Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“The Lord thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?”—Joel 2:11
Thunder? Power beyond us. Awesome
Forces beyond number? Makes complete sense when we are talking about an eternal creator God.
His day will be frightening for those who stand against him, and they will not be able to endure it. For sure.
But take another look at that line; “…mighty are those who obey his command.”
Mighty are those who obey the Lord…Mighty are those who obey the Lord!
This dispels the notion that if we obey/submit to the Lord that somehow we become something less. That, somehow, by linking ourselves to him we are limiting our ability to dream, express and be everything we can be.
The Scripture above counters that argument. What it affirms is that when we are obedient to the Lord, we become mighty. We become powerful, strong.
Ever had a time in your life when you felt supreme confidence? It’s rare, I agree, but on occasion, it does happen. A moment arrives where we understand a situation completely. And not only do we understand a situation completely but the power to control it is in our hands…It breeds exceptional confidence. When we are living right with the Lord–remaining obedient to him–this is what we become. I believe the world takes notice and I also believe that the demons fear us.
There’s no boot camp to go to…No weights to lift…No tests to take…No uniform to put on…We become mighty when we are obedient to the Creator of the universe. I’m not making this up; it’s what the Scripture says. Hallelujah!
So we are clear on what obedience produces in our lives…Do we need to go into what disobedience produces in our lives?
Besides frustrations, struggles and disappointments…What else is there?
Well, have you ever had a time in your life when you felt zero confidence? When you felt small, powerless and insignificant? It happens, I agree…probably more than we want it to.
I’ve found that when I trace back for reasons why I don’t feel powerful but instead weak and failing it is when I am disobedient.
And be clear…we don’t stumble into disobedience. We don’t accidently step into disobedience or trip into disobedience…We choose to be disobedient…And when we are disobedient—after a brief moment of satisfaction—weakness will begin to set in.
Look to the Scripture…Choose to be strong by simple obedience.
Collectible/Antique Sale This Friday & Saturday:
Join us this weekend in Martin Hall for Paul Cassity’s special sale. Lot of unique stuff…lot of cool stuff…Doors open at 6:PM on Friday night and 8:30 AM on Saturday morning.
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 1925, High school biology teacher John T. Scopes, 24, was arrested for teaching the theory of evolution in his Dayton, Tennessee classroom.
Happy Birthday to Mike Horan…Betty Holtsnider son…Shirley Fruchey’s nephew…Randi & Matt Fruchey’s cousin…and all around good guy.
May 6: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
May 7: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:00 PM
May 8: “Riders On The Storm”—7:00 PM
May 9: Women’s Bible Study—7:00 PM May 14: Mother’s Day
All Church Prayer Time: 7—to—7:30 PM
Worship Team Practices: 7:30 PM
Adult Bible Study—1 Samuel 18—7:30 PM
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.