Bulletin / Prayer List

                                    Tom Bean church of Christ

June 13, 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

June

ANOUNCEMENTS

Greg Counts

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry       Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Robert Embry            AC Quinn

 Jerry Harris                Don Baker 

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts

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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. He also having some bleeding in his stomach and his back is not doing well.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He will have to stop taking blood thinners before surgery. This will take place sometime next month.

Robert Embry – Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas. He will have a procedure for the doctors to use a camera to look at his stomach and pancreas on June 16th.

Bob & Carol Moore (friends of Charlie & Helen) both are doing better.

Charlie Counts had surgery on June 11th to clean out his carotid artery. He will have surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach later.

Christina Morris ac’s Granddaughter is undergoing tests

Remember in Daily Prayer:


Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

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, Skylar Carr.

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 June 20, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen - Don Hickerson

Evening: Kerry King    -       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)


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There Is A Season

   It is only the beginning of June, but for all practical purposes, summer is upon us. As the temperatures rise, our spirits are called back to the more pleasant days of spring. How quickly one season passes into the next! Passing seasons have not always been a part of the human experience. Seasons are the result of environmental changes produced by the Flood. Along with His promise never to destroy the world again with water, God promises an endless cycle of changing seasons, each with its own particular purpose (Gen. 8:22). Like successive waves driven across a sandy beach, each season is followed by the next, marking the passing of time with accurate precision.

   Each season has its appropriate responsibility. Solomon observes, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Eccl. 3:1, ESV). Balance is found by using life’s opportunities in a timely manner. Unused opportunities disappear. Paul said, “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” (Gal. 6:10). It is a beautiful thing to behold God’s people sincerely engaged in doing good deeds (Tit. 3:14; Mt. 5:16).

   Jeremiah’s expectation for His people was based on what he knew about their spiritual season. It was summer – a time for reaping a harvest of repentance. But the prophet’s sorrow overwhelms him as he sadly observes, “Harvest is past, summer is ended, And we are not saved” (Jer. 8:20). Like rapidly diminishing light at the end of a long, summer day, their season was changing without their having repented. A foreboding new season was on the horizon – a season of painful discipline under the righteous judgment of God.

   Are you approaching a change in season in your life? We don’t know what the future holds – but we do know the God who holds the future in His hands. There is a season for every matter under heaven. May God grant us the wisdom and resolve to faithfully pursue His will each day.

–Glen Elliott–



Bulletin / Prayer List

                                         Tom Bean church of Christ

June 06, 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

June

ANOUNCEMENTS

Greg Counts

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry       Jerry Harris

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Walter McMillen              Kerry King

Charlie Counts                Jerry Harris

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts

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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. He also having some bleeding in his stomach and his back is not doing well.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He will have to stop taking blood thinners before surgery. This will take place sometime next month.

Robert Embry – Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas. The results from his CT scan show an enlargement on his pancreas but he will have to see a specialist to determine exactly what it is.

Bob & Carol Moore (friends of Charlie & Helen) both have been in TMC. Bob was able to go home and is doing better, but Carol is having some tests and is not doing very well.

Charlie Counts will have surgery on June 11th on his carotid artery. He will have surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach at a later date.

Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin) – has an appt Baylor Sammons Cancer on June 10th.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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, Skylar Carr.


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 June 13, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Jerry Harris

Evening: AC Quinn – Don Baker


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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Give It Away

Solomon offers great insight into what it means to live a rich and meaningful life. He says, “Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days” (Eccl. 11:1). The principle of reciprocity comes into play in many walks of life: in giving to meet the needs of the poor, in sharing the gospel with the lost, and in loving our neighbor as ourselves.

In regard to giving, the Bible is filled with examples that show us that, in giving, we are the greater recipients. Jesus says, “Give, and it will be given to you. They pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return” (Lk. 6:38). Jesus tells us that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). His faithful servant, the apostle Paul, says that the one “who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and [the one] who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Cor. 9:6). Give as God teaches and experience the great blessings which attend such giving.

We might think of evangelism as giving away our faith. It is in sharing our faith with others that our own faith is strengthened. Conversely, it is in keeping our faith to ourselves that it becomes cold and lifeless (Mt. 24:12). One of the most effective ways for us to reach out to others is by showing them how important our faith is to us. When Debbie Fields, the founder of the cookie company that bears her name, started in business, she went several days without a customer. Then, she baked a tray of cookies and went out on the sidewalk and began giving them away. It wasn’t long before people followed her back into her store to buy her cookies. Today, with more than 700 stores, she still uses the same technique. Don’t hide your faith under a basket, show others how much Jesus means to you and folks will soon be asking questions about your hope
(1 Pet. 3:15).

