Burbank Faith Today: June 19, 2017

Do you still look both ways before crossing the street?

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”—Hebrews 2:1

The repeated warnings from our parents to look both ways before we crossed the street quickly became redundant to our ears growing up.

Much like…Don’t talk to strangers…Don’t get in a car with a stranger…Don’t take candy from a stranger…Don’t play with matches…Put on your seatbelt…Don’t do drugs…on and on and on…

They wore and continue to wear us out with these warnings. We say we know, we say understand and we say that we are careful and that we do look both ways before crossing the street.

It drives us crazy until we have someone—our child or someone else’s we are responsible for—and then we say the same things…We say it because at some point in our post-childhood, post-adolescence experience we gain the understanding that it just takes one time for a disaster to strike.

Thousands—millions probably—of disasters are avoided throughout our lives because we do look both ways before crossing the street…But that one time we don’t? That one time we don’t put on our seatbelt? That one time we go along to get along with our friends? That one time we strike a match not out of necessity but for curiosity?…A door opens for disaster to strike.

You would be hard pressed to find anyone to disagree with this logic. It’s logical because it make sense and we know it to be true. Life has shown it to us.

With that in mind, this scripture has to ring very true…right?

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”—Hebrews 2:1

Okay, how about this one…Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:14

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of because you know those from whom you have learned it.”

Through the Scriptures, the Lord is consistently warning us…over and over again…to remember what we learned and who we learned it from. We are told to hold fast and remain in Christ…but—while we might look both ways before crossing a street—we don’t seem willing to look twice at a doctrine or doctrines that will counter what we were taught from the Scriptures.

The funny thing about this is, is that in the physical you can’t get better advice than to look both ways before crossing the street…And in the spiritual what direction is better than sound Biblical direction?

Somehow, the world always thinks it has a better way…And we see the results of it all around us.

Can I just tell you right now…if you are a 102, 82, 52, 32, 22 or 12…there is no better way. There is no truthier truth…There is no other answer to life that will sustain through the dark times and also allow you steer clear of self-inflicted wounds.

But hey, it’s free will, free choice, right?

So don’t cry about it if your life remains in struggle and without victory. Remember you were the one who decided to not look both ways before crossing a street.



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.


You need to follow us on Twitter.

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


Be sure to check out and subscribe to our YouTube channel…

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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Pastor Joe’s second book “The Dead Bug Tales” is now available in both paperback & Kindle on Amazon.com (click picture)—

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


“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…


Did you know?
On this date…

…In 325, the month-long Council of Nicea closed. Known as the first ecumenical council in the history of the Church, it formulated the Nicene Creed and established the method for calculating Easter.

…In 1566, birth of James VI of Scotland. Upon the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, he ascended the English throne as James I. He is best remembered for authorizing the publication known today as the ‘King James Version’ (KJV) of the Bible.

…In 1910, in Spokane, Washington, under sponsorship of the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA, Father’s Day was observed for the first time.

…In 1987, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring public schools to teach creationism if they taught evolutionism. The court ruled that the state law violated the First Amendment.


Church Calendar:
June 25: Sunday Service, 10:30 AM…Sunday evening “Prayer Hour” from 6-to-7:00 PM
June 26-30: VBS Week
July 6: Church Board Meeting
July 12-14: District Assembly
August 12: Church Garage/Yard Sale
“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

Adam Schiff, U.S. Congressman representing the City of Burbank.

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Diane Feinstein

California Governor, Jerry Brown




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