What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?
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.
Dead? Or Alive?
“Wanted Dead or Alive” is a popular song from 1986 performed by the group Bon Jovi. You may have also seen “Wanted! Dead or Alive” signs in movies or your local post office.
When it comes to your faith, is your faith dead or alive? Hebrews 11: 1 teaches that faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Many times, Christians make it to Sunday morning worship services just in time to take communion, just before it is put away, and are pleased with his or her
worship for the day.
Is the notion just-in-time worship really representative of faith? Does Christian faith require more than attendance at Sunday morning worship services?
Hebrews 11 also provides example after example of faith being followed by actions. By faith…
· Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain
· Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house
· Abraham offered up Isaac
· Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come
· Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter
· The walls of Jericho fell down , after they were compassed about seven days
What if I told you faith without action is dead and alone? What would that mean to you?
Perhaps it is easier to understand that a body without the spirit is dead. Sounds harsh? Well, faith without deeds is dead. Even if a person says he or she believes in God. That is not enough. For even the devils believe in God and tremble.
“Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”
Show your faith is alive by doing good deeds. Make your faith complete with action.
Learn more by reading James 2.
Joseph O. Anderson, Elder
Church of Christ
Sunday's - July, 12th AM Worship Service
Speaker: Floyd Williamson
ALERT: PARKING CHANGES COMING
As a result of neighbor complaints that we were parking on the
sidewalk on Sunday mornings (we were not), the office of
Montgomery Councilmember Tom Hucker became involved. That
office contacted the Montgomery County Department of
Transportation which reported that
parking along E. Franklin
Avenue is illegal, but since no signs were posted, the ban was
not enforced. Hucker's office has informed us that "No
Parking" signs will soon be erected. We do not know when the
signs will be installed or what extent of E. Franklin will be
involved, but members should be alert and avoid being ticketed
once the signs have been installed. More of us will have to
park on neighboring side streets, and we should be careful
not to park in front of private driveways. Any suggestions for
resolving our parking problems would be welcomed.
Earle H. West
There is a need to assemble a SSCoC Parking Committee
(SSCoC-PC) to identify practical parking choices. The SSCoC-PC
will be holding an initial meeting on July 19th (Sunday) from
12 Noon – 12:30 PM in room 115.
(Open to all SSCOC members only)
Thank you in Advance J. Walker