Burbank Faith Today: April 7, 2017

Sometimes you just want to hide…When that happens, remember your God is before all things and through him all things hold together.

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“He is before all things and in him all things hold together.”—Colossians 1:17

If you read this Scripture plainly…it’s great. If you read this Scripture with your faith already established…then it is amazing.

Before all things? He’s eternal.

All things hold through him? He’s all powerful.

I like an accessible Jesus. I love the account of the curtain in the Temple being ripped in two. I get the idea of Jesus being our friend and our brother even though he’s a king.

But what I like better is the fact that the Jesus I claim as my Savior and Lord, is before all things and through him, all things hold together. That’s a comforting thought.

So if this God is all-powerful and timeless, then doesn’t this free us to dream big dreams? To imagine the unimaginable. The creator of the universe, the one who created me, the one who went to a cross for me…That’s the one I put my faith in…and that’s the reason we can dream big…and the reason we can believe in the impossible.

This is the reason we have hope through all things. This is the reason we feel strength when we should feel weak. This is the reason we always see a way when there seems to be no other way.

With all of that, how could I/we ever think about dancing with someone else? Political causes? Social causes? Validation from man? Please, these things—as our friend Ralph Kramden once said—are a mere bag of shells compared to our Jesus.

He’s the one…the only one.

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.

Ask Sorsha K., she can tell you about Granite Ridge.

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 1990, Pastor Joe T. led his first mission trip to Mexicali. The fuel pump on the bus went out before it could leave the church parking lot.
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Church Calendar:
April 9: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:PM
April 10: “Riders On The Storm”—7:PM
April 11: Women’s Bible Study—7:PM
April 12:
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—Judges 13—7:30 PM
April 16: Easter Sunday
April 29: March For Autism
May 6: 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

Mayor of Burbank, Jesse Talamantes

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Diane Feinstein

California Governor, Jerry Brown

 

 

 

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