Burbank Faith Today: February 8, 2017

Reminder: VBS is on the way...June 26-30...

Reminder: VBS is on the way…June 26-30…

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

Scripture For The Day:
“But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone who sets his heart on seeking God—The Lord, the God of his fathers—even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary.’ And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people.”—2 Chronicles 30:18-20

Of course, the scripture we’re most familiar with in expressing this sentiment is Romans 5:8 (…”While we were still sinners”…) Only in Churchianity is the search continuous, ongoing and endless in seeking ways to separate us from God.

Jump through this hoop, jump through that hoop and live in fear that the gates to Heaven are going to slam in your face on some loophole or technicality. Finding truth is remarkably simple, but we (& Churchianity) always complicate this because we are—quite often—so full of ourselves. That somehow we are going to make life with God more profound and meaningful by inserting tasks and forms of group-think into the equation of coming to know the Lord.

Gag.

The passage above tells us that the Lord knows our hearts and that if we earnestly seek him…earnestly meaning we are striving to follow his word…he will heal us. He will save us. Don’t look for this in seminary, don’t look for this in a denomination, don’t look for this in the Constitution, don’t look for from Billy Graham…look for it in the place where hope and truth are always found. Look for it in the Bible.

Boom!

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Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz

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Note:
BIG WEDNESDAY—March 15…We are planning on having an All-Church dinner/Bible Study in Martin Hall…If you were around in the old days we used to call these “Dime-A-Dips” and we talked about missions…Dinner will start at 6:30 and then Larry Marak will share a Bible Study…We will have childcare available—Megan Torosian & Emmy Chavez have already volunteered…As of right now we are not intending for this to be a potluck…we will be asking people to sign up…if we reach a certain threshold we may rethink that…We will not being doing pizza…This will not be a weekly thing…but perhaps a couple of times a year…You have six weeks, check your calendar and be a part.

VBS Goes to Rome: 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.

July is Camps Month: 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 1865 Lewis E. Jones, American YMCA director, is born. Jones was also a writer of hymns, and his most enduring contribution (which he both wrote and composed) was “Power in the Blood.”

…In 1950 American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: “Sin in a Christian makes God seem distant, deaf. In the body, sin saps animation, as cancer. In the soul, sin stifles the affections; as corrosion in the spirit, sin solidifies the attitudes, as a callous.”
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Church Calendar:
February 8:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
February 12: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
February 13: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
February 14: Women’s Bible Study—Tonight—7:PM
February 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 26: “You Are Loved”—Potluck, following morning worship.
March 4: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
March 4: VBS planning meeting, Martin Hall, 11:AM
March 15: Big Wednesday
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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