November 28, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com

PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He is doing better and will then start rehab in Sherman on December 7th.

Tonya Embry had surgery to remove it a kidney stone.  Her mother also has the same problem. Doctors are trying to get her bp under control.

Charlie & Helen’s friend, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer

Kerry’s surgery scheduled for December 7th.

Brenda Williams (AC’s daughter) is wearing a heart monitor trying to determine the condition of her heart.  She has been having some trouble.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Carol Moore, Billy & Lavona Clinton, Daniel White (Jan’s nephew – seizures).

 

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 Month December

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Kerry King

Lord’s Supper – Greg Counts & Jerry Harris

 

Men Serving Next Week Dec 5, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen

Evening:                                   Kerry King – AC Quinn


Finding Joy

In a world bent on the pursuit of pleasure rather than truth, children of God must learn to distinguish between legitimate pleasure and sinful indulgence. We would not be tempted to sin if there were no pleasure in it (cf. Hb. 11:25). But the pleasures of sin come as a high cost.

If we would avoid making worldly pleasure our purpose in life, we must learn to find joy in serving the Lord. Do our lives testify to the presence of joy in Christian service? If not, then, this might explain our ineffectiveness in reaching out to others. The gospel is good news! Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I will say rejoice!” (Ph. 4:4). The fruit of the Spirit includes joy (Gal. 5:22).

Where do we find joy? Joy is a by-product of our relationship with Jesus. All spiritual blessings are “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). Christian joy is a spiritual blessing. Therefore, one must be “in Christ” to experience true joy. As long as we are on the outside looking in, we will find joy an elusive dream.

Joy is the result of following God’s plan. It is characteristic of a life that reaches out beyond our own personal interests and seeks the well-being of others (Ph. 2:3-4). Jesus reminds us that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Joy is enhanced by the common love we have for one another in Christ. It is anchored in our hope of heaven – a place of eternal joy in the presence of God.

At the end of his laborious struggle to find meaning in life, Solomon came to understand that the whole duty of man is to “fear God and keep His commandments” (Eccl. 12:13). This is the key to joy: realizing that our purpose in life is to please our Maker.

Seek God first. Learn to tell the difference between sinful and legitimate pleasure. Get busy serving God and following after His commands. These are the things that make life a joy.

— Glen Elliott —

                                                                 November 21, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

                                                                    Website: tombeancoc.com

MONTH

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Greg Counts

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Jerry Harris                

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

Charlie Counts                                           Greg Counts

            Don Hickerson                                           Jerry Harris

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts

PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He is doing better and will then start rehab in Sherman on December 7th.

Tonya Embry has had trouble with kidney stones.  She will have to have surgery to remove it.  Her mother also has the same problem.

Charlie & Helen’s friend, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer

Kerry’s surgery has been rescheduled for December 7th.

Daniel White (Jan’s nephew) has had more seizures. He will undergo treatment.

Brenda Williams (AC’s daughter) is wearing a heart monitor trying to determine the condition of her heart.  She has been having some trouble.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

 

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

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

 

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

 

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

 

Pantry Item:  Canned Chili

 

Men Serving Next Week Nov 28, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening:                                   Charlie Counts – Don Hickerson


 

November 14, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com

MONTH

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Greg Counts

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Jerry Harris                

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Kerry King

            Walter McMillen                                         Charlie Counts

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He will see the cardiologist in Sherman on Monday and then see his surgeon in Dallas on the 16th.  He will then start rehab in Sherman.

Tonya Embry has had trouble with kidney stones.  She will have to have surgery to remove it.  Her mother also has the same problem.

Charlie & Helen’s friend, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer

Kerry is scheduled to have surgery on his left elbow and wrist Nov 22nd.

Frank Roden had a procedure last Monday to remove 3 more tumors from his bladder.

Daniel White (Jan’s cousin) has had more seizures. He went back to the doctor Thursday.

 

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

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

 

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

 

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

 

Pantry Item:  Paper Towels

 

Men Serving Next Week Nov 21, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Charlie Counts – Don Hickerson

Evening:                                   Greg Counts – Jerry Harris

What Causes Us To Endure?

By Kerry King

Just as Paul was to receive a reward for fighting the good fight of faith, so will we receive a reward from remaining true to God’s Word.  Truly, the reward that God has offered to all who live faithful is the primary reason that many will live their lives to glorify Him (Mt. 5:16).  To a Christian that is completely saturated with God’s promised reward, it seems easy to keep the commandments (I John 5:3).  Jesus, himself, gave us the perfect example to follow.  He lived upon this earth and was tempted in every way as we are, yet He was without sin (Heb 4:15).  He is now reigning in heaven with the Father.  This gives the faithful follower a reason and purpose to make sure we endure (John 14:3).  God’s Word gives us the strength to carry the burden of spreading the gospel.  As we grow as Christians, we should come to a better understanding that our sojourn upon earth is to do one thing, spread the gospel which glorifies God.  We are strangers in this world, knowing that god’s Word is our strength to carry us into the third and final rest that remains for those who endure (Heb 4:9). 

The faithful brethren that we work and worship with encourage us to be even more faithful.  It is so much easier to endure when you have others striving alongside you, encouraging you to endure to the end.  By diligently studying God’s Word we are able to discern good and evil.  This gives us the ability to withstand the trials and tribulation of this world.  Then, of course, there is the strength we get from knowing that Christ is with us and that He has defeated the enemy (Mt. 28:20’ John 16:33) and invites us to overcome so that we can come over to live with Him forever (Rev 3:21

                                                                 November 7, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

                                                                        Website: tombeancoc.com

MONTH

November

ANOUNCEMENTS

Greg Counts

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Jerry Harris                

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

Jerry Harris                                                Don Hickerson

            Charlie Counts                                           Greg Counts

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Greg Counts


PRAYER LIST

Don Baker – was able to come home Thursday.  He is doing better now.

