What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?

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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.

Legal-Illegal vs. Moral-Immoral

The current situation following the Supreme Court’s decision regard-ing same sex marriage seems to call for Christians to review the distinction between acts that are legal or illegal, moral or immoral. These pairs of words relate to two different concepts.

The terms “legal/illegal” refer to matters legislated by civil government whether the king, another ruler, or a legislative body. Romans 10:1 says, “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities.” Civil authorities generally seek to make laws that are in the best interest of the citizens and consistent with the underlying legal authority such as the U.S. constitution. Some-times the basis of legislation may reflect changing social views since legislators and judges are sensitive to current social norms.

The terms “moral/immoral” refer, for Christians, to judgments of right and wrong as determined by the will of God. They are designed for our present and eternal well bring and can, in a sense, be compared to the manufacturer’s directions for the care and maintenance of a new automobile.

In some cases, acts that are legal may also be moral while illegal acts may be immoral. In such cases the two realms coincide. For example, murder is both illegal and immoral. In other situations, acts that are illegal may not only be moral, but required for the Christian. Acts 4:12 records that the legal author-ities in Jerusalem ordered Peter and John “not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.” Peter and John answered, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge.” Later, when confronted once again with alleged law breaking, the apostles said, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) Conflict situations such as this can result in consequences ranging from mild social disapproval to imprisonment and martyrdom.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same sex marriage is legal. This ruling does not in any way determine its morality or immorality. For Chris-tians, to whom biblical teaching is the final moral authority, same sex marriage is immoral. Therefore Christians may not practice such nor participate in or give approval to such. This is not the place to present Biblical teaching on this topic. It will likely be addressed from the pulpit. At the same time, we are not called upon to hate those who practice same sex marriage, indeed such hate is forbidden to Christians. They are persons whom God loves and sent Jesus to redeem from sin.

The Supreme Court decision is based on a very important constitutional provision, namely, equal protection under the law. Changing social acceptance seems also to have been a factor. Fortunately, both federal and Maryland law recognize that for many people, religious moral principles conflict with this ruling. Therefore churches and individuals with sincere religious scruples are exempted from participating in, officiating at, or approving same sex marriages. We must obey God rather than men, but still must be careful to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Earle H. West, Elder
Silver Spring Church of Christ




SERMON for Sunday's - August, 2nd AM Worship Service

GUEST Speaker:  Ian Drucker




ALERT: Franklin Ave. Parking Issue Resolved

The community individual who originally complained about our parking along Franklin Ave. has withdrawn that complaint as long as no one parks on the sidewalk. This is agreeable with the De-partment of Transportation. So we may park on Franklin Ave. in front of the building so long as two cautions are observed:

Earle H. WestDo not park in the travel lane;
Do not park on the sidewalk.


REMINDER

GUEST SPEAKER: Ian Drucker

DATE: August 2, 2015

General Topic: Making My Way to Jesus the Messiah – Insights from My Journey from Judaism to Christianity

Sunday AM: My Jewish Heritage – the Foundation of my Faith

Sunday Bible Class: My Jewish Misconceptions – Denying Jesus as the Messiah

Sunday PM: My conversion account – Seeing, Accepting and Following Jesus as the Messiah 2 Corinthians 5:17



FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY
IT’S TODAY - July 26, 2015


And the Last Sunday of each month

Silver Spring Church of Christ
100 E Franklin Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901

9:30am Worship Service
11:15am Bible Study
12:15 pm-1:30pm Fellowship Meal in Annex

Bring a dish to share
Bring a loved one to Christ
Information Packets will be available
Special sermon for guests

Children are welcome!
Bouncy House
Hoola Hoops
Corn Hole
Coloring Books
And More!

Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
Psalm 34:3





"He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him."

Proverbs 14:31


2015 Ladies Inspiration Event

Ladies interested in volunteering to work, please contact - Janice Willoughby

Men's and Ladies Prayer Breakfast will resume in the Fall.

Seasonal Appropriate Clothing for Both
Children and Adults

is now being accepted. Used clothing in good condition (no tears, stains or odors) and new clothing is welcome. Please only bring clothes that will be wearable in the next few months (no winter apparel in Spring/Summer, please!) -- we have no storage space for clothing. Leave donations in room 103.

The Silver Spring Church of Christ Thanks You..."Blessings".



Vacation Bible School

Date : July 27-August 2, 2015
Place: Silver Spring Church of Christ
100 East Franklin Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Time: M-F, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sat, Noon-6:00pm
Sun, All Services
Contact: (301)585-8727

Dinner served nightly

LAWNSBERRY DEVOTIONAL
Residential care home
9515 Lawnsberry Terrace, Silver Spring, MD
Every Sunday at 3:00 PM


If you would like to cheer and spiritually uplift the elderly, consider helping the teams that visit with the residents at this neighborhood location:

  •  Residential care home
    9515 Lawnsberry Terrace,
    every Sunday at 3:00 PM

TThe residents are delightful and delighted by a warm smile, handshake or hug, hymn singing, and the Word!

ALTHEA WOODLAND NURSING HOME
1000 Daleview Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Every 1ST & 5TH Sunday at 4:00 PM

Come fellowship and give encouragement to residents at Althea Woodland! They love when we visit them and it brings you great joy as you give the gift of love to some of our shut-ins.

Glen Burnie Church of Christ
2 Eastern Street
Glen Burnie, MD 21061


July 29 - August 2, 2015

Special daytime classes Wednesday, Thursday &
Friday 10:30 AM

A Series of Sermons presented by

Jeb Reaves

See Bulletin Board for details.


9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair – Friday, August 7th, 2015
Back to School and Healthy Communities

DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB Cares) will hold its 9th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on Friday, August
7 2015 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This event will be held in the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.
The target audience for this event is the Maryland (and DC) Commonwealth, with an invitation extended to
all communities in the area. The objectives of the fair include:
· Promote healthy and sustainable living practices for the community
· Prepare our youth to live and learn in a wholesome manner
· Increase awareness of local, state, and national health services and resources
· Motivate participants to make positive health behavior choices
· Provide a fun, but informational outlet to a community on a Friday

For additional information feel free to contact me using my contact information listed below.

Have a great day!

Sharon A. Glenn, MSOD, PMP, CPLP, PHR
Operational Excellence and Communications Manager
DB Consulting Group, Inc.
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (301) 589-4020 ext. 4333
or Email: sglenn@dbconsultinggroup.com

and open to the public!


MID-ATLANTIC FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST

For more information about this organization, please select the "Link" option on this website and under the "Church Directories" section click on the hyperlink titled "Mid-Atlantic Fellowship of the Churches of Christ".  Thank you.

"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!'  The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD."

Lamentations 3:22-26

SERMON VIDEO'S
We are happy to announce that the Silver Spring Church website have begun posting sermons to share with family and friends. The video's can now be viewed directly from the "Media"" tab.  The audio from last year's Ladies Day event can also be found under the Media tab, please feel free to take a listen and download the tracks, if you like.  They are in MP3 format.

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