Past Sunday Messages
An Odd Recounting – Matthew 17:24-27
September 25, 2023

Pastor Paul preaches on Matthew 17:24-27 on the significance of Jesus extracting the four drachma coin from a fish to pay the temple tax. Jesus was not frivolously using his power pay taxes, but was indicating how He himself would be the payment for humanity’s sinful debt to God.

What About the Demons? – Matthew 17:14-23
September 18, 2023

9/17/2023 – Pastor Paul preaches on Matthew 17:14-23 on why demonic activity seems to have been so prevalent in the early church and offers several insightful explanations as to why demons are largely unnoticed in the modern era.

That All-Important Moment – Matthew 16 & 17
September 6, 2023

Pastor Paul preaches on the significance of Jesus’ transfiguration in the context of Peter’s bold declaration that He was the Christ. Whenever we hold a belief near and dear to our hearts there is a natural yearning to want to validate it as being true. The transfiguration was just the sort of validation the disciples […]

1 Corinthians

8/27/23 – Pastor Russ preaches on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, to commemorate the service of our youth group during their recent missions trip to New Castle, PA. Pastor Russ explains that the various lists describing spiritual gifts in Scripture are not meant to be taken as an exhaustive compilation, but as a few examples of the […]

Christ in Secret – Matthew 16:13-20
August 21, 2023

8/20/23 – Pastor Paul preaches on Matthew 16:13-20, focusing on the confusion surrounding Jesus’ identity, both during Jesus’ day and ours. Jesus asks each and every one of us, both believer and nonbeliever, who we think He is and our response to that question makes all the difference for our eternal destiny.

A Sign and the Yeast – Matthew 16:1-12
August 17, 2023

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to […]

Easter 2022: The Strangest Day Ever
April 18, 2022

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · Easter 2022 – The Strangest Morning Ever   When the women came to the tomb, and the angels came down and made the soldiers fall, it was the start of a very, very strange day that would continue to change the world forever after.   Matthew 27:62 – […]

The Bible and Our Answers
April 3, 2022

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · The Bible and Our Answers The message of Micah to the people of Israel is some of the harshest words leadership has ever heard.  Hearing the wrath of God is never easy, but the scriptures give us these instances to remind us if nothing else, that God does […]

2 Samuel
King David: Faith
March 20, 2022

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · David: Faith We finally get to see a glimpse again of the man after God’s own heart, and it comes at one of the lowest times in David’s life. 2 Samuel 12:16-25 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent […]

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