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.

PRIDE: HOW TO AVOID/CURE IT

A recent Sunday evening lesson focused on the sin of pride. It was eminently Biblical, since repeatedly scripture condemns human pride. But a related crucial question is how to avoid or cure it, since most of us are tempted to be lifted up in pride at one time or another.

But first, just a side note on definitions. There is a sense in which one may have “good” pride. One may be “proud to be an American” or a citizen of another country. One may be proud of new shoes or a new college degree. It simply means “glad to have, or glad to be,” with no disparagement of others in a sinful sense.

There are two considerations which help provide an antidote or cure for sinful pride.

First, consider the infinite wisdom of God. Ecclesiastes 5:2 says, “God is in heaven, and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.” I Cor. 1:25 tells us that “the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Second, consider what we are told in I Cor. 4:7, “What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” Daniel 4 tells how king Nebuchadnezzar was lifted up in pride as he said, “Is not this Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?” So, he was cut down until he could recognize that he had not done all this on his own power. It is so easy for us, like that great king, to be lifted up in pride that we have accomplished this or that by our own hard work, forgetting that we were given good genes, good health, etc. by which to do these things.

The sin of pride goes back a long way. Satan apparently fell from his exalted status by pride. Elders are not to be new converts so they may avoid becoming conceited and “fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.” (I Tim. 3:7) Adam and Eve were tempted to sin by the promise that they would “become like God” in their knowledge. (Gen. 3:5) So, “Humble yourselves in the sight of God and He will lift you up.”

Earle H. West, Elder,
Silver Spring Church of Christ




ALERT: PARKING CHANGES COMING

As a result of neighbor complaints that we were parking on the sidewalk on Sunday mornings (we were not), the office of Montgomery Councilmember Tom Hucker became involved. That office contacted the Montgomery County Department of Transportation which reported that parking along E. Franklin Avenue is illegal, but since no signs were posted, the ban was not enforced. Hucker's office has informed us that "No Parking" signs will soon be erected. We do not know when the signs will be installed or what extent of E. Franklin will be involved, but members should be alert and avoid being ticketed once the signs have been installed. More of us will have to park on neighboring side streets, and we should be careful not to park in front of private driveways. Any suggestions for resolving our parking problems would be welcomed.

Earle H. West






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

Proverbs 14:31

GRADUATES' EVENING SERVICE
JUNE 14, at 6 PM

Annually, Silver Spring church honors our graduates of high school, college, and graduate school at an evening congratulatory worship service. If a member of your family is graduating, please call (301-585-8727) or email the office (office@silverspringcofc.org) and give us the following information about your graduate.

*  Institution
*  Degree earned
*  Date of graduation
*  Provide a picture
*  Future plans
*  Choice of Bible (inscribed with the graduate's name) or Christian book

If a Bible is chosen, indicate how you want your name inscribed on the Bible.

PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY, MAY 29

 

MEMORIAL DAY Weekend Picnic-Cookout at Camp WaMaVa
Saturday, May 23 from 11AM to 2PM..."Join Us"!!!

Camp WaMaVa invites you to join us for lunch. If not
familiar with the camp, come tour our facilities.

Fishing * Moon Bounce * Hayride * Archery

Please help us prepare for this summer by bringing an item for our PAPER SUPPLY DRIVE.
Toilet Paper * Paper Towels * Napkins...or Cash!    

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".

CAMP WAMAVA - Memorial Day Picnic
Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Front Royal, VA
All are invited to share a picnic meal at Camp WaMaVa! Please plan to join us for a great day of fun and activities. See old friends and make new ones! Details are forth coming...stay tuned!

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.

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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