What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?
A better question would be who is the Silver Spring Church of Christ? We are a body of people who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord -- meaning that God lived on earth in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ taught us how to live, died for our sins, rose from the dead (to demonstrate that He really was God) and now sits at the right hand of the Father.
Our congregation consists of people from every race, of many languages and nationalities (about 25 nations represented on a typical Sunday morning!), of all ages, educational levels, marital statuses, and economic levels.
We are all sinners who have thrown ourselves on the grace of God, and we live with a joy and peace because God graciously forgives. God's Holy Spirit lives in us, and changes us from what we should otherwise be without Him.
“What God Approves”
The Word of God is direct and says many things that men want to skip. Hebrews 4:12 says: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” With “social evolution”, many things that once were not accepted, are now accepted and taken as something normal. But as Christians, what has value, is what God approves, not what society accepts. In Ephesians 5:3-8 there is a list of things to avoid that society offers and accepts as natural things: “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral,
impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but nowyou are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” The Lord commands us -the ones who are of the light- to live according to the wisdom that He gives us.
Church of Christ
FOR SUNDAY - January 31, 2016 AM Worship Service
SERMON TITLE: “The Royal Law”
GUEST SPEAKER: Floyd Williamson
ALERT: Franklin Avenue Parking
The community has agreed with the Department of Transportation
to permit Franklin Avenue street parking in front of the
church building so long as two
cautions are observed:
Earle H. WestDo
not park in the travel lane;
Do not park on the sidewalk.