Burbank Faith Today: March 27, 2017

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my maker.”—Job 36:3

This is a simple line from a complicated (underrated) section in Job. There are many things you can do with it, but it is brilliant just as it reads.

Do we get our knowledge from ourselves or others? Of course—other than experience—we attain it from others: books, school, mentors.

Through experience and time, we soon learn to test what is being passed onto us. We discern if it’s beneficial to incorporate into our lives. We also learn proximity—or readily available—does not necessarily mean it is the best knowledge to seek. So we seek afar for our wisdom…We look long—distance & time—for knowledge and never settle.

We look to the Lord–yes, he is with us in terms of proximity–but he is beyond us in scope and power. So often, like our culture watching the nightly news, we settle for what comes to us easily. But the Lord and the wisdom he gives comes through specific action on our part. We deliberately open our Bibles, we deliberately drop to our knees, we deliberately worship together.

Webster’s definition of deliberately is; “consciously and intentionally; on purpose.”

Very seldom do we deliberately seek knowledge these days. We turn on the TV coming into the house, and it tells us something. We turn on the radio, and it tells us something. We go online, and we see a pop-up, a link or shared item…but the question rolls back to us do we deliberately seek knowledge?

The back half of this Scripture that deals with “ascribing justice”…Is the equivalent to saying vengeance belongs to the Lord…We need to leave justice/vengeance in the hands of God….How does this get so complicated? It gets complicated because we want justice—look at the church today, and you’ll see it is more about justice than Jesus—but we haven’t deliberately sought afar for knowledge…We’ve accepted what is easily acquired, believed what others have told us and gone along with the simplest theories.

But we don’t have to settle, we can deliberately seek the Lord…Enhance our faith…Grow in him…and be blessed!

Boom!
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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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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…

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Church Calendar:
March 27: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
March 28: 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
April 1: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
April 2: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM 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.

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