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.

AMAZING GRACE

John Newton was a slave owner before he became a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. His conversion led him to give to the world our wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. Newton's deep sense of wrong and sincere change of heart is what each of us should experience as we become Christians. That journey from lost in sin to salvation in Christ begins with our seeing our need for forgiveness of our sins and an awareness of the grace of God which is available to all who will receive it by faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. "Amazing
grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see."

John Newton was a slave owner before he became a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ. His conversion led him to give to the world our wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. Newton's deep sense of wrong and sincere change of heart is what each of us should experience as we become Christians. That journey from lost in sin to salvation in Christ begins with our seeing our need for forgiveness of our sins and an awareness of the grace of God which is available to all who will receive it by faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see."

Grace is always beautiful and always something that is a gift given on an unmerited basis to the receiver. The Apostle Paul wrote by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Ephesians, chapter 2, verses 8 and 9, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast." That first phrase can be accurately translated "by means of grace". It is what the Greek scholars call a Dative of means. The means or the way we are saved is by God's grace and not by our personal works and efforts. Yes of course Christians are to work and carry out the commands of our Father in heaven. But we work not in order to be saved but we work because we have been saved. What a difference that is and I hope you see it. Verse 10 of Ephesians 2, confirms this, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

One more thing, please carefully note that this gift of God to save you and me must be received "through faith". The New Testament word faith in this context means trust, reliance, or dependence. Grace is never forced upon you and me. God's gift of saving grace is to be accepted upon the basis of my, your, personal faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We must come to understand and trust in the death of Christ upon the cross for our forgiveness. Read Acts 2, verses 36-41 which tells how people who believed in Jesus Christ were then told to repent of their sins and to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. Three thousand of them did just that and you can do so also. If we can help just call the church office, 301-585-8727, and one of us will be happy to visit with you and help in this important matter. "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see."

Praise God for His saving grace, for the gift of His Son, and for his Word which leads us to see our need for repentance and baptism into Christ. Don't delay but do it today if need be. I love you all.

Mike Anglin, Elder,
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

 


FRIDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP

Host: Andrew & Esther Pong
13616 Hobart Drive
Silver Spring, MD
Join us for Food, Fellowship, & “Singing.” Bring a side dish to share.
RSVP requested…..301-989-0283
Save the Date : January 30, at 7:30PM

 

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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