Burbank Faith Today: March 16, 2017

“Big Wednesday” was awesome…and we look forward to doing it again…

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
91501

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”—Isaiah 44:22

There are a lot of tragedies in life. Amongst the biggest we see as believers or through the eyes of ministry is the individual who cannot wrap their thoughts around the Scripture above.

Your/our offenses have been swept away like a cloud, like the morning mist, like the snap of a finger.

We know this passage in Isaiah is speaking about Israel’s relationship with the Lord, but—like all of them it seems—one Scripture can have many applications…And the application for this is when we are forgiven, it means we are forgiven!

I believe many of us who have repented and are truly striving to live a life of holiness (holiness—not perfection)…have this hold-back from understanding we’ve been fully redeemed.

…And until we fully comprehend we’ve been fully redeemed, we are never going to be centered in the Lord’s will. Feelings of inadequacy, unworthiness, of not being as good/loved/smart as the person you worship next to will always stunt your growth spiritually.

How can we move forward if we continually estimate ourselves as unworthy? We won’t. We’ll ask the Lord to take whatever cup he has placed in front of us to give to somebody else to drink. Do you remember Moses at the burning bush? He’s looking for one reason after another as to why he cannot accept his call from God…

Exodus 4:13: “But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.’”
Exodus 4:14: “Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses…”

Later in verse 24, it says that the Lord was about to kill Moses…

Did Moses believe in God? Yeah
Did Moses believe God was all powerful? Yeah
Was Moses in danger of being killed because he doubted God’s existence? No.
Was Moses in danger because he believed God wasn’t all powerful? No.
Was Moses holding-back from following through on the Lord’s plan because he felt unworthy?
Yep!
Was this what put Moses in danger? Yep!
Has the Lord ever placed anything in front of you?
Have you ever held back because you felt unworthy?

…I rest my case.

Boom!

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Board Meeting Tonight!

Board Meeting Tonight: 6:30 P.M.
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Seana wants us to remind EVERYBODY…that they can register for VBS online.

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.

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Matt, sporting a pre-Baldrick Buzz.

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.

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Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz

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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.

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Note:

Reminder: VBS is on the way…June 26-30…

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.)

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Did You Know?
On This Date…
…In 1604, at the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presented to King James I the motion “…that there might be a newer translation of the Bible.” Approved the next day, Rainolds’ motion led to the 1611 publication of the Authorized (King James) version of the Bible.

…In 1740, English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: “If I see a man who loves the Lord Jesus in sincerity, I am not very solicitous to what…communion he belongs. The Kingdom of God, I think, does not consist in any such thing.”

…In 1786, the Virginia Legislature adopted the Ordinance of Religious Freedom, which guaranteed that no man would be forced to attend or support any church. This mandate later became the model for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

…In 1902, Eric Liddell, English 400m runner (Olympics-gold-1924) is born. He’s the guy from Chariots of Fire who refused to run on Sunday in the Olympics. He dies in a Japanese prison camp during World War II.

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Church Calendar:
March 15:
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 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.

Kourtney Zilbert (Left) is one of our own…Keep her and her partner Austin in prayer.

President Donald Trump

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Kamala Harris

Mayor of Burbank, Jesse Talamantes

California Governor, Jerry Brown

 

 

 

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