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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Bulletin / Prayer List September 06 2020

 Tom Bean church of Christ

September 06, 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


MONTH

September

ANOUNCEMENTS

Robert Embry


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jerry Harris         Walter Mc Millen


PRAYERS TODAY



MORNING            EVENING 

Robert Embry           AC Quinn 

   Don Hickerson         Greg Counts 

SCRIPTURE READING

Robert Embry


PRAYER LIST

Melissa Pool, Paula’s daughter continues to improve.

Don Baker is having more problems with his back and hip.

Anna Lois Farris is in a Texarkana hospital in ICU. She now has a blood clot in her lung.

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)
Their daughter, Pam, has passed away. Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville. Their granddaughter, Courtney is doing better and is able to care for her son Brantlee, who has autism.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Larry Lee (Toreta Miller’s father) is now at home recovering from colon surgery and also a heart cath

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).

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies was injured and is now in a hospital in Germany.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano


Men Serving Next Week September 13, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening: Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen


Pantry Item: Paper Towels.

“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)



Two “Earthly Stories” Showing Heavenly Truths 

By Dan Jenkins 

The disciples of Jesus had no idea about the nature of the kingdom Jesus had come to established. The Old Testament was filled with promises of the coming King and His kingdom, but no one on this earth understood what it would be like (1 Cor. 2:8-9). Jesus used parables to help those disciples see what was about to happen.

In Matthew chapter thirteen, there are eight parables He gave to them. The first describes the coming kingdom being like a man sowing seed. They could not comprehend the meaning and asked Him to explain. The second parable is about a man who sowed seeds into his field and the enemy who came at night and sowed tares (weeds) in that field. They did not comprehend this parable, so He also had to explain to them its meaning.

The failure to understand these beginning parables blocks the ability to find the truths of God. Mark’s account adds one thought not found in either Matthew or Luke’s account. “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?” (Mark 4:13). One cannot comprehend the nature of the kingdom of heaven until he grasps what Jesus was saying. Those who view the coming of the kingdom as being in the future with Jesus establishing His kingdom and reigning on the earth for a thousand years have not begun to understand these earthly stories with a heavenly meaning which Jesus taught.

Jesus only explains the first two parables, and they become the basis of seeing the meaning of all the parables. You may think you do not know much about the Bible, but do you understand these parables? You likely know more than you think. These stories open the door to deeper truths.

Do you know what the seed was which was sowed in four different types of soil? Do you know what each of those kinds of soils describe? Do you know the identity of the man who sowed the seed in the story of the tares? Do you who the enemy was who secretly sowed weeds in the field where the good seed was sown?

The disciples had no idea what Jesus was saying, but because He explained the meaning of these parables you can know the answers to each of the questions asked in the previous paragraph. If you do not know, I urge you to simply sit down and read the accounts in Matthew 13 and Luke 8. If you already know the answers, I urge you to slowly read the verses again and pay attention to every word Jesus used. You may not know them as well as you think you do.

One cannot read until he learns the alphabet, and one cannot understand the kingdom until he learns the parables!


Bulletin / Prayer List August 30 2020

 

Tom Bean church of Christ

August 30, 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


MONTH

August

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPER

Robert Embry               Greg Counts 


PRAYERS TODAY



MORNING            EVENING 

Jerry Harris              AC Quinn 

      Walter McMillen         Greg Counts 

SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King




PRAYER LIST

Melissa Pool, Paula’s daughter is out of the hospital and is doing some better.

Don Baker is having more problems with his back and hip.

Anna Lois Farris is in a Texarkana hospital in ICU. She now has a blood clot in her lung.

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) Their daughter, Pam, has passed away. Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville. Their granddaughter, Courtney is doing better and is able to care for her son Brantlee, who has autism.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Larry Lee (Toreta Miller’s father) had successful colon surgery but now he has had a heart attack while in the hospital. Will need to have a heart cath probably Monday.

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).

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies was injured and is now in a hospital in Germany.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano


Men Serving Next Week September 6, 2020

Prayers:

Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Kerry King – Charlie Counts


Pantry Item: Green Beans.


