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.
"Guns, Bombs, and Tragedy"
Have you been reading or hearing the news lately? Unbelievable is
the word that comes to my mind. I mean, what is going on? I've lived
a pretty long time and I never recall times like these in our
country. Oh yes we have had wars with Germany, Japan, and other
were also horrible resulting in many lost lives of our citizens. But
these current atrocities are happening in our towns and
neighborhoods. As I said before, what is going on? As best as I can
understand it, Satan is smiling and laughing much of the time since
he seems to be winning the war and stealing our hearts to serve him
rather than our God in heaven. Our Bible says clearly in Romans,
chapter 6 and verse 23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." The real question
is who are we serving? Is Satan our Lord or Jesus Christ? You and I
both know the answer to that question? Hopefully we have received by
faith Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our personal Lord and
Yes I understand that we do not live totally sin free lives and we
commit dumb, stupid mistakes probably each day. But the urgent
question is have we sincerely received Jesus Christ as the Lord of
our lives? If so then we have a way to defeat Satan and live
victoriously by the forgiving love and saving grace of God our
Father in heaven and His Son. Praise Him from Whom all blessings
flow. Perhaps at the top of that list of blessings is His love for
you and me which prompts Him to forgive us time and time again. Note
carefully in verse 1 of Romans 6 we read "Shall we go on sinning
that grace may increase?" Of course the answer is no. We must not
attempt to trade upon God's grace. We Christians must recall that we
died to our former lives of sin and were baptized into Christ and
into His death, verse 3. As a child I loved my mother and wanted to
please her. No I was not perfect and was punished when I misbehaved.
Her love for me drew me close to her again and again. So it will be
with God to an even greater degree.
Isn't it grand to be a Christian, isn't it grand? So says the song
we often sing in our Worship Assembly. How true it is! As Christians
we shall have nothing to do with guns and bombs but rather strive to
have peace and harmony with our fellow human beings. Holy Scripture
teaches us that we are to love God with all of our heart and we are
also to love our fellow
(woman). Are you a Christian reading this article? Then pray
for greater love for Him and your fellow human beings. If not yet a
Christian then consider your immediate need to receive Jesus Christ
as your Lord and Savior, resolve to turn away from any sins in your
life (repent), and follow His command to be baptized for the
forgiveness of all past sins in your life. Wow! What a blessing that
is indeed! Your experience will be the opposite of tragedy.
You will be filled with an awareness of God's redeeming love for
you. We stand ready to help and assist you and please know we love
you and are praying for your salvation in Jesus Christ, the Prince
Silver Spring Church of Christ
Silver Spring Church of Christ
will be worshiping back with University Park Church of
Church located at 6420 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782
begining this Sunday, June 12th and until further notice.
you for your patience while the church parking lot is under
construction to add additional parking spaces.
Sunday School: 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 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.