Past Sunday Messages
Matthew
Let the Children Come—Matthew 19:13-15
July 14, 2024

Pastor Paul discusses the children of the Bible—how mention of them stops in the New Testament, as the prophesized Son of God, Jesus, has arrived; how children were and still are so integral to religion and its practices; and how people today debate whether or not children should be involved in sacraments such as baptism. […]

John

Mike Eppel preaches on John 8:31-36, discussing what Jesus meant by “the truth will make you free” and how this kind of freedom relates to the freedom that was envisioned by America’s founding fathers on July 4th 1776.

Sermons

Luke Ferguson, Hopeland’s Youth Director, preaches on 1 Kings and Jeroboam’s gold calves. He states that today, we have begun to move toward inventing our own salvation, rather than trusting in the Lord’s salvation and teachings. Just like Jeroboam, we create our own version of righteousness and holiness, rather than the one God and Jesus […]

Sermons
Knowledge and Self-Control—2 Peter 1:5-6
June 9, 2024

  Pastor Paul talks about Hopeland’s upcoming Vacation Bible School and how learning about the Bible and the word of God can be taught at any level. The Bible is all the knowledge we need about God in our lives, and holds all the answers to eternal life. 5 For this very reason, make every effort […]

John

  Gary Pike speaks this morning for Hopeland’s 177th anniversary and 99th annual Homecoming Sunday! We not only celebrate the graduates this week, but also Hopeland’s long history and prosperity—none of which would be possible without the help of God. Gary Pike gives us an overview of the church’s more recent history and how God […]

John
Memorial Day Sermon: No Greater Love
May 28, 2024

Hopeland Church’s Children’s Director, Mike Eppel, dives into John 15:13 explaining how the sacrifice offered by America’s fallen soldiers is reflective of the love of Christ. John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

James
Faith and Deeds—James 2: 14-26
May 20, 2024

Pastor Paul teaches us that while proclaiming our faith is important, the actions we take based on our faith are what solidify our connection to God. In James 2, the prophet states that faith and actions working together are what makes a person truly righteous, and we all must strive to have both.   Faith […]

Numbers

This week is a little different, as it’s Youth Sunday, and the members of Hopeland’s youth group took today to put together a special service to honor the retiring Pastor Russ Eberly. Thank you, Pastor Russ, for everything you’ve given the Hopeland Church family over your many years of service, and we wish you all […]

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