Verse for today:
James 2: 26
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
Works are not the cause of salvation; works are the evidence of salvation. James does not imagine that work is at odds with faith. There can be no “justification by works” because there can be no good works unless there is already faith (trust) in God. James doesn’t mean that faith can exist without works yet be insufficient for salvation. He means that any “faith” that doesn’t lead to works is dead; in other words, it is no faith at all.
The insight that Christian faith always leads to practical action is in itself a lesson for the workplace. We cannot divide the world into spiritual and practical, for the spiritual is the practical.
Jesus put it this way: “By their fruits you will know them.”
We know a body is alive because of its actions; we know faith is alive by its actions. Life consists of energy and movement: so does faith!
THIS SUNDAY AT BALBOA UNION CHURCH
Worship Service at 10 a.m. – ALL ARE WELCOME!
SPEAKER: Speaker – Pastor José Ordoñez
Sunday School Teachers: Sherry Hansraj
|First Testament Readings and Psalm||Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8|
|Epistle Reading||1 Corinthians 10:1-13|
|Gospel Reading||Luke 13:1-9|
Please Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters from Siria and Iraq
Lord, please remind the world that we are all brothers and sisters and there should be no violence among us, only love and attempts to understand one another.
We also remember in prayer our former pastor:
- Luis Veagra – facing health issue
Up-coming BUC Activities
Saturday February 27th 2:00 pm-AAAM Program
Please come and join us as we share with those in the community that most need it. Our “oldies” would love to meet you!
Sunday February 28th, —BUC Missions Pupusas Sale
The Buc committee missions is selling delicious pupusas ( white corn tortillas stuffed) , authentic flavor of El Salvador, we have filled with cheese, combination and chicken , in packets of 5.00 and 10.00 to deliver this Sunday after the worship service, please send your order to email@example.com; all funds raised will be for the AAAM program.
Saturday, March 19 – FAMILY PICNIC
In Loving memory of ” Robert Bryan Tilley”
“Robert Bryan Tilley was born December 3, 1952, in Panama, R. de P., and died in his sleep January 28, 2016, in Llanos de Curundú, R. de P.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph Otto Tilley and Marjorie Tilley Gerhart, and brothers Joe Ed and William (Bill). Survivors include sisters Helen Tilley Martin of Lawrence, KS, Marjorie Janet Lee (husband Glenn) of Cerro Punta, R. de P., and brother John Locke Tilley (wife Susan) of Rogue River, OR, and several nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated from Balboa High School in 1972. He served in the US Airforce during the Vietnam era. After leaving the service he moved to Florida, living in Ft. Lauderdale until his return to Panama in 2014. He worked in Avionics at Eastern Airlines and for several General Aviation companies.
Bob had a great love for birds, having many for pets, his favorite probably being a cockatoo named Crow. He also had parrots, parakeets, and cockatiels, among others.
Bob was a fun-loving, gentle person who will be greatly missed by his family.”
We continue our work sprucing up Building 773 – the basement, apartment C and other common areas. We would be happy to have any volunteers that can assist with this, and any donations towards this work would always be appreciated.
Good Deeds Program in Casco Viejo:
In BUC Missions we are Collaborating with “Good Deeds ” Program: Here is more information regarding the Good Deeds Program. And here is some information regarding their activities, if you want to participate and volunteer more actively.