Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
Scripture For The Day:
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”—1 Corinthians 1:18
I’ve been called brainwashed…a Holy Roller…and ignorant in regards to the faith I follow. I’ve been called other things, but they are best left unsaid here.
Haven’t we all been called a fool for having faith in Christ? Haven’t we all seen eyes roll when we share the reason for the hope we have?
Our initial reaction—I know mine was—was to pop the mockers right back. Hit them with something that stung, burned and humiliated. Some of us can be pretty good at that, and the individuals receiving our push back definitely deserve it.
Hooray! We got them…
…But, in the end, we have to recognize that they don’t get it. There is nothing in this passage that calls us to go after these people to settle scores. The reason is simple; they don’t get it. It is foolishness to them.
Yes, as a believer you will have to eat a lot of garbage, but could you imagine dying for somebody who didn’t deserve it? Could you imagine dying for somebody who wasn’t grateful? Is this not what Christ did?
The world doesn’t get it.
But we do get—understand—the power of the cross. We understand what we were and the life we’ve been brought into. We understand the power of the empty tomb enables us to eat a lot of garbage and to let slide the hurtful insults…To love when mocked…Even to love when hated.
I recognize the instinct to want to trade punches…And you should defend the scriptures, defend the resurrection, defend the power of the blood and the hope you have…But if they are making fun of you…Calling you names…Laughing at you…Let it go…Trading verbal blows can lead to cheap victories…Cheap victories that will never change the course of someone’s life.
Take the mocking, and after a while, even the insults will cease to be insults because of the power of the Lord in our life.
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.
Congrats to Burbank Basketball!
Michael Wood’s put back-slam dunk with 1.7 seconds left gave Burbank a 52-50 victory over Crean Lutheran on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the CIF Playoffs. The Bulldogs (22-8) are advancing to their first semifinals since the 2009-2010 season and just their third semifinal appearance in the last fifty years.
They’ll host Rancho Mirage (28-3) on Friday night.
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 1732, George Washington was born.
…In 1980, the U.S. Hockey team defeated the Soviet Union, 4-2, in the semifinals of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
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
February 28: Women’s Bible Study—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