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!


 

Bulletin / Prayer List October 11, 2020

  Tom Bean church of Christ

October 11, 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 
                                    Walter Mc Millen           Jerry Harris
                                    Don Hickerson               Robert Embry

SCRIPTURE READING

Gregg Counts


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PRAYER LIST


Anna Lois Farris went to the heart doctor. She needs to have open heart 
surgery but needs to be stronger.

Joy Fowler passed away, please remember Charley & his family during this time. 

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

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

Gordy has been moved to a rehab facility in Huntsville. He is not doing very well.

Darril Slone is doing very good after his surgery. He received a good pathology
report.

Jeff Bartley Family (Eddie Hickerson’s co-worker) – Jeff, his wife and father in
law have all been diagnosed with Covid -19. His wife and father in law are in the
hospital and now both have pneumonia.

Paula Courtney had to have emergency surgery early Saturaday morning for twisted intestine., she is doing ok now, she is in TMC.

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: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bob Followell (liver), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies is now in a hospital in Germany, his eye is healing and he will return
to his ship soon.

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano 

Men Serving Next Week October 18, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn     -     Robert Embry

Evening: Charles Counts – Jerry Harris

Pantry Item: Canned Vegetables 


“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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Saving The Lost
It has been estimated that there were over four million Jews/Israelites living in the 1st centuryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_Jewish_population comparisons) when Paul wrote the following inspired words of God in Romans 10:1-3, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.” These verses help explain why Paul was such an aggressive soul winner not only of the Jews but also the Gentiles (Proverbs 11:30; James 5:20).

 First, Paul genuinely desired to save others (do you? Or are you too busy?). Second, Paul prayed to God for those whom he wanted to save (do you?). Third, Paul realized that according to God’s will there are only two categories of people: those who are saved AND those who are lost (are you saved or lost? Mark 16:16; John 3:16; 1 Peter 4:18). Fourth, Paul applied the righteous judgment of God to the Jewish religion and made the righteous and loving judgment that the Jews (that is, those who adhered to the doctrines and traditions of the Jewish religion) were among the category of the lost (John 7:24; Acts 13:44-46; Galatians 1:13-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9). Fifth, Paul realized that although the Jews had some positive and, to a certain degree, sincere traits (a zeal for God), their lost state was due mainly to two shortcomings: the Jews did not have the proper, scriptural knowledge of the truth AND they had not submitted to/obeyed the righteousness of God/the gospel (Matthew 7:21-23; John 8:32; 17:17; Acts 5:32; Romans 2:8; 6:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 5:8-9; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:17).

By Ben Bailey




Bulletin / Prayer List October 4, 2020

 Tom Bean church of Christ

October 4, 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 
                                    Robert Embry       v      Don Hickerson
                                    Don Baker                    Charlie Counts

SCRIPTURE READING

Gregg Counts


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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris went to the heart doctor. She needs to have open heart surgery but needs to be stronger.

Joy Fowler is not doing very well.

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

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

Gordy has been moved to a rehab facility in Huntsville. He is not doing very well.

Darril Slone is doing very good after his surgery. He received a good pathology report.

Jeff Bartley Family (Eddie Hickerson’s co-worker) – Jeff, his wife and father in law have all been diagnosed with Covid -19. His wife and father in las are in the hospital and now both have pneumonia.

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: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Carmen Loftice, Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Bob Followell (liver), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies is now in a hospital in Germany, his eye is healing and he will return to his ship soon.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

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Men Serving Next Week October 11, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening: Walter McMillen – Greg Counts

Pantry Item: Dish washing liquid.
 
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“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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What Do You See 

By Tom Moore 

We are all watchers, but few really see. Many watched the birds fly, but it was the Wright brothers who saw that their wings were curved on the upper surface, thus enabling us to fly, too. Many had seen the lowly peanut plant, but Dr. George Washington Carver saw in it a host of products and derivatives that have blessed our lives. Many biologists had watched mold form in the culture dish, but Alexander Fleming saw penicillin and an advance in human health resulted.

What did the Almighty see in Paul, the persecutor of the church? He saw a man with the potential and the ability of spreading the gospel to the Gentile world (Acts 9:15-16). What did Ananias see? He saw a man that does evil to Christians (Acts 9:13).

What did Jesus see as He watched the poor widow give her few mites? He saw sacrifice (Lk. 21:4)! Others, perhaps, only saw her giving a small amount.

What are we seeing in others? Do we only see what they are, or what they can be? Always remember the power of the Gospel to change lives (Rom. 1:16).

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The Kind Of Religion Some Want 

By Tom Moore 

We are creatures of comfort. Unfortunately, there are many who want a religion that is comfortable.

