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Easter Egg Hunt

Jacob Sparks - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt

 

Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt!

 

Saturday, April 15th at 10:00AM.

 

We will meet on the Church Playground!

 

After the Egg Hunt we will have a time to fly kites together.

 

Please bring your own kite.

Wednesday Summer Activity Schedule

Jacob Sparks - Thursday, June 09, 2016

Wednesday Summer Activity Schedule

These fun activities are designed for families to come and enjoy time together!

All activities are at 6:00PM unless otherwise stated.

 

June 15- Fire Truck Night- Burlington Fire Department is bringing a fire trucks and firemen will talk to the kids about fire safety.


June 22-Ice Cream Sunday Night- Come make your own ice cream Sunday and then enjoy playing on the playground with friends!

 

June 26- 29- Vacation Bible School- Register at glenhope.org by clicking on the slider.

 

July 6-Water Fun Night- Be ready to get wet!

 

July 13-Trail Mix Night!- Come make your own trail mix and enjoy playing on the playground!

 

July 20-Mini-Golf Night- Meet at Putt-Putt Fun Center for some family mini-golf. Group Rates $4 person per game. Sign-up by calling the church office at 336-226-3325 or on the sign up sheet in your Sunday School class.

 

July 27-Pajamas, Pancakes, and Peanuts Night- Come in your PJs for a fun summer movie night!

 

August 3-Bouncy House Night- Come bounce around in the Fellowship Hall!

 

August 10- Awana Training- there will be child care.

 

August 17- Awana Training- there will be child care.

 


Instructing a Child's Heart- Part 2

Jacob Sparks - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Instructing a Child’s Heart: Part 2

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Description: As a parent, have you ever felt overwhelmed by guilt because you feel like you have failed? Legalism in our parenting leads us to live in constant fear of failure and causes us to be consumed by guilt at our littlest mistakes. On the other hand, have you ever met an unrestrained child and thought “where are his parents?” Antinomianism is the belief that there are no moral boundaries. When applied to our parenting, it leads to rebellious and unruly children. The Gospel helps us to find freedom from guilt and fear, while guiding us in developing children of virtue. This class helps parents reshape their parenting through the lens of the Gospel.

Sessions: 1. An Introduction to Gospel-Centered Parenting; 2. How to Communicate in a Way that Touches the Heart; 3. How to Change More than Just Behavior; 4. Sowing and Reaping; 5. Gospel Authority in Parenting; 6. Parenting to the Glory of God; 7.Teaching God’s Wisdom; 8. The Identity Crisis; 9: Gospel Community in Parenting.

Dates: March 16-May 11

Where: Believer’s Class, On the 2nd Floor near the Sanctuary

Time: 6:30-7:40


Children's Choir

Jacob Sparks - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Children's Choir will be presenting the spring performance of Kids Under Construction. We will practicing every Sunday night from 6:30-:730. Children who are involved in Awana will be awarded Awana Store rewards for their participation. Sparks kids will receive 75 rewards and T&T kids will receive 7,500 rewards. Hoep to see you Sunday!!!

Children's Christmas Party

Jacob Sparks - Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Children's Christmas Party

 

We will be having a Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, Decemeber 12th from 10:00AM-Noon. All children ages 2-5th grade and their parents are invited!  We will make Christmas crafts, enjoy Christmas snacks, sing Christmas carols, and learn about the Christmas story. Merry Christmas!!!  

Family Summer Activity Schedule

Jacob Sparks - Friday, May 29, 2015

Vacation Bible School Registration

Jacob Sparks - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 

Vacation Bible School

 

June 21-24 From 6:30-8:30P.M>

Register Here!

 

 

Awana Celebration @ Cedar Rock Park

Jacob Sparks - Friday, May 15, 2015

We are having an Parent/ Child Awana Celebration May 27th @ Cedar Rock Park.

Meeting: We will meet at Shelter #4 near the pond, restrooms, and playground.

Time: 6:00-7:30P.M.

We will have a few snacks and some time for game!

Join us to celebrate the 2014-2015 Awana year!

The Pursuit of God- Loving God

Jacob Sparks - Thursday, May 07, 2015

 

The Pursuit of God- Loving God


“In the deep spirit of a man the fire must glow or his love is not the true love of God. The great of the Kingdom have been those who loved God more than others did.[1]


Sacrifice is a sure sign of love. We are willing to sacrifice for those whom we love. Jesus said “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).” Dying to save another’s life is the greatest sacrifice a person can make and it is also the single greatest act of love this world could know.

 

Our love for God can be measured by the degree we are willing to sacrifice for Him. That is why the great of the Kingdom must be the ones who love God more than others. If some stranger were to come and live with you and examine your days, how would they perceive of your love for God? Would they see you making sacrifices? Would they see you laying aside your life as a holy sacrifice to the Lord (Romans 12:1)? Would they see you using your time to demonstrate your love for God?

