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 



If the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Hebrews 9:13-14, ESV). 

Religious ritual can only make a person clean on the outside. Christ’s blood cleans a person on the inside! 

Since the author of Hebrews is speaking to a Jewish audience, he reminds them of a couple of Jewish rituals. One involved killing goats or bulls and sprinkling their blood on those considered “unclean.” The other involved, killing a red heifer, burning its carcass to ashes, and sprinkling those ashes on someone who had touched a dead body (Numbers 19). This made them ceremonially clean. It purified their flesh, i.e., it cleaned the outward body. On the other hand, Christ’s blood cleans the conscience! It purifies a person on the inside! 

There are too many people trying to assuage a guilty conscience through religious ritual, through good deeds, or through some act of penitence. Now, these things can make you look good on the outside. But they are ineffective to clean your conscience on the inside. Verse 14 calls them “dead works.” I.e., no matter what you do, you can’t get rid of the regrets through those kinds of works. 

It reminds me of an old Ziggy cartoon where Ziggy spots water dripping from the ceiling and says to himself, “I should fix the roof.” Then he notices how dirty the floor is and adds, “I should give the floor a good scrub, too.” 

On a tour of his house, he also noted that he should fix the cracked plaster; he should clean out the closet; and he should use his time better. 

In the end, Ziggy is sacked out in an easy chair telling himself, “I should stop should-ing myself.” (Fritz Ridenour, How to Be a Christian without Being Perfect, p.167) 

The conscience can nag you with all kinds of should’s and shouldn’t’s; and usually, they are all good things. Things like you should pray more; you should witness more; you should go to church more; you should do this or that. But if you’re not careful, those should’s create such a burden of guilt, they incapacitate you! 

A relationship with Christ, on the other hand, sets you free from all the should’s and shouldnt’s of life. It sets you free from all the regrets and the bondage of self-condemnation.


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 a discussion of the book of Romans.

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided for children ages 0-3). This Sunday, Pastor Phil resumes his series in the book of Hebrews with a message called Redemptive Relationship from Hebrews 9:11-15. Learn how a relationship with Christ sets you free! 

Children's Church during the Sunday Morning Worship Service for children age 3 to grade 5. Children work their way through the Bible in three years with Christ at the center of each lesson through a highly interactive Gospel Project video curriculum.

Lance Kloxin Graduation Reception, 3-7 p.m., in the fellowship hall of the church.

Biblical Principles of Finance class, 7 p.m., at Faith Bible Church. This will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Robert John is your teacher, utilizing Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Larry Burkett's Crown Financial Ministry materials!  

Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday, in the Boy Scout cabin (next to the water tower) right here in Lyons. For more information, contact Aaron Hensley at (620) 255-3493. 



Nursery
Join us this week:

  • Tuesday: NO Men of Faith this week. Will resume, Tuesday, June 5, at 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the church. 


    AWANA Sparkies

    News!

    1. Special Guest Speakers coming up during our 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship Service. Will Best, former pastor at Midland Community Church and retired professor at Sterling College will be speaking on May 27. And our own Dennis Corbett, church leader and former pastor at Sterling Assembly of God will be speaking on June 3. 
    2. Biblical Principles of Finance class, 7 p.m., Sunday's at Faith Bible Church. This will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Robert John is your teacher, utilizing Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Larry Burkett's Crown Financial Ministry materials!  
    3. Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday, in the Boy Scout cabin (next to the water tower) right here in Lyons. For more information, contact Aaron Hensley at (620) 255-3493.
    4. 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. 
    5. Children's Church for children age 4 to grade 5 every Sunday during the morning worship service using the Gospel Project, which takes children through the Bible in three years, focusing on Christ in each lesson. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Sam Lehman or Pastor Phil. 
    6. Lyons VBS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 9-13. Mark your calendars and plan to bring your children, grandchildren, and neighbor’s kids to Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church (801 South Dinsmore) where they will learn that Jesus rescues them when they find themselves SHIPWRECKED with loneliness, worry, struggles, sin, and weakness. It will be a splashin’ good time! 
    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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