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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.

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.

 

Floyd M. Williamson, Minister,
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

 

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS' SOCIAL EVENT
Saturday, September 13th
9:30 AM - Breakfast and Hike (by noon day)


Meet for breakfast at First Watch Resturant in Rockville Town Center and continue to Great Falls National Park in McLean, VA for leisurely hike.  For more information please contact Jennifer Baah via jenn.baah@hotmail.com

Come Fellowship with the Mid Atlantic Churches of Christ
Saturday, September 20, 2014 (Rain or Shine)
Riverdale Community Park - Riverdale Recreation Center
5400 Haig Drive, Riverdale Maryland 20737
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM



 


Shepherd's Table
Saturday, September 6, 2014 At 5:40 PM

Every first Saturday of the month a team from Silver Spring Church serves dinner to he homeless at Progress Place, 8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring (at the end of Silver Spring Avenue). Our group is responsible for the 6:00 - 8:00 PM time slot. If you would like to join the team, speak to Paula Martin. The team must be there no later than 5:40 to receive instructions. Dinner service, we need to stay &help clean up until our shift ends at 8:00. Volunteers are asked to contact Paula Martin.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Teacher’s Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, September 27, 5:00 - 7:00PM

For all Bible Class Teachers (as well as Bible Bowl & VBS teachers) , please plan on attending a dinner in your honor on Saturday,
September 27 at 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

We appreciate all that you do and hope you will come join us for a festive dinner and program in your honor.

For more information or to help volunteer for this
special dinner, please contact the church office at
office@silverspringcofc.org or 301 585-8727

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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