Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
Scripture For The Day:
“You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”—2 Corinthians 3:3
A letter from Christ…Think about that…We are letters from Christ—the result of his work in our lives and heart—for the world to read. When you think of the numbers of people just in the United States that identify as Christians that tallies up to a lot of correspondence from the Lord.
This means along with the scripture…the letter—our testimony—is speaking to the world about the death and resurrection of our Lord. Awesome.
But have you ever considered what might be in the body of your letter? Have you ever considered what others are learning about Christ from reading you? Are they learning fear? Churchianity? Anger? Bitterness? …All of these things that shouldn’t be the testimony of Christ’s church but we know are out there…
Here’s something else to think about in regards to being a letter from Christ…This letter is not written—as the scripture above shares—with ink but on our hearts. The reason the earth—country—is not a paradise or a much better place is because eighty-percent of those who identify as believers have something other than the joy of the death, resurrection and salvation found in Jesus Christ written on their hearts…
So ask yourself, what is in the body of your letter? What are you putting out for the world to see? Don’t get caught up in the injustices done to you, how your job has been cruel to you, how your family has failed you, how the government has forgotten you or how the church has persecuted you…
What is in the body of your letter?
This Friday night, March 3, the Burbank Bulldogs (23-8) will face the Brentwood Eagles (22-8) at the Felix Center on the campus of Azusa Pacific University to decide the CIF’s Boys 3AA title.
The Bulldogs are playing for their first ever basketball championship…I’m gonna be there…It’s a great arena…and a great way to spend your Friday night. Tip Off is at 7:PM
Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz
VBS Planning Meeting in Sanctuary after service on Sunday. Go out, grab lunch and meet back with Seana. Expect the meeting to go about two hours.
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.
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 1784, English churchman John Wesley, 80, formally chartered the movement within Anglicanism which afterward came to be known as Wesleyan Methodism.
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 5: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
March 5: VBS planning meeting, Sanctuary, after service.
March 6: “Riders On The Storm”—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