Bulletin / Prayer List

          Tom Bean church of Christ

November 29

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

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 
   Jerry Harris                     Charles Counts    
       Don Hickerson                Robert Embry           


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris received a good checkup from her hip doctor. She will return to the heart doctor in December.

Robert Embry had his gall bladder removed last Wednesday. Surgery went well.

Robert’s granddaughter, Melody tested positive for Covid 19.

Walter McMillen is in Cedar Hollow Rehab, Room 137.

Frank Roden has an appointment with his heart doctor Dec 1st.

Cleon Green (Nashville, AR) tested positive for Covid 19.

Patrice Counts has been in quarantine for exposure to COVID-19.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Paula Courtney

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (back in the US)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Pantry Item: Canned Soup

Men Serving Next Week December 6, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening: Kerry King – Charlie Counts

Men Serving Next Month December

Announcements & Scripture Reading: Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper: Jerry Harris, 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)


The Lord Knows the Nature of our Hearts 

By Tim Dooley 

The old saying goes, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” We are often very good at putting on a facade and fooling others, but we need to remember that we cannot and will not fool God. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). And be sure “your sins will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). The saddest thing is that some have fooled themselves into thinking their hearts are right with God when God knows the true nature of our hearts.

While King Saul ignored the true causes of his troubles, God saw everything clearly. So many of us need to do some serious introspection and consider the true nature of our hearts in humility and fear. Only when we clearly see our hearts as God sees them can we begin to understand God’s will for us.

As Saul pursues David in an attempt to kill him, David is afforded an opportunity to kill Saul a cave. Yet, even though he is encouraged to do so by his men, David refuses to “put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD’S anointed”
 (1 Samuel 24:10).

An important spiritual application for us to re-member is that Jesus declares those who are not with Him, are against Him (Matthew 12:30). In other words; those who are not faithfully serving the Lord are putting forth their hands against the Lord’s anointed. The Lord knows our hearts and who is on the Lord’s side. Are you faithful?

Bulletin / Prayer List

  Tom Bean church of Christ

November 22

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

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 
   Don Baker                        Kerry Kin
    Greg Counts                     AC Quinn  


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris received a good checkup from her hip doctor. She will return to the heart doctor in December.

Robert Embry will have his gall bladder removed on November 25th.

Robert’s granddaughter, Melody Mowdy tested positive for Covid 19.

Walter McMillen is in Cedar Hollow Rehab, Room 137.

Christine & Charlie Overbey (Charlie & Hellen’s granddaughter and her husband) have both tested positive for Covid 19. Both are doing better and are back at work.

Frank Roden had an appointment with his heart doctor Thursday.

Tyler Fowler & Michael Harbor (Charlie’s nephews) have both tested positive for Covid 19.

Cleon Green (Nashville, AR) tested positive for Covid 19.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Paula Courtney

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (back in the US)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano 


Pantry Item: Bleach

Men Serving Next Week November 29, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Jerry Harris – Don Hickerson

Evening: Charlie Counts – 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) 


Luncheon after morning services November 29th

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Having Patience Under Stress 

By Kevin Cauley 

“Patience is a virtue” was an expression I heard a lot growing up! Now that I am almost 50 years-old, I have an inkling of what my parents meant. There are times in life when all that can be done is to wait and that is a good thing. Sin can create in us a sense of urgency that isn’t necessary. This urgency motivates us to act when we don’t need to act. Acting in such situations sometimes creates more problems than it solves. What is needed is a little patience. It takes self-control to hold oneself back from acting when all that can be done is wait. In Psalm 40:1 David wrote, “I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.” Don’t let a feeling of urgency cause impatience.

Lack of patience can also cause us to use our tongues incorrectly by saying things that we should not say. Sometimes a person may feel like he just must say something. He feels awkward when there is silence among others. So, he blurts out the first thing that comes to his mind. Maybe it’s innocent, but maybe it isn’t. Patience will help one to keep one’s tongue in check. James 3:2 says, “For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.” Alas, there are no perfect people, so James states, “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8).

So the next time you feel motivated to “do something,” ask yourself, “Do I need to wait and see what happens first?” Psalm 37:7 says, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.”

Bulletin / Prayer List

             Tom Bean church of Christ

November 15

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

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 

    Charley Counts                      Robert Embry
Jerry Harris                             Jerry Harris


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris received a good checkup from her hip doctor. She will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from surgery. She continues to improve and will hopefully be back with us soon.

Robert Embry will have his gall bladder removed.

