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The Church Door: Sermons and Bible Studies with Rev. Matthew Fenn
By Rev. Matthew Fenn
Hear the sermons and bible studies of Rev. Matthew Fenn. He is parish pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stratford, Ontario.
Where to listen
Life of David: David Saves and Spares (1 Samuel 23-24).
This study covers 1 Samuel 23 and 24. The study questions can be found HERE.
October 29, 2020
Sermon: The Freedom of the Gospel (John 8:31-36)
Sermon for Reformation Sunday based on the Gospel reading.
October 25, 2020
Life of David - David on the Run ( 1 Samuel 21-22)
We continue our life of David Study from last year. This study has a recap of the story thus far. This study came with study questions which can be found HERE.
October 22, 2020
Sermon: A Reason for Hope (Psalm 147)
Sermon for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, based on the Gradual and Gospel.
October 18, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 19 - The Last Things
In tonight's study we did a brief overview of death, heaven, hell, the second coming, and the end of the World.
October 15, 2020
Sermon: Christ's Remedy for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34).
Sermon for Thanksgiving based on the Gospel Lesson.
October 11, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 18 - Repentance and Confession
Tonight we looked at what repentance is and talked about private confession.
October 8, 2020
Sermon: Balancing Your Spiritual Ledger (Phil. 3:4b-14).
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 22, Series A. Sermon text is the epistle.
October 4, 2020
Topic 17: The Lord’s Supper
In this study we looked at the Lord's Supper.
October 1, 2020
Sermon: Which son are you? (Matthew 21:23-32)
Sermon for Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 21, Series A. The sermon is based on the Gospel reading.
September 27, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 16 Part 2 - Infant Baptism
Tonight we looked at the Biblical Basis for the baptism of infants.
September 24, 2020
Guest Sermon: Equal Reward/By Grace Alone (Matthew 20:1-16)
Sermon for Proper 20A based on the Gospel Reading. Guest Pastor Rev. William Ney.
September 20, 2020
Sermon: Welcoming Those who Differ (Romans 14:1-12)
The sermon is for Proper 19, Series A. The text is the Epistle lesson.
September 13, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 16 - Holy Baptism
This week we looked at the Biblical basis for the doctrine of Baptism.
September 10, 2020
Sermon: Loving our Neighbours by Listening to Government (Romans 13:1-10)
Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18A. The sermon is based on the Epistle.
September 6, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 15 - The Sacraments
Tonight we looked at the Sacraments, their nature, number, and use.
September 3, 2020
Sermon: Loving Those Who Hurt Us (Romans 12:9-21)
Sermon for Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost / Proper 17, Series A, focusing on vv. 14, 17-21.
August 30, 2020
Christianity Unpacked: Topic 14 - The Ministry
This week we looked at the Biblical Basis for Pastors.
August 27, 2020
Sermon: Our Sacrificial Life (Romans 12:1-2)
Sermon for Proper 16, Series A based on the Epistle reading.
August 23, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 13 - The Church
Tonight we unpacked the Church. What is it? Where is it?
August 20, 2020
Sermon: God's Mercy for All (Romans 11)
Sermon for Proper 15A based on the Epistle reading.
August 16, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 11 - Falling Away
This time we unpacked the distinction between Mortal and Venial sins.
August 13, 2020
Sermon: Four Questions For Every Christian (Romans 10:5-17)
Sermon is based on the Epistle for Proper 14A.
August 9, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 10 - Sanctification & Good Works
This week we unpacked sanctification and good works.
August 6, 2020
Sermon: Why Do Some Believe? (Romans 9:1-18)
Today's sermon was based on the epistle lesson for Proper 13A.
August 2, 2020
Christianity Unpacked Topic 12 - Predestination
Tonight we tried to unpack the Doctrine of Election .
July 30, 2020
Sermon: The Plan of God's Inesperable Love (Rom. 8:28-39)
The sermon for Proper 12A, the text is the epistle.
July 26, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 9 - Grace, Faith, and Justification
In this study we unpacked what we mean when we say that we are "justified by grace through faith."
July 23, 2020
Guest Sermon: Wait for it... wait for it!
Sermon based on the Epistle lesson for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A. The guest preacher is Rev. William Ney.
July 19, 2020
Sermon: What Does God’s Spirit Do For Us?
Sermon for Proper 10A based on the Epistle.
July 12, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topoic 7B: The Person and Work of Christ.
In this study we look at Jesus Deity, Humanity, the personal union of the two natures, and the atonement.
July 9, 2020
Sermon: Every Christian’s Battle (Romans 7:14-25)
Sermon for Proper 9A.
July 5, 2020
Sermon: Why can’t we keep the Law? (Romans 7:1-13)
Sermon for proper 8A. Sermon was the epistle.
June 28, 2020
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 7: The Gospel
What is the good news? Find out here!
June 25, 2020
Sermon: The Slavery that Liberates (Romans 6:12-23)
Sermon for proper 7A.
