Burbank Faith Today: March 21, 2017

This needs to be read not from left to right…but from right to left:… “Larry, Moe & Curly” were in church on Sunday and had a fantastic time.

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only son into the world that we might live through him.”—1 John 4:9

We’ve got our John 3:16…We’ve got our John 14:6 with Jesus being the way and the truth and the life…And then we have this one.

God showed his love among us…Awesome.
He sent his one and only son…Terrific.
That we might live through him…Ka-boom!

I understand that the blood of Jesus brings life, but it is the living in the every day, “through him,” that reaches out and grabs in this Scripture. “Through him” means we are filtered through him, we run our dreams, plans, visions, goals through him…This means our life is found in him.

Folks, this is holiness!

This love of God, the giving of his son is not only about blessing us with eternity but about blessing us with an abundant life, a victorious life here on earth.

And don’t sell the term “victory” short…You/we need victory. So much in this world is about tearing us down…The spiritual battle that we face is about destroying our value and worth as people…But it is in Christ—daily—we are revived and experience victory.

We “live” in the aspect of breathing and eating, but we also “live” in the aspect of thriving on this marvelous gift of life we’ve been given…when we live through him and for him.

Boom!

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We’d like to welcome Larry to the church board…we are expecting super things from him.

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Seana Zilbert says another VBS meeting is coming soon!

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

Note:
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 1747, on a slave ship bound for England, during a violent storm at sea, English sea captain John Newton, 22, was dramatically converted to a living faith. It was more than a “foxhole religion,” as Newton soon abandoned the sea, and from 1764 until his death (43 years later), he devoted his life as a clergyman in the Anglican Church. Newton is best known for the hymn he wrote, “Amazing Grace.”

…In 1843, Baptist preacher, William Miller of Massachusetts predicted the world would end with Christ’s return on March 21, 1843 (to be fair he said anytime between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844). This is where much of the church’s (universal church) “Rapture Theology” originated. By all accounts, Miller was devout and steadfast…but in the end he was proved to be a fraud. Because by the setting of dates he errored grievously as a minister of the Gospel of Christ. It can only be assumed that pride and vanity cost him perhaps the greatest asset a believer has: humbleness.

…In 1900, in Chicago, following the death of its founder Dwight L. Moody, the Bible Institute for Home and Foreign Missions changed its name to Moody Bible Institute. The school has since become the model after which other learning institutions have patterned their curriculum.
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Don’t forget to be at Bible Study this week. Ladies tonight, all-church tomorrow night!

Church Calendar:
March 21: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
March 22:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
March 25: Collectible/Antique Sale 8:30 AM
March 26: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
March 27: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
April 1: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
April 16: Easter Sunday
April 29: March For Autism
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

California Governor, Jerry Brown

Mayor of Burbank, Jesse Talamantes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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