Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
Scripture For The Day:
“As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!…Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”—Galatians 1:9-10
Love verse nine. Verse nine is a clarifier..a sifter…it helps us to weed out the pollutants that attempt to infiltrate our faith. It’s a great verse…It’s clear, to the point and reminds us that the truths of God never change…In 21st Century vernacular, verse nine is awesome sauce.
Verse ten—on the other hand—is equally awesome but is much harder to put into practice…Especially in our 21st Century society where every feeling and every emotion has to be taken into consideration and validated. The need to be loved and accepted by everyone is such a driving force in our culture that it brings the believer into direct conflict with the scripture.
We have lost the ability, culturally, to understand that some people are not going to love us and many are not going to agree with us…Therefore, we do everything we can to make sure we are loved.
The need to be loved, more than anything, else is the leading the church—universal—into spiritual apostasy. The church has lost sight of verse ten—that it doesn’t need to please or seek the approval of man…It has also lost touch with Jesus’s words that if the world hated him, it is also going to hate us.
You can’t prevent people from disliking and disagreeing with you, but you can prevent yourself from being hurt by remembering that the only one you should be seeking the approval of is Christ and Christ alone.
Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz
YOU ARE LOVED SUNDAY, February 26—THIS SUNDAY!
…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.
Roxi Clark is having some major dental work done today and will be spending the night at St. Joseph’s. Please keep her in prayer.
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 303, the first “official” Roman edict for the persecution of Christians was issued by Roman Emperor Galerius Valerius Maximianus.
…In 1782, Pioneer American Methodist bishop Francis Asbury wrote in his journal: “It is my constitutional weakness to be gloomy and dejected; the work of God puts life into me.”
…In 1967, Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: “The statement that God is dead comes from Nietzsche and has recently been trumpeted abroad by some German and American theologians. But the good Lord has not died of this; He who dwells in the heaven laughs at them.”
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
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 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