Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“…Say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’”—Isaiah 35:4
I understand the old Delta saying of, “Don’t get mad, get even.” Totally get it. First instinct when you take a punch is to give one back.
The punch back seldom solves anything and makes you feel better for only a short time. The punch back is also used by Satan (yes, contrary to some popular theological positions, there is a Satan) to make you feel less than. They are used to remind you that you are not that great of a Christian…And perhaps never will be.
The Scripture above tells us not to fear, and it also tells us that the Lord has got our back. He will take care of us. He will save us. He will deliver us.
This message gets lost because we allow other messages to come in and take priority over it. The culture gives us doom, gloom, terror, and a thirty-second puppy story at the end of a newscast.
And we believe it is the worst time, moment, period in human history.
Satan’s number one weapon in attempting to separate us from the love of God is not sex, drugs, and rock & roll…Satan’s number one weapon is to remove hope from us. The absence of hope makes us feel alone, the absence of hope makes us feel adrift and the absence of hope will cause us to cling to any perceived lifeline.
Folks, your lifeline is the Scripture…Read the Scripture…Heed the message…Don’t worry so much about punching back and dwell instead on the simple truths of the Lord…First: Jesus died for everyone, including those who have hurt you…Second: He will deliver you, he (drum roll please) will bring you justice…and deliver hope.
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…
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 1927, Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
…In 1948, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall prayed: “O God, forgive the poverty and the pettiness of our prayers. Listen not to our words but to the yearnings of our hearts. Hear beneath our petitions the crying of our need.”
…In 1959, American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: “Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.”
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
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 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