Bulletin / Prayer List

                              Tom Bean church of Christ

April 11, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

April

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry         Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Walter McMillen               Robert Embry

AC Quinn                         Don Hickerson


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. He will have to have open heart surgery as a stint procedure is not possible.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) had a bone marrow transplant and is in Houston Children’s Hospital.

Frank Roden had 2 stints put in on Friday April 3rd. He is home recovering.

Dan Tucker had surgery on his hand Tuesday, April 6th. He is doing good.

Jeremy King is having trouble with his back and also having severe headaches.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Eddie Hickerson (Hyper Cholesterol), Floyce Hunter, Beth & Glenn Beall.

Sympathy:

Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president) lost his battle with cancer last week.

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Canned Vegetables


Men Serving Next Week April 18, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Charlie Counts – Jerry Harris

Evening: Don Baker – Walter McMillen

Men’s Business Meeting After Evening Services Today


               “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for             another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent     prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”(James 5:16)



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He Offered, But They Were Not Willing


  Heaven had so much to offer the Jewish nation. The prophets of God were in its midst and delivered the precious words of the Bible to them (Rom. 3:1) for a thousand years. Even more than this was the fact that God longed to dwell among them, but they rejected Him in His holy temple. Finally, Jesus came and vividly illustrated all that God still had to offer them. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem . . . How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matt. 23:37)! The picture of distressed chicks finding shelter and warmth under the hen’s wings is what God wanted so often, but the Jews “were not willing!” If Israel had listened to the Scriptures they would have known what was found under His wings.

  There is loving kindness found under His wings. David said, “How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings” (Psalm 36:7). There is no doubt about the fact that His loving kindness is infinite. There is no doubt where it is found—under His wings. The tragedy is that though He longed to give it, they “were not willing!” There is a place of refuge under His wings. The heading of Psalm 57 shows that it was written when David was hiding in a cave in order to escape from the armies of angry King Saul. His prayer begins, “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by” (Psalm 57:1). Put yourself in David’s place and sense his dire circumstances. Instead of being distressed, he saw His only hope was to hide himself under the wings of God and find refuge “until these calamites have passed by.” This same place of refuge was so often available for Israel but they “were not willing!”

  There is joy found under His wing. “Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice” (Psalm 63:7). It makes no difference what happens outside His wings, those there can rejoice because of the help found there. The joy was available for Israel, but they “were not willing!”

  There is a place for YOU under His wings. God’s nature has not changed. What He offered Israel He offers to you—and even more! He so often offers the shelter under His wings. Hear His invitation and find His loving kindness, His refuge and His joy. Make sure YOU are willing!



Bulletin / Prayer List

                                         Tom Bean church of Christ

April 4, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

April

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry         Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING              EVENING

Charles Counts               Greg Count

AC Quinn                        Jerry Harris

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement. He will have an artery test on April 20th

he will have to have open heart surgery. He will get The Covid Shot Monday.

Frank Rhoden had 2 heart stints put in on Thursday, He is in TMC hoping to go

home on Saturaday

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) had a bone marrow transplant and is in Houston

Children’s Hospital.

Dannie Baker has been having problems with her blood pressure.

Beth & Glenn Beall – Beth is having esophagus problems and Glenn has started

radiation treatments for stage 1 cancer.

Floyce Hunter has been falling lately. She possibly will move to live with one of

her children in Las Vegas.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom

Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Don Baker (back), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery), Eddie Hickerson (Hyper Colesterol).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, & Tyler Davies Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Dish washing liquid


Men Serving Next Week April11, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMIllenAC Quinn

Evening: Robert EmbryCharles Counts


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,

that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)


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Take The Opportunity

By Curtis Ritchwood

Jesus makes a statement in Matthew 12:48, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers.” We know from John 19:25-27; Luke 2:51, Jesus had great love and respect for His mother.  Was He disowning His mother and siblings? The answer is no!

Why did Jesus say this? First of all, He took advantage of a teachable moment.  Secondly, the Jews needed to know. In the Jewish custom, traditions were domineering and those who did not conform were considered to be like dogs. Matthew 15: 21-26.

Having three years to complete the work of the Father, Jesus did not waste any precious time. For instance, He began His ministry at the age of 30. Luke 3:23. And His kingdom was established three years later. Act 2:1-47. Whenever there was a teachable moment, He took it.

