Past Sunday Messages

  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 […]

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.”

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 […]

The New Birth and Nicodemus—John 3: 1-8
March 10, 2024

Pastor Paul uses John’s recounting of Nicodemus to teach us that we cannot enter the kingdom of God without being born again through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. With this new birth, we can finally learn to accept and obey Jesus.   Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member […]

The Word Becomes Flesh—John 1:14-18
March 4, 2024

Pastor Paul preaches on the first chapter of John, explaining how he takes a different approach to his writing than the others in the Gospels. Rather than retelling the stories in the other Gospels, John starts from the very beginning of the Bible, using the same terminology as Genesis. Pastor Paul emphasizes that John is […]

John 1: 1-5—Bios vs Zōē Life
February 11, 2024

Mike Eppel takes over this morning, preaching on the first verses of John. He discusses the Greek words “βίος,” or “bios,” meaning organic life, and “ζωή/ζωός” or “zōē/zōos,” meaning spiritual life. John takes these concepts that the Greeks understand and puts them into the context of Christ. Humans can’t survive without bios, but nor can […]

All Good Things — 3 John: 5-8
December 31, 2023

Pastor Paul discusses how we, as a church family, must mimic that of what John’s friend, Gaius, put forth in his community; to invite strangers into our church, to accept and love them, and to provide support to outsiders.  “Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters,[a] even though […]

Grace and Truth – John 1:1-14
December 27, 2020

There’s a bizarre world that we live in when “truth” becomes a plural world. Pastor Russ discusses this at length. John 1 : 1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without […]

Youth Sunday Message (2019)
April 28, 2019

John 15:9-12; 16-17 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may […]

Let’s Talk for a Minute
January 6, 2019

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition Pastor Paul’s first […]