“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) 


Finding Our New Normal

By Glen Elliott

  Still trying to find the new normal? Join the club. What is normal? According to Merriam-Webster, the word came into our language in the 17th century as a carpentry term, meaning to form a right angle. By extension, it was applied to that which is “done exactly, according to the rule, or square” (Merriam-Webster). Today we use the word to refer to what is average or typical—how we are supposed to think and feel. So, how do we go about finding our new normal?

  If our new normal is determined by how we are supposed to think and feel—that is, by the expectations of those around us—then we are headed in the wrong direction. The majority-rule approach of today’s political correctness is deceptive. Moses warned his people not to “follow the masses in doing evil” (Ex. 23:2). Majority-opinion is never a safe guide (Mt. 7:13-14).

  Another guide people use to find their new normal is self-rule. In other words, we are the ones who decide upon our new normal. The turbulent and often rebellious biblical period of the Judges, is described in Scripture as a time when “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Jud. 17:6). While self-rule appears “normal” in our age of moral relativity; there is a supreme, over-arching truth which must be considered. Namely, that “each one of us must give an account of himself to God” (Rm. 14:12).

  This brings us back to the 17th century definition of what is normal: that which is “done exactly, according to the rule.” This has greatest promise of success. When Joshua was finding his new normal after the death of Moses, he listened to the voice of God who said, “be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:7–8). What he discovered is what we must discover—that our new normal is not new at all. Our normal is to remain consistently centered in the will of God as revealed to us in the Scriptures.  



Bulletin / Prayer List August 23 2020

  Tom Bean church of Christ

August 23 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


MONTH

August

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPE

 Robert Embry         Greg Counts


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING EVENING  

    Jerry Harris                      AC Quinn

        Walter McMillen              Greg Counts


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King


PRAYER LIST

Melissa Pool, Paula’s daughter is out of the hospital and is doing some better.

Don Baker is having more problems with his back and hip.

Anna Lois Farris is in a Texarkana rehab facility. She had hip surgery. She needs to see a heart doctor but needs to be a little stronger.

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 (friends of Charlie & Helen) have requested our prayers. They live in Alabama. Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville. Their daughter, Pam, also is in the hospital with the Corona Virus. She is off of the ventilator. Their granddaughter, Courtney has the virus but is doing better. Courtney’s son Brantlee, who has autism, is being cared for by a family member.

Don Stringfellow (friend of Walter & Robert – Meals On Wheels) has been diagnosed with cancer.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Brayden Counts is in Memphis being checked for his cancer.

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.

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).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)
Tyler Davies has been deployed to South Africa.

Men Serving Next Week August 30, 2020

Prayers: 
Morning: Jerry Harris       Walter Mc Millen
Evening: AC Quinn          Gregg Counts

Pantry Item: Dishwashing Liquid.



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


Winners and Losers 

By Glen Elliott 

Elongate the “o” and give the “s” a distinctly “z” pronunciation and you will hear my four-year-old grandson’s definition of second place. You win or “looze.” There is no second place. Fortunately, at his age, a loss is quickly forgotten and new conquests are undertaken.

We teach our children good sportsmanship—that winning is not everything. So long as we do our best, even a participation ribbon is perfectly acceptable. We were in the game and did our part. That, in itself, develops character.

However, winning is everything in the spiritual battle in which we are all participants. Second place is not acceptable. You win or you lose. There is no middle ground. Jesus spoke of a broad way leading to destruction and a narrow way leading to life (Mt. 7:13-14). Following Judgment, some “will go away into eternal punishment” and some will go away “into eternal life” (Mt. 25:46). Winning is everything.

Apart from Christ, we do not have the power to win. It is not within us to think our way into that better place (Prov. 14:12; Jer. 10:23; 1 Cor. 1:21). Nor, can we earn our way to heaven (Is. 64:6). For “all have sinned…” and “the wages of sin is death” (Rm. 3:23; 6:23). In our bleakest night, while we were dead in sin—without hope and without God in this world—we were raised up with Christ and saved by the grace and mercy of God (Eph. 2:1, 4-6, 12; Col. 2:12).

