Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“I know my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.”—Job 19:25
I love all the tangible evidences we point to about Jesus and the Scripture. I love the classic line by J. Warner Wallace (Christian Apologist) when asked why he believed in God his answer was, “Because it’s true.”
Most of us grew up in an age where it was all about evidence and making a case for the existence of God…Love all that.
The Scripture above doesn’t detract from that, but what the first two words—“I know”—does is remind me that our faith can/must grow beyond the point of just the physical and tangible. Our faith must be built on faith.
Think of Thomas and his mindset before he cried, “My Lord and my God!”
As the world as changed…As the culture and modern theologians have sought to create a gender neutral Almighty and Bible…As they’ve sought to make the Word more palatable and less offensive…As they’ve sought to conform to an acceptable norm…As the world has moved from evidential truth to basing life and actions on feelings…These tangible things we point to, either do not matter to the world or are going to be removed by the world.
That’s when “I know” takes center stage in my heart. I know my redeemer (Jesus Christ) lives, and that can never be shaken or taken from me. No matter what “evidences” to the contrary are presented…No matter who the presenter of a counter-argument about Christ or the Scriptures is…I know my redeemer lives.
I love that there are places in Israel to go to where they’ve dug up sites confirming the truth of the Bible…I love the manuscripts that have been found validating the Word of God…Love it all.
But even if none of it existed…Even if physical proof was never found…Even if what has been found was taken away…Nothing can ever change the truth, for me, of knowing that my redeemer lives.
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
Getting The St. Baldrick’s Buzz:
Pastor Joe T., Pastor Bill and Matt Fruchey have committed to getting their heads shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s campaign to raise funds to stop childhood cancer.
More information to come.
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 1633, on his deathbed, English poet and clergyman George Herbert, 39, uttered these last words: “I shall be free from sin and all the temptations and anxieties that attend it…I shall dwell… where these eyes shall see my Master and Savior.”
…In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials in the Massachusetts colony officially began with the conviction of Rev. Samuel Parris’ West Indian slave, Tituba, for witchcraft.
…In 1810, Georgetown College was chartered in Washington, D.C., making it the first Roman Catholic institution of higher learning established in the United States.
…In 1966, Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: “If Jesus is and does what we read in 1 John 2:2, then He prays for all men: for those who already pray and for those who do not yet pray.”
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 7: Women’s Bible Study—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