David’s rhapsodic review of all the ways by which he knew the mighty hand of God in every condition of life. Both deeply searching and powerfully comforting, here are the details of the Lord’s love toward his own in action, and the gratitude we owe.
Sunday PM November 1, 2015

Why God Insists on Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We do not need much faith to know that God is there. The Bible teaches that unbelief is inexcusable because the evidence of God's creative power is overwhelming. But faith is vital for salvation, and here are the reasons, and the way to find The Lord.
Sunday AM November 1, 2015

Outward, Inward, Upward

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM October 25, 2015

Prepared for Eternity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Isaiah the prophet long ago uttered the famous message to King Hezekiah of Judah, 'set your house in order: for you shall die'. Here we view the five 'departments' of the soul and ask if they are fit for the great journey into eternity?
Sunday AM October 25, 2015

Spiritual Living in the Church

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM October 21, 2015

The Glory and Wonder of Praise

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David shows praise is about the Lord and his work, and also about the believer's many recurring deliverances throughout this life of countless needs. These blessings cannot be experienced without concern for holiness and reverence. Here are inspired counsels for both personal and congregational praise.
Sunday PM October 18, 2015

How God Sees Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Three days before execution, Christ spoke of His return and the judgement of all, using the sheep and goats analogy to describe all people. Here is how God views us, and how we may be prepared and safe for the coming great day.
Sunday AM October 18, 2015

Our Measure of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM October 14, 2015

Wisdom and Revelation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A refresher in personal Bible study.  Paul prays that we should have the ability to see the spiritual message.  Here is a 'check list' of the ten topics in Ephesians which we expect to find (not all every time) when we read the Word with expectant minds.
Sunday PM October 11, 2015

The Only Approach to God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Bible presents God using terms of massive significance such as omnipotent, omniscient, sovereign, holy, just, unchanging and merciful. He is personal and may be known and approached - but how? Here is the way made open by Christ the Lord that the Bible sets before us.
Sunday AM October 11, 2015

Pleasing God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM October 7, 2015

Proving the Lord

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A refresher in prayer: right and wrong anxiety; spiritual damage of the latter; hindrances and helps in prayer; the approach to God; rules of pleading; elements of thanksgiving; reasons why prayer is not heard; the mistake of the 'Yes, No, Wait' scheme, and the glorious reality.
Sunday PM October 4, 2015

What is Truth?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
'The Truth' is greater than the total of all the facts in the world, reaching beyond material things to the purpose of life. Christ's declaration that He is ' The Truth' makes Him the reason for the world's existence, and the key to finding God.
Sunday AM October 4, 2015

Trusting the Depths of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM September 30, 2015

What Exactly is Worldliness?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
'Love not the world' texts are frequently twisted to mean - be worldly as long as you don't sin. Past believers always saw the world as a complex evil campaign orchestrated by Satan. Here are passages proving this view and defining worldliness.
Sunday PM September 27, 2015

Forces That Shape Our Lives

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The old view that human nature is influenced by sin-tendencies, and in need of regular cleansing and servicing has been thrown out, so that few take note of what drives them. Here is God's book on the subject of pride, its stealth, power, and only cure.
Sunday AM September 27, 2015

The Future of Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM September 23, 2015

Who is the Man of Sin?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The apostle names two signs before the return of Christ, one being the revealing of the man of sin. Is he an individual or a collective concept, a genus of God-haters? And what will he or they do? Possible answers are gleaned from the passage.
Sunday PM September 20, 2015

Things to Give Up to Have Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Conversion to Christ is entirely by grace, or free, yet coming to Him involves leaving several things behind, and here are those things. The Lord's encounter with a very rich young ruler, whose search for eternal life was aborted, shows what our approach must be.
Sunday AM September 20, 2015

Gospel Responsibility

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM September 16, 2015

Building Discernment in our Age

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Reasons why we fail to prove all things. Here with examples are key rules. Is the idea in the Bible, or dependent on other knowledge? Beware of the secret formula for success. Is it new or novel? Examine carefully the source or origin.
Sunday PM September 13, 2015

