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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 AM September 23, 2012

Persevering Prayer

Sermon by Rev. John Thackway
Sermon by Rev John Thackway
Sunday PM April 17, 2011

What it Means to Believe in Christ

Sermon by Dr Peter Masters
Two famous commands from God give total insight into how we should approach Him for new life - 'Stand still! Go forward!' The message is about how to resolve our inner struggles and concerns in calling upon Christ for forgiveness and conversion