Bulletin / Prayer List

                                             Tom Bean church of Christ

August 15, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

August

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                      Kerry King

                              Robert Embry                Greg Counts                            

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker will see a cardiologist soon in Dallas. He had a procedure to remove the skin cancer Thursday. Has to wear a pressure patch for 48 hours.

Frank Roden is recovering from his surgery. He is now at home recovering. He will have a few follow up treatments.

Robert Embry is continuing his chemo treatments. He is still very weak.

Debbie Brown had surgery on August 4th. Doctors said it was successful.

Kevin Embry continues recovering from his back surgery at home.

Lisa Courtney is improving from the aftereffects of Covid. She has a hole in her right lung.

Steven Wilkerson, Lexy’s great grandfather is on a liver transplant list.

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is now under Hospice care.

Kala Savanich (Kerry’s sister) is out of ICU but still in the hospital in Wichita Falls. Hoping to be released early next week.

Anna Lois Farris – needs to have heart surgery but is still considering.

David Perdue is in TMC with blood sugar problems.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).

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: BBQ Sauce

5th Sunday Luncheon Next Week – Aug 22nd

Men Serving Next Week August 22, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,

that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)

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The Most Difficult Words to Say

By Sam Willcut


The four most difficult words to say: “I have done wrong.” We generally do not like to admit that we have done wrong. One reason is pride. Pride is one of the most dangerous sins that affect humanity. It was the first one listed in God’s list of hated sins: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look…” (Prov. 6:16-17). Another reason is denial due to self- deception. As we have often stated tongue-in-cheek, “‘Denial’ is not just a river in Egypt.” The danger of deception is always prevalent (1 Cor. 6:9; 15:33; Gal. 6:7; Eph. 5:6; 2 Thess. 2:3; 1 John 3:7), but the most dangerous is self-deception. “Let no man deceive himself” (1 Cor. 3:18; cf. Gal. 6:3; James 1:22, 26; 1 John 1:8). Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9), and he has convinced many who are plagued with sin that they have not done wrong. Thus, we must be true and honest with ourselves whenever we look to the word of God as a mirror of our souls (cf. James 1:22-25).

The three most difficult words to say: “I am sorry.” Closely akin to the aforementioned words, this is the next step of digression. Even when one may be willing to admit that he has done wrong, he may not be willing to apologize for it. This is where rationalization enters. We know that we have done whatever action, but we are unwilling to say, “I am sorry.” Apologies are often difficult to express. It must come from a heart free from selfishness and pride. Those who find it difficult to apologize have developed hard hearts. Conversely, the psalmist declared, “…a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Ps. 51:17). How many times have we planted ourselves behind our pews during the invitation song and refused to walk down the aisle because we are ashamed to say, “I am sorry” whenever we know we have done wrong?

The two most difficult words to say: “Thank you.” Ingratitude is among the ugliest sins (cf. Rom. 1:21). Even from youth, we as parents teach our children to express gratitude. Nevertheless, children who never learn to say, “Thank you,” grow up into adults whose character reflects unkindness. When individuals do things for us, whenever people help us, when friends even do little things to express kindness and love, we ought always to say, “Thank you” (cf. Luke 17:11- 19). How amazing it is that these two little words can signify so much!The single most difficult word to say is, “No.” All sin comes from an unwillingness to say this single word. Whenever Satan tempted Jesus in the wilder – ness, He responded three times by quoting scripture that reiterated His expression: “No!” Whenever we face temptation, we are at a crossroads—do we give in and yield by saying, “Yes,” or do we stay resolute to what we know the Bible teaches and resoundingly say, “No.” It is so easy to give, but it is very difficult in the heat of various trials and temptations of life to say, “No.”Let us resolve to learn how to say these difficult words. What a blessing our lives to God will be!


Bulletin / Prayer List

                                          Tom Bean church of Christ

August 8, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                      Kerry King

                              Robert Embry                Greg Counts                            

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker is doing better. He has a couple of appointments this week and will have a procedure to remove the skin cancer Thursday. He will also see a cardiologist soon in Dallas.

Frank Roden is recovering from his surgery. He is now at home recovering. He will have a few follow up treatments, probably beginning next week.

