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 […]

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 – […]

What Did You Go Out To See? – Matthew 11:7-19
September 5, 2021

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · What Did You Go Out To See? Jesus talks about John the Baptist, before turning his attention to the hearts of the crowd. Matthew 11:7-19 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the desert to […]

Be On Your Guard – Matthew 10:17-23
August 8, 2021

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · Be On Your Guard – Matthew 10:17-23   Matthew 10:17-23 “Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to […]

Mercy, Son of David – Matthew 9:27-34
July 11, 2021

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · 20210711 Sermon   Matthew 9:27-34 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to […]

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