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.
Why do we offer Bible classes on Sundays and Wednesdays? We also
urge members and non-members alike to attend them. Why is this? The
following quotation from Martin Luther, the great reformer, provides
an explanation. “But now since it is so common that everyone has
[the word that Christ preached] written in a book and can read it
every day, no one thinks of it as anything special or precious. Yes,
we grow sated and neglect it, as if
it had been spoken by some shoemaker rather than the High Majesty of
heaven. Therefore it is in punishment for our ingratitude and
neglect that we get so little out of it and never feel nor taste
what a treasure, power, and might there is in the words of Christ.
But whoever has the grace to recognize it as the Word of God rather
than the work of man, will also think of it more highly and dearly,
and will never grow sick and tired of it.”
The prophet Amos, spoke of a famine, “not a famine for bread or a
thirst for water, but
rather for hearing the words of the Lord.” (Amos 8: 11) On TV
quiz shows, when the category is “the Bible” contestants
generally display gross ignorance. Similar ignorance was shown by a
church member who spoke of Abraham as a Christian.
Our Bible classes are designed as “famine relief!”
Earle H. West,
Silver Spring Church of Christ
Morning Service: 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 AM
Evening Service: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bible Study: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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.