Don & Jan Hickerson both received good reports from their tests. But Wednesday Don was checked into TMC with severe vertigo and vomiting. He was kept overnight and released on Thursday. Doctors did not find a reason for his sickness.

Walter McMillen is not doing well. He is in WNJ room 258 but may be moving to Carrus..

Christine & Charlie Overbey (Charlie & Hellen’s granddaughter and her husband) have both tested positive for Covid 19. Both are having symptoms of the virus.

Tyler Fowler & Michael Harbor (Charlie’s nephews) have both tested positive for Covid 19.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS)

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (back in the US)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US). 


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Pantry Item: Toilet Tissue

Men Serving Next Week November 15, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen – Greg Counts

Evening: Kerry King – AC Quinn 


“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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Wearing the Name “Christian”

By Keven Cauley

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter” (1 Peter 4:16). The word “Christian” was first used in Antioch (Acts 11:26). The word means one who follows Christ. First Peter 4:16 implies that some used it as an insult. Perhaps this is the way that Agrippa meant it in Acts 26:28 when he told the apostle Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.” Peter says that the person who is called by such a name not be ashamed of it at all, but rather, glorify God.

The word “Christian” contains the word “christ.” “Christ” is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word “messiah.” Both words mean “anointed one” and come from the tradition of anointing with oil leaders in the ancient world. The Hebrew word “messiah” is used in the Old Testament a total of 39 times. Thirty-seven times it is translated “anointed,” and it usually refers to one of the kings of Israel. The translators chose to translate with the English word “Messiah” twice in the New King James Version in Daniel 9:25-26.

Having studied the book of Daniel extensively, the Jews of the New Testament were expecting God’s Messiah, His Anointed One, to arrive. Jesus fulfilled all prophecies of the Anointed One in the Old Testament. Therefore, He was the Messiah. In the New Testament, the word “christ,” (Greek for “anointed one”) is used almost exclusively to refer to Jesus. Christians are followers of the Anointed One, Jesus, and the word “Christ” is a title, not Jesus’ last name. What an honor it is, then, to share the title “Christ” with Jesus as “Christians.” This was Peter’s point.




Bulletin / Prayer List November 08 2020

  Tom Bean church of Christ

November 08

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

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 

    Charley Counts                      Don Hickerson
 Don Baker                             Greg Counts 


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris received a good checkup from her hip doctor. She will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from surgery. She is having good and bad days but is doing better overall.

Robert Embry will have his gall bladder removed.

Jerry Harris had surgery to remove a blockage in his neck. He is at home recovering but is weak.

Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter) has been diagnosed with MS.

Don & Jan Hickerson had and are having tests done in McKinney and Baylor Scott & White. They are awaiting test results.

Ruby Slone has been in the hospital.

Walter McMillen is not doing well. He needs to see a heart doctor and is waiting for an appointment.

Sympathy for Lost Loved Ones:

Please keep the family of Kathy Hill in your prayers.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee.


Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano


Pantry Item: Dishwashing Liquid


Men Serving Next Week November 15, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen – Jerry Harris

Evening: Robert Embry – AC Quinn



“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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Before You Act, Take the Test 

David Sproule 

Someone passed this test on to me several years ago. I do not know where it came from originally, but it is outstanding. The following “tests” can be applied to nearly every situation you face to determine whether an action is right or wrong. As you are weighing your options, answer these questions.

The Personal Test: Will doing this make me a better or worse Christian?

The Social Test: Will doing it influence others, and especially the weak, to be better or worse Christians?

The Practical Test: Will the results of my doing this be desirable? What are the fruits of my actions?

The Universal Test: If everyone should do this, would it improve or degrade society? If all Christians do it, will it improve or degrade the kingdom?

The Scriptural Test: Does the Bible endorse it or forbid it? Does the tenor or tone of the Bible, if the thing contemplated is not expressly dealt with, speak toward endorsing it or condemning it?

The Stewardship Test: Will my doing this constitute a waste of talent and/or goods for which I am accountable to the Lord?

The Character Test: What will be the influence of my life and spirituality as others now see me in this particular behavior?

The Family Test: Will it bring discredit and dishonor to my family and embarrass them? Is it something that I can recommend to all of my family members?

The Publicity Test: Would I be willing for friends, fellow-Christians, the elders, the preacher, etc., to know about this action?

The Common Sense Test: Does it agree with just plain, ordinary, and everyday common sense, remembering that beyond common sense we must be guided by revealed sense—the Bible?

The Fairness Test: Is it honest, and is it practicing the golden rule?

The Second Coming Test: Is this something I would not mind, as a Christian, the Lord finding me doing when He next appears, to then take me to judgment?

