The Church Door: Sermons and Bible Studies with Rev. Matthew Fenn
The Church Door: Sermons and Bible Studies with 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.
Guest Sermon: Equal Reward/By Grace Alone (Matthew 20:1-16)
Sep 20 • 20 min
Sermon for Proper 20A based on the Gospel Reading. Guest Pastor Rev. William Ney.
Sermon: Welcoming Those who Differ (Romans 14:1-12)
Sep 13 • 15 min
The sermon is for Proper 19, Series A. The text is the Epistle lesson.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 16 - Holy Baptism
Sep 9 • 68 min
This week we looked at the Biblical basis for the doctrine of Baptism.
Sermon: Loving our Neighbours by Listening to Government (Romans 13:1-10)
Sep 6 • 16 min
Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18A. The sermon is based on the Epistle.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 15 - The Sacraments
Sep 2 • 70 min
Tonight we looked at the Sacraments, their nature, number, and use.
Sermon: Loving Those Who Hurt Us (Romans 12:9-21)
Aug 30 • 14 min
Sermon for Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost / Proper 17, Series A, focusing on vv. 14, 17-21.
Christianity Unpacked: Topic 14 - The Ministry
Aug 26 • 88 min
This week we looked at the Biblical Basis for Pastors.
Sermon: Our Sacrificial Life (Romans 12:1-2)
Aug 23 • 15 min
Sermon for Proper 16, Series A based on the Epistle reading.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 13 - The Church
Aug 19 • 78 min
Tonight we unpacked the Church. What is it? Where is it?
Sermon: God’s Mercy for All (Romans 11)
Aug 16 • 11 min
Sermon for Proper 15A based on the Epistle reading.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 11 - Falling Away
Aug 12 • 72 min
This time we unpacked the distinction between Mortal and Venial sins.
Sermon: Four Questions For Every Christian (Romans 10:5-17)
Aug 9 • 14 min
Sermon is based on the Epistle for Proper 14A.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 10 - Sanctification & Good Works
Aug 5 • 62 min
This week we unpacked sanctification and good works.
Sermon: Why Do Some Believe? (Romans 9:1-18)
Aug 2 • 16 min
Today’s sermon was based on the epistle lesson for Proper 13A.
Christianity Unpacked Topic 12 - Predestination
Jul 29 • 76 min
Tonight we tried to unpack the Doctrine of Election .
Sermon: The Plan of God’s Inesperable Love (Rom. 8:28-39)
Jul 26 • 16 min
The sermon for Proper 12A, the text is the epistle.
Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 9 - Grace, Faith, and Justification
Jul 22 • 66 min
In this study we unpacked what we mean when we say that we are “justified by grace through faith.”
Guest Sermon: Wait for it… wait for it!
Jul 19 • 22 min
Sermon based on the Epistle lesson for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Year A. The guest preacher is Rev. William Ney.
Sermon: What Does God’s Spirit Do For Us?
Jul 12 • 13 min
Sermon for Proper 10A based on the Epistle.
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topoic 7B: The Person and Work of Christ.
Jul 8 • 64 min
In this study we look at Jesus Deity, Humanity, the personal union of the two natures, and the atonement.
Sermon: Every Christian’s Battle (Romans 7:14-25)
Jul 5 • 14 min
Sermon for Proper 9A.
Sermon: Why can’t we keep the Law? (Romans 7:1-13)
Jun 28 • 16 min
Sermon for proper 8A. Sermon was the epistle.
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 7: The Gospel
Jun 24 • 72 min
What is the good news? Find out here!
Sermon: The Slavery that Liberates (Romans 6:12-23)
Jun 21 • 15 min
Sermon for proper 7A.
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6: The Law Part 2
Jun 17 • 73 min
This time we finished up our discussion of God’s Law by looking at the Second Table and the Three Uses.
Sermon: When our ruin meets God’s Grace. (Romans 5:6-15, 18-21)
Jun 14 • 14 min
Sermon for Proper 6A. The text is the epistle
Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6 - God’s Law part 1
Jun 10 • 65 min
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.
Sermon: Why does the Trinity matter?
Jun 7 • 14 min
Sermon for Trinity Sunday, series A. The text is the second reading.
Christianity Unpacked - Topic 5: Holy Scripture
Jun 3 • 92 min
Our continuing unpacking of what Christians believe. This time we explain the Christian understand the Bible.
