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
Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed (John 20:8, ESV).
The word for “saw” in the original Greek means to understand, to realize, to perceive. When John “saw” the linen cloths a second time, he understood what had happened; he realized the significance of their arrangement; and he came to believe that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead!
You see, if someone had moved the body, they could not have left the strips of grave cloths intact like they were. Or suppose Jesus had not really died, but only swooned on the cross as some skeptics suggest. Then after being revived in the cool tomb, he presented himself as alive from the dead.
However, there are two very real problems with this theory: 1st, there was a 2-ton boulder in the way sealing the tomb; and 2nd, Jesus would have walked out of the tomb with the grave clothes on, not left them undisturbed. The only logical explanation for the empty tomb and the empty grave clothes was the fact that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead!
John saw this and believed. I urge you to do the same. Examine the evidence and put your faith in the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. Trust Him with your life and your eternal destiny.
Jonathan Dodson, in his book, Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection, talks about the resurrection as “a dividing line—a parting claim.” He says…
“The resurrection is like a river that parts a road. People are on the road approaching the river. Arriving at the river of the resurrection, you look across it to where the road continues and see quite a few cars are there. In your doubt, you can't imagine how people got to the other side of the river. How did they get across? How can rational people come to the belief that Jesus died and rose from the dead?”
“Faith is the unnoticed ferry,” says Dodson, “lying hidden near the bank of the river that can take us from the riverbank of doubt… to the other side of belief in the resurrection. [But] it's not blind faith… You don't cross by closing your eyes and wishing Jesus' resurrection was true. No. You cross with your eyes wide open. This is an informed faith, faith in a historical plausible resurrection, attested by hundreds of witnesses,” as well as the empty tomb and the empty grave clothes (Jonathan K. Dobson and Brad Watson, Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection, Zondervan; 2014, pp. 17, 37-38).
When you truly ponder the resurrection and examine the evidence, there is no other conclusion. You must see and believe just like John did in verse 8. You must get on that ferry called “faith”.
Join us this Sunday (February 25)
Join us this week (February 25 to March 2)
- Monday: Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m., in the lobby of Faith Bible Church
- Tuesday: Men of Faith, 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., in the lobby of Faith Bible Church
- Wednesday: Kids Bible Club, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Faith Bible Church with Aliento de Vida
- 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.
Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m., every Monday evening. Jaclyn Rummel leads a time of fellowship and study relevant to the issues women face today, now discussing Having a Real Relationship with God, guided by Kay Arther's book with the same name. She invites ladies of all ages to come and enjoy an evening of fellowship and time in God's Word.
Men of Faith meets at 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).
Kids Bible Club, where kids (grades K-5) have fun learning the Bible! 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday, on break until January 17, 2024, with Aliento de Vida at Faith Bible Church. Sing songs, play games, and watch exciting Bible stories!
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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.