Robert Embry had a feeding tube installed at UT Southwest hospital on Friday. He will have to spend at least one night. He is very weak.

Debbie Brown was scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Kevin Embry had back surgery on July 29th. He is now recovering at home.

Lisa Courtney is improving from the aftereffects of Covid. She has a hole in her right lung. She also has pneumonia.

Steven Wilkerson, Lexy’s great grandfather is on a liver transplant list.

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is in the hospital with complications from cancer.

Kala Savanich (Kerry’s sister) has completed her 5th surgery in 14 days. She is in ICU in Wichita Falls.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).


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: Mayonnaise



Men Serving Next Week August 15, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,

that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)

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A Day of Judgment?

By Glenn Elliot

As a rule, people are very interested in learning more about the day of judgment. Because there has been so much misinformation published, it is important to study God’s word and learn all we can about this great event. Some would like to table the matter altogether, preferring to live without any life after death consequences disturbing their present existence. Such a view leads to a very low purpose in life. After all, if there is no life after death, then we ought to “eat, drink, and be merry” with no thought to individual responsibility (1 Cor. 15:32). But, just suppose for a moment that death is not the final chapter. What then? 

The Bible tells us that judgment is coming. In Hebrews 9:27, we read that “it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” The sober reality of coming judgment ought to influence the way we live in this life. King Solomon left no stone unturned in his search for meaningful purpose in life. In the end, he summarized the purpose for human existence in these words: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, where it is good or evil” (Eccl. 12:13-14). Why should we fear God and keep His commandments? Because judgment is coming. 

The apostle Paul stood on Mars Hill in the city of Athens proclaiming coming judgment. He said, “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Act 17:30-31). Life is headed toward judgment. We will stand before the throne of Christ. Paul adds, “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10). 

Either the Bible is true or it is not. But, if believe the Bible is the word of God, then we must accept what it teaches about coming judgment. Jesus says, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day” (Jn. 12:48). Are you ready for that day to come?

Business Meeting After Services Tonight Aug 8th.


Bulletin / Prayer List

                                          Tom Bean church of Christ

Augut 1, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                      Kerry King

                              Robert Embry                Greg Counts                            

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry Kin

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker is now at home. He had to have 3 units of blood. He is very weak but was able to eat. Hopefully he will continue to grow stronger.

Frank Roden had his surgery last Monday. He is now at home recovering. His pathology report shows a low-grade carcinoma. He will have a few follow up treatments.

Robert Embry has completed 2 doses of chemotherapy. He is very weak.

Charlie Counts received a good report last week from his follow up appointment from his surgery.

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Kevin Embry had back surgery on July 29th. Had 1 disc replaced, 1 cleaned out and 2 rods put in.

Lisa Courtney is improving from the aftereffects of Covid. She ha a hole in her right lung. She also has pneumonia.

Steven Wilkerson, Lexy’s great grandfather is on a liver transplant list.

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is in the hospital with complications from cancer.

Patti Brunner’s son Dave passed away. (Friend of Jan)

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).


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 August 8, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,

that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)


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Surviving or Living?

By Kevin Cauley

The apostle John wrote in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” John shows warm concern for brother Gaius regarding both the physical and the spiritual. Gaius soul was prospering, and John prayed that his physical health would be the same. John’s concern for Gaius’ well-being (both physical and spiritual) flows from brotherly love acknowledging his need for both physical and spiritual wellness, a balanced approach to living. Love desires balanced living for self and for others.

When we make physical pursuits the sole concern of our life, we will find ourselves being out of balance very quickly. We will move away from living to just surviving. Just surviving means constant worry about income, necessities, and safety. These things become an obsession that preoccupies one’s thoughts incessantly. Jesus addressed such poor thinking in Matthew 6:25-34. What was His remedy? “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:33-34). Jesus came to bring the abundant life (John 10:10). Jesus doesn’t want us to just survive—He wants us to live! The key to living is putting spiritual things first in our lives.

Are you living or just surviving? Let’s not permit the thief to steal away our peace, love, and joy in an ultimately futile effort to “secure” a better future. Let’s remember that today is a gift from God worth receiving and live for Him. When God is in it, we can live for the moment, and enjoy the abundant life.

Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

July 25, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                      Kerry King

                              Robert Embry                Greg Counts                            

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker is in TMC with blood count problems. The blood thinners seem to be causing the problem. He hopes to go home Friday.

Frank Roden surgery is re-scheduled for July 26th..

Robert Embry had a port put in last Monday and will begin chemo on July 27th.

Charlie Counts had surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Kevin Embry will have back surgery July 29th.

Lisa Courtney is suffering from the after effects of Covid. She had a Lung Wash and the doctors discovered a hole in her right lung. She also has pneumonia and is in quite a bit of pain.

Steven Wilkerson, Lexy’s great grandfather is on a lung transplant list.

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Don Hickerson was taken to the ER in McKinney Thursdays with low sodium.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is in the hospital with complications from cancer.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).

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: Presweetened Kool Aid

Men Serving Next Month - August

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper – Jerry Harris, Robert Embry

Men Serving Next Week August 1, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Jerry Harris – Don Baker

Evening: Charlie Counts – Don Hickerson

               “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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LOVE NEVER WASTED

  Love may go unrequited; but it is never wasted. The nature of biblical love is often misunderstood—viewed on the level of the hopeless romantic—measured by feeling rather than substance. But, love is inherently an extension of ourselves to others—a decision to seek another’s best interests. Love is not just a bubbly, feel-good, purring cat softly rubbing against the face feeling. Love is real. Love gets dirty. Love is willing to be inconvenienced. Love waits while another’s needs are first met. Love is the “more excellent way” Paul describes in the context of how God’s people should treat one another in the local congregation (1 Cor. 12:31; 13:4-7). We would do well to develop these traits in every aspect of our daily lives.

  If love is never wasted, then why do we, at times, feel discouraged about how people respond to our love? In some cases, it might be because our love has not yet risen above that which is extended only to those who can love us in return. Jesus identified this as the kind of love commonly practiced in the world around us (Mt. 5:46-47). However, Jesus calls us to a higher love, challenging us to love even those who do not love us in return (Mt. 5:43-45).

  Other times we get discouraged about unrequited love because we have lost sight of things unseen. Though love may appear to go unnoticed or unappreciated, it may yet have a lasting, cumulative effect on the heart of the one to whom we have shown such love. Sometimes, love is felt as an after-the-event experience (Rev. 14:13). The full impact of our love may not be felt during our lifetime. But we must press on remembering that “God is not so unjust so as to forget your work and the love which have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints” (Heb. 6:10). In a sense, love is a treasure sent on to heaven before us (Mt. 6:20-21). We show our love by obeying His commandments including the one which says to “love one another, just as I have loved you” (Jn. 14:15; 15:12).

  Love is risky business. There is always the possibility of rejection. This is what happened when Christ came into this world (Isa. 53:3). Sadly, we are often unwilling to risk rejection for the sake of those we love. As a result, some friends may face eternity never having been given opportunity to hear the truth of the gospel. Others will never hear needed correction because we have misunderstood the loving nature of discipline (Heb. 12:6). Who knows but what that difficult conversation, seasoned with prayer, may turn out to be a lifeline to the soul of a friend? Even if we are rejected, we have shown true love for God, His word, and our friend. Love is never wasted.

Glen Elliott–

Bulletin /Prayer List

                                          Tom Bean church of Christ

July 18, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Walter Mc Millen                Jerry Harris

   Greg Counts                         Don Baker       

            Kerry King   

          Jerry Harris                       Charley Counts        

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. The doctors have put Don on blood thinners to help determine if he will be able to have a stint procedure instead of having open heart surgery.

Frank Roden surgery is scheduled for July 19th..

Robert Embry will have a port put in Monday and will begin chemo on Wednesday.

Charlie Counts had surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Floyce Hunter & family – Floyce’s daughter and son-in-law are both out of the hospital and doing better.

Paula Courtney has not been feeling well.

Kevin Embry will have back surgery July 29th.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).

