Bulletin / Prayer List

                 Tom Bean church of Christ

January 17

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

January

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King                     Greg Counts

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING            EVENING

 AC Quinn                Jerry Harris

       Walter McMillen     Greg Counts      


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King



PRAYER LIST 

Anna Lois Farris has an appointment next week with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is in Children’s Hospital in Houston to continue chemotherapy treatment. His grandmother, Regina Netling is scheduled to have brain surgery.

Don Baker is having more back problems and is hurting more.

Those that have or have had the Covid 19 virus:
Penny Owens (Bill Farris’ daughter), Chris, Annette, Anna Counts, Jerry Harris’ grandson & wife, Jerry Harris’ son was able to go home from hospital but his wife is still sick with Covid, Kelly Lusk (Superintendent of Tom Bean) is in Texarkana hospital with Covid.

Charlie’s niece’s daughter is on life support. Doctors are trying new methods to help her.

Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) has been sent home and is on Hospice.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: 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), 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)

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, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Paper Towels


Men Serving Next Week January 24, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Charlie Counts

Evening: Jerry Harris – 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)



God Help Me 

By Dan Jenkins 

 The story is told of a young child who foolishly had climbed on top of the house. It was a metal roof, years ago called a tin roof, and each piece was held in place by several nails readily visible. The boy slipped and was sliding down the roof and knew he would be injured when he fell. He remembered the Bible class he had attended just days before where prayer had been discussed. So, as he was sliding, he prayed, “God help me.” Those words had scarcely been uttered and then were followed by these, “That’s all right, God, I do not need Your help; my pants caught on one of the nails and stopped me.”

That boy’s response was like that of Pharaoh when the plagues came on the Egyptians. When the second plague of frogs came, the king called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat the Lord…and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the Lord.” God removed the frogs. “But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them” (Ex. 8:8, 15).

When the fourth plague of flies came it happened again. The king said, “I will let you go that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God…intercede for me.” Every single fly was removed. “But Pharaoh hardened his heart again at this time also” (Ex. 8:28, 32). He was like the boy on the rooftop who called out to God asking for His help, but when help came he told God to forget his first prayer.

I can imagine what might repeatedly happen in this land in the coming months in the lives of those who never have had a place for God. There will be those who will be in a difficult financial crisis and begin to pray to God for the first time. There may be those who have friends and family members who become infected with the virus and in desperation will pray to God. They may even make promises to God that if He will help them, they will serve Him forever. When better times come, they will say to God, “Forget it, God, I no longer need you.”

Turning to the Lord is far more that crying out to a Rescuer when trouble comes. He is a Rescuer, but He is Lord. He is Master. He is the Ruler of all His creation. He is the only Way. He is the Shepherd who demands His sheep follow Him. We are not at liberty to select only those traits of God we like and ignore the rest.

Meditate on these two verses. “The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears open to their prayers” (1 Pet. 3:12). “He who turns his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination” (Prov. 28:9). As trials are coming toward us, make sure you are serving Him before they arrive. God has His “nails of rescue,” but He only promises them to those who serve Him all the time.


Bulletin / Prayer List

                       Tom Bean church of Christ

January 10

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

January

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King                     Greg Counts

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENIN

 AC Quinn                Walter McMillen

Robert Embry          Jerry Harris        


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King



PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris has decided to not pursue surgery for her heart problems but will instead work with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is having a relapse with his leukemia and is back on chemotherapy treatment.

Don Baker is having more back problems. It is hurting more.

Those that have or have had the Covid 19 virus:

Penny Owens (Bill Farris’ daughter), Greg & Patrice Counts,

Chris, Annette, Anna Counts, David & Lisa Harrison, William & Peggy Westfall, Rick Westfall & his wife, Donnie & LeAnn Ward.

Paula Courtney has been quarantined due to exposure to the virus.

Lavoe Harber had a stint placed in one leg and will have the other leg done soon.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: 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), 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)


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: Spaghetti Sauce 


Men Serving Next Week January 17, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening: Jerry Harris – Greg Counts


Men’s Business Meeting After Evening Services Tonight


“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)



Boiling Our Oxen 

By Kevin Cauley 

Elijah was a prophet of God during the reign of king Ahab and queen Jezebel, a wicked and cruel couple. At one point, he was ready to just give up, but God would not let him. Instead, God told him to appoint Elisha as his successor. When Elijah called Elisha to become a prophet, he was plowing with a yoke of oxen. He took the oxen and slaughtered them; he used the yoking equipment as fuel to boil the meat. Then he gave the meat to the people to eat. Why did he do this? He was cutting ties to his past because he knew that his work as God’s prophet demanded everything.

In Luke 9:62, Jesus said, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” In Luke 14:33 he said, “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” What does it take to be a disciple of Jesus? Many will tell you to just believe that Jesus will save you and do whatever you want after that. Why would Jesus make these demanding statements? Why would he ask for complete commitment?

