Church of the Nazarene- Harrisonburg
Anatomy of a Storm: Feeding Hope
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  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
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As we conclude our series, Anatomy of a Storm, we are going to talk about one unexpected gift this season has given us: the opportunity for hope.
Paul is highlighting two aspects of hope for those who put their faith in Christ:

Hope THROUGH the storm- the promise we have that God will get glory on the other side of the storm ( “And we boast in the hope of the glory of God")
Hope IN the storm- the realization that God can produce hope in us even while the storm is raging ("we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope")
Two things to remember about hope:

Hope comes from God
-Hope is not something we catch, not something we produce, not something we can source
-The reason hope doesn’t put us to shame (Romans 5:5) Is because the Holy Spirit is pouring it out in our hearts. Hope is sourced by His Spirit at work in us

Hope grows
-Paul highlights that hope grows through a process (Romans 5:3-4)
-Hope does not just begin and end with me, but continues to grow and even overflow (Romans 15:13)
-People with hope can’t contain it.They are determined to spread it.They refuse to let hopelessness have any ground in their lives or in others

Other Scriptures for study/reflection:

The ministry of healing continues throughout the New Testament:
In the midst of this, there is an obvious question: why isn’t everyone healed?
It’s never enough from God’s perspective, to just heal you physically
-Jesus desires to strengthen the man’s faith
-Jesus desires to challenge the man’s willingness and desire for healing
-Jesus desires to minister to the spiritual needs in addition to the physical needs

The bottom line:
My healing is up to God. My trust is up to me.

Other texts for study/reflection:
Nazarene Article of Faith: Divine Healing:

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