According to Biblical history, the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:9. Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well and teaching her in front of His disciples, prepared them for His spiritual kingdom where the Samaritan and the Jew are one. 

The teachable moment not only affected the Samaritan lady, but the disciples as well. John 4:27-29. In John 4:34 Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.” The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Consequently, Jesus going to the woman was of the work of God. And it is today. Acts 8:5,12. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ,” Galatians 3:28. Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Since this is undeniably a work of God, Like Jesus, we should seek out an opportunity and take it!  In doing this we have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5. I’m reminiscent of the day our baby girl moved on to paradise. Many saints arrived at the hospital to comfort us.

During the visitation, we were singing praises to God, praying, and engaging in encouraging conversation, the doctor surprised at our behavior, asked, “who are you and where do you’ll go to church?” The brethren instantly took advantage of the opportunity and began to teach.

Take the opportunity! “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:16.  “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity,” Colossians 4:5. “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith,” Galatians 6:10.


Gospel Meeting April 4th thru7th  with Tony Goins


A Victory To Achieve

Bulletin / Prayer List

                             Tom Bean church of Christ

March 28, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

March

ANOUNCEMENTS

Jerry Harris

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King               Greg Counts

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING              EVENING

Charles Counts               Greg Count

AC Quinn                        Jerry Harris

SCRIPTURE READING

Jerry Harris


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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. He will have to have open heart surgery as a stint procedure is not possible.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) had a bone marrow transplant and is in Houston Children’s Hospital.

Beth & Glenn Beall – Beth is having esophagus problems and Glenn has started radiation treatments for stage 1 cancer.

Floyce Hunter has been falling lately. She possibly will move to live with one of her children in Las Vegas.

Jerry Harris has been having trouble with vertigo.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Don Baker (back), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery), Eddie Hickerson (Hyper Cholesterol).

Men Serving Next Month - April:

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Kerry King

Lord’s Supper – Robert Embry, Jerry Harris


Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson, Tyler Davies
Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Liquid Laundry Detergent

Men Serving Next Week April 4, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Jerry Harris
Evening: Greg Counts – Walter McMillen


“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:16)

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Coming to Every Service

of the Gospel Meeting


The gospel meeting with Tony Goins begins next Sunday, and it seems so appropriate to emphasize the importance of every member being present for every service. This has nothing to do with my personal opinion about this, but there are spiritual reasons for why this should happen. Obviously, there are those who, because of physical reasons beyond their control, could not come, but the following reasons apply to the rest of us. Look at the spiritual reasons for the Lords work here in Tom Bean.

I am coming to every service because Jesus will be present. There is no greater reason than this. The Lord said, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be” (John 12:26). Every Christian should be described in this verse, for every Christian should be one who serves Him. Every Christian should be one who follows Him. Now Jesus says that those who serve Him and follow Him will be where He is. It is folly to think that the Lord will be absent from any service of the meeting. Where do you think His servants and followers should be?

I am coming to every service because the lost may be there, and the gospel will be preached to them. It is possible that someone who has never obeyed the gospel might come to our meeting. With the start of Heart To Heart being delivered to every house in the Tom Bean area, people are beginning to notice the church. There is no doubt that Tony will preach the gospel clearly to them. There is also no doubt that my presence will contribute to the impact the services will have on them. I want to be part of helping others to find salvation. My presence reveals that I am seriously concerned about those in sin.

I am coming to every service because the FAMILY needs me to be present. My brothers and my sisters have prayed and invited others to come with the expectation that the Lord’s family will be present to welcome those friends who will come. My absence will not only send a silent message to those who come, but it will discourage those who have finally made headway in getting others to come. Think about it. My physical presence or absence reveals how much I actually enjoy being with my FAMILY.

I am coming to every service because I hunger and thirst after righteousness(Mt 5:6). I have not arrived at the place in my life where my righteousness is complete. I know I need to be fed from the Lord and drink from the fountain of life. I know that preaching has changed my life and fed me in the past, and that it will feed me now.

I am coming to every service because there is no place I would rather be. Think about this! What possible reason can there be for being elsewhere?

2021 Spring Gospel Meeting

 



2021 Spring Gospel Meeting

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The Tom Bean Church Of  Christ


Speaker Tony Goins



April 4th – 7th


A Victory To Achieve


   
Sunday Bible Class (9:00 AM) - Worship ( To Get Or Give?)
   
