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The Church Door: Sermons and Bible Studies with Rev. Matthew Fenn

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Hear the sermons and bible studies of Rev. Matthew Fenn. He is parish pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stratford, Ontario.

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Sermon: The Freedom of the Gospel (John 8:31-36)

October 25th, 2020


Sermon for Reformation Sunday based on the Gospel reading.

Life of David - David on the Run (
1 Samuel 21-22)

October 22nd, 2020


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.

Sermon: A Reason for Hope (Psalm 147)

October 18th, 2020


Sermon for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, based on the Gradual and Gospel.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 19 - The Last Things

October 15th, 2020


In tonight's study we did a brief overview of death, heaven, hell, the second coming, and the end of the World.

Sermon: Christ's Remedy for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34).

October 11th, 2020


Sermon for Thanksgiving based on the Gospel Lesson.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 18 - Repentance and Confession

October 8th, 2020


Tonight we looked at what repentance is and talked about private confession.

Sermon: Balancing Your Spiritual Ledger (Phil. 3:4b-14).

October 4th, 2020


Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 22, Series A. Sermon text is the epistle.

Topic 17: The Lord’s Supper

October 1st, 2020


In this study we looked at the Lord's Supper. 

Sermon: Which son are you? (Matthew 21:23-32)

September 27th, 2020


Sermon for Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 21, Series A. The sermon is based on the Gospel reading.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 16 Part 2 - Infant Baptism

September 24th, 2020


Tonight we looked at the Biblical Basis for the baptism of infants.

Guest Sermon: Equal Reward/By Grace Alone (Matthew 20:1-16)

September 20th, 2020


Sermon for Proper 20A based on the Gospel Reading. Guest Pastor Rev. William Ney.

Sermon: Welcoming Those who Differ (Romans 14:1-12)

September 13th, 2020


The sermon is for Proper 19, Series A. The text is the Epistle lesson.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 16 - Holy Baptism

September 10th, 2020


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)

September 6th, 2020


Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18A. The sermon is based on the Epistle.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 15 - The Sacraments

September 3rd, 2020


Tonight we looked at the Sacraments, their nature, number, and use.

Sermon: Loving Those Who Hurt Us (Romans 12:9-21)

August 30th, 2020


Sermon for Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost / Proper 17, Series A, focusing on vv. 14, 17-21. 

Christianity Unpacked: Topic 14 - The Ministry

August 27th, 2020


This week we looked at the Biblical Basis for Pastors.

Sermon: Our Sacrificial Life (Romans 12:1-2)

August 23rd, 2020


Sermon for Proper 16, Series A based on the Epistle reading.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 13 - The Church

August 20th, 2020


Tonight we unpacked the Church. What is it? Where is it? 

Sermon: God's Mercy for All (Romans 11)

August 16th, 2020


Sermon for Proper 15A based on the Epistle reading.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 11 - Falling Away

August 13th, 2020


This time we unpacked the distinction between Mortal and Venial sins.

Sermon: Why Do Some Believe? (Romans 9:1-18)

August 2nd, 2020


Today's sermon was based on the epistle lesson for Proper 13A.

Christianity Unpacked Topic 12 - Predestination

July 30th, 2020


Tonight we tried to unpack the Doctrine of Election .

Sermon: The Plan of God's Inesperable Love (Rom. 8:28-39)

July 26th, 2020


The sermon for Proper 12A, the text is the epistle. 

Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 9 - Grace, Faith, and Justification

July 23rd, 2020


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!

July 19th, 2020


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?

July 12th, 2020


Sermon for Proper 10A based on the Epistle.

Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topoic 7B: The Person and Work of Christ.

July 9th, 2020


In this study we look at Jesus Deity, Humanity, the personal union of the two natures, and the atonement. 

Bible Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6: The Law Part 2

June 18th, 2020


This time we finished up our discussion of God's Law by looking at the Second Table and the Three Uses.

Study: Christianity Unpacked Topic 6 - God's Law part 1

June 11th, 2020


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?

June 7th, 2020


Sermon for Trinity Sunday, series A. The text is the second reading.

Christianity Unpacked - Topic 5: Holy Scripture

June 4th, 2020


Our continuing unpacking of what Christians believe. This time we explain the Christian understand the Bible.

Sermon: “And The Lord Came Down”

May 31st, 2020


Sermon for Pentecost. Text is Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21.

Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 4 Sin

May 28th, 2020


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 24th, 2020


Sermon for the Sunday after the Ascension, series A.

Study: Christianity Unpacked - Topic 3 - Free Will / Image of God

May 21st, 2020


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 17th, 2020


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 14th, 2020


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 10th, 2020


Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter, Series A. The text is the Epistle.

Study: Christianity Unpacked: Topic 1 - God

May 7th, 2020


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 3rd, 2020


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)

April 26th, 2020


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)

April 19th, 2020


A sermon on the epistle lesson for the First Sunday After Easter, Series A.

Sermon: What Really Happened on Easter?

April 12th, 2020


Sermon for Easter Sunday. The text is the Gospel, Matthew 28:1-10.

Sermon: Entrusting Ourselves to the Life-Giving God (Romans 8:1-11)

March 29th, 2020


Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, series A. The text is the Epistle.

Sermon: Responding to the Word (Luke 1:26-38)

March 26th, 2020


Sermon for the Annunciation of our Lord. The sermon text is the Gospel.

Sermon: Jesus - Our Spiritual Optometrist (John 9)

March 22nd, 2020


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).

March 15th, 2020


The sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent, series A. The sermon is from the Epistle.

Study: Revelation 11:15-19

March 15th, 2020


Our continuing bible study through Revelation.

Sermon: The Many Sons of Father Abraham (Rom. 4:1-8, 13-17).

March 8th, 2020


Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, Series A. The text is the Epistle from Romans 4.

Study: Revelation 11 prt 1

March 8th, 2020


A continuation of our Revelation study. This time Revelation 11:1-14..

Study: Life of David (1 Sam. 20)

March 2nd, 2020


Our continuing study on the life of David, this time 1 Samuel 20.

Sermon: Jesus overcomes the Devil’s Doubts (Matthew 4:1-11)

March 1st, 2020


Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, series A. The texts are the gospel and OT lesson.

Bible Study: Revelation 10

March 1st, 2020


Continuing through Revelation. This time chapter 10.

Study: Revelation 9:13-21

February 23rd, 2020


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)

February 23rd, 2020


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)

February 16th, 2020


Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, series A. The sermon text is the Epistle lesson.

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