Burbank Faith Today: June 20, 2017

What is it for you?

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

FaithView, For Storm Riders:
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings drawn to the brightness of your dawn.”– Isaiah 60: 1-3



You ever wonder why it takes so long to discover a certain Scripture?

Then suddenly, as if the Angels have taken the book out of your hand, delivered it to God, it comes to you again new?

We have our Scriptures. We have our books. We have our writers we like. We even have what has been taught to us in classes or during sermons.

We find these words tucked away in crevices of the Bible we would never go to ourselves, but thoroughly enjoy what someone else may have mined out of the law or poetry books of the Old Testament.

Guilty as charged.

But it’s in these books, the books that aren’t necessarily our favorites we find the new of God.

Rationally we know there is always something new to know about God, but emotionally we convince ourselves that what we have will suffice.

We become content. We don’t want to do the mundane, the difficult work of going places we are not delighted by.

In other words, we have the scriptures we have and are only willing to accept the new ones, thus the new of God, when somebody else does the heavy lifting. When somebody else goes and does the mining.

We know this, but we have to continue to ask it of ourselves: Is it the arrival or the journey?

I’m not attempting to take away the peace of your salvation, but have we placed God at the end of things? Have we settled him in as the arrival, the destination?

And are we forgetting the journey?

Are we losing sight of the truth of God wanting to show us something new every day?

I believe we are; I believe we have placed him at the end, at our destination, and are unwilling to do or see Him in the mundane and every moment of our lives.

“Some people do a certain thing and the way in which they do it hallows that thing forever afterwards. It may be the most common place thing, but after we see them do it, it becomes different.”– Oswald Chambers

We need to experience and find God in the mundane of our everyday.

We need to experience and find God every day in the Scriptures that don’t come in a black suit and tie, with titles poetic.

We need to find him in the crevices.

All so he can show us something new.

Boom!

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WE ARE IN THE ZONE!
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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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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Be sure to Review us on Yelp

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

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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

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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 1776, Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: “A Christian is not of hasty growth…but rather like the oak, the progress of which is hardly perceptible, but in time becomes a deep-rooted tree.”

…In 1924, Audie Murphy was born in Kingston, Texas. (If you do not know who Audie Murphy is—you need to look him up. Or seek out Pastor Joe T. on Sunday.)

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Church Calendar:
June 25: Father’s Day— 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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