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 Green Beans


Men Serving Next Week July 25, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Robert Embry

Evening: Kerry King – Greg Counts


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



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The Sustaining Power of the Lord

  Sustain is variously defined as “to keep in existence; maintain; prolong….To supply with necessities or nourishment….To support…encourage….To endure or withstand…” (Amer. Her. Dict.). In the Scriptures, it is the Lord who sustains His people. David says, “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul” (Ps. 54:4). Then again, in the next chapter, David encourages us with these words: “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (vs. 22). God sometimes uses human agency to sustain. This is indicated by Isaiah who says, “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word” (50:4).

  The need for sustenance is as deep and wide as the world itself. There is no one without need of the Lord’s sustaining power. From a purely physical perspective, we stand in need of God for every blessing connected to life. In making God known to the Athenians, Paul said, “in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28). Jesus describes the Father as causing “His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and [sending His ] rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Mt. 4:45). Jesus Himself is a partner with the Father in sustaining the physical creation. He is the One through whom the Father made the worlds (Heb. 1:1-2). He is the One through whom all things are held together (Col. 1:17). Apart from the sustaining power of God, the universe would fall apart. Peter tells us that “the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up” (2 Pet. 3:10). The only thing necessary to bring about the end of God’s material creation is for Him to withhold His sustaining power. The end will not come as a result of some mysterious cataclysmic event brought about by the gradual process of global warming—it will happen “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet…” (1 Cor. 15:52). It is absurd to think that we have any control either in determining or predicting the day of Christ’s return and the destruction of the world. Only the Father has that information (Mt. 24:36).

  But, for the Christian, sustenance also takes on the form of encouragement, nourishment, and support. In our struggles to live for Jesus, we are as dependent upon the Lord for spiritual strength as we are for daily physical provisions. Where would we be without the Lord? God is the Giver of “every good and perfect gift” (Jas. 1:17). Let us not forget that this applies also to His abundant spiritual provisions. In Christ, we enjoy “every spiritual blessing” (Eph. 1:3). Through the true knowledge of Him, we have been given “everything pertaining to life and godliness…” (2 Pet. 1:3). God has provided for our encouragement, support, and nourishment. We take advantage of His offer for sustenance through prayerful trust, earnest study of His word, and mutual exhortation in the body of Christ. Has there ever been a greater need to seek the care and provision of the Lord? We have been called as Christ’s followers to “sustain the weary one with a word” (Is. 50:4). When we are so often tempted to use our God-given faculty of speech in ways inappropriate for one who has been called to be like Jesus, resolve instead to sustain one another with words that build up, give grace, and meet pressing needs
 (Eph. 4:29).

 –Glen Elliott–


Bulletin / Prayer List

                                            Tom Bean church of Christ

July 11, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

AC Quinn                       Robert Embry

Don Baker                      Don Hickerson

            Kerry King   

          Jerry Harris                       Charley Counts        

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST  

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. The doctors have changed their minds and feel that Don will be able to have a stint procedure instead of having open heart surgery.

Frank Roden surgery is scheduled for July 19th..

Robert Embry has been diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas. He had a CT scan Thursday and more doctor appointments Friday. CT scan showed the cancer has not spread. He will have a port put in next week and will begin chemo every other week.

Charlie Counts is scheduled to have surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Floyce Hunter & family – Floyce’s daughter and son-in-law are both in the hospital in Las Vegas with Covid.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).

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 Week July 18, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: Walter McMillen – Charlie Counts

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker


Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,

that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer

of a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)
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Unanswerable Argument

In the face of opposition, we may defend our belief in Jesus in many ways. We may argue for the inspiration of the Bible on the basis of archaeological evidence. Or, we may rely on its scientific foreknowledge. We might even choose to use examples of fulfilled prophecy. All of these are viable forms of argumentation; but, there remains one unanswerable argument. When properly used, this argument will confound the enemies of Christianity. Interested? Then, read on.

In the fourth chapter of the book of Acts, we read about two ordinary fishermen who had become followers of Jesus Christ. They were arrested for proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. When the Council assembled to deal with these men, they observed a change within them. The text says that “as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were marveling, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply” (Acts 4:13-14). There was nothing they could say in response to what had been done—it was an unanswerable argument! They could not deny the miracle that these men had performed in the name of the Lord nor could they explain the change that had taken place within them in any way other than their association with the Lord.

