Sermons on Ephesians
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM July 11, 2010
Enticement to false teaching and conduct is a constant campaign of Satan directed at sound churches. Here are examples from past and present, together with the virtues of Christ, which are our goals as believers.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM July 18, 2010
This message first presents the meaning of Paul's human-body-picture of the church; secondly, describes the state of society as seen by the apostle; thirdly explains the method of 'daily conversion' to grow in holiness.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM August 8, 2010
The need to consciously put off the deeds of the old nature and put on those of the new, with special attention to lying, anger and theft, and the opposite virtues. The new nature is the work of the Spirit - but do we put it on daily?
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM August 15, 2010
Putting off the ‘old man’ and putting on the ‘new’ – what are ‘corrupt’ communications – and how are they replaced by edifying speech? Also – avoiding the grieving of the Spirit, and replacing angry feelings with those of kindness and love.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM August 22, 2010
Fornication, uncleanness and covetousness should never occur among believers, nor "filthiness". How can the apostle be so emphatic? Here is the reason, with an underestimated yet powerful antidote - thankfulness - and how it works.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM August 29, 2010
Believer’s project an influence more powerful than they may realize by exhibiting ‘goodness and righteousness and truth’, a threefold standard of behaviour that convicts unbelievers, whether they show it or not. Here are verses full of promises and stimulation.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM October 10, 2010
Some render Paul's exhortation 'make the most of opportunities', but the apostle borrows very graphic salvation language, and is saying much more than this. Here is his rich teaching on the stewardship of time - and only believers can deploy it to eternal blessing.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM October 17, 2010
The old life looked to alcohol which could never 'fill' the soul as the Spirit does. Should believers imbibe at all? Biblical answers presented. Also, the blessing of the filling of the Spirit, and precisely what this means
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM October 24, 2010
First, the biblical warrant for hymns is briefly set out, then how hymns may be used in the personal spiritual walk, and finally the benefits of constant thanksgiving: this practice being far better than all modern counselling books put together.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM October 31, 2010
After conversion, Satan seeks to spoil the new life of the soul: the resisting of sin, the cultivation of virtues, the practice of witnessing, the enjoyment of assurance, and loyalty to the truth. Here is Christ's strength for the believer's conflict.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM November 7, 2010
This foundation of the armour of the believer must be reinforced constantly by a set of simple steps and aims, so that the rich fruits of sincerity - here named - may flourish. And as the armour is taken, God gives the enabling strength.
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM November 17, 2010
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM November 21, 2010
The ways in which righteous living - by the help of God - is essential to instrumentality and success in spiritual work; also, what it means to have one's feet shod with readiness for witness - the 'good fight' of the Gospel.
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM November 24, 2010
'Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.' (Ephesians 6.2-4)
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM November 28, 2010
The fiery darts of Satan are doubts, provocations to sin, and his exploiting of sickness, grief and trials. Here is how faith is to be deployed to defeat the attacks, and how 'seeing' Christ rescues the soul.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM December 5, 2010
In the armour provided for the spiritual warfare is the helmet of salvation, denoting four aspects of daily protection for the Christian: for assurance, for vocation, for the thought life and for the anticipation of glory.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM December 12, 2010
How the Word of God is deployed in sanctification, Gospel work, the personal walk, and the preservation of church purity - with scriptural examples.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM December 19, 2010
A verse that triggers a compendium of guidance for prayer, speaking of the range and frequency of prayer, its different kinds, its spiritual fervency, its watchful agenda, its persistence and its objects.
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM January 2, 2011
Viewed spiritually, we may be dead on our feet, responsible for our moral behaviour, and yet unconscious, of our need of God, and of the smallness of our lives. Here is the way of escape from a life of spiritual pointlessness, to discovery of spiritual life.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM January 9, 2011
Paul's Gospel caused trouble and offence, however lovingly expressed, because it called people to the Christ of Calvary, atoning for sin, and pressed the need for repentance and transformation of life. Is this really the Gospel as we understand it?
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM January 16, 2011
Love for Christ includes love for His cause, shown by concerned prayer for Gospel work and for fellow believers. Paul here provides for news which will fuel prayer. Here also is defined the love which brings harmony, faith and special grace into a church.
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM March 25, 2012
Having no hope of God's friendship and eternal life forces all our hope and anticipation to look for short-term earthly gains. This message is about the human necessity of hope, its origin and its penalties, and especially the only satisfying hope and how to possess it.
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM May 16, 2012
Communion is described by Paul, not in terms of a mystical sensation, but as the realisation of Christ's love in our 'inner lives'. Here we see how His love passes knowledge; how it is a lifelong and eternally-progressive appreciation; how it transforms us; and how it makes us feel.
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM June 3, 2012
Conversion is often thought to be just a change of loyalty from one religion to another, but it is far more. It involves a great change in one's life, and a new experience of God Himself. Here are the details of what Christ does for us.
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM December 18, 2013
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM March 9, 2014
What and where is the soul? Is my soul active or asleep? What am I missing if it is inactive? How is life affected? Is there fulfilment without making provision for the soul? Here is how the soul may receive life and communion with God.
