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 


The Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? (James 4:5, ESV)

God jealously desires us! He is passionate about a relationship with you and me! That’s why He sent His Son to die on a cross for our sins. He paid a high price so we could be reconciled with Him. That’s why it hurts Him so much when we pursue our own pleasures rather than Him, when we go after this world’s goods rather than His grace.

One of my favorite spy films is the 2008 film Taken. In it, Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a former CIA operative, whose daughter has been kidnapped by human traffickers while on a trip with a girlfriend in France. He determines to track her kidnappers down and save his daughter, so he flies to France and examines the crime scene. There, he finds a cell phone that has been left behind and uses it to contact his daughter’s kidnapper. Listen, as he tells the kidnapper exactly what he plans to do (Taken – Phone Scene):

“I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want… I can tell you I don't have money; but, what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills that I've acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.” 

The abductor coolly replies: “Good luck.”

The rest of the movie is the father’s unrelenting pursuit of his daughter. He urgently and skillfully weaves his way through language barriers, governmental red tape, and crime lords' elaborate hierarchies to find her. He dispatches numerous thugs and villains, and finally finds his daughter on a yacht, sold as a prostitute for a wealthy Arab businessman. She collapses into her father's arms as she says, “Daddy, you came for me!” Bloody, beaten, but ultimately triumphant, Neeson’s character holds his daughter as he quietly says, “I told you I would.” (Taken, Directed by Pierre Morel, Paris, France: EuoraCorp, 2008, DVD)

That’s a picture of God’s jealous love for you! He takes on the “thugs” and “kidnappers” that would steal your heart, relentlessly pursuing you until He finds you. And there he is, bloody and beaten on the cross, but victorious over the enemy of your soul, the god of this world.

How then do you think He feels when you push Him away to pursue what the enemy offers, to pursue the things of this world that will only hurt you in the end? Please, don’t do it! Don’t become an enemy of God by pursuing this world’s pleasures, because what God gives is so much greater! James 4:6 says, "But He gives more grace" – i.e., more than what the world offers you.




Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy


Join us this Sunday:


Elder Team Meeting, 8 a.m., in the lobby of the church. 

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 Exodus. 

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided). This Sunday, Pastor Phil continues his series on passing the tests of life with a message from James 4:1-10 on Resolving Conflict in the midst of your trials.



Nursery


Join us this week:   


No scheduled activities this week. Enjoy the break!



    AWANA Sparkies

    News

    1. Men of Faith are on break until September, but then will resume 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). Men are also invited to join together for breakfast at Scrambled Sam's (802 West Main, Lyons) the first Saturday of every month and for work projects to be announced throughout the year. 
    2. 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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