Spiritual Vagueness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM September 13, 2015

The Rock of Destiny

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM August 5, 2015

Duty & Blessings of Christian Fellowship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A single study about fellowship drawn from a range of scriptures, covering the command and duty to love fellow believers, the hindrances and gains, personal attitudes and encouragements for advance in the mutual ministry and pleasure of friendship.
Sunday PM August 2, 2015

The Tragedy of Spiritual Inertia

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Wandering far from God we may be entirely 'at peace', having no spiritual interest or troubles of conscience, even dismissing God with scorn. But here is the basis of this peace, what happens when it is broken, and how real peace with God may be found.
Sunday AM August 2, 2015

Sovereign Mercy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM July 26, 2015

Becoming Spiritually Alive

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In the Bible, the 'natural' person is incomplete, lacking spiritual life and experience. By contrast, the 'spiritual' person has heard the call of Christ, and obtained from Him an understanding of life's spiritual and eternal context, and a personal relationship with God. Here is how.
Sunday AM July 26, 2015

Paul’s Longing for Souls

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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'.
Wednesday PM July 22, 2015

Maintaining Union With Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Significance of the vine and the branches picturing Christ and His people, and the daily privilege of abiding in Him. The three-fold fruit - character, praise and witness - and the vital means of abiding listed by the Saviour, all contributing to the realisation of His presence and power.
Sunday PM July 19, 2015

The Removal of Shame

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM July 19, 2015

Arguments of Certainty

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM July 15, 2015

Lessons Before the Entry into Canaan

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Israel's susceptibility to the Moabite strategy of penetration and corruption, and Satan's use of this today. Moses retired, the type of Christ to be unblemished for entry into the land. The Reubenites and our tendency to settle down rather than fight the Christian warfare.
Sunday AM July 12, 2015

God’s Explanation of Our Salvation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM July 8, 2015

Regeneration and Gospel Persuasion

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Even preachers are often confused about whether they should use reasoning in Gospel preaching. Paul persuaded all the time, and so did Reformers, Puritans and preachers in Awakenings. The old Calvinistic view of regeneration compelled it, but today's view crushes it. What are the differences?
Sunday PM July 5, 2015

Communication With God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Before conversion, we do not realise how out of touch with God we are; how little we know about Him, and how unable we are to even address Him. This healing miracle by Christ teaches how channels of communication are opened by His loving kindness.
Sunday AM July 5, 2015

Sighs of The Spirit

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM July 1, 2015

Light from a False Prophet

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Why God used the phenomenon of an ass seeing the angel of the Lord and speaking. Balaam's true visions, and how he grasped the vulnerability of Israel should she lose her distinctiveness. The outcome - 'the doctrine of Balaam' - found to this day among evangelicals.
Wednesday PM June 24, 2015

Spiritual Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From the meaning of the 'serpent of brass' to the lessons of Balaam's contradictions. A true prophet, and false; sincere, yet insincere; powerless, yet unleashing against God's people the most devastating and enduring Satanic strategy. Balaams surely 'live' today; the biblical record is for us.
Sunday AM June 21, 2015

The Longing of Creation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM June 17, 2015

The Word – Binding and Powerful

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The people craved a repentance-free, non-challenging religion, but God commands that His appointed worship be kept sacred. How His rules for ministry are disobeyed today. The profound message of the red heifer. Also the error of Moses that cost his entry into Canaan.
Sunday PM June 14, 2015

Chief Lies About Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
King Solomon long ago named the six main false ideas about the human race and its viability without the need of God. These are still the basis of confident unbelief, even though repeatedly proved mistaken. Here is how knowing Christ solves everything.
Sunday AM June 14, 2015

Adoption, Assurance, Inheritance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM June 10, 2015

Moses – Ministry Rejected

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The Israelites did not accept that unbelief and disobedience should shut them out of Canaan, Korah and the people demanding both a new priesthood, and a no-repentance, non-sifting ministry. Here are the parallels for our time, and the lessons of the wanderings.
Sunday AM June 7, 2015

