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.

HOW "KIND" IS JESUS' YOKE?

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV): “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Even though this passage should bring all of us much comfort because of the words “rest,” “easy,” and “light,” Jesus is not saying that his yoke is undemanding, painless, or trouble-free. On the con-trary he’s calling us to take his yoke and work with him.

A yoke is a tool used to join at least two work animals in order to plow a field together. There are different kinds of yokes. One type of yoke is a wooden beam fastened around the necks of two work animals. Another type is the Egyptian yoke, which was a rod fas-tened across the forehead at the base of the horns of two oxen. These yokes could vary in weight, some were heavy and others were light.

Jesus is saying that his yoke will not be too burdensome to bear. On the other hand, when he said that his “yoke is easy,” he was not saying “effortless.” The Greek word used here means easy and mild in the sense of being useful, pleasant, virtuous, good, and kind. The yoke is not so much easy, as it is gentle and kind. What’s really interesting is that this word is the adjectival form of the same word used in Galatians 5:22; when Paul wrote that “the fruit of the Spirit is… kindness” (KJV: “gentleness”) Jesus’ yoke is kind!

There is comfort in knowing that we’re working side by side with Je-sus in the field of this world. As we plow together, we also need to remember that his yoke is easy, because he makes our work pleas-ant, good, and kind in everything we do being yoked together with him.

Floyd M. Williamson, Minister,    Silver Spring Church of Christ



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

Proverbs 14:31

 

A Celebration for Linda Whitley

Ladies, you are invited to a lovely spring afternoon of tea and fellowship to show your appreciation to Linda Whitley for her years of dedicated service to the Silver Spring Church of Christ. This will be an opportunity to show Linda how much she means to us before she and her family relocate to North Carolina. The celebration will take place May 10, 2014 from 2-5pm at the Bethesda Marriott hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. The cost is $40 per person for full High Tea service and gift contribution. To reserve your space, please contact Mary Wilson BEFORE April 27, 2014.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 20, 2014

It's almost Easter and the children are looking forward to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Don't forget contributions are needed for candy-filled eggs (no hard candy please). Please bring them to the church by Sunday, April 16 and place in the donation box in the foyer. Children, please remember to bring along either a basket or a bag to collect the eggs!

Volunteers are needed to coordinate the Easter Egg Hunt.  Please contact Sister Paula Martin if you can help.

SILVER SPRING CHURCH OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP MEAL

April 19th from 12PM - 4PM at the Annex

You are invited to join in fellowship at the Annex on Sat., April 19. Children are welcome. Bring a dish to share. Sign-up sheet in foyer. See Richard Pong for details. 

 

18th Annual Ladies Day at Central Church of Christ
Join us when we welcome Donna Gaugh from Paducah KY when she presents, "Remove the Rocks and the Brook Stops Singing."

April 12, 2014 at 8:00AM
Register at the door
90 Waverly Court
Martinsburg, WV 25403 

 

 

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

The 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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