Pastor John’s Sermons: The Gospel of Matthew

Sermons by Pastor Rev. John C. Stennfeld
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The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 1

The Daze of Christmas (Text: Matthew 1 & 2; Luke 1 & 2)

What’s in a Name?: Jesus (Text: Matthew 1:18-21)

What’s in a Name?: Immanuel – God is with Us (Text: Matthew 1:18-23)

“The ABC’s of Christmas” (Text: Matthew 1:18-25)

“Where are You Christmas?” (Text: Matthew 1:18-25)

Matthew 2

The Daze of Christmas (Text: Matthew 1 & 2; Luke 1 & 2)

Disturbing News (Text: Matthew 2:1-3)

Were the Wise Men Christian? (Text: Matthew 2:1-12)

Is Jesus ‘The One’? (Text: Matthew 2:1-12)

Jesus – A Man of Sorrows – Hunted by Herod (Text: Matthew 2:1-18)

Is Christmas Over? (Text: Matthew 2:13-23)

“Highly Favored” (Text: Matthew 2:13-23)

Matthew 3

“Preparing One’s Heart, or One’s Home?” (Text: Matthew 3:1-12)

The Epiphany of Baptism (Text: Matthew 3:13-17)

Pray for the Fish (Text: Matthew 3:13-17)

The Meritocracy of Life (Text: Matthew 3:13-17)

“Membership has its Privileges” (Text: Matthew 3:16-17)

Matthew 4
Living Up to Expectations (Text: Matthew 4:12-25)

Following the Leader (Text: Matthew 4:12-22)

Turn, Turn, Turn (Text: Matthew 4:17)

“‘Followers’ of Jesus” (Text: Matthew 4:18-22)

Matthew 5
The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon I – Dangerous Discipleship (Text: Matthew 5:3-12)

A Bunch of No-Good Do-Gooders (Text: Matthew 5:13-16)

Going for God (Text: Matthew 5:14-16 & Isaiah 6:8)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon II – Dangerous Illumination (Text: Matthew 5:14-16)

Out-Righteousing the Pharisees (Text: Matthew 5:17-20)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon III – Dangerous Requirement (Text: Matthew 5:20)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon IV – Dangerous Reconciliation (Text: Matthew 5:21-26)

Love Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry (Text: Matthew 5:23-24)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon V – Dangerous Vision (Text: Matthew 5:27-30)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon VI – Dangerous Marriage Vows (Text: Matthew 5:31-32)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon VII – Dangerous Integrity (Text: Matthew 5:33-37)

Turn the Other Cheek (Text: Matthew 5:38-48)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon VIII – Dangerous Submission (Text: Matthew 5:38-42)

Debunking the World’s Lies: Lie 13 – The Consequential Lie (Text: Deuteronomy 6:10-18, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 5:38-48)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon VIII – Dangerous Love (Text: Matthew 5:43-48)

Matthew 6
The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon X – Dangerous Secrecy (Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon I: The Introduction (Text: “Our Father, Who Art in Heaven”)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon II: 1st Petition (Text: “Hallowed be Thy Name”)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon III: 2nd Petition (Text: “Thy Kingdom Come”)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon IV: 3rd Petition (Text: “Thy Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven” )

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon V: 4th Petition (Text: “Give us this day our daily bread”)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon VI: 5th Petition (Text: “And forgive us our debts, as also we have forgiven our debtors”)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon VII: 6th Petition (Text: “And Lead Us Not Into Temptation;” James 1:13-14)

The Lord’s Prayer – Sermon VIII: 7th Petition (Text: “But Deliver Us From The Evil One;” Ephesians 6:10-17)

The Customs and Symbols of Lent – Sermon II: Fasting (Text: Matthew 6:16-18)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon XI – Dangerous Trust (Text: Matthew 6:19-34)

A Stress-free Life (Text: Matthew 6:24-34)

In the Words of Jesus: Do Not Worry (Text: Matthew 6:25-33)

The 5 “P’s” of Parenting Provide (Text: Matthew 6:25-27, 31-33)

Matthew 7
The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon XII – Dangerous Rule (Text: Matthew 7:1-12)

The Most Dangerous Sermon Ever Preached – Sermon XIII – Dangerous Faith (Text: Matthew 7:13-27)

