Sermons by Paul Stiver

Sermons by Paul Stiver

Advancing the Kingdom (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 67 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us    and make his face shine on us—2 so that your ways may be known on earth,    your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God;    may all the peoples praise you.4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,    for you rule the peoples with equity    and guide the nations of the earth.5 May the peoples praise you, God;    may all the peoples praise you. 6 The land yields its harvest;    God, our God, blesses us.7 May God bless…

Caring for the Suffering (Lowertown St. Paul)

Isaiah 53 53 Who has believed our message    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,    and like a root out of dry ground.He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.Like one from whom people hide their faces    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain    and bore our suffering,yet…

An Old Testament Christmas (Lowertown St. Paul)

Matthew 2:13-23 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the…