Podcasts

Daily Word, with Pastor Otto, is a reading of Scripture, a brief response, and prayer, typically less than five minutes.

The Daily Bite, with Pastor Andrews, is a commentary and reflection on the daily Bible reading recommended in the Faith @ Home Corner. He will regularly point you to Jesus and try to share questions you can ask your children. The goal is for 10-15 minutes.

The Layman’s Guide to the Lectionary, with Pastor Andrews, is a longer Bible study, aiming for 45-60 minutes, on the LCMS’ 3 year lectionary--the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel texts for the upcoming Sunday. Generally published Wednesday mornings.  

 

Bible Studies

Resources and audio from various Bible studies held at St. Matthew are archived here.  

The Gospel According to Matthew - with Pastor Andrews (2020)

  • November 22 - Matthew 19:13-30 The Disciples Learn who is Worthy to Jesus
  • November 15 - Matthew 19:1-12 Is Divorce Lawful for Any Reason?
  • November 8 - Matthew 18:10-35 Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Forgive (Parable of the Unforgiving Servant)
  • November 1 - Matthew 17-22-18:9 2nd Passion Prediction, An Odd Miracle, and Causing Others to Stumble
  • October 25 - Matthew 17:9-21 Descending the Mountain and the Healing of a Moonstruck Boy
  • October 18 - Matthew 16:19-17:8 Office of the Keys, Suffering Prediction, and the Transfiguration
  • October 11 - Matthew 16:1-18 Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees and Peter's Confession of Faith
  • October 4 - Matthew 15:21-39 The Faith of the Canaanite Woman and the Feeding of the 4000
  • September 27 - Matthew 15:1-20 Pharisees Challenge Jesus and His Disciples
  • September 20 - Matthew 14:22-36 Jesus Walks on Water
  • September 13 - Matthew 14:1-21 Martyrdom of John the Baptist, Feeding of the 5000
  • September 6 - Matthew 13:44-58 More Parables and Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
  • August 30 - Matthew 13:24-43 The Parable of the Weeds with Pastor Otto
  • August 23, 2020 - Matthew 13:1-23 The Parable of the Sower with Pastor Otto
  • ¬†August 16 - Matthew 12:33-45 Sea Monsters, Judges, and Demons
  • August 9 - Matthew 12:22-32 Jesus Accuses the Pharisees of the "Unforgivable Sin"
  • August 2 - Matthew 12:1-21 Sabbath Laws and Plotting to Kill Jesus
  • July 26 - Matthew 11:16-30 with Pastor Otto
  • no class July 19th due to a Voters' Assembly
  • July 12 - Matthew 11:1-15 John's Disciples Ask a Question
  • July 5 - Matthew 10:26-42 Jesus Sends the Twelve (cont.)
  • June 28 - Matthew 10:16-25 Jesus Sends the Twelve (cont.)
  • June 21 - Matthew 10:1-15 Jesus Sends the Twelve
  • June 14 - Matthew 9:18-38 More Miracles and the Mission of the Church
  • June 7 - Matthew 9:1-17 Jesus Heals the Paralytic, Questions in the Home of Matthew
  • May 31 - Matthew 8:18-34 The Cost of Discipleship, Calming the Storm, and Casting Out Demons
  • May 24 - Matthew 8:1-17 Healing the Leper, Centurion's Servant, and Peter's Mother-in-Law
  • May 17 - Matthew 7:15-29 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 7
  • May 10 - Matthew 7:1-14 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 6
  • May 3 - Matthew 6:16-34 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 5
  • April 26 - Matthew 6:1-15 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 4
  • March 1 - Matthew 5:31-48 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 3
  • February 23 - Matthew 5:17-30 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 2
  • February 16 - Matthew 5:3-16 The Sermon on the Mount, Part 1
  • February 9 - Matthew 4:3-5:2 The Temptation of Jesus and the Beginning of His Ministry
  • February 2 - Matthew 3:3-4:2 The Preaching of John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus
  • January 26 - Matthew 2:11-3:2 - The Childhood of the Incarnate Son of God, plus we meet John the Baptist
  • January 19 - Matthew 1:18-2:10 and the Christmas account
  • January 12 - Introduction and the Genealogy of Matthew 1:1-17

 

March 15, 2020 - Pastor Otto's one-week class on Job - 

 

Every One His Witness - three weeks with Pastor Andrews, then three weeks with Pastor Otto

  • November 10 - December 22: Due to the format of this class, we will not be posting audio online.¬† It's a purchased video-based Bible study for the teaching side, and then both small and large group discussions to help apply what we're learning to our own lives.

 

November 3 - Guest, Rev. Lee Hagan, Missouri District President - What does our District do? Audio Player Audio Player Audio Player 

The Christian Life - with Pastor Otto (Fall 2019)

  • October 26 - The Eighth Commandment
  • October 19 - The Seventh Commandment
  • October 12 - The Sixth Commandment - Part 2
  • October 5 - The Sixth Commandment - Part 1
  • September 29 - The Fifth Commandment
  • September 22 - The Fourth Commandment
  • September 15 - The Third Commandment
  • September 8 - The Second Commandment
  • September 1 - The First Commandment
  • August 25 - Who is Jesus?

