Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
Scripture For The Day:
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”—Revelation 3:20
What would you serve Jesus to eat? Do you think he got a little tired of fish while he was hanging with the disciples?
Well, don’t stress. If Jesus knocks on the door invite him in, make him comfortable and serve tacos. Tacos always make for a good meal.
There…Scriptural insight for the day is complete…
Of course, we know, he’s knocking on the door of the church (not on the door of a non-believer) to be let back in. And we know if we let him in, he’s going to talk to us while we’re relaxing and eating tacos. He’s going to admonish, encourage, rebuke and restore.
This is why we keep him outside…because…if he comes in, he’s going to change things. Alas, a holiness message comes to the forefront; he wants control, and we don’t want to give up control. He knows what’s best for us, but we “THINK” we know what’s best for us.
It’s understandable as an individual…but when you are looking at it from the perspective of the church…Isn’t it amazing that Jesus has to ask to come in at all? The church knows that if he comes in, he’s going to require Christianity…The church knows it will have to surrender churchianity—our programs, our wisdom, our manufactured holiness, sanctimony and self-righteousness.
There’s the conflict…and that is why, for many, the door stays locked and shut.
Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz
YOU 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.
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.
She’s been gone for close to three years…but today is Trep Parish’s birthday…Burbank Faith was benefited by her good heart for many years…
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.)
Did You Know?
On This Date…
…In 1945, Eric Liddell, 43, Scottish Olympic champion runner dies. Later a missionary to China, Liddell was captured by the Japanese during WWII and died of a brain tumor while still imprisoned. (His college running days were portrayed in the 1981 British film, “Chariots of Fire.”)
…In 1988, during a live TV broadcast, televangelist Jimmy Swaggert, 52, admitted to visiting a prostitute, then announced he would be leaving his ministry for an unspecified length of time. (Defrocked in April by the Assemblies of God, he was ordered to stay off TV for a year, but returned after only three months.)
February 21: 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 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
If we’re to serve Jesus tacos, rest assured that they came from Jack in the Box. Even He would give a “thumbs up”.
That was an interesting note on Eric Liddell. He never compromised his faith.
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