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 


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

Wednesday   Bible Study 7:00 PM




Kerry King


 Robert Embry         Greg Counts



    Jerry Harris                      AC Quinn

        Walter McMillen              Greg Counts


Kerry King


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

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.