October 24, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Kerry King

            Charlie Counts                                           Walter McMillen

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – had his heart surgery Oct 21st. He is doing well.

Greg Counts will get his cast Monday and then begin rehab. He also found out that he will need to have hip replacement (scheduled in March).

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach. She has a drain tube and is receiving IV antibiotics.  She is improving slowly.

Brooklyn King (Kerry & Carla’s granddaughter) has tested positive for Covid.

Lavona Clinton is in WNJ having some tests run.

Ruth Jones’ sister (cancer) is doing some better.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s boss’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy & Lavona Clinton.

 

 

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:  Saltine Crackers

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 31, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Greg Counts – AC Quinn

Evening:                                   Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen

                                                                 October 17, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com

MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                                                 Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Kerry King

            Don Baker                                                  Walter McMillen

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – heart surgery is scheduled for Oct 21st.

Greg Counts is now in a hard cast for at least 6 weeks and found out last week that he will need to have hip replacement (scheduled in March).

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach. She has a drain tube and is receiving IV antibiotics.  She is improving slowly.

Rita Jones’ sister (Rita is a friend of Walter) is suffering from cancer and Rita has gone to be with her.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy & Lavona Clinton.

 

 

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:  Cake Frosting

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 24, 2021

Prayers:

Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening:                                   Kerry King – Walter McMillen



Not Far Away

The grandest hope of every child of God has to do with the abiding presence of Christ. It is a hope which transcends this life. It is a hope which cannot be erased by the barrenness of the grave. It is a hope both “sure and steadfast” and completely reliable as an anchor in the storms of life (Heb. 6:19). Concerning our hope in the presence of Christ, Peter Marshall wrote, “Those we love are with the Lord, and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him and He is with us, they cannot be far away.” That is a comforting thought when death parts us from loved ones in Christ. Several phrases in that quote are worthy of closer consideration.

First, he says, “Those we love are with the Lord….” When the apostle Paul described his own coming death, he did so by referring to it as a departure to be with Christ (Ph. 1:23). When Jesus told the apostles of His second coming, He said, “I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (Jn. 14:3). Few thoughts are as glorious as the realization that we will be with Jesus forever.

In the second place, Peter Marshall goes on to say that “the Lord has promised to be with us.” When He ascended into heaven, Jesus left the apostles with the commission to go into all the world with the gospel of Christ. Then, He follows up with a promise, saying,  “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Mt. 28:18-20). How can Christ be seated at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33), and still be with His followers? The only conclusion we can draw is that He is omnipresent. In Romans 8:9, Paul says that “if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.” Christ is with His people. His Spirit lives in them (Gal. 4:6; Acts 5:32; 2:38).

A third point of interest from the quotation we have cited is found in the comparison we can make between the first two points. If faithful Christians have passed on to be with Christ, and Christ is presently with those who follow Him today; then, there isn’t such a great distance between us and those who have gone on before us. Such is a comforting thought. Similar thoughts are described by the apostle Paul as he tried to comfort the brethren at Thessalonica about brethren who had passed on from this life (1 Th. 4:15-17). There will be a day of glad reunion for all who are in Christ. We enjoy the present hope that Christ is in us and the future hope that we will be with Him. Make sure that such a hope is yours today.

— Glen Elliott–


 

October 10, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

Charlie Counts                                           Don Hickerson

            Walter McMillen                                         Greg Counts

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – heart surgery is scheduled for Oct 21st.

Greg Counts is now in a hard cast for at least 6 weeks.

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach. She has a drain tube and is receiving IV antibiotics.  She is not doing very well.

Daniel White (Jan’s nephew) is waiting results from tests by his neurologist.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy & Lavona Clinton, Sheryl Pasley (friend of Frank)

 

Sympathy For Lost Loved Ones:

        Craig Simmons from the Howe congregation passed away last Tuesday due to Covid- 19.

 

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:  Cake Mixes

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 17, 2021

Prayers:

Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening:                                   Kerry King – Walter McMillen


What Are We Going To Do Now?

By Kerry King

 

We have just completed our gospel meeting with Welton Stoker!  It was thoroughly invigorating to hear the gospel preached in pureness and simplicity!  Brother Stoker brought six lessons pertaining to the gospel message.  The reason we preach the gospel is so that people will believe and obey.  For without hearing there can not be an understanding of what needs to be done on our part to accept the grace that God has given us (Rom 10:9-17).  The gospel plan that we need to understand is simple:

 

Jesus Came

Jesus Suffered

Jesus Died

Jesus Was Buried

Jesus Rose Again

 

It is by the grace of God we have such a great opportunity to serve a risen Saviour (Titus 2:11-14).  We therefore have the honor to be called the children of God and also have the responsibility to reach out to others with this wonderful message of salvation (Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16).  The question now is “What are we going to do, now?”

Over the past few months we have started sending the House To House/Heart To Heart publication to every household in the Tom Bean area.  I am encouraged by recent account of a member of the Tom Bean community who told a member of the church that they enjoyed reading the publication each and every month!  It is time we began, as a congregation to start talking to people about their soul salvation and the need to study the Bible. 

The fact that Jesus was willing to leave the glory of heaven and suffer the atrocities that led to His death on the cross, should motivate the members of this (and all) congregation to embark on a campaign to save the lost!  It is time to leave our ‘comfort’ zone and venture out into the work that Jesus left us with.  So, the question is:

 

What Are WE Going To Do Now?