Bulletin / Prayer List November 01, 2020

                      Tom Bean church of Christ

November 01 

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

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 

AC Quinn                      Kerry King
         Don Baker                      Walter Mc Millen 


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris is getting stronger and will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from her emergency surgery for twisted intestine. She is doing some better.

Jennifer & Barry Cox are both doing some better after testing positive with Covid 19.

Robert Embry will have his gall bladder removed sometime this next week.

Jerry Harris had surgery to remove a blockage in his neck last Tuesday. He is at home recovering.

Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter) has been diagnosed with MS.


Sympathy for Lost Loved Ones:

Kathy Hill passed away Friday.

Vella Puckett (from Ivanhoe) passed away last Monday.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano


Men Serving Next Week November 8, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Charlie – Jerry Harris

Evening: Don Hickerson – Greg 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)


Something Beautiful

By Glen Elliott


Stubbornly ingrained in the male psyche, is a hidden angst that rises quickly to the surface when an unexpected, orange, diamond-shaped sign is spotted along one of our nation’s highways. We have already calculated our approximate time of arrival. The challenge is accepted and the quest is undertaken—even if only in our own minds.

Upon arrival, we expect questions, especially from our male counterparts. “When did you leave?” or “How long did it take for you to get here?” Trying not to sound proud, we answer in general terms; but, if pressed, we could supply the exact number of hours and minutes.

Leaving on time is important but the clock doesn’t start until the actual time of departure. So, everyone must use the bathroom before we leave, whether they need to or not, because we are not stopping until we need gas. Using the bathroom during that stop is permitted. But, it must be quick—very quick!

Slow drivers, congested traffic, and speed limits are expected annoyances. But, the orange sign warning of construction ahead—that is, indeed, a foreboding sight. And, should traffic come to a complete stop; it isn’t long before folks start bailing out like rats from a sinking ship. After all, a twenty-minute side trip to avoid a five-minute delay is well-worth the effort!

Construction has its purpose. Repair and maintenance prevents long-term damage and even longer delays in the future. We understand that building new highways and expanding old ones is the price of progress.

As Christians, our lives are under construction. It is not man; but, God who is at work in us (Ph. 2:13). We are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). Christ is being formed in us (Gal. 4:19; Rm. 8:29). We are not transformed by the tap of a magic wand or by drinking some sort of mysterious potion. Our progress can be slow at times as we translate his word into our daily lives (Rm. 12:1-2). Other times, things can look a mess as we unravel mixed up priorities and put Jesus back in His rightful place (Col. 1:18; Mt. 6:33). Endurance must be cultivated through difficult times (Jas. 1:2-4). But, we are closer now than when we first believed and our destination becomes ever clearer before us (Rm. 13:11; Heb. 10:36).

Please don’t give up or give in because of construction along the way. It is the price of spiritual progress. We are not alone (Heb. 13:5-6). We are working together with God (2 Cor. 6:1). The path, at times, may seem obscure; but, it is set before us and we must take the step that is “next.” In doing so, we walk by faith knowing that God is making something beautiful of our lives.




Bulletin / Prayer List October 25, 2020

 Tom Bean church of Christ

October 25, 2020

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

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Gregg Counts

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry       Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY


                                      MORNING                     EVENING 
   Don Baker                      Walter McMille
   Don Hickerson                Gregg Counts 

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris is getting stronger and will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from her emergency surgery for twisted intestine. She is doing some better.

Kathy Hill is not doing very well. She had a procedure done last week at Medical City.

Jennifer Cox has tested positive for Covid 19.

Barry Cox has also tested positive for Covid 19.

Robert Embry had an ultrasound last Tuesday on his gall bladder and an upper endoscopy on his esophagus on Thursday. He will have to have his gall bladder removed.

Jerry Harris will have a stint procedure next Tuesday on his neck.

Vella Puckett (from Ivanhoe) is not doing very well.


Sympathy for Lost Loved Ones:

Gordy Hicks (friends of Charlie & Helen) passed away.

Clinton Davis (Parkview congregation) passed away.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Kathy Hill, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep, Don Stringfellow.

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Men Serving Next Week November 1, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Jerry Harris

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)

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Sitting Thus By the Well 

By Josh Blackmer 

It was clear that she did not expect to talk with this man “sitting thus by the well” (John 4:6). As the conversation unfolds, this man, the Christ, did three things that we should practice when we are about our Father’s business.