Greg Counts has begun rehab. He also found out that he will need to have hip replacement (scheduled in March).

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach.  She is improving slowly.

Tonya Embry has had trouble with kidney stones.  She will have to have surgery to remove it.  Her mother also has the same problem.

Jerry Harris had a shot in his shoulder for arthritis and is doing better. He will have a shot in his other shoulder next week.

Carla’s uncle (Milo) was taken to the hospital Thursday night with a stroke. They ran tests and should be treatable with medication.  He will be released tomorrow.

Jan Hickerson found out that a cousin (Terry Birch) passed away several weeks ago.

Charlie & Helen’s friend, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer

Billie & Lavona Clinton have both been released and are now at home.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

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

 

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

 

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

 

Pantry Item:  Green Beans

 

Men Serving Next Week Nov 14, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening:                                   Kerry King – Charlie Counts

Jesus and The Revelation

By Kevin Cauley

The book of Revelation is about Jesus and His saving work. There are many portraits of Jesus in the book. Perhaps the clearest is Jesus as the Lamb. Twenty-nine times the word “lamb” refers to Jesus. This isn’t the only image, though. He is also pictured as The Angel, the One riding on the white horse, the Alpha and Omega, the male Child, the Son of Man, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the One sitting on the throne, God Almighty, Jesus, Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, Faithful and True, the Word of God, the Root and Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star, and many more. Through Jesus, the saints overcome all enemies.

Many interpret the book of Revelation on a timeline thinking that one event must chronologically follow another. This is the wrong approach. John writes that the events happening “must shortly take place” (Revelation 1:1, 22:6). What does that statement mean? Instead of trying to force the events into a chronological sequence, a timeless interpretation means the events recur cyclically in the present. Thus, the book of Revelation is as relevant to us today as to the first Christians who read it because the same issues that Christians faced then are issues that Christians face now. Jesus and His work is always at the center of each story in Revelation. Every single heroic character in the book is victorious, and every single villainous character is defeated because of Jesus’ work. At the end, we are introduced to Jesus’ bride, the culmination of Christ’s work (Revelation 21:9). The church is that bride (Ephesians 5:25-33), and the saints are the church. This means that as you live out the gospel in your life, the book of Revelation is fulfilled in you.

 

October 31, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com

MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

Greg Counts                                              Jerry Harris

            AC Quinn                                                   Walter McMillen

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

PRAYER LIST


Don Baker – is recovering from his heart surgery.  He had a few setbacks but is doing better now..

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

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

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach.  She is improving slowly.

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

Tonya Embry has had trouble with kidney stones.  She will have to have surgery to remove it.  Her mother also has the same problem.

Jerry Harris had a shot in his shoulder for arthritis and is doing better. He will have a shot in his other shoulder next week.

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

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

 

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

 

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

 

Pantry Item:  Whole Dill Pickles

 

Men Serving Next Month

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper – Kerry King & Jerry Harris

 

Men Serving Next Week Nov 7, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Jerry Harris – Charlie Counts

Evening:                                   Don Hickerson – Greg Counts


The Freedom of Forgiveness

Paul Rogers tells the story of two young men who, years ago, robbed a YMCA in New York City. On their way out they savagely beat and left for dead a young man at the telephone switchboard because they thought he was calling the police. Though hidden behind a radiator, his body was accidently discovered later that evening by a swimmer. Donald Tippet was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he lingered between death and life for many days. Eventually, he recovered, but lost one of his eyes in the ordeal.

The men who assaulted Tippet were arrested and brought to trial. Facing a long prison sentence, they were surprised when Donald Tippet appeared at the trial and testified on their behalf. He asked the judge to remand the boys into his custody because he believed that, if given another change, they would do something good with their lives. The judge went along with Tippet’s request. One of the boys continued his life of crime and was captured and sent to jail. But, the other boy took advantage of the opportunity, went to college and then to medical school becoming a leading eye surgeon. Everett Palmer wrote about this famous surgeon’s accomplishments and said, “I wonder if he ever performs one of those delicate eye operations without thinking of that night in the YMCA and about the young man whose confidence and forgiveness changed his life.”

Forgiveness gives us freedom to accomplish great things. But, how can we possess such freedom? First, we must restore an attitude of love. When you love someone, it means that you value them as a person. And, when you value someone as a person, you are able to look past their faults and failures to see them as human beings who need compassion and forgiveness. Forgiveness cannot begin until love has been extended. Concerning brotherly love, Peter writes, “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:22-23). How do we gain the freedom of forgiveness? “We love, because He first loved us” (1 Jn. 4:19). While we were lost in sins and enemies of God, we were given a second chance. What we do with the opportunity of grace will determine the ultimate destiny of our souls.

–Glen Elliott–

 

October 24, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


MONTH

October

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

 

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

                             Kerry King              Greg Counts              

                

PRAYERS TODAY

            MORNING                                                  EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Kerry King

            Charlie Counts                                           Walter McMillen

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

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

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

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

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

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

Lavona Clinton is in WNJ having some tests run.

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

 

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

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

 

 

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

 

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

 

Pantry Item:  Saltine Crackers

 

Men Serving Next Week Oct 31, 2021

 

Prayers:

Morning:                                   Greg Counts – AC Quinn

Evening:                                   Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen