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 


Jesus is so much better than any hero you could admire. Writing to a Jewish audience, who revered Moses as their greatest hero, the author of Hebrews says, "Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son" (Hebrews 3:3-6, ESV).

Now, Moses may not be your hero, but think of any person you admire. Jesus far outshines anyone you could name.

After the horrible shooting at a Parkland, Florida, High School this last Wednesday (February 14, 2018), an assistant football coach is being called a “hero.” The coach, Aaron Feis, died from gunshot wounds received when he selflessly shielded students from the shooter. A witness says Feis was seen jumping “in front of bullets to save some students' lives.” Gage Gaynor, a sophomore who plays football for the high school says, “He was a great guy. Everyone loved him. Shame he had to go like this. Always gave his all to making us better. Definitely learned a lot from him.” (By Ryan Gaydos & Nicole Darrah, “Florida high school football coach who was seen shielding students from gunfire dies”, Fox News, February 15, 2018)

Aaron Feis is true “hero”, and may his tribe increase especially in our day and age. He deserves all the recognition and praise he receives for his selfless act and his love for the students.

Or name any other hero: Nelson Mandela for his work in getting rid of apartheid in South Africa; Martin Luther King, Jr., for advancing civil rights in our own country in the 50’s & 60’s; or Abraham Lincoln, for leading our country through a Civil War to eradicate slavery. Like Moses, these were all brave men, who deserve to be called “heroes”!

But there is one who outshines them all, and that’s Jesus Christ, the One who made them all. Each hero would say they were just doing their duty as a “servant IN God’s house”, so to speak. Jesus, on the other hand, is a Son OVER God’s house.” He not only MADE these heroes; He LED them to greatness as the greatest hero of all. While their sacrifices saved some lives for a time. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has saved millions for all eternity, so that everyone who puts their faith in Christ receives eternal life!



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). This Sunday, Pastor Phil continues his series in the book of Hebrews with a message from Hebrews 3 on Keeping the Faith. Learn what to do when you feel like giving up your faith. 

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:

  • Wednesday: Lenten Lunch, noon, at First Presbyterian Church (221 South Pioneer Street)
  • Wednesday: Worship Team Practice, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • Wednesday: Kids Bible Club, 6:30 to 8 p.m., @ Faith Bible Church (102 Coronado St.) for children age 3 to grade 5. 
  • Wednesday: Safe House, 6:30 to 8 p.m., @ First Baptist Church (803 South Dinsmore) for students in grades 6-12.



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    News!

    1. 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.
    2. 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. 
    3. 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!  
    4. 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 January 24 to March 28, 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.  
    5. Luther Eatman, pastor of Bridge of Hope Community Church in Kansas City, Kansas, will be joining us at our 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship service on February 25 to share the wonderful things God is doing in the inner city and to challenge us with a powerful message from God's Word. 
    6. Lenten Lunches every Wednesday noon from February 21 to March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church right here in Lyons (221 South Pioneer Street). Bring your own bag lunch and be encouraged by local area pastors as we share a meal and God's Word together. 
    7. Life Groups will be starting again soon! This is your opportunity to get connected and enjoy some wonderful fellowship together around the Word of God. There are two opportunities for you to consider: 1) The Easter Experience, begins 6 p.m., Sunday, February 25, and will go for six weeks until Easter Sunday, April 1, at Steve and Becky Behnke's home in Lyons (1115 West Noble Street). This video series brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching done in a highly cinematic style. 2) Overcomer, begins 6 p.m., Sunday, March 4, and will go for four weeks until Sunday, March 25, at the Hangout in Geneseo (across the street from the Mini Mart on Hwy 4). Stare down your fears, shatter your insecurities, and shake off the apathy that tries to hold you back. You're not a prisoner; you're an overcomer! This four-week series tackles some of the unseen issues that we all deal with: comparison, apathy, labels, and fear. Through Christ, we can overcome all these attacks of the evil one.
    8. Children's Church for children age 4 to grade 5 will start Sunday, March 4, during the morning worship service using the Gospel Project, which takes children through the Bible in three years, focusing on Christ in each lesson. Janette King, with InFaith Missions, will come all the way from Guymon, Oklahoma, to help us get started. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Sam Lehman or Pastor Phil. Janette wants to meet with all interested volunteers Saturday evening, March 3, for supper together and an orientation to the ministry. 
    9. 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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