Some want a religion that teaches: 

A crown … but without a cross 

A heaven … but no hell

A hope … but no fear

The love of God … but no wrath of God

The promises of God … without the warnings of God

Knowledge … without study

Salvation … without conversion

Evangelism … without work

Patience … without trials

Victory … without the battles

Will such a religion as we have described get us to heaven?



Bulletin / Prayer List September 27, 2020

 Tom Bean church of Christ

September 27, 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

September

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris         Walter Mc Millen

PRAYERS TODAY


                                      MORNING                     EVENING 
                                     AC Quinn                        Kerry King
                                     Jerry Harris                    Walter McMillen

SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris is now at home and doing some better. She was scheduled to see a heart doctor in Little Rock last Thursday.

Joy Fowler had to have surgery for a collapsed lung. She came through the surgery and is recovering.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better. She will be re-evaluated soon.

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

Gordy has been moved to a rehab facility in Huntsville. He is not doing very well.

Darril Slone had surgery on Sept 21st to remove his thymus gland. He is at home now.

Eddie Hickerson was tested for Covid 19 but the test was negative. Two of his coworkers had tested positive for the virus.

Robert Embry went to the emergency room Wednesday with stomach pain. He went back to the doctor on Friday.

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: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Carmen Loftice, Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Darril Slone (Mysathenia Gravis), Bob Followell (liver), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies is now in a hospital in Germany, his eye is healing and he will return to his ship soon.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano


Men Serving Next Week October 4, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Don Baker

Evening: Don Hickerson – Charlie Counts

Pantry Item: Dish washing liquid.


“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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“Faithful” Christian 

By Glen Elliott 

Along with fire ants, mosquitos, and ticks—army worms moved up my list of disgusting creatures this past week when they invaded my lawn. It is amazing how a one-word adjective can be so descriptive in identifying its object. Like an army, these hungry, little pests marched through our yard, leaving behind a wake of destruction. But, there are other types of worms not so identified: earth worms, tape worms and hook worms.

Similarly, anyone who has inadvertently stood for long in a nest of fire ants can attest to the appropriateness of that name. But, there are also red ants, black ants, carpenter ants and, even, crazy ants. Each identifies a different kind of ant.

“Christian” stands alone as a name identifying us as those who belong to Christ. Scripture tells us “the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). “Christian” is the “new name” prophetically designated by “the mouth of the Lord” (Is. 62:2). “Christ” is the only name “by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Anyone who “suffers as a Christian” ought “not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in [that] name” (1 Pet. 4:16).

But, there are frequently-attached, one-word adjectives, used to describe Christians. An “unfaithful” Christian is one who is disloyal to Christ, no longer honoring Him as Lord and King. The wake of destruction left behind is often immense in terms of lost influence and dishonor brought upon the name of the church.

On the other hand, we cannot over-estimate the value of one “faithful” Christian. The impact of a faithful Christian lives on even after he or she has departed from this life. John heard a loud voice from heaven, saying, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on…so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them” (Rev. 14:13).

Of all the terms which may be used to describe a Christian, “faithful” may be the most cherished. For, in that word, we find encapsulated the whole of what it means to belong to Jesus. Even in uncertain times, do not be afraid; but “Be faithful until death” and Christ will give us “the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).


Men Serving Next Month - October

Announcements & Scripture Reading: Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper: Robert Embry, Jerry Harris
 


Bulletin / Prayer List September 20, 2020

Tom Bean church of Christ

September 20, 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

September

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris         Walter Mc Millen

PRAYERS TODAY


                                      MORNING                     EVENING 
                                     Robert Embry               Gregg Counts
                                     Don Hickerson              Charley Counts

SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris is now at home and doing some better. She was scheduled to see a heart doctor in Little Rock last Thursday.

Joy Fowler has been receiving more treatment. She has taken a turn for the worse.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better. She will be re-evaluated soon.

Gordy & Glonda Hicks family (friends of Charlie & Helen)
Gordy has been moved to a rehab facility in Huntsville. He is not doing very well.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Darril Slone will have surgery on Sept 21st to remove his thymus gland. Ruby is flying up to be with him.

Kathy Hill has had a new port inserted for more chemo treatment.


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: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Darril Slone (Mysathenia Gravis).

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Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies is now in a hospital in Germany, his eye is healing and he will return to his ship in a week or two..

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Men Serving Next Week September 27, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Jerry Harris

Evening: Kerry King – Walter McMillen

Pantry Item: Canned Juice.


“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)



Finishing the Race and Receiving the Crown 

Dan Jenkins 

The Bible uses many figures of speech to describe our journey to heaven. The parables of Jesus often take ordinary events to illustrate the nature of the kingdom and the part each of us plays. We are workers in the vineyard, sowers of the seed, merchants seeking a pearl of great price and many others. The writers of the New Testament add another one which the world understands. The Olympic games which involved running originated in ancient Greece. They vividly remind us that like those participants in those races each of us is a spiritual athlete running in our spiritual race.

