Burbank Faith Today: May 25, 2017

Today is Seana’s birthday…She turns young! Wish her a happy birthday.

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”—Isaiah 12:2

When you read this in Isaiah and the context of Israel/Judah trusting in the Lord, you begin to see the application to our lives.

It’s Old Testament, it’s pre-manger, crucifixion-resurrection-ascension, and Pentecost…and still some 2,700 years later it puts the ultimate question to us: will we trust God?

We can trust church. We can trust the denomination. We can trust people and pastors. We can trust ritual, routine and tradition but can we really trust God. Are we capable of putting everything into his hands?

Of course, we’re capable. No question about us having the ability to trust him. Others have done it; we can do it…but are we willing to do it?

The Scripture is two-fold. It opens with, “Surely God is my salvation.” A question of trust and belief has already been answered if the Lord is indeed your salvation. If you’ve confessed your sins and believe Jesus Christ is Lord then—boom—trust is already there.

But this passage is two-fold.

The second application is will we trust everything to him? Will he go from Savior to Sovereign in our lives? That’s the big one…That’s the point we have to be willing on. Can we let go, willingly, of who we are, what we want and where we want to go and give him full control?

We’ve described this Scripture as two-fold—salvation & trust/surrender. But now look at this verse in two parts.

First:
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.” Excellent! I will trust him and not be afraid of what may come my way because I trust.

Second:
“The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” There’s another big fat ka-boom for you!

The natural result of trusting and not fearing is strength and song. Strength representing the power/faith to come through all things. Song? I don’t think we’re talking about a dirge here…Song represents joy, a glad and happy heart. Victory.

You’ve seen this testimony lived out in the lives of other believers—and probably in your own—the ability to overcome all circumstances because you know in whom you believe.

Paul says this best in 2 Timothy 1:12:
“That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.”

Paul’s entire trust was in the Lord. We can’t say his life was easy—and Jesus never promised us a rose garden—but we can say that Paul’s life was gloriously lived out for the Lord…Because he trusted, wasn’t afraid and was willing to embrace all for the sake of Christ.

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

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.

Note to Church: Expect much work to be taking place around the church throughout the month of June as we prepare for VBS.

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You need to follow us on Twitter.

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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Check out Burbank Faith on YELP and be sure to write a review of our church.

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July is Camps Month: Remember July is camps month…Junior High, High School & Kids will all have separate camps at Granite Ridge.

Pastor Joe’s second book “The Dead Bug Tales” is now available in both paperback & Kindle on Amazon.com (click picture)—Or if you would like to order from Pastor Joe directly at a sale price contact me.

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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“Big September” every Thursday in the month of September (7, 14, 21, 28)…Old Testament overview. We’ll feed you and care for the kids. Mark your calendar. Big September is just like Big Wednesday times four…
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Did You Know?
On this date…

…In 1085, Alfonso VI of Castile captured Toledo, Spain, and brought the Moorish center of science into Christian hands.

…In 1521, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V pronounced Martin Luther an outlaw and heretic for refusing to recant his teachings while at the Diet of Worms (held the previous month).

…In 1793, Stephen T. Badin, 25, was ordained in Baltimore, MD ÀÀ the first Catholic priest to be ordained in the newly independent United States of America. Badin afterward served as a frontier missionary, and played a key role in establishing Catholicism in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee during the early nineteenth century.

…In 1824, The American Sunday School Union was established in Philadelphia. It pledged itself: (1) to circulate appropriate literature in every part of the land; (2) to secure a unity of evangelistic effort; and (3) to plant a Sunday School wherever there was a population.
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“Big September” is coming. Every Thursday in the month of September we will be gathering for food, fellowship & scripture.

Church Calendar:
May 28: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:00 PM
May 29: Memorial Day
May 30 Women’s Bible Study—7:00 PM
June 3: Men’s Breakfast at Harry’s, 8:00 AM
June 18: Father’s Day
June 26-30: VBS Week
July 12-14: District Assembly
“Big September” every Thursday in the month of September (7, 14, 21, 28)

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

Will Rogers, Mayor of Burbank

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Kamala Harris

California Governor, Jerry Brown

 

 

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