Faith Bible Church

Welcome to Faith Bible Church! 

an Evangelical Free Church

learning to follow Christ together!


We're located on the west edge of Lyons, Kansas, off Hwy 56
@ 102 Coronado Street
(turn south at the big red "Rice County Safety Complex" sign)
For Google Maps directions, click HERE!


Service Times
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Life Groups, 6 p.m. Sunday


Contact Information
(620) 257-2466 (Church Office)
(785) 472-8633 (Pastor Phil Green's cell)


Thought for the Week 


There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2, ESV)

Please trust Christ with your life, and accept the gift of His Spirit, who sets you free. Receive the Spirit who delivers you. Welcome God’s Spirit into your life, who liberates you from the law, who releases you from a legalistic trap that could only arouse your sin and condemn you for it. What a wonderful gift Christ has given us in His Spirit. If you choose to receive Him, you are no longer trapped and condemned. Instead, you are free to live and be all that God intended for you to be.

Oswald Chambers once said, “The Spirit of God is always the spirit of liberty; the spirit that is not of God is the spirit of bondage, the spirit of oppression and depression. The Spirit of God convicts vividly and tensely, but He is always the Spirit of liberty. God who made the birds never made birdcages; it is men who make birdcages, and after a while we become cramped and can do nothing but chirp and stand on one leg.” (Oswald Chambers, “The Moral Foundations of Life,” Christianity Today, Vol. 32, no.13)

That’s where a lot of people are today. They feel cramped and trapped, because they are trying so hard to “be good”; they are trying so hard to please somebody they know they could never please – whether it’s a parent, a spouse, or a god who is always frowning on them.

It’s like they’re trying to be good, so Santa Claus will bring them some nice presents. You know how the old song puts it:  

You better watch out! You better not cry!
Better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town.

He's making a list and checking it twice;
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice.  
Santa Claus is coming to town. 

He sees you when you're sleeping.
He knows when you're awake. 
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake!

Santa is very performance oriented. You better be good, or else you might just get a lump of coal for Christmas. God is NOT like Santa Claus. God does not base His gifts on our behavior. No! God has already blessed every believer with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). So the believer lives out of the abundance of God’s blessing, not with a need to earn His blessing. 






Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy


Join us this Sunday:


Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for children, youth and adults. Amy Smith teaches the children (to grade 5). Dennis Corbett teaches the youth (grade 6-12). Robert John leads the adults in an exploration of the book of Ruth. 

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided). Pastor Phil continues his advent series focusing on God's Gifts to His children this Christmas. This Sunday he talks about The Son's Gift from Romans 8:1-17. Come, and get into the true Spirit of Christmas this Sunday.


Nursery


Join us this week:   


Tuesday:      Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the church.
Wednesday: Worship Team practice, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Wednesday: Safe House, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church 


    AWANA Sparkies

    News

    1. Men of Faith meeting 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. every Tuesday morning, in the lobby at Faith Bible Church. "As iron sharpens iron", men are invited to sharpen one another in the middle of each week before work during a time of mutual encouragement, Bible study, and prayer (coffee provided). They'll also participate in work projects to be announced throughout the year. Currently, we're discussing a new video series from Authentic Manhood, called A Man and His Marriage. Find encouragement in the middle of your week and be done in plenty of time to get to work. From the Authentic Manhood DVD Cover: There are many important relationships in a man's life, and none deserve more care, focus, and investment than his relationship with his wife. A Man's marriage is meant to be and can be an incredible source of energy, joy, and intimacy. Whether your marriage feels hopeless and numb or is thriving and exciting, this volume of 33 The Series is for you because it looks at what God says about the whole thing. It lays out an inspiring picture of God's vision for marriage that will change everything if you're “stuck” and will encourage you if you're already thriving. View the series trailer HERE!
    2. Safe House for Middle School and High School students (grades 6-12) is meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the basement at First Baptist Church (803 South Dinsmore, Lyons, KS, use the playground entrance) in cooperation with Faith Bible Church. Rishawn Austin, a Sterling College student, is leading the group each Wednesday in an evening of fun, food, and Jesus!  
    3. Kids' Bible Club for pre-school and grade school students (age 3 to grade 5) is meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday nights from October 4 to December 6, at Faith Bible Church in cooperation with First Baptist Church. Kids will have a whole lot of fun with their friends learning the Bible together in an evening full of games, songs, snacks, and Bible learning activities
    4. Heavenly Bells for Jesus bell choir from the Friendly Baptist Deaf Church in Moundridge will be giving a special Christmas concert at Faith Bible Church during our 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service, Sunday, December 17. This is a Sunday you don't want to miss!
    5. Christmas Come and Go Fellowship starting at 3 p.m., December 17, at Don and Joy Hoelscher’s home (530 Avenue B, Bushton, on the south side of town). Drinks provided. Bring some finger food to share and come for the fun and fellowship.
    6. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 p.m., Sunday, December 24 at Faith Bible Church. Start your family celebration of Christmas with an emphasis on the true meaning of Christmas in a beautiful evening of drama and music focusing on the First Christmas over 2,000 years ago.
    7. Free Christian Videos: Faith Bible Church is providing every member and regular attender an on-line video library with over 14,000 video sessions from a host of well-respected pastors and teachers on almost every subject that impacts your daily life. They include videos for children, youth and adults on a variety of topics including books of the Bible, marriage, parenting, finance, work, leadership, men's and women's issues, the Christian life, recovery, interacting with the culture, short films, stories for children and a host of other topics. If you or someone you know is struggling in their marriage, financially strapped and drowning in debt, have a son or daughter who is making some very poor choices, or just need to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus, you will find what you need in this video library free of charge. We just need your email address, so you can receive an email invitation, which will allow you to log onto RIGHT NOW MEDIA and watch any of these 14,000 video sessions for free. Just email Pastor Phil at cpgreen50@yahoo.com and we'll get you an invitation. To see what's available, click HERE! to watch a brief, 2-minute video. 

    Let's Read the Bible Together


    If you would like to join us in the exciting journey of exploring the treasures of God's Word, I invite you to read through the entire Bible with us this year. The reading plan includes readings from the Old Testament and the New Testament every day, which actually take you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. Just click HERE for today's reading schedule and get started on a journey which will absolutely change your life.



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