Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
Relationship Rules: The Pure Relationship
Locations & Times
  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotn.hope
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
This week at HFCN
As we continue to have both an indoor (9am) and outdoor (10:30am) service, we will be streaming on Facebook and Online Church at 9:00am only.

1. 30 Days of Prayer and Fasting- Our church is currently engaging in a month of prayer and fasting. To find out more information about how you can take part in this awesome opportunity, check out abeaconofhope.org/septemberprayer

2. Block Party- Students, you are invited to join us at the annual Block Party, tonight from 6-8pm in the parking lot!

3. East Rock- There are multiple East Rock Campus events coming up! Click here to check out what's happening with our new campus: https://www.abeaconofhope.org/eastrock/

4. East RockSpecial Offering- We are super close to hitting our launch goal of $180,000 for the East Rock Campus! Next week we will receive a special offering in support of reaching that goal!

4. Baptism- If you have made a decision for Christ and have never
been baptized, we would love to help you take that next step!
Text nextstepsnaz to 94000 and we'll be in touch!

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Rule #3
Sin does not just hurt my relationship with God.
We are defining purity as “seeking God’s best for me - heart, mind and body”
Our purity matters to God
-He is a holy God and as His children, we are also called to be holy
-Paul lists specific examples of the behaviors and attitudes we must take off in order to clothe ourselves with God’s best for us

-The act of purifying is God’s work
*We are not the ones trying to purify ourselves
*We cannot take off the old and put on the new by ourselves

-The act of purifying is God’s inner work
*Jesus did not come into the world simply because we had bad habits that needed to be broken. He came into the world because we had dirty hearts that needed to be purified
*This is not about behavior modification; it’s transformation from the inside out
Our purity matters to God, and it impacts those around us
-We often view sin as personal but miss the impact it has on those around us
-Lust distorts our view of others and poisons our minds, replacing meaningful relationships with a facade
-Greed causes us to compare ourselves to others and to view our relationships in terms of what we can get from them
-Lying causes trust to be broken and destroys the foundation of the relationships that matter most
It is impossible to build a life of righteousness on a foundation of sin.
-Oftentimes, our posture towards sin in our lives is to minimize it, to excuse it, to hide it, or to justify it
-But God doesn’t want us to minimize sin; rather He wants to expose it in our lives so He can bring healing
-A posture of hiding brings shame, and shame will destroy our relationships.
Scripture for further reflection:

Giving at HFCN

If you have ever have questions or need help with online giving, please let us know. finance@abeaconofhope.org Thank you for your partnership in the Kingdom of Christ!