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 sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us (Romans 8:18). There is a glorious future ahead for everyone who puts their trust in Christ. So despite the pain of the past, look to the Lord to transform it into a wonderful future.

A young man from a poor home dreamed of a better life for himself and his family. So he saved all the money he could and went deeply into debt to open a grocery store in a town called New Salem. It turned out that his partner had an alcohol problem, which led to ever increasing financial issues. In fact, the young man ended up so far in the hole that he referred to his financial obligations as “the national debt,” and he ended up closing the store. It took him more than a decade to pay off his debts, and he gave up on ever being a successful businessman.

Instead, he went into law, and then into politics. Eventually, in 1860, he was elected to the highest office in the land, and the failed businessman became one of our country’s greatest presidents. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

He was an avid Shakespeare fan, and his favorite quote came from Hamlet: “There is a divinity that shapes our ends, roughhew them as we may.” He believed this deeply about his own life, but also about the nation he led. His entire second inaugural address is a profound reflection on how God was at work in the Civil War in ways more mysterious and deep than any human being could fathom.

Think about it. What a loss it would have been – not just to him but to a whole nation – if that little grocery store he started in New Salem had succeeded. (John Ortberg, All the Places You'll Go. Except When You Don't, Tyndale, 2015, pp. 216-217) 

That’s what the Jesus does for those who depend on Him. He turns their failures into victory! So, despite the pain of the past, rely on Him to transform it into a wonderful future.



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 life of Joseph with a message entitled The Blessing from Genesis 49. Come, discover how your future can be better than your past.

Annual Congregational Business Meeting and Potluck, starting at 5 p.m., this Sunday, January 14. Come, celebrate what God did for us in 2017 and catch a vision for what he could do for us in 2018. We’ll start with some great food, provided by all of you as you bring a dish to share. Then we’ll hear reports from our ministry leaders, endorse a new vision statement, approve our 2018 budget, and affirm new leaders: Ken Tucker, Ken Bunton, and Sam Lehman as elders; Linda Bunton as clerk; Steve Behnke as treasurer; and Jim Crosby as financial secretary.

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 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of Faith Bible Church
  • 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. Annual Congregational Business Meeting and Potluck, starting at 5 p.m., Sunday, January 14. Come, celebrate what God did for us in 2017 and catch a vision for what he could do for us in 2018. We’ll start with some great food, provided by all of you as you bring a dish to share. Then we’ll hear reports from our ministry leaders, endorse a new vision statement, approve our 2018 budget, and affirm new leaders: Ken Tucker, Ken Bunton, and Sam Lehman as elders; Linda Bunton as clerk; Steve Behnke as treasurer; and Jim Crosby as financial secretary.

    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. Currently, we're discussing a new video series from Authentic Manhood, called A Man and His Marriage. Find encouragement in the middle of your week and be done in plenty of time to get to work. From the Authentic Manhood DVD Cover: There are many important relationships in a man's life, and none deserve more care, focus, and investment than his relationship with his wife. A Man's marriage is meant to be and can be an incredible source of energy, joy, and intimacy. Whether your marriage feels hopeless and numb or is thriving and exciting, this volume of 33 The Series is for you because it looks at what God says about the whole thing. It lays out an inspiring picture of God's vision for marriage that will change everything if you're “stuck” and will encourage you if you're already thriving. View the series trailer HERE!
    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. 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
    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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