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 


For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. (Hebrews 7:26-28, ESV)

Jesus is the Perfect High Priest absolutely without sin! All the other priests had to offer sacrifices for their own sins before they could offer sacrifices for other people. And those sacrifices were only temporary fixes; they had to be offered daily. Jesus, on the other hand, offered Himself as the perfect, permanent sacrifice, which once for all took care of all sin for all time!

Elyse Fitzpatrick describes one way to look at Jesus' sinless life of obedience to His Heavenly Father. She says, “Jesus lived approximately 33½ years, or 1,057,157,021 seconds. In every second the average human being's brain has 100 billion neurons all firing around 200 times per second, giving a capacity of 20 trillion firings per second. If we want to know how many conscious decisions Jesus made to obey his Father's will, multiply 20 trillion by the number of seconds he lived: 1,057,157,021. The equation would look like this:

        20,000,000,000,000
                                x 1,057,157,021, which equals
     21,143,140,420,000,000,000,000 (a very large number!)

 “Jesus Christ never made one decision, consciously or unconsciously, in all those innumerable split seconds that wasn't completely consistent with loving his Father and his neighbor. And his obedience wasn't merely an outward performance. He always did the right thing, and he always did it for the right reason. During his lifetime of constant, unwavering obedience, from infancy all the way to death, he wove a robe righteousness sufficient to cover millions and millions of us. Yes, even you.” (Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Comforts from Romans, Crossway, 2013, pp. 97-99)

Wow! Why would anyone go to anyone else to find righteousness before God?

There is a big difference between Jesus and all the other priests. The old priests refused to touch anything unclean. Jesus makes the unclean holy! (Mark Galli, Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God, Baker, 2006, p. 44)

So, if you truly want to become a better person, don’t depend on the law; depend on Christ, your perfect High Priest.





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 continues his series in the book of Hebrews with a message on A Better Hope from Hebrews 7:18-28. 

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.

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: Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., in the lobby of the church
  • Wednesday: Worship Team Practice, 5:30 in the Sanctuary
  • Wednesday: Safe House, 6:30 to 8 p.m., @ First Baptist Church (803 South Dinsmore) for students in grades 6-12.  



    AWANA Sparkies

    News!

    1. Baptism Service, next Sunday, April 29, as part of our regular 10:30 a.m. worship service. Don't miss it as two new believers express their faith in Christ and their commitment to follow Him. If you wish to be baptized, please contact Pastor Phil as soon as possible. 
    2. 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.
    3. 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. 
    4. 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!  
    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. 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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