Sunday Morning Worship (10:00 AM) -Where are The Nail Prints?

  Sunday Evening Worship (7:30 PM) – A Life That Overcomes.

  Monday Evening (7:30 PM) – They Took Him Even As He Was.

  Tuesday Evening (7:30 PM) – Behold I Stand Knocking.
   
  Wednesday Evening (7:30 PM) – The Conquering Christian.


And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Rev 22:17)

Bulletin / Prayer List March 21, 2021

                         Tom Bean church of Christ

March 21, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

March

ANOUNCEMENTS

Jerry Harris

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King               Greg Counts


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING              EVENING

Charles Counts               Greg Count

AC Quinn                        Jerry Harris


SCRIPTURE READING

Jerry Harris



PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement. He will have a test on April 6th to determine if he will have to have open heart surgery.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) had a bone marrow transplant and is in Houston Children’s Hospital.

Dannie Baker has been having problems with her blood pressure.

Beth & Glenn Beall – Beth is having esophagus problems and Glenn has started radiation treatments for stage 1 cancer.

Floyce Hunter has been falling lately. She possibly will move to live with one of her children in Las Vegas.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Don Baker (back), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery), Eddie Hickerson (Hyper Colesterol).


Sympathy:

Ron Clayton (missionary to India) passed away March 3rd.


Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson, Tyler Davies
Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts


Pantry Item: Dish washing liquid


Men Serving Next Week March 28, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen – Don Baker

Evening: Robert Embry – Charlie Counts


“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)



Slipping Feet and Trusting Faith

By Glenn Elliott

“If the Lord had not been my help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence. If I should say, ‘My foot has slipped,’ Your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When My anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul” (Ps. 94:17-19). The comfort of God’s abiding presence is a frequent theme in the psalms of David. When our lives are crowded with worry and it seems like we are helplessly slipping into a chasm, God will provide help to sustain us.

David lived an unusual life, fraught with peril. His rise to power was marked by danger as King Saul frequently sought his life. And, when he finally took the throne, his reign was characterized by wars and conflict. He knew the threat of death from foreign enemies as well as from members of his own household. He experienced the heartache of betrayal. His own son, Absalom, usurped his throne. But, in spite of all its violence and hardship, David was able to look back and describe his life as one that had been blessed by the preventative grace of God. He writes, “If the Lord had not been by help, My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.”

We should be humbly grateful for the providential working of God in our lives—for those times when He rescued us from temptation or delivered us from trial. Some see God as far away—detached and disinterested. But, the true picture of God—the portrait He has painted for us in the Bible—reveals a God who wants to be our companion, helper, and friend. Admonishing us to trust in God rather than money, the author of Hebrews quotes David, saying, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid” (Hb. 13:6).

In the fullest sense, God can be our friend only as we seek to be His. Until such is our desire, friendship with God cannot be enjoyed. God expressed His desire for friendship with us by sending His only Son to die for us on the cross. How can we express our desire to be His friend? By obeying His teaching. Jesus says, “You are My friends, if you do what I command you” (Jn. 15:14).

Like friendship, grace is conditional. God’s grace is available to everyone, but enjoyed only by those who place their trust in Him. Paul explains that we are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8). Trusting faith places us in a position where we have access to God’s help and provision. When feeling overwhelmed, we should remember what God can do. Then, trust Him and seek in Him a friend who will never let us down.


Gospel Meeting Begins April 4th with Tony Goins

Bulletin / Prayer List March 14, 2021

                        Tom Bean church of Christ

March 14, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

March

ANOUNCEMENTS

Jerry Harris

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King               Greg Counts

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING              EVENING

Don Baker                AC Quinn

     AC Quinn                 Robert Embry

SCRIPTURE READING

Jerry Harris



PRAYER LIST

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) has been at home from Children’s Hospital in Houston, He will have to return soon to continue his treatment

Dannie Baker has been having problems with her blood pressure.

Dannie’s brother had 2 stints in his heart and is recovering from the surgery.