                                                                 October 3, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

                                        Sunday                                                 Tuesday

                Bible Study         9:00 AM                               Ladies Class        10:00 AM

                Worship            10:00AM                                 Wednesday

                Worship               6:00 PM                                Bible Study         7:00 PM



MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                                                               Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

                                      MORNING                                                  EVENING

                       Charlie Counts                                           Don Hickerson

                                    Walter McMillen                                         Greg Counts

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – heart surgery is scheduled for Oct 21st.

Greg Counts is now in a hard cast for at least 6 weeks.

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach. She has a drain tube and is receiving IV antibiotics.  She is not doing very well.

Daniel White (Jan’s nephew) is waiting results from tests by his neurologist.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy & Lavona Clinton, Sheryl Pasley (friend of Frank)

 

Sympathy For Lost Loved Ones:

        Craig Simmons from the Howe congregation passed away last Tuesday due to Covid- 19.

 

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:  Cake Mixes

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 17, 2021

Prayers:

Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening:                                   Kerry King – Walter McMillen


What Are We Going To Do Now?

By Kerry King

 

We have just completed our gospel meeting with Welton Stoker!  It was thoroughly invigorating to hear the gospel preached in pureness and simplicity!  Brother Stoker brought six lessons pertaining to the gospel message.  The reason we preach the gospel is so that people will believe and obey.  For without hearing there can not be an understanding of what needs to be done on our part to accept the grace that God has given us (Rom 10:9-17).  The gospel plan that we need to understand is simple:

 

Jesus Came

Jesus Suffered

Jesus Died

Jesus Was Buried

Jesus Rose Again

 

It is by the grace of God we have such a great opportunity to serve a risen Saviour (Titus 2:11-14).  We therefore have the honor to be called the children of God and also have the responsibility to reach out to others with this wonderful message of salvation (Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16).  The question now is “What are we going to do, now?”

Over the past few months we have started sending the House To House/Heart To Heart publication to every household in the Tom Bean area.  I am encouraged by recent account of a member of the Tom Bean community who told a member of the church that they enjoyed reading the publication each and every month!  It is time we began, as a congregation to start talking to people about their soul salvation and the need to study the Bible. 

The fact that Jesus was willing to leave the glory of heaven and suffer the atrocities that led to His death on the cross, should motivate the members of this (and all) congregation to embark on a campaign to save the lost!  It is time to leave our ‘comfort’ zone and venture out into the work that Jesus left us with.  So, the question is:

 

What Are WE Going To Do Now?


 Bulletin/Prayer List


October 3, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

                                        Sunday                                                 Tuesday

                Bible Study         9:00 AM                               Ladies Class        10:00 AM

                Worship            10:00AM                                 Wednesday

                Worship               6:00 PM                                Bible Study         7:00 PM



MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                                                               Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

                                        MORNING                                                  EVENING

                            AC Quinn                                                   Greg Counts

                                        Don Hickerson                                           Jerry Harris

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – the dermatologist and foot doctor have both said Don is clear of infection. Just waiting for his heart surgery to be scheduled.

Greg Counts is now in a hard cast for at least 6 weeks.

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach. She has a drain tube and is receiving IV antibiotics.

Daniel White (Jan’s nephew) will see a neurologist next week for his memory loss.

Lavona Clintion broke her hip and had surgery last Monday.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy Clinton, Sheryl Pasley (friend of Frank)

 

Sympathy For Lost Loved Ones:

        Joe Walker (fried of Frank) passed away 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:  Breakfast Cereal

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 10, 2021

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Charlie Counts – Walter McMillen

Evening:                                   Don Hickerson – Greg Counts



God Is Not to Blame

 

When something bad happens, our natural tendency is to look for someone to blame.  Think about children.  When something breaks while the children are playing or someone gets hurt or they get caught doing something wrong, they always seem to look for someone else to blame.  “Billy did it!  Darla made me do it!  It wasn’t my fault!”  That inclination seems to stay with us, unfortunately, into adulthood.

However, too often, as adults, when something bad happens in people’s lives, they look to blame God.  This happens for a variety of reasons: sometimes the pain is unbearable, sometimes there doesn’t seem to be a reasonable explanation for the events, sometimes we listen to what others are saying.  Let us take a moment and remember something about our God.

Everything about our God (read that again: E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G about our God) is GOOD.  That is the essence of His very nature.  Throughout the Old Testament it is repeatedly stated, “The LORD is good” and “He is good.”  David said, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psa. 34:8).  When the rich young ruler came to Jesus and called Him, “Good Teacher,” you remember how Jesus responded.  “Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God” (Matt. 19:16-17).  Jesus affirmed for us that the very nature of God is goodness.

This is borne out in how God deals with man.  The commandments that the Lord gives for us to observe and to follow are “for our good always” (Deut. 6:24; cf. 10:12-13).  When it comes to His children, our “Father who is in heaven” is ready to “give good things to those who ask Him” (Matt. 7:11).  For, the reality is, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (Jas. 1:17).  The special providence of God for His children ensures that “all things work together for good” (Rom. 8:28).  The very nature of God is goodness!

So, when bad things happen, let us not blame God, for He is not to blame!  Bad things do happen to good people—just ask Job.  They happen because “time and chance happen to them all” (Ecc. 9:11).  They happen as a result of choices that we make or choices that others make (Deut. 30:19Prov. 3:3112:26).  They happen because of the evil, deceptive, conniving nature of the devil (2 Cor. 11:3John 8:44Gen. 3:1-4), who is seeking to “devour” us (1 Pet. 5:8).  They happen because our world is full of evil people who lie “under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). 

Our God is good always!  Let us give thanks for that!