Sermons by Neil Silverberg

Sermons by Neil Silverberg

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.

The Beginning of the End

The book of Acts closes without a true ending. At first glance, one would think that there was a mistake made, but upon further inspection, it is apparent that Luke was using a type of literary device similar to what we would call a cliffhanger. The non-ending is intended to leave us with the feeling that there is more to the story and that is absolutely true. Every generation of believers is tasked with the challenge of continuing that which Jesus…

The First Sent Ones

In this message, we explore the continuation of the ripple effect that began with the ministry of Jesus and in fulfillment of Acts 1:8 has moved from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria. The Holy Spirit now uses the church at Antioch to begin the process of taking this same gospel message to the ends of the earth. Barnabas and Saul were separated out from the culturally diverse local ministry team in order for them to be sent out as apostolic…

Seeing God’s Grace

Acts 11:23 “When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,” In this message, we see two powerful examples of the grace of God at work in the early church. One such case is Antioch becoming the first church where Gentiles and Jews worshipped together. The other was when Peter was miraculously released from prison by angels and reported to a disbelieving group of believers…

This Isn’t a Game

“This Isn’t a Game” is the fourth sermon in the series “The Ripple Effect.” In this message, Neil discusses how the early church faced obstacles almost immediately. Last week we spoke about persecution and how they responded well to the initial command to be silent about Jesus. As we look this week at Acts 5, we see them confronted with the obstacle of hypocrisy. God dealt with it severely in order to show the absolute necessity of believers living a…