Occasionally, we sing, “I Surrender All.” “All to Jesus, I surrender; all to Him, I freely give. / I will ever love and trust Him; in His presence, daily live. / I surrender all. I surrender all. / All to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.” Have we boiled our oxen with our yokes? Have we kept our hand on the plow and not looked back? Have we forsaken all? God help us to let go of all things on this earth so we may enter his heavenly kingdom.


Guest Speaker this morning – Andrew Patterson


Bulletin / Prayer List January 03 2021

 Tom Bean church of Christ

January 03

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

January

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King                     Greg Counts

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENIN

 AC Quinn                Walter McMillen

Robert Embry          Jerry Harris        


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King



PRAYER LIST


Anna Lois Farris has decided to not pursue surgery for her heart problems but will instead work with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is having a relapse with his leukemia and is back on chemotherapy treatment.

Don Baker is having more back problems. It is hurting more.

Penny Owens (Bill Farris’ daughter) has the Covid 19 virus.

Greg & Patrice Counts both have the virus.

Chris Counts and Anna Counts have the virus.

David & Lisa Harrison have the virus.

Corey Miller (Carla & Kerry’s nephew) is recovering from emergency surgery.

Walter McMillan Needs our 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, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS),
Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister)


Sympathy:

Larry Lee passed away graveside services are at 11:00 Monday

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 & Kim Counts


Pantry Item: Spaghetti Noodles


Men Serving Next Week January 10, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Kerry King – 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)



Three Verses And A Law
by Curtis Ritchwood 

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you are doing,” I Thessalonians 5:11, “Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification,” Romans 15:2, and “But encourage one another day after day,” Hebrews 3:13. These are commands of God from His law.

Even though the author in the book of Hebrews is not named, I believe the author was the apostle Paul. As we know Paul’s writings came from the Holy Spirit Himself. Galatians 1:11-12.

In Ephesians 3:3-4, the information given to Paul by the Holy Spirit was said to be a mystery. It was a mystery because it was hidden in the mind of the Father.

However, it is no longer a mystery because the Holy Spirit, knowing what is in the mind of the Father, revealed that information to the apostles; I Corinthians 2:8-12. They disclosed it to us in written form, the scriptures; thus all scriptures are inspired by God. II Timothy 3:16.

When perusing I Thessalonians 5:11, Romans 15:2, and Hebrews 3:13, we are reading the words from the mouth of God. Isaiah 55:11. God is commanding us to be encouraging. The three verses under consideration are of the Law of Christ. Galatians 6:2. Since being encouraging is law; therefore, those who are not encouraging are breaking His law, and the consequence for breaking the law is death, and separation from the Almighty God. Isaiah 59:2, Romans 6:23.

God gave us the mouth, Exodus 4:11; hence, he has the right to demand what it should be used for. As a potter has right over his clay, God has right over us. Romans 9:20-21 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36.

The Biblical definition for Idle is “unprofitable.” In other words, our comments are supposed to be productive. When we engage in gossip, “the action of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation secretly;” backbiting, “an individual who attacks the character of another by slander,” and of evil speaking, we are not being productive spiritually. In other words, we are not walking in the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25.

Instead of building up, the words are tearing down; instead of causing peace, they produce division, and instead of being loving, they accentuate hatred.

Since an idle word is the opposite of encouragement, those who participate in such a manner are worthy of death, Romans 1:28-32. “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned, “Matthew 12:37.

The key to being encouraging is to first work on the heart. “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.”  Luke 6:45.


Bulletin / Prayer List

  Tom Bean church of Christ

December 27

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

December

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris            Robert Embry


PRAYERS TODAY

    MORNING                      EVENING  

Charlie Counts                  Greg Counts
                               Jerry Harris                       Walter Mc Millen                       


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST 

Ruby Sloane Has been in the hospital but she is being released home.  

Frank Roden has been exposed to covid 19, he tested negaive. 

Patrice Counts has tested positive for the covid virus.

Penny Owens, Bill Farris’s daughter has the covid virus.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is having a relapse with his leukemia and is back on
chemotherapy treatment.

Don Baker is having more back problems. It is hurting more.

Kerry & Carla King were both exposed to Covid 19, they tested negative. 


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: 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), 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)

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: Dishwashing Liquid


Men Serving Next Week January 03, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Ac Quinn - Robert Embry

Evening: Walter Mc Millen – 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)

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A Great Weapon Against Temptation

We all face temptation, Satan is going to make sure that none of us are exempt. We read in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that it is a common challenge for all people but those who are in God’s family will be provided ways to resist and eliminate temptation.

