Past Sunday Messages
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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Jesus Christ, Our Holy God – Mark 4:35-41
February 14, 2021

  Mark 4:35-41 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, […]

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The Tortured King
March 29, 2020

(For the context of future listeners, this sermon was delivered during the government’s warnings and mass shutdowns during the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic.  This was the first Sunday Hopeland was closed.) “Did Jesus have to die so horribly?”  That’s a question that anyone would ask who reflects on or studies the history of Jesus. Mark […]

Exodus
Fourth Commandment: The Holy Sabbath
February 2, 2020

God commanded the Israelites to keep the Sabbath Holy because on the seventh day of creation God rests. But, why does God rest? And what implications does that have for our lives? Mark 2:23-3:6 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth
August 18, 2019

Mark 2:23 – 3:6 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his […]