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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”—Philippians 4:4
This may sound terrible, but sometimes we hear Scriptures used—overused—so often that they become cliche.
How can Scripture ever become cliche? In their intrinsic value—their substance—they’re never cliche. They always carry power and worth…But…When we use them so matter-of-factly, they do seem to diminish in the hearing. The ka-boom of the Word of God becomes muffled.
Thus when we are going through a difficult time, and someone shares the Scripture above with us, we tend to think, “Oh, that’s nice” and move on.
We know…we know…we know…that we should always rejoice in the Lord. That’s not a new revelation, that’s not a new discovery and honestly, it’s not worth going over again. What is worth re-examining is how we use this Scripture with others.
If this passage is going to carry any weight with the people—caught in struggle—then when we share it we also better be prepared to share our testimony with it. About what we went through, about our difficulties and how we went about praising God through it all.
They’ll know, by the testimony of your/my life, whether or not we are just mouthing words or sharing truth.
We do live in a day an age where feelings rule, so nothing wrong with sharing the emotions of all you went through…But follow it with the nuts and bolts of your faith. The thing you continue to do through victory and defeat, through ups and downs; disciplines that should never be rattled or changed based on the blowing of the winds.
Nuts and bolts: your Bible, your prayer life, your fellowship with other believers.
This shouldn’t be hard. Unless, this is something you, yourself, are not doing.
Ask yourself that question (ask if you rejoice in the Lord always) before you parrot, “Rejoice in the Lord always…” to someone else.
You are not mindless, you are not an automaton, you have a story that will amplify the Scriptures we share…And through this lives can be changed.
Men’s Breakfast (The Sons of The Desert) this week at Harry’s. You never know what is going to happen…someone might buy, someone unexpected may show up…someone’s alternator may go BOOM!…Come on down.
A VBS Unlike Any Other:
You can sign up your child and their friends here on our website. Look the button up top, click, and follow.
Burbank Faith now has a Twitter account. You can follow us at; @BurbankFaithNaz
Eric Canto has created a Burbank Faith channel on YouTube and has placed all of our recent services there. Go check it out.
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 will all have separate camps at Granite Ridge.
District Assembly is July 12-14
(It is one month later this year due to General Assembly (Indianapolis) being held June 21-30.)
SrHi Camp: July 16-21
Kids Camp: July 23-28
JrHi Camp: July 30-August 4
Did You Know?
On This Date…
…In 1771, English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: “Suffer all, and conquer all.”
…In 1981, President Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley Jr
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 3: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
April 4: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
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.