A familiar childhood song tells us that love is nothing until we give it away. Then, having given it away, we end up having more. Love replenishes itself in the act of giving. Love dries up in a selfish heart that refuses to share with others. We have a choice—give it away or keep it to ourselves. Giving is the better way for us and for all those with whom we come into contact. Be like Jesus and be a giver today!

–Glen Elliott–


Bulletin / Prayer List

                                   Tom Bean church of Christ

May 30, 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

May

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts       Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Greg Counts                     AC Quinn 

      Charlie Counts                 Don Hickerson

SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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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. He also having some bleeding in his stomach and his back is not doing well.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He has 2 doctor appointments soon and has started cardio therapy.

Robert Embry – Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas. He has had a CT scan last week but no results, so far.

Bob & Carol Moore (friends of Charlie & Helen) both have been in TMC. Bob has a bleeding ulcer and is better, but Carol is having some tests and is not doing very well.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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, Skylar Carr.


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: Paper Towels


Men Serving Next Month - June


Announcements & Scripture Reading – Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper – Jerry Harris, Robert Embry


Men Serving Next Week May 30, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen – Charlie Counts

Evening: Kerry King – Jerry Harris


Luncheon Today After Morning Services


“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 Prayer of an “Old Preacher”

By Dan Jenkins



We may not think of that shepherd boy as a preacher, but perhaps we should. When David arrived at the battlefront, almost every word he spoke proclaimed the power and majesty of God. His words give great insight into the heart that God described as being like His own heart. David’s older brother saw him as a youth who had abandoned the sheep and said David was filled with pride and was insolent in his heart (1 Sam. 7:28). But he was wrong.

That young man had seen the providence of God when he killed a bear and a lion who were ready to kill a helpless lamb. David knew God’s nature and the challenge of Goliath had to be answered. He was not concerned about how big that giant was, for he knew how big God was!

As a youth he had also faced sin’s temptation and dealt with it. He showed how a young man could cleanse his heart “by taking heed according to Your word” (Psa. 119:9). It was in the sheepfold that he learned of God’s green pastures, still waters, the rod, the staff and the cup overflowing with oil.

Yet he was not always a young man. His words in Psalm 71:17-18 give us great insight into the devotion he had first as a youth and the devotion he had in his old age. Look at the words of that psalm.

“O God, You have taught me from my youth;

And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.”

David knew God from his youth and he had declared God’s glory to others. He knew God and he unashamedly taught others about Him. What was he like as he grew old?

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded,

O God, do not forsake me,

Until I declare Your strength to this generation,

Your power to everyone who is to come.”

David understood that the truths which he had used to cleanse his young heart were the same truths that following generations needed to cleanse their hearts. They needed them because God’s words are eternal and truth does not change. David said, “The entirety of Your word is truth and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever” (Psa. 119:160). He had taught those truths as a young man and now as he grew old he asked God to continue using him.

Read his words again. Every generation needed God’s words, and David emphasized that that needed the entirety of His words—every single one of His righteous judgments. Mankind does not change. The needs of every generation are the same. God’s remedy for sin does not change.

It was an older generation who taught young David. He owed them a great debt. The same is true of you!

Bulletin / Prayer List

                                      Tom Bean church of Christ

May 23, 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

May

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts       Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Don Baker               Robert Embry   

Jerry Harris            Walter Mc Millen


SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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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.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He has 2 doctor appointments soon and has started cardio therapy.

Robert Embry – Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas and will have a CT scan May 25th.

Greg Counts has been having more trouble with blood pressure and heart pain.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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, Myra Bailey (tumor in bladder), Skylar Carr.

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 Soup

Men Serving Next Week May 23, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn - Charlie Counts

Evening: Greg Counts - Don Hickerson


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 May 30th After Morning Services


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Eagerly Awaiting

  Of all the circumstances which vex the soul, delay may be the most difficult to endure. From our earliest days as children we heard our parents say, “Wait a minute!” or “Hold your potatoes!” (What does “holding your potatoes” have to do with anything?). Waiting begins at childhood and continues throughout life. Sometimes waiting can be the most difficult part of our earthly struggle. This is why we need to remember that there is strength to be found and help to be sought in any situation (1 Corinthians 10:13).