Learning about Worship - with Pastor Otto (Summer 2019)

  • August 11 - Sacred Spaces
  • August 4 - Preaching in America
  • July 28 - Listening to Lutheran Preaching
  • July 21 -¬† The Church Year and the Lectionary - Pastor Andrews substituting
  • July 14 - The Creeds
  • July 7 - The Divine Service
  • June 30 - Five Eras of Christian Worship
  • June 23 - History of Lutheran Hymnody
  • June 9 -¬†¬†Why We Worship as We Do

The Gospel according to John - with Pastor Otto (Spring 2019)

  • June 2 -¬† John 11
  • May 26 - John 10
  • May 19 - John 9
  • May 12 - John 8
  • May 5 - John 7
  • April 28 - John 6
  • April 14 - John 5
  • March 31 - John 4
  • March 24 - John 3
  • March 10 - John 2
  • March 3 - Introducing John's Gospel account: John 1
  • February 24 - Why Do We Have¬†Four Gospel Accounts, and How Can Knowing This Be Helpful?

 

Pastor Andrews - Tell the Next Generation Conference, March 9 - "Models and Tools for Passing Down the Faith to Our Children"   

Worldstory - with Pastor Andrews (Fall 2018 and Winter into 2019)

  • February 17 - Death and Funerals
  • PowerPoint slides - covers both 2/3 and 2/10
  • February 3 - Daily Life and Spiritual Warfare
  • PowerPoint slides - covers both 2/3 and 2/10
  • January 27 - Children and Parenting: Birth Control, Adoption, Reasons Millennials aren't having children, Infertility, Parenting
  • January 20 - Children and Parenting:¬†Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Abortion, Birth Control, Over-Population
  • January 6 - Divorce and Remarriage
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • December 23 - Discipleship, Loving Your Neighbor, Priorities, Busyness, Sports, Hobbies, and Entertainment
  • December 16 - Guns and Self-Preservation, Liberty, Equality, Social Justice, and Slavery in the Bible?
  • December 9 - Government, Citizenship, Flags, and War
  • December 2 - Feminism, Egalitarianism, #MeToo, LGBT, and Polyamory (polygamy)
  • November 25 - Stewardship - Time, Talent, Treasure, and Technology
  • November 18 - Dating and Cohabitation
  • October 28 - Vocation: What is It? and¬†The Church's Role in the Community
  • October 21 - Individualism;¬†Vocation: Who Does the Work of Salvation?, Whose Income is It?, and Does God have a Plan for Me?
  • October 14 - Science, Philosophy, and Is the Heart Good or Evil?
  • October 7 - Identity, Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, and Pride
  • September 30 - Purpose of Life, Loving Our Enemies, and Evangelism
  • September 23 - God's Worldstory (Son continued and Holy Spirit)
  • September 16 - Introduction (continued) and God's Worldstory (Father and Son)
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church attendance by generation - PowerPoint
  • Rev. Fisk interview on Issues, Etc. - listen here
    • Truly, an excellent series.¬† You can find all the interviews starting here.¬† There's been 20 of them so far!¬† It's episode numbers: 1602, 1931, 2071, 2211, 2341, 2561, 2701, 2842, 3191, 3331, 3474, 1013, 0241, 0581, 0801, 1011, 1152, 1571, 1712, and 1921.
  • September 9 - Introduction

January 13, 2019 - Tanzania with Laura Carson

December 30, 2018 - Appearances of Angels in Holy Scripture - Pastor Otto  

Mission Festival, October 13, 2018

  • Lutheran Hour Ministries - Eric Guberlet, Polly Gregali, and Gabriela Silviera¬†
  • LCMS International Mission - David Fiala
  • A little Liberian singing¬†¬†

Colossians - with Pastor Otto (2018)

  • July 15 -
  • July 22 -
  • July 29 -
  • August 5 -
  • August 12 -
  • August 19 -
  • September 2 -

Philippians - with Pastor Otto (2018)

  • April 29th -
  • May 13th -
  • May 20th -
  • May 27 -
  • June 3 -
  • June 10 - Apologies, the audio file didn't record correctly!
  • June 17 -
  • June 24 -
  • July 1 -
  • July 8 -

 

June 19, 2018 - Pastor Andrews guest taught on Crucial Conversations again, this time on the topic of baptism - Click here for YouTube

May 6, 2018 - Pastor Andrews shared "Living with a Telos," his presentation at the April Marriage and Family Conference @ Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO.   

May 1, 2018 - Pastor Andrews guest taught on Crucial Conversations: Teaching You to Think Like a Confessor - Click here for YouTube

 

Apologetics: Is the Bible Really True?  - with Pastor Andrews (2018)

  • April 22nd - Historical and Textual Criticism - Good or bad for the Church?

A Surveying of Christian Denominations - with Pastor Andrews (2018)

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