Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
Scripture For The Day:
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 8:37-39
This scripture pairs well with what is found in Numbers 11:23…When Moses has a brief moment of doubt…God answers with, “Is the Lord’s arm too short?”
We’ll have moments of pain. We’ll have moments of suffering. We’ll have times when it will seem like everything in the world is working against us…You’ve had them, I’ve had them and we’ll continue to have them. But the heart of the matter is, will these things control us and determine actions, attitudes and dispositions?
Will we reject the ability of God to sustain us?
I understand what it’s like to see a child in pain, I understand financial challenges but what I don’t understand is what I see among those claiming a firm faith in Christ is the depression they are in over the current political climate.
If what is happening in politics or on the news is overwhelming you then your faith isn’t big enough. That might be hard to hear, it might make you angry, but it is true. Your faith and how you practice it, is simply not big enough. If you are emotionally and spiritually destroyed because of something out of Sacramento or D.C., then you had very little faith to begin with.
I’m not saying you have to like or dislike anything but Christ should be the thermostat for those claiming a faith in him…not the world. Christ sets our “hope” temperature…not the world. Christ does not give us a spirit of fear or depression; Christ enables us to move through and above all storms. Through him, we are more than conquerors.
You can flush the Bible down a toilet, burn its pages or cut it up and use it for insulation against the cold. You can say you hate it, despise it and say you are through with it…but you can never diminish the Christ found within it.
Our Lord is much bigger than anything that takes place in the world today…he’s overcome, and continues to overcome, the world.
To answer the million dollar question from after church yesterday…The boots belonged to Matt Fruchey…the “fresh” looking brown-leather vans belonged to Pastor Joe T….the “last cleaned in 1979” Wallabees belonged to Pastor Bill.
The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Rome: Paul & The Underground Church”
The dates are June 26-30…Look at your calendar…share with your friends…Pray for Seana Zilbert, who is directing…Make plans to volunteer.
Remember: July is camps month…Junior High, High School & Kids.
District Assembly is July 12-14
(It is one month later this year due to General Assembly (Indianapolis) being held June 21-30.)
Did You Know?
On this date in 1750 In Colonial America, Rev. Jonathan Mayhew of Boston delivered a sermon entitled, “Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission.” The sermon attacked both the divine right of kings and ecclesiastical absolutism.
January 30: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
January 31: Women’s Bible Study—Tonight—7:PM
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
February 4: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
February 5: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
February 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 26: “You Are Loved”—Potluck, following morning worship.
March 4: VBS planning meeting, Martin Hall, 11:AM
March 19: Church Board Elections
April 16: Easter Sunday
May 13: Ladies Tea
May 14: Mother’s Day
May 21: VBS planning meeting, following morning worship.
May 29: Memorial Day
June 26-30: VBS Week