One great weapon we can use against the devil and his enticements is wisdom. Wisdom is available to every Christian who asks God for it (James 1:5) and can help us make good choices when we’re tempted. But this is nothing new, long ago the wise man of Proverbs wrote about the advantages of using wisdom against evil. (Proverbs 2)

When wisdom enters our hearts (minds) and we use knowledge wisely, discretion will be key to keeping us from sinful things. Wisdom will help us recognize social pressure which gives the desire to “go along with the crowd” and participate in things not pleasing to God. Wisdom shows us that resisting physical desire contrary to wholesomeness (substance use, sex, dishonest behavior) will only give temporary pleasure that can lead to more trouble down the road.

James 1:6-7 warns us that the Christian who doesn’t tap into the free offer of wisdom will be “wishy-washy” in their struggle with temptation and sin. Doubting ourselves and God can and will have devastating results in one’s spiritual life. But we can be happy to know that asking God for and receiving wisdom can lead us down the path of righteousness and a life  that is pleasing to God.

Jay Launius 2019

Maud church of Christ

Maud, Texas




Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

December 20

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

December

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris            Robert Embry


PRAYERS TODAY

    MORNING                      EVENING  

Charlie Counts                       Greg Counts  
               Jerry Harris                            Walter  Mc Millen         


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris has decided to not pursue surgery for her heart problems but will instead work with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Frank Roden has been exposed to Covid 19. Waiting to be tested.

Steven & Lisa Courtney – both have recovered from Covid 19.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is having a relapse with his leukemia and is back on chemotherapy treatment.

Don Baker is having more back problems. It is hurting more.

Kerry & Carla King were both exposed to Covid 19. Waiting for results of tests.

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)

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: Dishwashing Liquid

Men Serving Next Week December 27, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Charlie 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)


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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.


Bulletin / Prayer List

  Tom Bean church of Christ

December 13

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

December

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

    MORNING                      EVENING  

  Jerry Harris                       AC Quinn  
               DonHickerson                   Robert Embry         


SCRIPTURE READING 

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris has decided to not pursue surgery for her heart problems but will instead work with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans .

Walter McMillen is out of rehab and recovering at home.

Frank Roden had a couple of tests on his heart and is waiting for results.

Cleon Green (Nashville, AR) tested positive for Covid 19. He is doing better.

Steve & Lisa Courtney – both have Covid 19 and had to go to the hospital with breathing problems. Both are doing some better but still having problems.

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)

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: Paper Towels


Men Serving Next Week December 20, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Charlie Counts – Jerry Harris

Evening: Greg Counts – Walter McMillen


Men’s Business Meeting Tonight After Evening Services


“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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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.”

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

December 06 

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

December

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING 
  AC Quinn                    Kerry King   
               Don Baker                   Charles 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. 


Walter McMillen should be out of the rehab center and back home.

Frank Roden had a couple of tests on his heart and is waiting for results.

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

Steve & Lisa Courtney – both have Covid 19 and had to go to the hospital with breathing problems. Their son, Cade is home from college and has been exposed but does not have symtoms.

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)

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 Vegetable

Men Serving Next Week December 13, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen
Evening: AC Quinn    – 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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Exalting His Resurrection 

By Dan Jenkins 

The central event in the history of mankind is the resurrection of Jesus. Without it, death is the victorious enemy of all mortals. Without it, death comes, and all our dreams, aspirations and future plans come to a screeching halt. It all ends. When Job faced this problem, his heart was full of questions.

Job looked at his life and said, “Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue” (Job 14:1,2). His despair is sent in many of the verses which follow. “But man dies and is laid away; indeed he breathes his last and where is he? … So man lies down and does not rise. The heavens are no more, they will not awake nor be roused from their sleep.” He then asks the ultimate question. “If a man dies, will he live again” (Job 14:14)? Without a revelation from heaven, death wins!

Hear the words of Paul when he affirmed that the appearing of the Savior “…abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Tim. 1:10). There are glimpses of the resurrection in the shadows of the Old Testament, but the gospel brought by Jesus brings this truth out of that shadow. We now understand so clearly that the time will come when all that are in the grave will hear His voice and come forth (John 5:28-29). But there is more. God has given us assurance of this truth by raising His own Son. He entered into Hades (Acts 2:31) and returned from that realm having “the keys to Hades and death” (Rev. 1:18). His resurrection answers Job’s question and forever removes the bondage of the fear of death from the hearts of the saints (Heb. 2:14-15). In Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth, he tied the fact of our resurrection to the fact of Jesus’ resurrection (1 Cor. 15).

How will this happen? When those who are in the grave hear His voice, they will come forth in an incorruptible, spiritual body. Because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, even the bodies of those who are alive will also be changed. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised…” (1 Cor. 15:52). How quickly will this happen? In the twinkling of an eye. How long will it take? Just as long as it takes you to bat your eyes!

Jesus has been raised, and by this we know that we shall be raised. His resurrection is the foundation of Biblical truths. We live in bodies that are mortal—subject to death. We live in bodies that are corruptible—they are aging and decaying. “When this corruptible has put on incorruption and this mortal has put on immortality, then death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor. 15:54). God hasten that day!