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


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

Wednesday  Bible Study 7:00 PM





Robert Embry


Jerry Harris         Walter Mc Millen


                                      MORNING                     EVENING 
                                     Robert Embry               Gregg Counts
                                     Don Hickerson              Charley Counts


Robert Embry



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).


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


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?