Sermon: “And The Lord Came Down”
May 31 • 15 min
Sermon for Pentecost. Text is Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21.
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 4 Sin
May 28 • 71 min
Here is our latest Christianity Unpacked Bible study. This time we look at Original Sin.
Sermon: The Dangers of Pride (1 Peter 5:5b-11)
May 24 • 13 min
Sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, series A.
Sermon: Why should we care about the Ascension?
May 22 • 11 min
Sermon for the Ascension of our Lord
Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 3 - Free Will / Image of God
May 20 • 74 min
This is the third topic in our study through what Christians believe. This time, Free Will.
Sermon: Christ’s Work - Help for troubled Christians (1 Peter 3:13-22)
May 17 • 17 min
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, Series A. The text is the epistle.
Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 1b God and Topic 2: Creation
May 13 • 90 min
Our second part in our Bible Study looking at the basics of the Christian faith.
Sermon: Spiritual Temple, Priests, and Sacrifices (1 Peter 2:1-12)
May 10 • 15 min
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, Series A. The text is the Epistle.
Study: Christianity Unpacked: Topic 1 - God
May 7 • 59 min
We are looking at understanding the basic truths and teachings of Christianity and how the impact our lives. This is part 1.
Sermon: What is the Christian duty toward Government? (1 Peter 2:13-25)
May 3 • 16 min
Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday, series A. The text is the Epistle. This is the third in our series on 1 Peter.
Sermon: Bought by Blood, Called to Holiness (1 Peter 1:13-25)
Apr 26 • 15 min
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Easter, Series A. Sermon is on the epistle.
Sermon: A Reason to Praise God, Even In Hard Times (1 Peter 1:3-9)
Apr 19 • 15 min
A sermon on the epistle lesson for the First Sunday After Easter, Series A.
Sermon: What Really Happened on Easter?
Apr 12 • 16 min
Sermon for Easter Sunday. The text is the Gospel, Matthew 28:1-10.
Sermon: Why Do You Call This Day Good? (John 19:16-30).
Apr 10 • 10 min
Sermon for Good Friday
Sermon: Jesus: The Lord Who Serves Others (John 13:1-15, 34-35)
Apr 9 • 14 min
Sermon for Maundy Thursday 2020.
Sermon: Glory Hidden in Suffering (John 12:20-43)
Apr 5 • 17 min
Sermon for Palm Sunday.
Sermon: Entrusting Ourselves to the Life-Giving God (Romans 8:1-11)
Mar 29 • 17 min
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, series A. The text is the Epistle.
Sermon: Responding to the Word (Luke 1:26-38)
Mar 25 • 19 min
Sermon for the Annunciation of our Lord. The sermon text is the Gospel.
Sermon: Jesus - Our Spiritual Optometrist (John 9)
Mar 22 • 17 min
Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Series A. The Gospel Reading is the text for the sermon.
Sermon: Reconciled to the God of Love (Romans 5:1-11).
Mar 15 • 17 min
The sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent, series A. The sermon is from the Epistle.
Study: Revelation 11:15-19
Mar 15 • 55 min
Our continuing bible study through Revelation.
Sermon: The Many Sons of Father Abraham (Rom. 4:1-8, 13-17).
Mar 8 • 14 min
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, Series A. The text is the Epistle from Romans 4.
Study: Revelation 11 prt 1
Mar 8 • 53 min
A continuation of our Revelation study. This time Revelation 11:1-14..
Study: Life of David (1 Sam. 20)
Mar 2 • 60 min
Our continuing study on the life of David, this time 1 Samuel 20.
Sermon: Jesus overcomes the Devil’s Doubts (Matthew 4:1-11)
Mar 1 • 14 min
Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, series A. The texts are the gospel and OT lesson.
Bible Study: Revelation 10
Mar 1 • 51 min
Continuing through Revelation. This time chapter 10.
Sermon: From Ashes to Absolution
Feb 26 • 11 min
Sermon for Ash Wednesday.
Study: Revelation 9:13-21
Feb 23 • 53 min
This is a live recording of a Bible Study continuing through Revelation. This time, the last half of chapter nine.
Sermon: Jesus Discloses His True Identity (Matthew 17:1-9)
Feb 23 • 14 min
Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Series A. The text is the Gospel Lesson.
Sermon: Who Grows the Church? (1 Cor. 3:1-9)
Feb 15 • 15 min
Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, series A. The sermon text is the Epistle lesson.
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