Past Sunday Messages
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 […]

Acts
The Ascension—Acts 1: 9-11
April 22, 2024

Pastor Paul preaches about Jesus’ ascension into heaven, and how this is one more confirmation of God’s final promise—Christ will return to restore his kingdom on earth, and all sadness and sickness will be eradicated in his love.   9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid […]

Matthew
The Great Commission—Matthew 28: 16-20
April 14, 2024

Pastor Paul teaches us that to serve the Lord our God, we must do as Jesus commands and spread his word everywhere we go, whether that be to our neighbor, to our community, or to the ends of the earth. No matter how big or small, each Christian should carry God’s word with them through […]

Deuteronomy
All Consuming Fire—Deuteronomy 4: 23-24
April 14, 2024

Luke Ferguson, the new Youth Director at Hopeland, preaches about God’s all-consuming fire. Luke explains that in Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the Israelites not to forget that God was the one to bring them out of slavery, that God was the one who brought them across the Red Sea, that God was the one to show […]

John
The Resurrection—John 20: 1-18
April 2, 2024

Happy Easter! Pastor Paul preaches of Jesus’ resurrection on this holy day! The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other […]

Matthew
Feeding 5,000—Matthew 14: 13-21
March 26, 2024

Pastor Paul preaches two scriptures today: Jesus feeding the five thousand and Jesus arriving in Jerusalem to a celebration and the waving of palms in his honor. He discusses the circumstances in which Jesus arrives—gentle, riding on a baby donkey, arriving in a huge city where people claim him to be a king, the son […]

Mark
God Weighs A Lot—Mark 9:2-29
March 19, 2024

Pastor Russ discusses Mark 9 in his last sermon. He explains that God’s presence is heavy, since we make an obligation to him when we devote our lives to being Christians, but Jesus makes him approachable to us. The Transfiguration 2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up […]

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