Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.”—Isaiah 43:11
Put that in your pipe, and smoke it, kid.
Yes, of course, we don’t want—nor need—to go looking for another savior. I mean who, in any sort of earthly frame, is going to fit that build? Who, other than Christ, is going to have the nail prints in their hands or the wound in their side?
Anything is possible, but I don’t think we can be vamped into trusting in another physical savior. What I do believe, though, is we can be seduced and convinced that salvation can have a different face.
The face won’t look like Christ, but we’ll come to believe, cope and treat something else as if it were our savior. We’ll do it with our careers, we’ll do it with our relationships, we’ll do it with our habits and we’ll do it wth our causes.
We’ll replace the work of the cross, the work of our savior, for a pseudo salvation. Something that will trick us into believing it can provide completion, self-worth, value, importance and, even, everlasting joy.
But look to this Scripture, apart from our God—who is Jesus Christ—there is no other savior.
Scripture gives an excellent account of King counting the cost—doing the arithmetic—before going to war to see if it is worthwhile. We would be wise to give such consideration when looking to place our joy, hope and future in the hands of someone who didn’t rise out of the tomb after three days.
Special Prayer Request:
Frank & Gina Griffin are a brother and sister Pastor Joe T. grew up in school with. Frank’s son, Ryan, an Army Specialist, died suddenly about ten days ago here in the states. Please keep them in prayer.
A VBS Unlike Any Other:
Our VBS director Seana Zilbert ran her first “official” teachers/workers meeting this past Sunday. We say “official” because Sean’s has been putting together VBS for 2017 since last August.
Breaking News: You can sign up your child and their friends here on our website. Look the button up top, click, and follow.
Getting The St. Baldrick’s Buzz:
Pastor Joe T. has committed to getting his head 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
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 1559, French-born Swiss reformer John Calvin wrote in a letter: “If your labors, where you now are, are sterile, and if here an abundant harvest awaits them, which is the most forcible tie? the one by which God draws you hither, or the one that detains you there?”
…In 1937, English Bible expositor Arthur W. Pink wrote in a letter: “Neither the nearness nor the remoteness of Christ’s return is a rule to regulate us in the ordering of our temporal affairs. Spiritual preparedness is the great matter.”
March 14: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
March 15: Big Wednesday
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
March 16: Church Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
March 19: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
March 19: Church Board Elections
March 20: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
March 25: Collectible/Antique Sale 8:30 AM
April 1: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
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
As believers, we have to remain in continual prayer for all of our first responders…all our leaders…not a political party but for those carrying the heavy burden of leadership in our country and communities.