 

I think if we are all honest with ourselves and God, there are some things in our lives we are unwilling to sacrifice because we don’t want to. Do the TV shows we watch, the places we go, our goals at work, the ways we interact with our kids reflect our love for God or our love for self? Does our speech, our attitude, our thoughts show how much we love God or how much we love us? In this broken world, it is natural to place yourself first, to think of what you want and find a place for God which corresponds to your dreams and ambitions.

 

How can we go about making changes in our hearts, in our lives to better reflect the sacrifices a person who truly loves God makes? This is the most important question and the answer is tricky. Often times Pastors will notice habitual sins in their congregations and preach vehemently against them in the pulpit, hoping to bring conviction and change. But if my experience is true, this will be fruitless. In the moment the message is being preached, guilt rises in the hearts of believers, but by the time they go to eat lunch they have already forgotten. No changes are ever made.

 

True change happens in the heart. It happens when a person becomes convicted of their great and terrible sin, but they experience the grace and love of God to forgive that sin. Guilt is needed but not complete in itself. Guilt is necessary to bring us to a place were we can understand and experience the grace of God. One cannot understand God’s grace apart from understanding their sin. One cannot experience grace apart from feeling the guilt of their sin. Yet, when they do come to experience the grace of God it moves them. They go home from church thinking, wow our God is so good to us! It last more than a moment. It brings lasting change. The Bible teaches this principle saying “we love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).” We are able to love others because we have understood and experienced the love of God towards us.

 

When we are full of the love of God, we are going to find sacrifice for the Kingdom to be much easier. We will find it easier to put other s first and easier to live within God’s moral boundaries. In fact these things which once seemed laborious to us become our very joy. We will be enabled to say in truth “no one ever loses by what he sacrifices for the Father.[2]



[1] A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, (Harrisburg: Christian Publications, 1948), 36.

[2] Andrew Murray, Lord, Teach us to Pray (Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896), 18.

 


The Pursuit of God- Judicial and Relational Knowledge of God

Jacob Sparks - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pursuit of God- Judicial and Relational Knowledge of God


“The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His presence.[1]


When we speak about knowing God, we refer to two kinds of knowledge. First, we refer to judicial knowledge. Judicial knowledge is knowledge about God that we use to make determinations about who we believe God to be. It is the facts we know about God. Second, we refer to relational knowledge. Relational knowledge is the knowledge of God which comes from experience in our relationship. It is one thing to know the judicial fact that Jesus’ death was a substitute for the death you deserve. It is an entirely different thing to experience relationally the subsititutionary atonement by feeling the weight of your sin, knowing its consequences, and trusting in the death of Christ.

 

Both judicial and relational knowledge of God are important and necessary to salvation. You cannot be saved without hearing the facts that all have sinned, that the punishment for sin is death, and that Jesus died on your behalf. However, knowing those facts is not enough! You must not only know that all have sinned, you must know that you have sinned! You must experience the weight of your sin. You must feel that your sin is terrifying and experience the separation from God that sin brings. You must feel that you are under judgment. Then you must experience the grace of God as you believe in the atoning death of Christ and accept the Lordship of Christ.

 

Problems occur in our spiritual lives when we neglect either the judicial or relational knowledge of God. The world around us is perishing because they lack judicial knowledge of God. They don’t understand they are sinner. They feel guilt for their wrongdoings, but they either hide from the guilt or bury it inside until they forget about it. They do not know the fact that God loves them and sent His Son. Those who lack judicial knowledge have huge doctrinal errors. The cure for a lack of judicial knowledge is preaching the Gospel! The Gospel supplies the facts need to have a correct understating of God.


Within our churches, we have a different problem. “The church is famishing for want of His presence.” We lack relational knowledge of God! Our churches our full of people who understand the facts of the Gospel, yet they come to church because that is what good Christian people do on Sundays. Without relational knowledge Christianity becomes a checklist of rules and laws. I go to church, serve every once in a while, don’t drink or cuss so I’m a good Christian. Yet, all the while you are famished in your heart. The cure for a lack of relational knowledge is experiencing the Gospel. In the Gospel we have reconciliation with God. When we ponder the depths of our sin and the grace of God seen in the death and resurrection of Christ, we will not stay famished for long! We will begin to praise God and thank God! In this we will experience renewal in our personal relationship with God.

 

Brothers and sisters, let’s take a long hard look at our lives. Let’s stop covering up our sin and ignoring it. Let’s face God with it and experience the grace of the cross. As we experience this grace, we will experience relationally the presence of God. We will also begin to develop compassion in our heart for those who do not understand God’s grace! This will motivate us to preach the Gospel to those who have no judicial knowledge of it. We will not only find our famished soul at peace, but we will be providing a remedy for the problems our society endures!



[1] A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, (Harrisburg: Christian Publications, 1948), 35.

 


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