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A weekly message from Hope Community Church, located in Lowertown St. Paul, MN. Pastor is Brian Silver.

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A weekly message from Hope Community Church, located in Lowertown St. Paul, MN. Pastor is Brian Silver.

    Lament & Gospel Hope

    Lament & Gospel Hope

    Lament
    Confess
    Return to the Gospel

    • 1 hr 19 min
    How Can I Sing? | Brian Silver

    How Can I Sing? | Brian Silver

    Psalm 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 not consider Jerusalem
    my highest joy.

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    • 39 min
    Our God is in the Heavens | Brian Silver

    Our God is in the Heavens | Brian Silver

    *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 be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.
    9 All you Israelites, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.
    10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.
    11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord—
    he is their help and shield.
    12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,
    13 he will bless those who fear the Lord—
    small and great alike.
    14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,
    both you and your children.
    15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord,
    but the earth he has given to mankind.
    17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;
    18 it is we who extol the Lord,
    both now and forevermore.
    Praise the Lord.
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    Out of the Depths | Brian Silver

    Out of the Depths | Brian Silver

    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 him is full redemption.
    8 He himself will redeem Israel
    from all their sins.
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    Caring for the Suffering | Paul Stiver

    Caring for the Suffering | Paul Stiver

    Isaiah 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 we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
    5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
    6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
    and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.
    7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
    he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
    8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
    For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.
    9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
    though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.
    10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
    he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
    11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
    by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
    because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
    For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.
    their iniquities.
    12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
    because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
    For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.
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    • 29 min
    The Problem of Evil | Brian Silver

    The Problem of Evil | Brian Silver

    Exodus 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 gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
    And Moses said, “Here I am.”
    5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
    7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
    11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
    12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
    13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
    14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
    15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
    “This is my name forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.
    16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
    18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.
    21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”
    Mark 15:33-39
    33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God

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