Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
When we fail to be mindful & remain intentional in our faith, it's possible to become a believer who holds to the teachings of the Scripture and faith in Christ, but who has been impacted by the danger slowly to fade into practices driven primarily by the world and secular culture. Thank you for joining us this weekend, as we begin this new, crucial series together!
Locations & Times
  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotn.hope
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
This week at HFCN
1. Tonight 3D Dodgeball Tournament, all ages welcome. Get info or sign up online or at the Connect Center!

2. GO Trips. As followers of Jesus, we are called to Go! There are so many opportunities in 2020 to go into all the world with Christ's love! More info online or at the Connect Center.

For any of those events (and more) visit: https://abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com/registrations

3. IF Gathering registration ends Friday.

4. Interested in serving or receiving updates from our East Rockingham Campus (coming in 2021!). https://abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com/people/forms/103821


March bulletin---> https://indd.adobe.com/view/425fcf31-ffd1-4991-91e5-88df37ddc34f
Understanding the Greek word “drift”
•It is NOT a falling away or sudden crash
•It is slippage, like sand slowly through our fingertips or something that slips past us unseen
•Drifting is not sudden, but subtle and gradual.
The background of Hebrews 1
•Hebrews 2:1 is the first command in the book of Hebrews, but we must refer to Hebrews 1 for its context
•Hebrews 1 is about recognizing who Jesus is as Creator and Sustainer and Owner and Ruler and Redeemer of the world
•This is much like John’s gospel begins....”In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”
In summary, Hebrews 1 says that the Son of God (Jesus) is:
•the heir of all things (verse 2),
•the creator (world made through him) (verse 2)
•the radiance of God’s glory (verse 3)
•the exact representation of God’s nature (verse 3)
•the sustainer (he sustains all things by his power) (verse 3)
•the purification for sins (verse 3)
•at the right hand of God’s majesty (verse 3)
•greater than any angel (verse 4)
•worshipped by the angels (verse 6)
•the mighty God (verse 8)
Understanding Hebrews 1 gives us important context when it says “therefore” in Hebrews 2:1:

Hebrews 2:1
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away
Two guiding principles in regards to drifting from Hebrews 2:1....

1. Focus matters.....
•We are all listening to something....Driven by something...In step with something....
•“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Augustine
•We are instructed to pay attention, tune in, and remember who Jesus is
2. Urgency matters....
•This is not a message of convenience, or a message of “when I’m in crisis, then do it”.
•We shouldn’t be fearful, but we should be urgent.
Bottom Line:
(In God’s design) If you’re standing still, you’re drifting.

We must swim against the stream of sin, the stream of indifference, the stream of doing what everyone else does.
We must keep our eyes on Jesus (focus)
We must run the race marked out for us (urgency)

The good news: our God passionately pursues every one of us, even those who are drifting.

Giving at HFCN

Thank you so much for your partnership in the Kingdom of Christ!