June 21, 2020
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6: The Law Part 2
This time we finished up our discussion of God's Law by looking at the Second Table and the Three Uses.
June 18, 2020
Sermon: When our ruin meets God’s Grace. (Romans 5:6-15, 18-21)
Sermon for Proper 6A. The text is the epistle
June 14, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6 - God's Law part 1
In this study we looked at what is God's Law, how is it divided, and how the first three commandments teach us about our worship life.
June 11, 2020
Sermon: Why does the Trinity matter?
Sermon for Trinity Sunday, series A. The text is the second reading.
June 7, 2020
Christianity Unpacked - Topic 5: Holy Scripture
Our continuing unpacking of what Christians believe. This time we explain the Christian understand the Bible.
June 4, 2020
Sermon: “And The Lord Came Down”
Sermon for Pentecost. Text is Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21.
May 31, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 4 Sin
Here is our latest Christianity Unpacked Bible study. This time we look at Original Sin.
May 28, 2020
Sermon: The Dangers of Pride (1 Peter 5:5b-11)
Sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, series A.
May 24, 2020
Sermon: Why should we care about the Ascension?
Sermon for the Ascension of our Lord
May 22, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 3 - Free Will / Image of God
This is the third topic in our study through what Christians believe. This time, Free Will.
May 21, 2020
Sermon: Christ’s Work - Help for troubled Christians (1 Peter 3:13-22)
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, Series A. The text is the epistle.
May 17, 2020
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 1b God and Topic 2: Creation
Our second part in our Bible Study looking at the basics of the Christian faith.
May 14, 2020
Sermon: Spiritual Temple, Priests, and Sacrifices (1 Peter 2:1-12)
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, Series A. The text is the Epistle.
May 10, 2020
Study: Christianity Unpacked: Topic 1 - God
We are looking at understanding the basic truths and teachings of Christianity and how the impact our lives. This is part 1.
May 7, 2020
Sermon: What is the Christian duty toward Government? (1 Peter 2:13-25)
Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday, series A. The text is the Epistle. This is the third in our series on 1 Peter.
May 3, 2020
Sermon: Bought by Blood, Called to Holiness (1 Peter 1:13-25)
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Easter, Series A. Sermon is on the epistle.
April 26, 2020
Sermon: A Reason to Praise God, Even In Hard Times (1 Peter 1:3-9)
A sermon on the epistle lesson for the First Sunday After Easter, Series A.
April 19, 2020
Sermon: What Really Happened on Easter?
Sermon for Easter Sunday. The text is the Gospel, Matthew 28:1-10.
April 12, 2020
Sermon: Why Do You Call This Day Good? (John 19:16-30).
Sermon for Good Friday
April 10, 2020
Sermon: Jesus: The Lord Who Serves Others (John 13:1-15, 34-35)
Sermon for Maundy Thursday 2020.
April 9, 2020
Sermon: Glory Hidden in Suffering (John 12:20-43)
Sermon for Palm Sunday.
April 5, 2020
Sermon: Entrusting Ourselves to the Life-Giving God (Romans 8:1-11)
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, series A. The text is the Epistle.
March 29, 2020
Sermon: Responding to the Word (Luke 1:26-38)
Sermon for the Annunciation of our Lord. The sermon text is the Gospel.
March 26, 2020
Sermon: Jesus - Our Spiritual Optometrist (John 9)
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Series A. The Gospel Reading is the text for the sermon.
March 22, 2020
Sermon: Reconciled to the God of Love (Romans 5:1-11).
The sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent, series A. The sermon is from the Epistle.
March 15, 2020
Study: Revelation 11:15-19
Our continuing bible study through Revelation.
March 15, 2020
Sermon: The Many Sons of Father Abraham (Rom. 4:1-8, 13-17).
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, Series A. The text is the Epistle from Romans 4.
March 8, 2020
Study: Revelation 11 prt 1
A continuation of our Revelation study. This time Revelation 11:1-14..
March 8, 2020
Study: Life of David (1 Sam. 20)
Our continuing study on the life of David, this time 1 Samuel 20.
March 2, 2020
Sermon: Jesus overcomes the Devil’s Doubts (Matthew 4:1-11)
Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, series A. The texts are the gospel and OT lesson.
March 1, 2020
Bible Study: Revelation 10
Continuing through Revelation. This time chapter 10.
March 1, 2020
Sermon: From Ashes to Absolution
Sermon for Ash Wednesday.
February 26, 2020
Study: Revelation 9:13-21
This is a live recording of a Bible Study continuing through Revelation. This time, the last half of chapter nine.
February 23, 2020
Sermon: Jesus Discloses His True Identity (Matthew 17:1-9)
Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Series A. The text is the Gospel Lesson.
February 23, 2020
Sermon: Who Grows the Church? (1 Cor. 3:1-9)
Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, series A. The sermon text is the Epistle lesson.
February 16, 2020