Burbank Faith Today: February 27, 2017

Joe T.

Haven’t aged a day in 17 years.

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

Scripture For The Day:
“The fruit of righteousness will be peace: the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”—Isaiah 32:17

If there is anything a believer struggles with it is confidence…and yet the answer to confidence is found in this short verse.

In 28 years of ministry, I’ve had up times and down times. Times where I felt like I could walk through fire and times when the mere prospect of a conversation was enough to make me want to stay in bed the rest of the day.

Certainly, this is not unique.

Believers struggle with worthiness. The belief that somehow (sinfully, I might add) that the blood of Christ wasn’t/isn’t sufficient enough to cleanse them of their sins. As if they’d committed some deed in their past that prevents/precludes them from ever going forward in their faith…From ever sharing about it, from ever acting on it and settling for a hidden corner of the kingdom. Happy to be inside the gates and nothing more.

Believers also struggle with the belief that their view or commentary on scripture—or the Christian life—carries any weight or value when put alongside the giants of the faith and the denomination. When placed alongside those who teach theology, studied theology in school and/or have multiple frames of parchment hanging on their wall. Folks, understand that if you live your life this way you are subjecting yourselves to the whims, thoughts, fads of man.

Instead, you have to submit to the truth of Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit. This does not mean you shouldn’t study…If you are constantly exploring and seeking within the Bible, you will come to understand and cling to the truth that never (spoil, perish, fade) fails. A truth that doesn’t change with the whims of churchianity, the political climate, or the failing of leadership.

NewsFlash: If you live the righteous life that God calls you to live…and persist in it, confidence will be yours. You won’t have to wait for someone else to tell you your thoughts or motivations are correct…The Holy Spirit will confirm them for you…You will find peace…and the quietness and confidence that comes with righteousness.

…And this is when you become very dangerous to the enemy…and this is why you need to live confidently as a believer.

Boom!

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

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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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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 280, Constantine the Great is born. The first Roman emperor to be converted (ca. 312) to the Christian faith.

…1838 William J. Kirkpatrick, American Methodist hymn composer is born. He edited his first collection of hymns at age 21, and is still remembered today for composing the melodies to such hymns as: “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” & ”Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It.”

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Church Calendar:
February 27: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
February 28: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
March 1:
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 5: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
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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