Marks of a Spiritual Person

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM May 31, 2015

If Only You Knew

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The title mirrors words of Christ to a spiritually confused person. If only we knew about God, and ourselves, and what Christ has done for us! Here are samples of present day unawareness of eternal realities, and how these may be proved.
Sunday AM May 31, 2015

The Outcome of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM May 27, 2015

The Turning Point at Kadesh

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The disastrous decision at Kadesh when the people recoiled from entering the land, and the present day equivalent when churches and members recoil from serious effort to reach young and old alike in the battle for souls. Why has the serving culture almost disappeared?
Sunday PM May 24, 2015

The Listening Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Here are the circumstances that prepare us to open our minds to God, creating a sense of need, a willingness to learn, and a desire to be reconciled with Him. Here also Christ describes the means of finding Him and the experience of all who do.
Sunday AM May 24, 2015

Proof of Salvation

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
First, the apostle shows the deep reality of the believer's old life and sins being in Christ on Calvary. Secondly, he shows the certainty of new life and power over sin through reflection on this, and calls for a response of complete dedication to Christ.
Wednesday PM May 20, 2015

The First Troubles of the March

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Lessons begin to flow from this typical church, including: the cloudy pillar shows the way but they must watch for localised dangers. The daily prayer of Moses provides a profound plan for our petitions. Satan infuses gloom that quickly turns to lust - plus remedial thinking.
Sunday PM May 17, 2015

The Conquest of Death

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
According to the Bible, death is every person's greatest enemy, and is personified as a seemingly invincible ruler over us. But Christ is the opposite of death, and here the help He offers us is compared with the hostile activities of death. To whom will we yield?
Sunday AM May 17, 2015

Christ’s Eternal Achievements

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM May 13, 2015

The Mobilisation of God’s People

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
From the 'strange fire' judgement to the march from Sinai, we trace the preparation of the Israelites in (1) learning to preserve the presence of God; (2) maintaining purity, and (3) pursuing an ideal of true dedication. Here is a pattern for churches today.
Sunday PM May 10, 2015

The Great Escape

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM May 10, 2015

Experiencing God’s Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM May 6, 2015

‘Call-up’ to Spiritual Warfare

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The chief and distinctive purposes of Numbers seen through NT eyes, the Israelites being a type of the church. Here is the 'working church' concept, seldom followed today, the call-up to war and activism, faith, holiness, order, and the centrality of worship in everything.
Wednesday PM April 29, 2015

The Promises of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM April 26, 2015

Resisting the Lord

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ's parable of the rented vineyard was intended to illustrate how we grasp life for ourselves and resist all the overtures of God. The parallels are clear and challenging, showing the length to which Christ has gone to save lives for eternity.
Sunday AM April 26, 2015

Peace, Access, Power and Glory

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM April 22, 2015

Grades of Spiritual Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM April 19, 2015

Who or What Do We Obey?

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM April 19, 2015

Heirs of Eternity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM April 15, 2015

Two Contrasting Pastors

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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!
Wednesday PM April 8, 2015

Christ-Centred Worship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
(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.
Sunday PM April 5, 2015

The Appeals of God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
God's own campaign for our souls, and His statement of the human problem of unbelief and detachment from Him. Here, through Isaiah, is God's reasoned call to us, with what He must do if we refuse, and His amazing kindness if we respond.
Sunday AM April 5, 2015

The Story of Resurrection

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many prophecies shine out of the Old Testament about the resurrection of the Messiah and His people, and here are striking examples, showing that resurrection is a key theme. The Lord spoke repeatedly of His own resurrection and here are the reasons and the benefits.
Friday AM April 3, 2015

He Loved and Gave Himself

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The enduring amazement of Paul the Apostle shines through these famous words, urging us to explore and ponder the glorious Person of Christ and the way in which He 'gave Himself', or handed Himself over, to the work of redeeming His people.
Wednesday PM April 1, 2015

