Past Sunday Messages
Luke
Jesus with the Powerful
April 26, 2020

Hopeland United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons · Jesus with the Powerful (For reference, this message was delivered during Hopeland United Methodist’s drive-in church service during the coronavirus pandemic. This was done via FM radio at the Horst Auction Center on Durlach Road in Ephrata.  It was also cold and rainy.) In the last few days […]

Luke
Easters of the Past
April 12, 2020

(For reference, this message was delivered during Hopeland United Methodist’s first drive-in church service during the coronavirus pandemic, which also happened to be on Easter morning of 2020. This was done via FM radio at the Horst Auction Center on Durlach Road in Ephrata.) While we may remember this Easter Morning, how many Easters have […]

Exodus
Eighth Commandment: Do Not Steal
March 1, 2020

You do not have to steal to be happy, and when we steal, we are saying that sin is necessary for our happiness and success in life. Pastor Russ takes us through the famous story of the Prodigal Son, showing us what happens when short-term happiness is our goal rather than an eternal one with […]

Luke
Mary and Joseph
December 22, 2019

Mary and Joseph are the two people who demonstrate an amazing amount of genuine faith within the Christmas story. Despite knowing so much, but still not understanding the full implications, they continue to obey the promise from the Lord. Luke 2:40-52 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the […]

Luke
No Rival, No Refusal, No Retreat
June 2, 2019

Luke 14:26-33 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.  Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which one of you, […]

Luke
We’re Homecoming People
June 5, 2016

Luke 15:11-24 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered […]