Bulletin / Prayer List March 15 2020

Tom Bean church of Christ

March 15, 2020

209 South Brown Street
Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620
                                      Website: tombeancoc.com

                            ELDERS       DEACONS        PREACHER

                       Charlie Counts   Greg Counts       Kerry King
                       Robert Embry
                       Kerry King

                                     Sunday                             Tuesday
                                  Bible Study  9:00 AM        Ladies Class 10:00 AM

                                  Worship     10:00AM         Wednesday
                                  Worship       5:00 PM         Bible Study     7:00 PM

Kerry King


Robert Embry        Don Hickerson

MORNING                    EVENING
Jerry Harris                      Kerry King 
       Robert Embry                  Walter McMillen

Kerry King


Don Baker is at home now. He will have a kidney scan done.
Leta Embry had a Muga scan on Friday and should get the results. She will have a port inserted Monday for her chemotherapy.
Brenda Loftice (Carmen’s mother in law) will have eye surgery March 26th.
Don Boyd – cancer is in remission.
Darril Slone (Ruby’s son) – had shoulder surgery and is now suffering from myasthenia gravis. He is seeing a new doctor and has new medication.
Kathy Hill – is going to have to have more treatment for her cancer.
Elaine Yniguez, Becky Harris’ family member will have a biopsy to determine the extent of her cancer.
Jeremiah Morrow will have surgery to replace a shunt in his brain.
Dwight Pool had a bone marrow test and it came back with no cancer.
Betty Owens broke her kneecap and will also have a scope on her esophagus.
Gordy Hicks – has been diagnosed with cancer (Huntsville, AL).

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Zack Folks, Joy Fowler, Betty Clark, Don Boyd, Lucus Drews, Brayden Counts, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Sue Pray, Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean school board president), Sharon Ditto (friend of Jan).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Rebekah Van Deren (Pancreas), Beverly Roberts (MS), Scott, Judy & Tonya McMillen, Norma Garza, Carmen Loftice, Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Brenda Williams (kidney),  Bill Davis (stroke), Louise Wright (pneumonia), Walter McMillen (broken ankle), Greg Counts (sinus surgery).

Sympathy: Ronnie Bear (friend of Frank) passed away last week.

                                           Serving Our Country:

           Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)
           Tyler Davies is scheduled to deploy to Dubai.

Police & First Responders:

                       Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

                              Men Serving Next Week March 22, 2020
                           Morning: Greg Counts –    AC Quinn
                           Evening: Don Hickerson – Charlie Counts

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)

What Kind of Faith Do You Have?
By Randy Kea
We hear a lot today about the importance of faith. The Bible clearly teaches the essentiality of faith in God (Hebrews 11:6), Christ (John 8:21-24) and the gospel (Mark 16: 15-16). The question is not "Is faith essential?" but "What kind of faith saves and blesses man?" The Bible teaches the following about faith:
1. We are "saved" by faith (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 5:1-2).
2. We "stand" by faith (II Corinthians 1:24).
3. We "walk" by faith (II Corinthians 5:7).
4. We "overcome" by faith (I John 5:4).
5. Our obedience to God should be based on faith (Hebrews 11:8).
In this last verse referred to above, Hebrews 11:8, the Hebrew writer identifies Abraham as a man of faith. 'n fact, the entire chapter of Hebrews 11 is referred to as the "faith chapter" by Bible students. Notice the repetition of the phrase "by faith" (verse 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, etc.).
 In each example cited by the writer, the person under consideration first had to obey before the blessings of God were bestowed. Three times in James chapter 2, James says that faith without works is dead (James 2:17; 20 and 26). The word "works" in James 2 does not refer to meritorious works or works of the Old Testament law which are excluded by New Testament law which are excluded by New Testament writers (Romans 3:28; Titus 3:5). Here Paul on the kind of faith that pleases God and blesses man: "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love" (Galatians 5:6).
Did Abraham have faith? Yes. Romans 4:3 says "Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness." What kind of faith did Abraham have? Answer: "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed" (Hebrews 11:8). The faith of Abraham was an obedient faith. This is the only kind of faith God has ever accepted (Romans 1:5;
John 14: 15; John 14:21; Hebrews 5:9; Revelation 22: 14; James 1:22-25; Luke 6:46; Matthew 7:21-27).