Israelites See Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM March 29, 2015

The Tapestry of Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM March 22, 2015

God’s Overwhelming Power

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Conversion occurs when God's call suddenly cuts and pierces the heart as never before. It so often comes when a preacher, without histrionics, presents the needs of the soul. Here is the first sermon of the Christian church, that had this effect on thousands.
Sunday AM March 22, 2015

The Necessity of Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM March 15, 2015

Four Unexpected Features of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Most people are surprised - even shocked - when they hear these four vital facts of the Christian faith. Yet these have been the means of drawing vast numbers to seek Christ since He came to earth. Here is how John the Baptist introduced the Saviour
Sunday AM March 15, 2015

The Law Etched in the Heart

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM March 11, 2015

The First Place of Worship

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM March 8, 2015

Four Steps to Eternity

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A prophet of old denounced his generation for shutting their ears to the voice of God, rejecting His call, and refusing to approach Him for help. Here are the steps that lead to a sure discovery of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
Sunday AM March 8, 2015

Saved and Lost Judged by Deeds

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM March 4, 2015

The Kindness of the Civil Laws

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM March 1, 2015

Society’s Steps to Judgement

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM February 25, 2015

The Riches of God’s Law

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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'.
Sunday PM February 22, 2015

How to Approach God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many only ever approach God over emergencies, but not to find Him or to have Him as their God. Others approach Him in a way He has already said in the Bible is unacceptable to Him. King David shows the way, and here is his effective approach.
Sunday AM February 22, 2015

Society at its Worst

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM February 18, 2015

The Drama of Sinai

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM February 15, 2015

God’s Justice

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ taught that the Commandments would never change and would be the standards for the Day of Judgement. This summary shows their unique positive benefits in life. Also, how Christ by His atoning death, purchased pardon and life for all who believe.
Sunday AM February 15, 2015

Gospel Obligations

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM February 8, 2015

Earthquake of the Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The preaching of Paul in Philippi led to his jailing and to the conversion of the hostile jailer, providing a model of how God turns people from spiritual lifelessness and even antagonism to himself, bringing them to a burning awareness of their need of His pardon and power.
Sunday AM February 8, 2015

The Selfless Servant

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM February 4, 2015

The War of Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM February 1, 2015

Christ Teaches on Eternal Destiny

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In teaching the afterlife, Christ speaks of 'seeing' death, which includes tasting it. He describes the most terrible experience conceivable, leading to judgement. But those, He says, who believe His message will never see it. Here is how He is able to deliver believers.
Sunday AM February 1, 2015

Christ Revealed in Romans

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Wednesday PM January 28, 2015

Miraculous Provisions

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 25, 2015

God’s Mercy and Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
David provides eight reasons why we commit personal sin, then sets out the magnitude of God's mercy, His promises of pardon and life, His soaring unchangeable standards, His provisions of help, and the precious thing He gives to those who trust Him.
Sunday AM January 25, 2015

When Christ is With Us

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
In this hostile world, believers cannot live successfully and fruitfully without Christ being with their spirits. Here is why the soul is also called the spirit, and what it means for Christ to be with our spirit. Examples and counsels for securing His nearness.
Sunday PM January 18, 2015

If Any Man Thirst

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Before vast crowds from many lands disperse from Jerusalem after the Feast of Tabernacles, Christ stands in the Temple to give a stirring appeal that will be spread afar. Here is His passionate call to draw people to know and walk with Him.
Sunday AM January 18, 2015

Paul’s Last Days and Duties

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Facing execution, Paul from prison cares for infant churches to the end, sending out pastors. An enemy has given devastating false evidence against him, and now he expects deliverance not from death but by death into the Eternal Kingdom. Martyrdom will seal his genuineness for Christ.
Wednesday PM January 14, 2015

The First Inspired Hymn

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM January 11, 2015

Christ Describes His Kingdom

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The parable of the fig tree - one of the shortest - illustrates Christ's timetable for human history, and also the way He works in the lives of all who seek and find Him. Here is life in the soul, reconciliation with God and eternal life.
Sunday AM January 11, 2015

