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.
Three Great Certainties
Birth is an exciting event for both the parents and the
child. For months the parents have been patiently
anticipating the beginning of this new life. Their baby has
become a new person and is genetically a physical and
emotional reproduction of themselves. The parents are happy and
have great hopes for their new addition to their family.
This newborn is at the very beginning of life’s journey. Even
though this new little one doesn’t understand much about
anything, it is helpless and totally dependent on older and more
experienced human beings for care, food, and protection. Yet this
infant has a tremendous desire for life and will like the rest of us
fight the losing battle of its prolonged existence on earth, because
there is no physical longevity guarantee. As a matter of fact, as
certain as we take our first breath; we will also take our last. These
are two universal truths for all life on earth.
According to the Bible, there is a third universal
certainty. We read in Hebrews 9:27-28 (NIV)
that “Just as people are destined to die once,
and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ
was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will
appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to
those who are waiting for him.” This third certainty is judgment. All
human beings will face a final reckoning of their own life. This is
why God sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, in order to
make it possible for all people to be ready
for that day. Consequently being a faithful
follower of Christ will guarantee salvation
(1 John 5:13) and the crown of life
(Revelation 2:10). Unlike our physical birth
and death, which is beyond our control, we
have a choice about the outcome of our own judgment. Let’s make
sure we’re ready.
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