We are not in a position today to do what Peter and John did through the special gifts they had received through the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). However, the fact remains that good works provide an amazing, if not unanswerable argument, in our lives as well. The works we do out of love for Jesus demonstrate to the world our faith in Christ. As James pointed out “someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (Jas. 2:18). Works done for the Lord demonstrate our faith and shine like a beacon in a world of darkness. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 5:16). We will have little lasting effect on the world if we argue for Christ merely with words. Actions that reinforce and illustrate our message bring it all together in a way that draws the seeking heart to Jesus.

The world may ridicule our faith in God. People may mock our good behavior in Christ. But, they can never adequately answer the argument rendered by changed lives that are filled with good works offered in the name of Jesus. Remember that one unanswerable argument for the Christian faith is its belief and practice in the lives of ordinary people.

–Glen Elliott–

Bulletin / Prayer List

                                     Tom Bean church of Christ

July 04, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com


                   ELDERS                       DEACONS               PREACHER 

                Charlie Counts                Greg Counts             Kerry King
                Kerry King

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES   

Sunday        Bible Study  9:00 AM   Worship 10:00AM   Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM

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MONTH

July

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King

SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Greg Counts                Kerry King

PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                  EVENING

Walter Mc Millen              Kerry King   

          Jerry Harris                       Charley Counts        

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King

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PRAYER LIST

Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. The doctors have changed their minds and feel that Don will be able to have a stint procedure instead of having open heart surgery.

Frank Roden will stop taking blood thinners on July 6th and surgery should be 2 weeks later.

Robert Embry has been diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas. He will have a port put in to begin chemotherapy soon.

Charlie Counts is scheduled to have surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown had a biopsy and is waiting to discuss treatment options with her doctor.

Floyce Hunter & family – Floyce’s daughter and son-in-law are both in the hospital in Las Vegas with Covid.

Stan Harley – (friend of Kerry) is in a Dallas hospital in very serious condition with his heart.

Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter) doctors are trying to determine if she has MS or Rheumatoid Arthris.

Kerry King – will have surgery on his elbow, wrist and thumb on Sept 9th.

Tyler Smithermon (Frank’s grandson) is in Baylor McKinney with stomach issues.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore.

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: Pop Tarts

Men Serving Next Week July 11, 2021

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening: Robert Embry – 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)

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God’s Silent Authority

A respect for the authority of the Bible is basic to the restoration of New Testament Christianity. The old slogan: “Speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent” is both accurate and scriptural. The apostle Peter says, “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God…” (1 Pet. 4:11). Ours is a day of religious anarchy. But, those who reject the authority of God’s word and begrudge God the right to tell us how to work and worship in the church will be judged by the same standard they have ignored. When God speaks, we must listen and obey (Hb. 1:1-2; Jas. 4:17). Failure to do so will result in eternal ruin (2 Th. 1:7-9).

Our respect for the authority of the Bible will also be seen in how we view the silence of the Scripture. We must respect both what the Bible says and what it does not say. In directing our action, the Bible does not have to list everything that is forbidden. When God told Noah to use gopher wood, He did not have to specify all other kinds of wood as being off limits. He simply commanded Noah to use gopher wood. Similarly, when God commands us to sing and make melody in our hearts, He does not have to tell us that using instrumental music in worship is sinful. The silence of the Scripture has authority enough to keep us from doing other than that which is specifically mentioned (Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:19).

In discussing the priesthood of Jesus, the Hebrew author says, “For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests” (Hebrews 7:12–14). The inspired author argues from the silence of the Scripture. Someone may argue, “It doesn’t say a priest could not come from the tribe of Judah!” However, the Law plainly states that the tribe of Levi would serve as God’s priests. Therefore, all other tribes were excluded from serving as priests under the Law. A change of law was necessary before Jesus could serve as our high priest.

Using a similar argument, one might suggest that the Bible does not explicitly forbid the use of instruments of music in New Testament worship. However, when God commands us to sing and make melody in the heart, all other kinds of music are excluded. To do otherwise would be to repeat the sin of Nadab and Abihu who died before the presence of the Lord (Lev. 10:1-2). God expects all those who seek His favor to show respect for His word Therefore, we must neither add to nor take away from the word of God (Rev. 22:18-19).

–Glen Elliott–