Paul’s Most Inspiring Words

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Soon to be executed, Paul uses exalted language to describe the privilege and blessings of the Christian life, and the experience of death. Here is what he means by the good (noble) fight, finishing his course, keeping (guarding) the faith, and receiving the crown of righteousness.
Wednesday PM January 7, 2015

The Red Sea Crossing

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday AM January 4, 2015

Paul’s Final Commission

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
We are 'present' at Paul's last briefing of Timothy, a key minister, who receives a solemn charge for his life's work. And yet these words apply to all truly committed believers, for all witness, and uphold the ministry. Here are the ten vital commands.
Thursday AM December 25, 2014

Christ’s Supreme Greatness

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Sunday PM December 21, 2014

Peace, When There is no Peace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The quest for safety, success and satisfaction is the story of life, but are they spasmodic or delusory? And do we seek them only in the material realm? Here is the reality of our spiritual needs and standing before God, and how we may know Him.
Sunday AM December 21, 2014

The Inspired Scriptures

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The New Testament canon, set by the Spirit through the apostles, joins the Old Testament as the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word, unparalleled by any human literature. Here are its unique excellencies, themes and purposes, that deepen and equip believers for their 'good works', also here named.
Wednesday PM December 17, 2014

The Great Type of Calvary-Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM December 14, 2014

Real Freedom

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Many strive for liberty from laws, daily toil and even the thought of God; but Jesus Christ said there is one true freedom - release from the power and condemnation of sin. All other freedoms bring their own bonds, but pardon and spiritual life give unsurpassed peace and strength.
Sunday AM December 14, 2014

Everlasting Love

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Timothy witnessed the love that drove Paul on his missionary journeys. Here is the source - God's love of all, even the unredeemed, proved from scriptures. Also the purposes of 'common grace', and Paul's chief love passages, with hindrances and helps to advancing in this highest grace.
Wednesday PM December 10, 2014

The Message of Pharaoh’s Resistance

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM December 7, 2014

Gaining Eternal Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Christ, in great sympathy, dissuades a multitude from toiling primarily for earthly satisfaction which fails and perishes, to seek as first priority the spiritual life that He gives freely, that expands into everlasting experience. Here is what He gives, and how He imparts it.
Sunday AM December 7, 2014

Precious Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul urges Timothy (and us) to follow his continuous exercise of faith. Here is the necessity of placing faith in God's providence and overruling in our lives, faith in His power to help, and faith in His Word (prescriptions and promises). Here also are many priceless characteristics of faith.
Sunday PM November 30, 2014

The Imperishable Soul

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Biblical facts about the soul and life after death. Here also - facts about our alienation from God, our future judgement, why God would allow it, and what He has done, at great cost, to save us from it. Here is the kindness and power of God to all who…
Sunday AM November 30, 2014

Paul’s Self -Training

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Following the features of 'perilous times', the apostle provides a unique eight-point summary of his standards and aims as a servant of God, referring to his 'manner of life' or ongoing training in service. Here are the objectives for us all.
Sunday PM November 23, 2014

The Call of Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The call from spiritual aimlessness and emptiness to Christ, who gives new life to those who respond. Who is He? Why should I listen? What does He give? Why does He offer this? How does it come? What is the outcome of refusing Him?
Sunday AM November 23, 2014

Distinctive in Perilous Times

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A series of particularly godless seasons are to take place during the last age, the present age, each being worse than the previous one, the last being ended by the return of Christ. Here are the features of such seasons, and the response of true believers.
Wednesday PM November 19, 2014

Underestimating Satan

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM November 16, 2014

The Best Ever Last Words

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Almost the last words of Christ - 'It is finished' - refer chiefly to the tornado of punishment taken on Calvary's cross on our behalf. Here is what He 'finished' for us, such as fear of death and eternal loss. With Christ, our life will never finish.
Sunday AM November 16, 2014

