Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
Here Comes Heaven (The Boy Jesus at the Temple)
We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas holiday! Thank you for joining us as we continue looking at Jesus, the Christ Child. Happy New Year!
Locations & Times
  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
This week at HFCN
1. Offices will be closed on New Year's Eve/Day.

2. In January, our new messages series Afraid Not will begin. Don't miss our midweek opportunities In January to follow up with Wednesday night workshows to tackle the topic of fear! More info below.

3. Our Sportsman Dinner is coming up in February. For info and/or tickets, check out the event at the following: https://abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/328626

January's bulletin---> https://indd.adobe.com/view/63f8cbdd-77d1-4161-b0d7-713233579e05
God with us (Emmanuel), became God like us.
I. Gives value to our humanity.
a. Wesley’s Explanatory Notes on Luke 2 (John Wesley)
i. St. Luke describes in order Jesus the fruit of the womb, Luke 1:42; an infant, Luke 2:12; a little child, Luke 2:40; a child here, and afterward a man. So our Lord passed through and sanctified every stage of human life. Old age only did not become him.

b. Our value and our worth does not come from what we can produce, what we can do, what we have, who we know, or how attractive we are. We are loved, we are valued, and we have dignity because of who we are before God. Human beings, created in his image.
II. Shows our need for a Savior
a. Romans 5:12-17
i. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
III. Provides Opportunity
a. Hebrews 2:14-18 (NIV)
i. “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
b. Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
i. “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
IV. Points to our mission

a. Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV)
i. Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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