Welcome to Faith Bible Church!
learning to follow Christ together!
We're located on the west edge of Lyons, Kansas, off Hwy 56
(turn south at the big red "Rice County Safety Complex" sign)
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9:30 a.m. Sunday School for youth and adults
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Thought for the Week
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? (1 Corinthians 5:1-2, ESV)
Professor Robert Wicks tells the story of how an entire community helped bring healing to one of his African students.
When the student was ten years old, he got trapped in a burning hut that he had accidentally set on fire. The fire had started at the only entrance to the hut, and the flames were too much for him to go through. He felt this was his end and let out a wild scream. Fortunately for him, his father braved the inferno and got him out. He had lost consciousness due to the heat, smoke, and possibly fear.
When he finally regained consciousness, he was lying in a room surrounded by the women of his village, who were nursing his burns and offering him food. He could also hear the voices of the men outside and knew that the whole village had come to the support of him and his family.
Two weeks later, the village elders came to his home to perform a ritual partially intended to prevent similar accidents, but also to help him deal normally with fire.
To accomplish this, they built a model hut in the open field and instructed him to go in the hut and set it on fire in the same way as in the accident. They had him reenact the accident three times, and each time one of the villagers would rush in to rescue him. In addition, they had him tell his story again and again to village members who came to see him and his family.
From this he learned as a child that the tragedy of one individual or one family is a tragedy for the whole community… (Robert J. Wicks, Streams of Contentment, Sorin Books, 2011, pp. 60-62).
When one of us hurts, we all hurt. So if someone is experiencing the consequences of their own sin, the first thing you do is cry. Weep and mourn like you do at a funeral, for that’s what love does.
|Pastor Phil and his wife, Sandy|
Join us this Sunday (May 22)
Join us this week (May 23-28)
- Tuesday: Men of Faith, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of Faith Bible Church
- Tuesday: Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m., in the classroom off the lobby of Faith Bible Church
- Every Day: Plan to minister to one another and to a world in desperate need of Jesus. Ask God for opportunities to serve and do what He leads you to do.
Men of Faith meet 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.
Ladies Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday evening. Jaclyn Rummel leads a study on The Women of the Bible Speak (by Shannon Bream). She invites ladies of all ages to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship and time in God's Word.
Journey with Christ, 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. Everyone is invited to join Pastor Phil on a journey with Christ as we learn together what it means to follow Christ. Following Christ requires listening to Him, so we’ll start with that: How to listen to God through His Word.
Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. every Sunday night at Faith Bible Church. Find a place to enjoy fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in your life as you work your way along the road to recovery in a safe, judgment-free environment. More more information, contact Larry McVey at (620) 204-1289. Come early for light refreshments.
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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. This reading plan takes you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year. Just click HERE to begin a journey which will absolutely change your life.