A Heart for the Heart of Alamance

   Last Sunday, we launched our new sermon series entitled “Welcome Home.”  “Welcome Home” is a phrase we see in various spots around Grove Park and so we felt it wise to explore the concept of home as it relates to our both our individual and corporate spiritual homes.   The series’ inaugural sermon reminded us of the necessity of having Jesus as our foundation and then examined the materials with which we built the walls and roofs of our homes.  We saw how our homes should be constructed with love, both for God and our neighbor.  We heard how the expression of that love is best seen through personal discipleship, dynamic worship, Kingdom service, and an extravagant love for youth and children.  These expressions also serve as the basis for our new strategy to impact Burlington and Alamance County with the reality of God’s love.  We are calling this strategy “A Heart for Alamance.”
   Our strategy is centered around the science of the human heart.  Our hearts have four chambers.  Two chambers receive unoxygenated blood and send it to the lungs for oxygen.  The other two chambers receive the now oxygenated blood and send it back out to the body for use.   We believe that faithful disciples of Jesus receive their “oxygen” through discipleship and worship and that the best way to expend this “oxygen” is through Kingdom service and ministry to youth and children.   Our desire is for everything we do as a congregation to be channeled through these four “heart chambers” thereby creating one heartbeat for Alamance County and ultimately the world.
   We will be exploring more of these four chambers over the next few weeks during our “Welcome Home” series and I hope you will make plans to join us and invite a friend.  If you are unable to make one of the services, remember you can catch them on our website, the Grove Park app, and on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  Spotify, Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and Stitcher.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any member of the staff.  God is doing great things in the body of Grove Park.  Let us continue to seek His face and join Him in His work knowing that with Christ our best days are still ahead of us.