Burbank Faith Today: February 20, 2017

It was awesome to have Tara and her mom Tammy in service yesterday.

It was awesome to have Tara and her mom Tammy in service yesterday…All the way from Arizona.

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

Scripture For The Day:
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”—2 Timothy 1:6-7

Nice passage of scripture, Paul is encouraging Timothy. Serving God is not about timidity, you have the power of spirit and love…Awesome…But…that last line…that last stretch of words,“…and of self-discipline” often gets overlooked.

We like love; we like power, we like overcoming timidity…but self-discipline requires real work. If you/we really desire to “fan into flame” what God has given us, then we need self-discipline. It’s old hat for us to hear, but discipline does call for us to be reminded over and over again to be in our Bibles, to have an active prayer life and to not forsake meeting with other believers.

If your Bible time does not involve a reading plan—and you just open and read here and there—then you have no discipline.

If your prayer time is consistently pinned to the time you are stuck in traffic on the 405…then you have no discipline.

If your fellowship time with other believers comes after you’ve made all of your weekend activity choices–If it comes about in a “Yeah, I’m free this Sunday” manner–then you have no discipline.

…So when your walk with the Lord fails to fan into flame…you shouldn’t be surprised because you haven’t done the work of disciplining yourself to bring it about.

Boom!

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

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valluckYOU ARE LOVED SUNDAY, February 26
…One of the things we do really well at Burbank Faith is the Potluck…Our potlucks are so good that YELP wants to list us in its “Best Places To Eat in Burbank” file…So mark your calendar…connect with us here…at church…sign up…but be sure to join us for our after-church potluck following the worship service on February 26.

…Oh, and bring a friend.

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Eric Canto has posted a digital recording of Sunday’s service on the church’s Facebook page.
The music is great…the speaker…might be a little hard on the eyes.

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larryA Thought From Larry Marak:
One of the reasons why it pays to read your way through the Old Testament. In Deuteronomy, the Israelites are instructed to swear by God’s name. In Matthew 5:34-35, the Lord tells us not to swear by his name, or by heaven, or by Jerusalem. Seems like a conflict.

As we read through Judges, Jephthah’s sacrifice of his daughter, and Samuel and Kings we see how swearing by God’s name is repeatedly used as a tool to commit evil or as a semantic tool to excuse evil (David instructing Solomon to murder Shimei son of Gera (1 Kings 2:8).

Men and the Devil had turned an instruction to be honest in God’s presence into a tool for justifying evil behavior.

(Larry leads our Wednesday night Bible Study—7:30 to 8:30)

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Note:

Join on us on March 15, for "Big Wednesday"

Join on us on March 15, for “Big Wednesday”

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.

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

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

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 1976, Kathryn Kuhlman, 69, popular American radio and TV evangelist dies. A member of the American Baptist Convention, Kuhlman’s preaching emphasized the healing power of the Holy Spirit.

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Church Calendar:
February 20: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM: NO RIDERS ON THE STORM TONIGHT
February 21: Women’s Bible Study—Tonight—7:PM
February 22:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
February 26: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
February 26: “You Are Loved”—Potluck, following morning worship.
February 27: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
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 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
March 19: Church Board Elections
April 16: Easter Sunday
May 6-7: Burbank Relay For Life
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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