Burbank Faith Today: April 3, 2017

We would love to tell you who Pastor Bill was talking to on the phone when he made this face…but we don’t want him to suffer any physical injury.

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”—2 Corinthians 5:5

God has made us for life with him.

We weren’t created to be separated from God. We were created to know and love God–to have a relationship with him. The Holy Spirit is the deposit reminding us, reminding through all the toils of this life we go through—the ups and downs, the good and the bad—that we were made for him.

Beautiful! I’m down with the get-down on this!

Cool, but then I heard the voice of my old friend; “Pastor, one scripture but with many applications.”

I read this Scripture again, and this thought landed on my heart.

God has made me. God has made us. This is not trivial.

Were we created by God? Yes.

Did God create us with particular gifts and abilities? Yes.

Does this remind me/us that we have been placed into this world, into this time, into this moment for a specific reason by the creator of the universe? Absolutely!

You might find this impossible to believe, but even the best of God’s people have days where they wonder, “Why?”

“Why is this happening?” … “Why is this going on?” … “Why do I have to deal with this?”

Fair questions, I’ve asked them—we all have.

I ask, and then I take a moment…and the Spirit—the Holy Spirit that he has left as a deposit in me—reminds my heart and soul that I was made for this moment, for this time.

If you’ve ever played baseball, this is like having your coach say, “Swing away!”

If you’ve ever played basketball, this is like having your coach say, “Keep shooting!”

…But it’s not a coach; it’s the creator of the universe—Jesus Christ—saying, “I put you here for this purpose, for this time, for my glory. I won’t abandon you.”

How do we go to someone’s deathbed? How do we walk into an ICU? How do we know what to say when someone is hurting and in pain?

We respond with confidence, knowing we were made for this moment. The Spirit that he has caused to dwell in us, our testimony, these are the weapons we enter all situations with and bring victory.

Boom!
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Department Leaders: Be sure to get your year-end reports to Jackie K. for the church report coming out at the end of this month. Matt, Bill, Seana, Pastor Joe T., etc. etc…

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Reminder: VBS is on the way…June 26-30…You can register ONLINE NOW!

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.

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

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Eric Canto has created a Burbank Faith channel on YouTube and has placed all of our recent services there. Go check it out.

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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.

Matt Fruchey can tell you how awesome camp is.

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

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Did You Know?
On This Date…

…In 1528, in Cologne, German reformer Adolf Clarenbach, 28, was arrested for teaching Protestant (some say Anabaptist or Waldensian) doctrines. The following year, Clarenbach was burned at the stake for his faith.
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Church Calendar:
April 3: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
April 4: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
April 5:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
April 9: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
April 16: Easter Sunday
April 29: March For Autism
April 8: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
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 Kamala Harris

Mayor of Burbank, Jesse Talamantes

Senator Diane Feinstein

California Governor, Jerry Brown

 

 

 

One thought on “Burbank Faith Today: April 3, 2017

  1. Not Judges 13, First Samuel 15 in adult bible study on the 5th of April.

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