  Our Christian hope involves waiting. However, some grow tired of waiting and give preference to the enticing pleasures of the world, falling away from the faith and piercing themselves with sorrow and disappointment. The Hebrew writer says, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men once to die and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin to those who eagerly await Him” (Hebrews 9:27-28). Christians must wait for Christ’s coming. This involves a great deal of patience and endurance. Peter mentions some who grew impatient and mocked God by saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Peter 3:4). But, we must be faithful, knowing that God is always true to His promises. If we are faithful, we will receive the crown of life (Revelations 2:10).

  What shall we do while we are waiting? Shall we lie with our hands folded in peaceful slumber? Shall we dream away the hours in quiet solitude? Shall we pace the floor like an anxious father expecting the arrival of his firstborn child? For many, this is the picture envisioned as they wait for the return of the Lord. However, nothing could be farther from the truth! If this were the case, Christianity would be a lifeless drudgery. But, the Christian’s anticipation of the second coming involves also a joyful and active participation. Our anticipation is much like that of a young lady awaiting her wedding day—she joyfully and actively prepares for the day.

  The church is the bride of Christ and awaits His coming with earnest preparation. We must be found faithfully preparing at His return or we will be left outside standing in the darkness (Matthew 25:1-13). Are you eagerly awaiting Christ’s return? Or, better yet, are you earnestly making the needed preparations in your life?

–Glen Elliott–

Bulletin / Prayer List

                                   Tom Bean church of Christ

May 16, 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

May

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts       Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Charles Counts                AC Quinn    

   Walter McMillen             Don Hickerson


SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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PRAYER LIST


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

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He 2 doctor appointments soon & has started cardio Therapy.

Robert Embry – blood pressure is doing better. Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas and will have a CT scan on May 17th..

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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, Myra Bailey (tumor in bladder), Skylar Carr.


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 May 23, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Don Baker – Jerry Harris

Evening: Robert Embry  –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)


Luncheon May 30th after Morning Services



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True Success

Most of us long for success in life. Unfortunately, success is not easily attained. What is success to one person might be considered failure to another. According to Webster, for one to succeed, he has to “attain a desired end….” If such be the case, it is important that the goal for which we strive be a worthy goal—one which will stand the test of time. Too often, people strive after goals which leave them feeling empty and unsatisfied when they are accomplished. There are, however, goals worthy of self-sacrifice and earnest endeavor. These are the goals we must pursue with fervor and devotion.

Do not be deceived into thinking that worthy goals automatically inspire and motivate us. Reggie Leach observed that “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” While motivation is half the battle, the pursuit of worthy goals must be engaged with caution as well as courage. When Joshua was about to lead the people of Israel into the land of Canaan. God admonished him, saying, “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Josh. 1:7). Spiritual success will be ours when we are careful and courageous enough to set about doing all that the Lord has commanded.

Work is another indispensable part of achieving success. Someone has said, “No rule of success will work if you don’t.” Another old adage tells that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. The faith-walk of a Christian will be sabotaged if our faith does not produce works (Jas. 2:20-26). Faith must work through love if it is to be pleasing to God (Gal. 5:6). Spiritual success does not come our way merely because we desire it—it comes when we desire it enough to faithfully work with God to bring it about. The apostle Paul said that we were created in Christ Jesus for the purpose of good works (Eph. 2:10). When we understand the meaning of true success, we will courageously move forward and carefully seek to do all that is pleasing in the sight of God.

–Glen Elliott–

Bulletin / Prayer List

                                    Tom Bean church of Christ

May 09, 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

May

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts       Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                       Kerry King

   Walter McMillen             Robert Embry


SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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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.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He will go back to the doctor is about 2 weeks hopefully know more about a surgery date.

Robert Embry – blood pressure is doing better. Doctors told him he has a cyst on his pancreas and will need a CT scan before determining treatment.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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, Myra Bailey (tumor in bladder), Skylar Carr.


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 May 16, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Charlie Counts – Walter McMillen

Evening: AC Quinn – Don Hickerson


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)



Happy Mother’s Day



Do We Have the Right to Be Wrong?

By Josh Blackmer


  Free will affords us certain liberties, one of which is the right to choose. We have the civil right to be wrong. No one can force us to believe or act a certain way. However, there are right and wrong choices to be made in our relationship with God. One can’t live wrong and expect the righteous reward. Here are some things we need to have right so that we are not wrong with God.

