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 

Over the years, Milton Bradley’s hugely popular game, The Game of Life, has gone through several variations, all of which have reflected the changing values of our culture. 

In 1798, before Milton Bradley was born, a popular board game came to the United States from England. It was called The New Game of Human Life, in which acquiring virtues sped you through the game while vices slowed you down. Parents were encouraged to play this game with their children. The game's main point was, “Life is a voyage that begins at birth and ends at death. God is at the helm, fate is cruel, and your reward lies beyond the grave.”

In 1860, Milton Bradley invented a simple board game and called it The Checkered Game of Life. The good path included Honesty and Bravery. The difficult path included Idleness and Disgrace. Industry and Perseverance led to Wealth and Success. Bradley described it as “A highly moral game… that encourages children to lead exemplary lives and entertains both old and young with the spirit of friendly competition.”

In 1960, Milton Bradley Company released a commemorative edition and called it simply The Game of Life. It sold 35 million copies. In this game you earn money, buy furniture, and have babies. Vices and virtues are non-existent. The winner of the game is the one who at “Life's Day of Reckoning” makes the most money and retires to Millionaire Acres.

In the 1990s Milton Bradley game designers tried to make the game less about money. They emphasized good deeds like saving an endangered species or solving a pollution problem. However, the only reward for these good deeds is cash. You can earn the same amount by winning on a reality TV show.

In one of the latest version (2011), players can attend school, travel, start a family, or whatever they want. If they earn enough points, they can reward themselves with a sports car. There is no end or last square to the game. You can stop any time. The box says, “A Thousand Ways to Live Your Life! You Choose.” Values are up-for-grabs – you get as many points scuba diving as you get donating a kidney. The description on the website says: “Do whatever it takes to retire in style with the most wealth at the end of the game.” (Jill Lepore, “The Meaning of Life,” The New Yorker, 5-21-07)

Doesn’t that describe our culture today? A lot of people are trying to “retire in style with the most wealth at the end of the game” called life. But even if they do, they still lose it all – if not at the end of life, then some stock market crash or other disaster can take it all.

1 John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”  




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 1 Peter. 

Worship at 10:30 a.m. for everyone (Nursery provided). This Sunday, Pastor Phil continues his series on the life of Joseph, with a message entitled God's Best from Genesis 46:31 - 47:31. "God gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him" (Jim Elliot)


Nursery


Join us this week:   


Tuesday:      Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the church.
Wednesday: NO Worship Team practice this week, will resume next week
Wednesday: NO Safe House, this week, will resume next week
Wednesday: NO Kids' Bible Club this week, will resume next week



    AWANA Sparkies

    News

    1. 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!
    2. 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!  
    3. 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 October 4 to December 6, 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. 
    4. Rusty Rierson, local country Gospel recording artist, will be leading us in worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday, December 3. 
    5. Heavenly Bells for Jesus bell choir from the Friendly Baptist Deaf Church in Moundridge will be giving a special Christmas concert at Faith Bible Church during our 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service, Sunday, December 17. This is a Sunday you don't want to miss!
    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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