Eddie Hickerson has been diagnosed with Hyper Cholesterol.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Don Baker (back), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson, Tyler Davies
Jesse Thetford

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

Men’s Business Meeting After Services Tonight

Men Serving Next Week March 21, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Charlie Counts – AC Quinn

Evening: Greg Counts – Jerry Harris

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:16)

Satan’s Existence For The Glory Of God


By Curtis Ritchwood

It is fact that God has all authority not only on earth, but also in the heavens. Psalm 135:6. Therefore, God has authority over Satan. Revelation 20:10. If He has authority over Satan, then Satan’s functioning is not without permission. Job 2:6. In Luke 22:31 Satan had to get permission from God in order to meddle with the apostles. Why then is He allowing Satan to do what He does?

To comprehend what was aforesaid, we must realize that everything was made for the glory of God. Colossians 1:16, Isaiah 43:7. Seeing that God created all things for His glory and the devil is a created being, the conclusion must be drawn that the existence of Satan is for the glory of God. However, God did not create the evil, everything He creates is absolutely good. Genesis 1:31. The devil’s evil behavior is by choice. Like human beings, spiritual beings were created with the right to choose. 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 1:6.

Since Satan decided to behave in an evil fashion, God uses this behavior for His glory. This reaction by God is seen in the life of Pharaoh, “For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Exodus 9:15-16.

Because God exhibited the power of Satan, we know His power is superior. Revelation 12:9. As a result, we wholly trust in Him as we fight the good fight without fear knowing that our God is all powerful even in the spiritual realm. Revelation 12:10-11.

The Bible says in I Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Thus, as long as we stay alert and keep a sober mind, we have nothing to fear. Nevertheless, if we allow ourselves to get caught in the snare of the devil by being overcome by his temptation, we can rest assured that the escape that God provides is flawless. 2 Timothy 2:26, I Corinthians 10:13. In other words, we can count on our freedom!

“You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world,” I John 4:4, “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil,” Ephesians 6:10-11.

Bulletin / Prayer List March 07, 2021

                             Tom Bean church of Christ

March 07, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

March

ANOUNCEMENTS

Jerry Harris


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King               Greg Counts


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING        EVENING

AC Quinn                 Greg Counts

     Charlie Counts          Walter McMillen


SCRIPTURE READING

Jerry Harris



PRAYER LIST

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) has been at home from Children’s Hospital in Houston, He will have to return soon to continue his treatment

Doug & Ruth Walker (Ruby’s sister) – will be moving into assisted living soon.

Don Hickerson is still recovering from his fall. He is doing some better.

Eddie Hickerson has been diagnosed with Hyper Cholesterol.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Don Baker (back), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery).


Sympathy:

Billie Shields, Assistant Post Master of Tom Bean passed away.

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson, Tyler Davies
Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts


Pantry Item: Canned Vegetables


Men Serving Next Week March 14, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Don Baker – AC Quinn

Evening: Kerry King – Robert Embry


“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:16)


Take The Opportunity

By Curtis Ritchwood


Jesus makes a statement in Matthew 12:48, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers.” We know from John 19:25-27; Luke 2:51, Jesus had great love and respect for His mother. Was He disowning His mother and siblings? The answer is no!

Why did Jesus say this? First of all, He took advantage of a teachable moment. Secondly, the Jews needed to know. In the Jewish custom, traditions were domineering and those who did not conform were considered to be like dogs. Matthew 15: 21-26.

Having three years to complete the work of the Father, Jesus did not waste any precious time. For instance, He began His ministry at the age of 30. Luke 3:23. And His kingdom was established three years later. Act 2:1-47. Whenever there was a teachable moment, He took it.

According to Biblical history, the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:9. Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well and teaching her in front of His disciples, prepared them for His spiritual kingdom where the Samaritan and the Jew are one.

The teachable moment not only affected the Samaritan lady, but the disciples as well. John 4:27-29. In John 4:34 Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.” The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Consequently, Jesus going to the woman was of the work of God. And it is today. Acts 8:5,12. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ,” Galatians 3:28. Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Since this is undeniably a work of God, Like Jesus, we should seek out an opportunity and take it! In doing this we have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5. I’m reminiscent of the day our baby girl moved on to paradise. Many saints arrived at the hospital to comfort us.

During the visitation, we were singing praises to God, praying, and engaging in encouraging conversation, the doctor surprised at our behavior, asked, “who are you and where do you’ll go to church?” The brethren instantly took advantage of the opportunity and began to teach.

Take the opportunity! “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:16. “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity,” Colossians 4:5. “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith,” Galatians 6:10.