Gospel Sermon- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Sunday AM August 3, 2014
Gospel Sermon- Gui Gonçalves - Sunday PM January 4, 2015
The apostle Paul describes the losses incurred from being without Christ, without heavenly citizenship, without forgiveness, without eternal hope, and without God's blessing in this life also. Here also are the overwhelming gains of having Christ and proving His power.
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM October 14, 2015
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.
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM November 1, 2015
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.
School of Theology Lecture- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM July 6, 2016
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…
Bible Study- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM June 14, 2017
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.
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM October 29, 2017
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.
Bible Study- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Wednesday PM January 24, 2018
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 4, 2018
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.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 18, 2018
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.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM April 1, 2018
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.
Thanksgiving Service- Dr Peter Masters - Wednesday PM October 17, 2018
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.
Teaching Sermon- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Sunday AM December 30, 2018
Bible Study- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Wednesday PM January 16, 2019
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM December 15, 2019
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?
Teaching Sermon- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Sunday AM February 16, 2020
Bible Study- Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed - Wednesday PM September 9, 2020
Gospel Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday PM January 24, 2021
To know 'the love of Christ which passeth knowledge' is to soar above all that may be learned and known in this world, however sensational the experience, or whatever the field of learning may be. Here are elements of Christ's infinite love for those who seek Him.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM January 31, 2021
The apostle gives glory to the Triune God, source of all spiritual blessings, given according to His sovereign election of souls. Here we answer doubts about election, whether it is fair, whether it undermines or strengthens evangelism, and how it should inspire Christian living.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 7, 2021
The adoption of spiritual children is rooted in the longing of God before time began. It brings the redeemed into the eternal family of love, clothed with privileges and an inheritance secured by the most costly process imaginable. Here the apostle reveals its wonders.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 14, 2021
In five verses the apostle looks to the eternal Heavenly glory awaiting the elect: first the end-time gathering, second their inheritance, third the choir, and fourth the seal or 'down-payment' of the Spirit received even now, with its ten (at least) marvellous, amazing components.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 21, 2021
Paul desires that his readers gain wisdom to grasp the spiritual purpose in passages of Scripture - something opposed by many preachers today. Here are the proofs for true personal study and use of God's Word, with examples of the process given elsewhere by Paul.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM February 28, 2021
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM March 7, 2021
This inspired review of Christian experience begins with the characteristics of spiritual death and the rule of the prince of the power of the air. Then we learn the extent of God's love in both initiating and accomplishing conversion, with the goal of eternal life.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM March 14, 2021
The sense in which conversion is a new creation - God's distinctive workmanship - and the implications for our daily walk. Also, the duties of remembering our origins; rightly esteeming the blood of Christ; and the uniting of saved Jews and Gentiles in the church.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM March 28, 2021
Having shown that God has brought saved Jews and Gentiles into one church, Paul presents the church's character. First, her citizenship and privileges, secondly, her family ties, thirdly her doctrinal foundation, fourthly, her unworldly saved beauty, and her sensitivity to the Spirit.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM April 11, 2021
In the building of a spiritual family the work of the Holy Spirit is the vital power. Here several Holy Spirit verses in Ephesians are explored (including 'Be filled with the Spirit') to show the different activities of the Spirit in the Christian life.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM April 18, 2021
Paul's special calling to unfold to the Gentile world the hitherto unproclaimed grace of God, person of Christ, and oneness of saved Gentiles with saved Jews in one body. Here also are the unsearchable riches of Christ, and the ultimate purpose of the Gospel.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM May 2, 2021
The apostle prays that believers will have Christ in their hearts (here explained), and rooted and grounded in love for Him, we will know more of His for us. Here is the scope of the breadth, length, depth and height of that love.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM May 9, 2021
The true church is a demonstration to the world of God's glory. Human nature prefers to vaunt personalities, preachers, even musicians and their produce, but our God-given role is to show the fruits of the converting and sanctifying work within us.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM May 23, 2021
First, the nature of God's calling - irresistible and transformational, also the basis of assurance; second, the objective of the call - pardon, liberty, holiness and heaven; third, the character of the called - lowliness, meekness, patience, and forbearance among believers and before the world.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM May 30, 2021
Beginning with prerequisites for Christian fellowship, Paul presents seven reasons for close union within churches, each a powerful encouragement. What it means to be one body, under one Holy Spirit, with one eternal hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM June 6, 2021
The apostle first shows that the ministry of Christ's church is described in prophecy. He then identifies the different kinds of teacher by their tasks (expounded here), and states the great objectives of all ministry - soul-winning, sanctification, and closeness to Christ.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM June 13, 2021
Unity defined, not as membership of an organisation, but as a bond between those in union with Christ and bearing His likeness. Then, the opposition believers will know and the answer of holy living. Lastly: service and loyalty to the body, the local church.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM July 4, 2021
The apostle lays down the vital role of the entire congregation functioning together in evangelism and sanctification. The chief agent of this is 'the truth'. Here we seek to appreciate more fully the privileges and power of the faith entrusted to us.
Teaching Sermon- Dr Peter Masters - Sunday AM July 11, 2021
First, an analysis of the sad state of the unsaved heart. Then two levels of transformation: (1) conversion, where putting off the old and putting on the new life is God's work, and (2) details of sanctification, where believers are empowered to act by God.