  Faith in God. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Heb. 11:6).

  Hearing God’s Word. “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14)

  Faith in Christ. “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24).

  Believing the Gospel. “And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved” (2 Thess. 2:10).

Obedience to the Gospel. “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another” (1 Pet. 1:22).

  Repentance of Sin. “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

  Confession of Christ. “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 10:32).

Baptism. “Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience” (1 Pet. 3:21).

  Worship. “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).

  Christian Conduct. “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (Eph. 4:1).

If we have no expectation of any reward in the life after this, then we are free to think, believe and be wrong about anything we want. We can’t be wrong about what God has said and expect a reward. These thoughts are contrary to one another. “Behold I thought” does not nullify “the Lord hath spoken.” We must be in step with what God has said to expect the reward that He gives. We can be wrong if we want. Anyone with a heavenly expectation can’t afford to be wrong.



Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

May 02, 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

May

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts       Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Charles Counts             Jerry Harris

 Don Baker                   Greg Counts


SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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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.

Don Hickerson is doing better. He is still having some pain in his shoulder.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He had to go back to the ER last week due to blood clotting in his bladder. He will go back to the doctor is about 3 weeks hopefully know more about a surgery date.

Robert Embry has been having trouble with his blood pressure. Also, has had tests for stomach problems and a biopsy of a spot on his head.

Kathy Reinch (AC’s daughter) is doing better after treatments for blood clots.

Eddie Griffin has been in the hospital for heart problems.

Greg Counts is having back pain and also his blood pressure has been extremely low.

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, Myra Bailey (tumor in bladder), Skylar Carr.


Sympathy: Doug Walker, Ruby Slone’s brother in law passed away Sunday afternoon 4-25-2020.

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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: Paper Towels

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Men Serving Next Month - May

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Robert Embry

Lord’s Supper – Greg Counts – Kerry King


Men Serving Next Week May 9, 2021

Prayers:

Morning:    AC Quinn      Walter Mc Millen

Evening:     Kerry King    Robert Embry


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


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Goldilocks Christianity

By Glenn Elliot

In the third version of one of our most popular fairy tales, Goldilocks makes a most unusual visit to the home of three bears—dutifully described as the Papa Bear, the Mama Bear, and the Baby Bear. Who could have known that bears could live in a house, eat porridge, and sleep in a bed? Yet, the “too hot,” “too cold,” and “just right” description of the porridge along with the “too hard,” “too soft,” and “just right” nature of the beds provides an interesting comparison to the religious mind-set of our day.

Even members of the Lord’s church evaluate preaching as “too hard” or “too soft.” What they are looking for is “just right.” “Just right” according to whom? Preaching that seeks to please men does not please God (Gal. 1:10). Judah demanded “pleasant words” and “illusions” from their seers, forbidding them from prophesying “what was right” (Is. 30:10). Their rejection of God’s message proved to be a harbinger of disaster (vss. 12-14).

Tell us what we want to hear!” is the cry of those searching for a “just right” message of comfort and convenience. Paul describes those who “will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires…” (2 Tim. 4:3). Even in the midst of such hard-heartedness, God’s servant is commanded to “preach the word…” (vs. 2). Turning our ears away from the truth has unimaginably painful consequences for both teacher and student.

A similar application might be made in regard to the “too hot” or “too cold” description of the porridge. When it comes to following Jesus, we are asked to count the cost and pay the price. Jesus says, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Lk. 9:23). Many prefer the padded cross – something easily worn but quickly drawn out of sight.

But Jesus gave His life to purchase a people “zealous for good deeds” (Tit. 2:14). We are called to stand on His promises not to sit on His premises. Steadfast immovability (1 Cor. 15:58). Standing for what’s right. Acknowledging our Lord in the threat of persecution (Mt. 10:32-33). At the same time, we must press forward in our pursuit of His righteousness (Ph. 3:7-15). For many, it is uncomfortable to do nothing in the face of His incomprehensible love and sacrifice on our behalf. That is “too cold.” On the other hand, we don’t want to be singled out as religious fanatics. That’s “too hot.” So, we tend to find a comfortable place in-between. However, Jesus rebuked the Laodiceans as being “lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold” (Rev. 2:16).

Keep God in the forefront of your thinking. Lay His word upon your heart. You cannot truly follow Jesus by practicing Goldilocks Christianity