He began by asking for water, but there was more to it. He actually spoke to her. In her mind, it was something that Jews didn’t do with Samaritans, much less a woman (John 4:9). Here is our first challenge—talking with those who nobody else will. By doing so, we show that we are not like everyone else and that we care. These two things go a long way with reaching the lost. The concept that people have about the “religious” is often tainted.

The discussion at the well covered living water, her past and true worshippers. In all of these subjects Jesus demonstrated knowledge and wisdom. He did not flinch at her sins and the life she lived. We must be equipped to do the same (2 Tim. 3:16-17). She was like so many of our friends and co-workers who are confused about what real religion is and are living lives of sin. We must be fountains of information for those around us, and we can’t flinch or shrink away when the down-trodden and outcasts come to the well, for “such were some of you” (1 Cor. 6:11).

Finally, she began putting things together. She understood that this was no mere man with whom she was speaking (John 4:19). At the end of their discussion, she admitted that she understood the nature of the coming Messiah. Jesus then revealed, “I who speak to you am He” (John 4:25). He divulged to her His true self, the Messiah. We must be those who point to the One, the Christ, with our lives and our speech to help people come to know Him. We are not mere people, but rather, we are His servants, His priests and His ambassadors with the message of reconciliation (1 Cor. 4:1; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Cor. 5:20). As people who seek to be laborers in the kingdom, these things should be a part of who we are. We care, we demonstrate a knowledge of God, and we point people to the Christ.

As the woman left the well and went into town with the message, “Come and see,” it was time for the disciples to learn. The work we have to do is more important than the food we eat (John 4:34). There is no time to wait—the harvest is now (John 4:35). We rejoice with those who labored before us as we enter a work that was started long before us. “Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together…others have laborer and you have entered into their labor” (John 4:36-38). Let us rejoice on our work.




Men Serving Next Month November

Announcements & Scripture Reading - Kerry King

Lord’s Supper – Walter McMillen, Kerry King
     

Bulletin / Prayer List October 18, 2020

                        Tom Bean church of Christ

October 18, 2020

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

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Gregg Counts

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry       Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY


                                      MORNING                     EVENING 

     AC Quinn                   Charles Counts
Robert Embry            Jerry Harris 

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts


PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris is getting stronger and will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Gordy & Glonda Hicks family (friends of Charlie & Helen)

Gordy has been released from rehab and is now at home. He is not doing very well.

Jeff Bartley Family (Eddie Hickerson’s co-worker) – Jeff, his wife and father in law have all been diagnosed with Covid -19. His wife has been released from the hospital but his father in law is still in the hospital. Jeff has returned to work but now he is having knee problems.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from her emergency surgery for twisted intestine.

Kathy Hill is not doing very well. She is out of the hospital and is staying with Mary Beth.

Dixie Daniels (member from Pottsboro congregation) passed away due to Covid 19. Her daughter also had the virus but has since recovered.

Jennifer Cox has tested positive for Covid 19.

Bob Followell (friend of Frank) passed away. He was waiting for a liver transplant.

Robert Embry will  will have an ultrasound on his gall bladder and an upper endoscopy on his esophagus this week.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Kathy Hill, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Sharon Ditto (friend of Jan), Mary Estep, Don Stringfellow.

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Kuwait). 


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano 


Men Serving Next Week October 25, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Don Baker – Don Hickerson

Evening: Walter McMillen – Greg 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) 

I Heard My Brother Crying

by Tom Moore

Some years ago, in a small village in the Midwest, a little twelve-year old girl named Terri was babysitting her little brother. Terri walked outside to check the mail. As she turned back from the mailbox, she couldn't believe her eyes. The house was on fire. So very quickly the little house was enveloped in flames.

Terri ran as fast as she could into the flaming house only to find her baby brother trapped by a burning rafter which had fallen and pinned him to the floor. Hurriedly, Terri worked to free her brother. She had trouble getting him loose as the flames were dancing around their heads. Finally, she freed him. She picked him up and quickly took him outside and revived him just as the roof of the house caved in.

By this time, firemen were on the scene and the neighbors had gathered outside the smoldering remains of the house. The neighbors had been too frightened to go inside or to do anything to help, and they were tremendously impressed with the courage of the twelve-year old girl. They congratulated her for her heroic efforts and said, "Terri, you are so very brave. Weren't you scared? What were you thinking about when you ran into the burning house?" I love Terri's answer. She said, "I wasn't thinking about anything. I just heard my little brother crying."

Let me ask you something? How long has it been? How long has it been since you heard your brother or sister crying? How long has it been since you stopped and did something about it?

Remember these two passages: "But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him? My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth" (1 Jn. 3:17-18). "There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear..." (1 Jn. 4:18).


Think About It!