Sermons by Brian Silver

Sermons by Brian Silver

How Can I Sing? (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalms 137:1-6 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept    when we remembered Zion.2 There on the poplars    we hung our harps,3 for there our captors asked us for songs,    our tormentors demanded songs of joy;    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord    while in a foreign land?5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,    may my right hand forget its skill.6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth    if I do not remember you,if I do…

Our God is In The Heavens (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 115 1 Not to us, Lord, not to us    but to your name be the glory,    because of your love and faithfulness. 2 Why do the nations say,    “Where is their God?”3 Our God is in heaven;    he does whatever pleases him.4 But their idols are silver and gold,    made by human hands.5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,    eyes, but cannot see.6 They have ears, but cannot hear,    noses, but cannot smell.7 They have hands, but cannot feel,    feet, but cannot walk,    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.8 Those who make them will…

Out of the Depths (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;2     Lord, hear my voice.Let your ears be attentive    to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,    Lord, who could stand?4 But with you there is forgiveness,    so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,    and in his word I put my hope.6 I wait for the Lord    more than watchmen wait for the morning,    more than watchmen wait for the morning. 7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,    for with the Lord is unfailing love    and with…

The Problem of Evil (Lowertown St. Paul)

Exodus 3 3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” 4 When the Lord saw that he had…

Who is Satan (Lowertown St. Paul)

Genesis 3:1-8 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”…

Why are you crying? (Lowertown St. Paul)

John 20:1-18 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 disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running,…

Shall we accept good and not trouble (Lowertown St. Paul)

Job 2:1-10 2 On another day the angel came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” 3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though…