TruthTalks (Sermon) The touch of the Masters Hand

This sermon is all about how we interpret things demonstrated with music, and it’s role in the bible and how the music in OUR lives sounds.

In this sermon Dr. Christopher Peppler reads from Psalm 139, using this as an example of showing us the difference between how when we internalise this, or any other verse and how we can interpret verses in either a major or minor key. He also demonstrates, using his “beater to better” guitar project, how something that other’s can’t see any value in, can be raised to be a thing of beauty and great music.

Some of us come into our lives:

  • with imperfections,
  • great but we get beaten up by life

But, for all of us…

…when Jesus breathes new life into us, we are in the hands of a Master Craftsman and He will transform us.
Listen to the sermon (under the images of the “beater to better” project). Incidentally, the guitar found a new owner who cherishes it, even knowing it’s former condition… like Jesus does with us.
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The $50.00 “Beater” guitar as purchased
The better guitar
The “Better” version, after lots of loving attention








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About Me

My name is Christopher Peppler and I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1947. While working in the financial sector I achieved a number of business qualifications from the Institute of Bankers, Damelin Management School, and The University of the Witwatersrand Business School. After over 20 years as a banker, I followed God’s calling and joined the ministry full time. After becoming a pastor of what is now a quite considerable church, I  earned an undergraduate theological qualification from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and post-graduate degrees from two United States institutions. I was also awarded the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology from the University of Zululand in 2000.

Four years before that I established the South African Theological Seminary (SATS), which today is represented in over 70 countries and has more than 2 500 active students enrolled with it. I presently play an role supervising Masters and Doctoral students.

I am a passionate champion of the Christocentric or Christ-centred Principle, an approach to biblical interpretation and theological construction that emphasises the centrality of Jesus

I have been happily married to Patricia since the age of 20, have two children, Lance and Karen, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and granddaughters Jessica and Kirsten. I have now retired from both church and seminary leadership and devote my time to writing, discipling, and the classical guitar.

If you would like to read my testimony to Jesus then click HERE.