Sermon III of This is a Hard Teaching: Sincerity Does Not Equal Salvation (Text: Matthew 7:13-14)

Matthew 8
Out with the Old, and In with the New: From Storms to Still Waters (Text: Matthew 8:23-27)

Matthew 9

Matthew 10
Confessing Christ (Text: Matthew 10:32)

The Lord Will Provide (Text: Genesis 22:1-18 and Matthew 10:34-39)

Matthew 11
If It Walks Like a Duck (Text: Matthew 11:2-6)

Matthew 12

Matthew 13
The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… A Mustard Seed (Text: Matthew 13:31-32)

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… Yeast (Text: Matthew 13:33)

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… Hidden Treasure (Text: Matthew 13:44)

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… A Net (Text: Matthew 13:47-50)

Matthew 14

Matthew 15
Entitled to God’s Blessing? (Text: Matthew 15:21-28)

Matthew 16
Perceptions of Jesus (Text: Matthew 16:13-20)

Matthew 17
The Transfiguration 10.0 (Text: Matthew 17:1-9)

To Whom Do You Listen (Text: Matthew 17:1-5)

“To Whom Do You Listen” (Text: Matthew 17:1-9)

Debunking the World’s Lies: Lie 11 – The Fatalistic/Deterministic Lie (Text: Genesis 2:14-17, Jonah 5:13-18, Matthew 17:14-21)

Matthew 18
I Am the Greatest (Text: Matthew 18:1-4)

Debunking the World’s Lies: Lie 14 – The Narcissistic Lie (Text: Psalm 103:8-17a, Romans 12:1-16, Matthew 18:4-9)

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… A King (Text: Matthew 18:21-35)

Forgiveness is Not an “Option” (Text: Matthew 18:21-35)

Matthew 19

Matthew 20
The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… A Landowner (Text: Matthew 20:1-16)

An Attitude of Gratitude (Text: Matthew 20:1-16)

Matthew 21
Crucial Quotes from Holy Week – Quote VII: “Hosanna!” (Text: Matthew 21:1-9)

Matthew 22
All of Me (Text: Matthew 22:15-22)

Death and Taxes (Text: Matthew 22:15-22)

Overmatched and Outwitted (Text: Matthew 22:34-46)

Matthew 23

Matthew 24
Living in a Crazy World (Text: Matthew 24:4-13)

“Getting Ready, But for What?” (Text: Matthew 24:36-44)

Matthew 25
Getting Ready for the End (Text: Matthew 25:1-13)

If at First You Don’t Succeed… (Text: Matthew 25:14-30)

Living with Interest (Text: Matthew 25:14-30)

Welcome Home Day (Text: I Corinthians 15:22-23 & Matthew 25:31-34)

One Little Word (Text: Matthew 25:31-46)

Matthew 26

“The Great Betrayal” (Text: Matthew 26: 17-30)

Crucial Quotes from Holy Week – Quote I: “The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” (Text: Matthew 26:41)

A Time for Renewal – Renewal in True Religion (Text: John 11:45-53; Matthew 26:57-68)

Jesus – A Man of Sorrows – Denied by Peter (Text: Matthew 26:69-75)

Crucial Quotes from Holy Week – Quote III: “I Don’t Know the Man.” (Text: Matthew 26:72 & 74)

Matthew 27
Crucial Quotes from Holy Week – Quote IV: “I Have Sinned.” (Text: Matthew 27:4a)

Jesus – A Man of Sorrows – Rejected by the Jews (Text: Matthew 27:15-26)

Crucial Quotes from Holy Week – Quote IV: “Let his blood be on us and on our children.” (Text: Matthew 27:25)

Jesus – A Man of Sorrows – Mocked by the Soldiers (Text: Matthew 27:27-31)

Jesus – A Man of Sorrows – Forsaken by God (Text: Matthew 27:41-50)

Matthew 28

“Do Not Be Afraid” (Text: Matthew 28:1-10)

The Real Great Commission (Text: Matthew 28:18-20 & II Timothy 3:15-17)

“Teaching” All Nations (Text: Matthew 28:18-20)

Disciple All People (Text: Matthew 28:18-20)

Discipling All Nations (Text: Matthew 28:18-20)

You Are Not Alone (Text: Matthew 28:20)