Sunday Services: 10:30 AM
505 South Sixth St. Burbank, CA
FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”—Romans 8:18
The long haul…The bigger picture…Keeping our eyes on the prize…Pick the cliche you prefer, but, cliche or not, it is a trait/attitude a believer must have and maintain.
How ridiculous would it be if our faith was constantly derailed by the struggles of everyday life? Traffic, the DMV, sick kid, sick spouse, jerk at work—pick the cliche you prefer. Cliche, or not, we all deal with it.
What is communion about? Communion is about remembering what Christ did for us. About remembering that we are not part of a church because of our friends, nor should we part of a church because it allows us to have social interaction…We take communion to remember that Christ is the center of the church…Without him, there is no church…Without a firm realization /constant reminder of the cross, the blood and the resurrection what are we?
Okay, we can be a club…But a club is not going to supply what we need to be victorious each and every day. Do all of our problems get solved every day? No! But (employ cliche of your choice) by keeping our focus on the larger picture we know the tomb is still empty.
And because the tomb is empty, we know our Savior lives…And if he lives then so do we.
And if we live—in Christ—we will have victory over our present sufferings. Even better than that there will be an earthly confidence created in us to allow us to see and take in stride the things that come at us every single day. It will allow us to encourage other believers going through similar times of struggle.
How about something even better than that? Try this on for size…
“However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him…’”—1 Corinthians 2:9
This is the Creator of the Universe—no one is more creative than the Creator of the Universe—preparing and planning for us.
Need more? You want the cliche Scripture? Okay…
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”—Jeremiah 29:11
Cliche, or not, these Scriptures are a ka-boom of the Holy Spirit in our lives…Empowering us to overcome the suffering of today and still see a greater tomorrow as we walk with the Lord.
Today?…Who cares? Eternity with Christ, now that is exciting…and anything but cliche…
A VBS Unlike Any Other:
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.
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.
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 1869, the Golden Spike is driven in to complete the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah.
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 14: Mother’s Day Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:00 PM
May 16 Women’s Bible Study—7:00 PM
May 21: VBS planning meeting, following morning worship.
May 29: Memorial Day
June 3: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
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.