Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.”—Proverbs 15:33
Ever catch yourself and think, or wonder, why you do the things you do? About whose affirmation or validation you’re seeking?
I have a tendency to convince myself that the “good” I do is for the church, or my family, or my friends. Efforts they’d see, experience and be grateful for. But in the end what does that achieve other than bringing me to the edge of a dangerous trap to fall into?
The trap being how wonderful I am, I’m loved and God is lucky to have me on his side.
We can easily lose our way when seeking to please others. Seeking to please others sounds marvelous on the surface, but the critical moment will come when in trying to please others we will willfully displease God.
(Start the Dragnet music: “dum-da-dum dum”)
We all love to be loved. We like to be liked. We want to remain popular and stay on the good side of people.
Vanity, applause, earthly rewards will scratch out the front end of the Scripture above. “Fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom…”
This isn’t fear of God stomping on us like a bug if he’s having a bad day. Rather, the fear is respect for who the Lord is and the magnitude of God. We keep that front and center, employ that wisdom, then we’re going to be less likely to stress about acquiring man’s approval.
Respecting the Lord–his place in the grand plan of things–makes us humble and puts us in a position for him to bless and honor us.
Ask yourself, are you stressing to seek recognition from the world? Remember that glory fades, fame is fleeting, the world is finite and memories are fickle.
The approval we should, humbly seek, should be the Lord’s.
…In everything that we do.
Board Meeting Tomorrow Night: 6:30 P.M.
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.
You can go to http://www.stbaldricks.org and make a donation. Pastor Joe is part of the #DadSquad team.
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.
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 44 BC, Julius Cæsar is assassinated by the Roman Senate in the Portico of the Theater of Pompey
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 21: Women’s Bible Study—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.