Neil Silverberg was born in 1953 and was raised in a Jewish home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Miami, Florida as a teenager. He first heard the Gospel from his brother Perry who was saved and delivered from drug use by the power of God. Neil heard the Gospel and in 1971, surrendered his life to the call of God. Immediately, he sensed a call to the work of God and began to prepare for it. Since that time, Neil pastored several churches and has and continues to travel widely both in the U.S. and abroad. Neil is a gifted teacher with a deep knowledge of Scripture whose teaching gift has helped many. Neil currently serves as the team leader for MasterBuilders, a network of New Testament churches in the US, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic. Neil and his wife Shelly have three sons, Micah, Joel and David.
In the book of Revelation, you know that in the first part of that letter Jesus moves among his churches and tells them what he Sees. The thing that each church is measured by is, “How much of an affect they are having on the culture?” It seems as the Lord moves among his churches that either the church is being affected by the culture or else is affecting the culture. The scariest thing is that each church might think they are doing fine, but then learn that that is not the Lord’s verdict.
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17 INTRODUCTION Many of you know that the first person I ever heard the Gospel from was my older brother, who had been a drug addict and was dynamited into the kingdom in the revival of the 70‘s. Yet, I have a vivid memory of something happening to me as a very young boy in my neighborhood in Philadelphia. I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia but all my friends were Italian (we use to dip…
From I Peter 5:6-12, Pastor Neil speaks about how, though Christians must be watchful against our adversary the devil who looks for any opportunity to destroy us, we can stand firm and that God restores, confirms, strengthens and establishes.
Pastor Neil discusses how God uses suffering and trial His people’s lives to purify them. The fire that will one day judge the world now purifies God’s people through fiery trials by which they glorify God and prepare themselves for eternal glory.