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).
Church of Christ
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.