The writer of Hebrews describes the practice used by runners of putting weights on their feet as they prepared for their race. When those weights were removed, muscles had been strengthened and the freedom made their feet seem so light and ready to run.

I remember that pair of skates I received at Christmas. They were not lace-up boots like we have today but had straps and clamps to attach them to ordinary shoes. I specifically remember how light my feet seemed when I unclamped the heavy skates from my feet. I felt like I could jump higher and run faster than I had ever done. With those weights removed, I knew I could do things better than I had ever done before.

Read these words from God. “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1). As we run our race, there are many weights, not necessarily sinful acts, which can hinder us. Jesus describes three things which can so easily keep us from reaching spiritual maturity—cares, riches and pleasure (Luke 8:14). Are these weights in your life which need to be set aside as you run the race?

The Bible adds another aspect to the race we are running. “And if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules” (2 Tim. 2:5). Think of how races involve measured distances and specific lanes clearly marked in races you have seen. We are not at liberty to set the rules or run outside our lanes. There is a Judge who will determine how lawfully we run.

At the end of those ancient races, “medals” were given. Garland wreaths were placed on the heads of the winners. “Everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown” (1 Cor. 9:24). Paul said that having finished the race he awaited the crown of righteousness (2 Tim. 4:8). Wreaths will wither, but our crown is a crown of life.

How are you doing in your race for the crown? Are there changes you need to make as you run your race?

Bulletin / Prayer List September 13, 2020

  Tom Bean church of Christ

September 13, 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

September

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris         Walter Mc Millen

PRAYERS TODAY


                                       MORNING                  EVENING
                                        AC Quinn                Jerry Harris
                                        Don Baker               Walter MC Millen

SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry

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PRAYER LIST

Anna Lois Farris has been in a Rehab facility in Texarkana. She was scheduled to be moved to a rehab facility in Nashville AR.

Joy Fowler has been receiving more treatment. She is doing better.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better. She will be re-evaluated soon.

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

Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Larry & Bridgett (Toreta Miller’s parents) Larry is home recovering from colon surgery and also a heart cath. Bridgett is recovering from a broken ankle.

Ruby Slone has been in TMC with a blood pressure problem but is now at home.

Bob Followell (friend of Frank’s) is in UT Southwest Medical Center. He has liver cancer and is scheduled for a transplant.

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: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Darril Slone (Mysathenia Gravis).

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Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies is now in a hospital in Germany, he is doing better.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

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Men Serving Next Week September 20, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Greg Counts   –  Charlie Counts


Pantry Item: Canned Vegetables.

Men’s Business Meeting after services tonight.

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“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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Is God’s “All” Your “All”? 


Rarely would someone look up the definition of a word for which the definition is quite obvious but consider for a moment the meaning of the English word “all.” “All” is “used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of a particular group or thing.” It emphasizes “every member or individual component of” a particular group. Thus, the word “all” is fully inclusive and does not exclude any person or thing under consideration.

The Scripture uses the word “all” (or its counterpart “every”) in some very specific ways, to which the child of God should pay very close attention. If God says “all” and if God means “all,” then His child ought to understand “all” and see “all” the way that God sees “all.”

God made “every nation of men” from one man (Acts 17:26). Thus, “all” people have been made in the “image” and “likeness” of God (Gen. 1:26).

God says that “all” are lost in sin and are falling “short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).

God, in His great love, “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4).

God came to earth in the flesh and “died for all” on the cross (2 Cor. 5:14), tasting “death for everyone” (Heb. 2:9).

God says that “all” need and deserve to hear the saving power of “the gospel of Christ” (Mark 16:15; Rom. 1:16).

God says that “all” people will die— “All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust” (Ecc. 3:20).

God says that “all” will “appear before the judgment seat of Christ” to be judged for how they lived (2 Cor. 5:10).

God says that “all” will be “gathered” before Christ and will be sentenced to their eternal destiny (Matt. 25:31-46).

God says that we have a responsibility to warn and teach “every man” (Col. 1:28).

Is your “all/every” the same as God’s “all / every”? “All” includes all nationalities, all ethnicities, all classes, all economic levels, all education levels, all religious persuasions, both genders, all sexual orientations, all careers, all political persuasions, all ages, all personalities, all heights, all weights, all accents, all mask-wearers (and non-wearers), all social-media-users (and non-users), etc., etc. God’s “all” includes every single person that we know and every single person we may ever meet!

While we get wrapped up and focused on various things by which we can identify (and thus divide) ourselves, let us be reminded that in the eyes and love of God, “all” people need our Christ like attention and efforts.

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