Modus Operandi

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Should preachers shout? To be in earnest and larger than life is natural and sincere public communication, but is the bellowing culture not contrary to the words of Paul, and to Christ's example? Here is the ethos of proclamation for all, exemplified by the Lord.
Wednesday PM November 12, 2014

Rules for Mission

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM November 9, 2014

Fit For The Lord’s Use

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Even Timothy, sanctified, godly and aged 38-42 must 'go on fleeing' the sins of 'youth', here described, along with the method of fleeing them. Here also are the positive virtues to be pursued in order to be instrumental for God in witness and intercession.
Sunday PM November 9, 2014

All World Views Need Your Faith

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Just as Christ warned the multitudes to beware of false teachers, we must make known the fallacies of non-Christian world-views which increasingly shape lives today. Are they a fit foundation for life and eternity? Here is the way of Christ and the Bible.
Wednesday PM November 5, 2014

The Five Threads of Exodus 2

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM November 2, 2014

A Seeker’s Struggles

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Forgiveness and new life from God are wholly secured for us by the atoning death of Christ, and are given freely when we come to Him in repentance and faith. But there must be a pressing need and desire on our part, here described.
Sunday AM November 2, 2014

How the True Church is Distinguished

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
A passage calling true Christians from all spiritual association with false and worldly teachers, showing why this must be so. How the true church can never be overthrown; its distinguishing marks; also, promises of instrumentality to all who leave worldly culture and ways.
Sunday PM October 26, 2014

The Purpose of Life

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Life's end point challenges all our values and goals. Is there a 'next world'? Here are the indications. Also, God's amazing description of Himself, our alienation from Him, and how we may be reconciled to be sure of safe passage on the ultimate day of life.
Wednesday PM October 22, 2014

Assurance, its Nature, Loss and Recovery

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Assurance blesses the mind and also the emotions or feelings. Here are the forms it takes and what it feels like. Also, how the mind may function spiritually even when feelings fail to cooperate, and how assurance is lost, recovered and maintained.
Sunday PM October 19, 2014

Where to meet Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
True religion is a meeting with God, but how and where and on what terms? What does God require from us? In a society that suppresses all thought and knowledge of God, here is the teaching of Christ about how He may be found.
Sunday AM October 19, 2014

Three Golden Rules of Service

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul tells Timothy to ponder deeply on his three illustrations of soldier, athlete and farmer, seeing them as principles of service to Christ. Here are the three vital rules of dedication to Him, obedience to His Word, and soul-participation in Him. Here also - 'The Uncontainable Word'.
Wednesday PM October 15, 2014

How Churches Fail or Prosper

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
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.
Sunday PM October 12, 2014

With God All Things are Possible

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
When a wealthy man had to choose between riches and Christ, he chose riches, demonstrating the hold that this material life has on the human heart. But God has transformed every conceivable kind of earth-tied person down the centuries, and here is how.
Sunday AM October 12, 2014

The Soldiering Analogy

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Timothy is to pass the Word to truly saved men, separated from the world, for the future. It is not only preachers who are to live as 'soldiers' but all believers, and here are the standards and conditions we accept for the love of Christ.
Wednesday PM October 8, 2014

The Future Promise

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
The funeral of Jacob shows the gratitude of Egypt toward him, the reformed character of his sons and the supreme importance in his life of the future promises. Here also is the training of Joseph and his legacy, and how we must always live for eternity.
Sunday PM October 5, 2014

What Forgiveness Obtains from God

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
People often do not realise how much is accomplished if God forgives their sins. Here are the facts of guilt and forgiveness - what cannot secure forgiveness, and what does. Here also are the gains and benefits (and the cost to God Himself).
Sunday AM October 5, 2014

Being Strong in Grace

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Paul's exhortation to be strong in grace is no mere general encouragement. It is the secret of his walk, and a necessity for us all. Here is the practice of constant dependence on Christ in every aspect of the life of churches and individual believers.
Wednesday PM October 1, 2014