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.

An Invitation to Seek Wisdom

In Proverbs 9, the writer contrasts Wisdom and Folly. He personifies Wisdom as a person who calls out to everyone “from the highest point of the city” to eat of her good and healthy food. Her cry is: “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:5-6). The plea of Wisdom is for people to open their stomachs and minds to God’s in-struction. "

Wisdom is not a matter of just knowing things or simply using human under-standing, but humbly realizing our own human ignorance and our dependency on God for what’s right and wrong. The two basic steps to gain godly wisdom are: (1) realizing our own inadequacy and (2) then pursuing and completely trusting in God’s revealed Word to acquire true wisdom. A wise person leaves his/her own simple na´ve ways and clings to God’s righteous ways. Godly wisdom is more than a paradigm for good, healthy, and spiritually living, it’s also the only way be with our Lord in eternity.

On the other hand, the Proverb writer personifies Folly as a person, who is also calling out to all the people passing by. Her cry is: “‘Let all who are simple come in here!’ she says to those who lack judgment. ‘Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!’ But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave” (Proverbs 9:16-18). Even though the simple are also seeking the food of instruction, they want to do it their own way, instead of listening to God’s Word. They lack good judgement and focus instead on the folly of self-gratification. See, the words of Folly may sound sweet, delicious, and tempting; yet they offer only an unsatisfying spiritual paradigm. As a matter of fact, the sweet smooth talk of Folly leads a person away from godly Wisdom and ultimately to eternal death.

Therefore let’s eat and enjoy the spiritually good and healthy food set for us and prepared by godly Wisdom in the Bible. It’s set for those who fear God and seek understanding from His Scriptures. Savor God’s Word. Let’s continue to consume the Scriptures every day and drink with eagerness from God’s wisdom (Acts 17:11).

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





MARRIAGE WORKSHOP

SILVER SPRING CHURCH OF CHRIST
100 Franklin Avenue Silver Spring, MD

May 1 - May 3
Friday May 1, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday May 2, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday May 3, 2015 - Worship Service 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Bible Class - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM & 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Registration is required for all to attend (Deadline 4/24/15)
There will be a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
The Marriage Roadshow has a message for everyone.


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

Proverbs 14:31

 


April 24, 2015 at 7:30PM
HOST: Greg & Tabatha McCullom
6201 Gold Yarrow Ln
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Hope To See You There!

SILVER SPRING CHURCH OF CHRIST
PHOTO DAY IN ROOM# 112

The SSCoC Directory Committee is working on a new church directory and seeking for English/Hispanic members to refresh their member photos. The next Photo day will be next Sunday, April 26th from a) 9AM-9:30AM, b) 10:45AM-11:15AM, and c) Noon-12:45PM.

There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer

For those interested, Brother Kevin Kennedy will be offering photo pack-ages for purchase beyond the directory photo. Thank you in Advance, Jonathan Walker Sr.

The Health Fair Committee is planning a MENTAL HEALTH - HEALTH FAIR, Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10AM-2PM. The health fair will include resources and activities in Mental Health Information, Community Based Resource, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Physical, Activity, Pediatrics, Youth, Young Adult, Adults and Geriatrics. If you are interested inworking in the health fair, you may sign up in the foyer.

 M. Evans, DrPH, MSPH, OTR/L      

 

 

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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