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
Celebrate Recovery, 5:30 p.m. Sunday @ the Boy Scout Cabin

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

Thought for the Week  

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18, ESV). 

True love acts; it doesn’t just talk. 

Peter Kreeft, a Christian apologist, once described a cartoon with two turtles. One says, “Sometimes I’d like to ask God why he allows poverty, famine, and injustice when He could do something about it.” 

The other turtle says, “I’m afraid God might ask me the same question.” (Peter John Kreeft, quoted in Lee Strobel, The Case for Faith, Zondervan, 2001, p.50). 

You see, it’s not enough to talk about love, God calls us to do something about it. He wants us to reach out in practical ways to those in need. 

The Bosnian War during the early 1990s pitted Bosnian Serbs against Muslims, making the sides bitter enemies. But after the war, journalist Chris Hedges heard a story of unusual kindness in the midst of savagery. Rosa and Drago Sorak, a Bosnian Serb couple, told Hedges that during the war the Muslim police took their oldest son, Zoran, away for questioning. He never returned.

Five months after Zoran's disappearance, his wife gave birth to a girl. The mother was unable to nurse the child. The city was being shelled and there were severe food shortages. Infants were dying in droves. The family gave the baby tea for five days, but she began to fade. “The baby was dying,” Rosa Sorak said. “It was breaking our hearts.” 

But on the fifth day, just before dawn, the Soraks heard someone stomping up to their front door. It was their Muslim neighbor, Fadil Fejzic, one of the few people in town who owned a cow. He was wearing black rubber boots and holding a half a liter of milk. Other families insulted Fadil and told him to let the children of their enemies die. But Fadil, the man with a cow and heavy black rubber boots, kept showing up on their porch—for 442 days in a row, until the Soraks' daughter-in-law and granddaughter left the country. 

The Soraks said they could never forgive those who took Zoran from them. But they also couldn't forget the kindness of their neighbor Fadil. Drago Sorak said. “The milk he had was precious, all the more so because it was hard to keep animals. He gave us 221 liters. And every year at this time, when it is cold and dark, when we close our eyes, we can hear the boom of the heavy guns and the sound of Fadil Fejzic on the stairs.” 

The journalist, Chris Hedges, wrote, "Here was the power of love. What this illiterate farmer did would color the life of another human being, who might never meet him, long after he was gone. In his act lay an ocean of hope.” (Chris Hedges, War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, Anchor, 2003, pp. 50-53) 

You don’t need to be wealthy or powerful to make a difference. Sometimes, all you need to do is give a cup of cold milk.

Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy

Join us this Sunday (June16)

Sunday School (just this Sunday) at 9:30 a.m. for youth and adults. Dennis Corbett teaches the youth (grade 6-12), and Robert John leads the adults in a discussion of 1 Samuel

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 1 John with a message on what it means to be Children of God from 1 John 2:29 -- 3:10. Come, discover how to overcome the sin in your own life and become all that God wants you to be. 

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. 

Father's Day Picnic, immediately following worship on Sunday, June 16, at Faith Bible Church. We'll honor fathers and express our gratitude to Curtis and Amy Smith, who are moving back to Oklahoma after faithfully serving with us the last few years. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns provided. Please, bring some good food to share! 

Celebrate Recovery every Sunday at Faith Bible Church. This is a Christ-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, which meets from 5 to 6 p.m. for dinner, then from 6 to 8 p.m. for the meeting and small groups. For more information, contact Aaron Hensley at (620) 255-3493. 


Join us this week (June 17-22, 2019)

  • Monday: Geneseo VBS, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Geneseo Gymnasium
  • Tuesday: Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., in the lobby 
  • Tuesday: Geneseo VBS, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Geneseo Gymnasium
  • Wednesday: Geneseo VBS, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Geneseo City Park (water games!)
  • Thursday: Geneseo VBS, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Geneseo Gymnasium

    AWANA Sparkies


    1. 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. 
    2. Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-centered program for any hurt, habit, hang-up or addiction, 5 to 8 p.m. every Sunday right here at Faith Bible Church. Starts with supper at 5 p.m., then the meeting and small groups go from 6-7 p.m. 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. Father's Day Picnic, immediately following worship on Sunday, June 16, at Faith Bible Church. We'll honor fathers and express our gratitude to Curtis and Amy Smith, who are moving back to Oklahoma after faithfully serving with us the last few years. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns provided. Please, bring some good food to share! 
    5. Geneseo Vacation Bible School coming up June 17-20, 6-9 p.m. at the Geneseo Gymnasium. Children will go on a Miraculous Mission where they learn that  Jesus saves the world! We need the following items: Black sheets/blankets, plastic eggs, plastic cups, hula hoops, old Christmas cards, water "bombs"/squish balls, aluminum foil, cheap sunglasses, buckets/baskets, scarves, feather boas, fake leaves/fruit, child-sized robes, red robe, small blankets, white sheet, and YOU! If you can loan any of these items or volunteer yourself, please contact Amy Smith at (405) 788-8802. 
    6. Lyons Vacation Bible School coming up July 8-12, 9 to 11:30 a.m. for pre-school age children (age 3-5), and 6 to 8:30 p.m. for elementary age children (age 6 to those entering 5th grade), at Faith Bible Church. Children will go on an epic African adventure where they will explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. It will be a ROARing good time! Volunteers are needed. Please contact Amanda Hensley at (620) 255-4285 for more information.  
    7. Free Christian Videos: Faith Bible Church is providing every member and regular attender an on-line video library with over 20,000 video sessions from a host of well-respected pastors, teachers, and producers 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 20,000 video sessions for free. Just email Pastor Phil at 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 2 readings from the Old Testament, 2 readings from the New Testament, and 1 reading from the Psalms every day. Just click HERE for today's reading schedule and get started on a journey which will absolutely change your life.

    To HEAR Pastor Phil's latest message click HERE! 
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