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.

Freshmen Challenges

You have raised your children to grow up in a Christian environment and when they go off to college for the first time they are no longer under your supervision. They are free to make their own decisions and we pray they make the right decisions. An important step in preparing for college is to know what to expect. These are some of the challenges they may face followed by scripture they can meditate on when facing these challenges:

Faith/Diversity - Students may walk away from their faith and no longer profess to be Christian. At home their faith was associated with family and our congregation. That familiarity will be replaced by a college environment that may make their faith seem out of place. College provides not only ethnic diversity, but the confrontation with different beliefs, worldviews, and moral choices. Most will feel ill-equipped to answer challenges raised by alternative views to their own faith - both in the classroom and in the dorm room.

Romans 16:17-1817 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Freedom – No longer under parental guidance and restrictions, their new-found freedom may cause their priorities to change. Their tendency may be to act on impulse, make decisions based on emotion, and instant gratification. Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. 1 Peter 2:16 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

Social - The college social life may cause students to engage in activities they normally would have avoided at home. Peer pressure, who doesn't want to fit in? The social environment of college also provides anonymity - a free pass to let loose. They may be urged to cheat, steal, try drugs, deceive you (parents), or say or do some-thing that makes them feel uncomfortable.

James 4:77 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 Matthew 26:41 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempt-ed[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Proverbs 23:19-21 “Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”

God can deliver us from temptation and negative peer pressure if we pray for it. But we should pray that temptation does not arise. If it does, say no quickly and get away from the difficulty. Even if the results from doing right don't seem promising, it will turn out for the best in the end. 

Jackie Gill, Elder
Silver Spring Church of Christ




SERMON for Sunday's - August, 16 2015 AM Worship Service

SCRIPTURE:  Psalm 33:13-15

SERMON TITLE: “God Sees”


SPEAKER:  Floyd Williamson




ALERT: Franklin Ave. Parking Issue Resolved

The community individual who originally complained about our parking along Franklin Ave. has withdrawn that complaint as long as no one parks on the sidewalk. This is agreeable with the De-partment of Transportation. So we may park on Franklin Ave. in front of the building so long as two cautions are observed:

Earle H. WestDo not park in the travel lane;
Do not park on the sidewalk.


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

Proverbs 14:31


LADIES INSPIRATION DAYLADIES DAY...Pre-Planning Event Meeting

Ladies interested in volunteering to work on the 2015 LADIES INSPIRATION EVENT, please join us directly after Sunday School on August 9th. A light lunch will be served. Point of contact - Janice Willoughby

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY
August 30, 2015
LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH



9:30AM Worship, 11:15AM Bible Study & 12:15PM FELLOWSHIP MEAL in Annex
Share Christ and God’s word with others...bring a loved one to Worship Service and a dish to share at the potluck fellowship

Sign-up TODAY!!!

Men's and Ladies Prayer Breakfast will resume in the Fall.

New Member Fellowship
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

All new members are cordially invited to attend the New Member Fellowship for this quarter on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Clint and Mary Wilson, please inform me by Sunday, September 13, 2015 if you plan to attend.

Many thanks,
Mary Wilson
Leslie Knox

Seasonal Appropriate Clothing for Both
Children and Adults

is now being accepted. Used clothing in good condition (no tears, stains or odors) and new clothing is welcome. Please only bring clothes that will be wearable in the next few months (no winter apparel in Spring/Summer, please!) -- we have no storage space for clothing. Leave donations in room 103.

The Silver Spring Church of Christ Thanks You..."Blessings".



Financial Peace University(FPU)

Date : Saturday, September 26 at 9 am.
Place: Silver Spring Church of Christ
100 East Franklin Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

This is a 9 week course that teaches you how to handle money God's way. Come learn how to create a budget, pay off debt, save and give. All are welcome. Register online at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/class/100328.

Thanks,
Karlene

Financial Freedom Is Yours! 

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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