It is by means of spiritual rebirth that we gain the victory that has overcome the world (1 Jn. 5:4). As His child, we are no longer powerless because Christ, who lives in us, is our “hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). We remain confident in the ongoing struggle against sin because He is our advocate and intercessor (1 Jn. 2:1; Hb. 7:25). And, we know that victory is ours because “greater is He who is in [us] than he who is in the world” (1 Jn. 4:4). In Christ, we win. Without Him, we lose.









Bulletin / Prayer List August 16 2020

 Tom Bean church of Christ

August 16 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


MONTH

August

ANOUNCEMENTS

Kerry King


SERVING THE LORD’S SUPPE

 Robert Embry         Greg Counts


PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING        EVENING

Jerry Harris              Don Baker

      Walter McMillen      Charles Counts


SCRIPTURE READING

Kerry King



PRAYER LIST Updates

Melissa Pool, Paula’s daughter is in TMC with pneumonia.

Anna Lois Farris is in a Texarkana hospital. She had hip surgery but is scheduled to go to a rehab facility in Nashville AR. She needs to see a heart doctor but needs to be a little stronger.

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 (friends of Charlie & Helen) have requested our prayers. They live in Alabama. Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville. Their daughter, Pam, also is in the hospital with the Corona Virus. She is on a ventilator. Their granddaughter, Courtney has the virus but is doing better. Courtney’s son Brantlee, who has autism, is being cared for by a family member.

Don Stringfellow (friend of Walter & Robert – Meals On Wheels) has been diagnosed with cancer. He is doing better

Sue Pray (Don Harrington’s sister) passed away.

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.

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).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)
Tyler Davies has been deployed to South Africa.



Consider Your Influence 

By Josh Blackmer 

We have an ability that we may not be using effectively for Christ. In His Sermon on the Mount, He described it as salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16). We should be very concerned about our influence. The Lord’s work consists of influencing people in God’s direction (Col. 1:28). Influence comes down to a matter of communication, both verbal or non-verbal. This includes our online communication. Sometimes, we are guilty of neglecting principles of influence and communication. Here are three to consider.

First, we need to examine self before influencing others. The most significant change starts with self. The “inside out” approach in influencing others is best. Jesus illustrates the importance of self-examination with the story of a man with a beam in his eye trying to help a man with a splinter (Matt. 7:3-5). Paul wrote, “I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified” (1 Cor. 9:27). In doing this, we must model the conduct we wish to encourage in others (Acts 20:34-35; 1 Cor. 11:1). We must always be an example (1 Tim. 4:12).

Second, we should try to understand where people are coming from and advise with compassion. It is true that in some cases we have to earn the right to be heard by showing ourselves to be genuinely concerned about the other person. We can often be sympathetic to the situations of others. To be able to be empathetic is more influential. We need to be able to understand the real needs people have. Often a grumpy disposition is less about who they are and more about what they are struggling with. This is not an excuse, but understanding it changes how we approach them. Just telling them to stop being grumpy won’t help. If we help them deal with what is making them grumpy, that gets to the source. Understanding needs to go before being understood (Phil. 2:4). Jesus, the Master Teacher, saw people with His perfect understanding and compassion (Matt. 9:36).

Lastly, a good example is not enough. We must communicate. Character and compassion are not enough to communicate the truth of the gospel, it takes words (Eph. 1:13; Acts 11:13-14; Rom. 10:17). The gospel is of no benefit if it is not made clear (Col. 4:3-4; Eph 6:19-20). We must strive to balance courage and consideration. We must be courteous as well as candid (Col. 4:5-6). We must communicate. We cannot afford to sacrifice clarity for courtesy. We must be what we ought to be and genuinely seek to understand others. We must “admonish / warn” and “teach” (Col. 1:28). We all have people in our circle of friends that only we can influence. We are their only link to the truth of the gospel. Are we using that influence for the sake of Christ or social and political issues?