Burbank Faith Today: January 31, 2017

Eric Canto is so cool...he freezes himself...

Eric Canto is so cool…he freezes himself…

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
91501

Scripture For The Day:
“If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”—Romans 14:8

When you think of holiness, you have to remember that it is not about jumping through hoops or some other attempt for outward validation that will lead another to say, “Oh, yes, that person is quite holy.”

The essence of it is that we, flat out, belong to the Lord. We live for the Lord, we die for the Lord and all the stuff in between is done for the Lord.

The next question that may pop to mind is, “If you do everything for the Lord then that means you’ll never leave the church, you’ll become a minister, you’ll become a missionary…you’ll have to keep doing and doing, and there won’t be any time for anything else…”

Sorry Hans, wrong thought.

We apply the scripture above to our lives when we identify openly with our faith and do our best to live it out in all circumstances. Whether we are being watched or not, we do all things as if it were directly for the Lord.

I love my family as I know the Lord loves my family, I do for others as I know the Lord would do for others, I prepare, I work, I clean house, I speak, write, interact as if I were doing so to the Lord.

This is not a case of “What Would Jesus Do” but a case of knowing what Jesus has already done.

Accepting the work he did on the cross and living a life worthy, honoring, of the redemption he gave me.

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rome-vbs-2017-minNote:
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.)

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Did You Know?
On this date in 1839, two months before his premature death at age 39, Church of Scotland clergyman Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: ‘Is not a Christian’s darkest hour calmer than the world’s brightest?’

On this date in 1994 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36…This past week in 2017, Dow topped 20,000 for the first time.

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Church Calendar:
January 31: Women’s Bible Study—Tonight—7:PM
February 1:
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 6: “Riders On The Storm”—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

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