Bulletin / Prayer List January 03 2021

 Tom Bean church of Christ

January 03

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


Kerry King                     Greg Counts



 AC Quinn                Walter McMillen

Robert Embry          Jerry Harris        


Kerry King


Anna Lois Farris has decided to not pursue surgery for her heart problems but will instead work with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is having a relapse with his leukemia and is back on chemotherapy treatment.

Don Baker is having more back problems. It is hurting more.

Penny Owens (Bill Farris’ daughter) has the Covid 19 virus.

Greg & Patrice Counts both have the virus.

Chris Counts and Anna Counts have the virus.

David & Lisa Harrison have the virus.

Corey Miller (Carla & Kerry’s nephew) is recovering from emergency surgery.

Walter McMillan Needs our prayers.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep, Don Stringfellow.

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), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS),
Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister)


Larry Lee passed away graveside services are at 11:00 Monday

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, 
Kirk Johnson (back in the US)
Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.
Jesse Thetford (back in the US).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano & Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Spaghetti Noodles

Men Serving Next Week January 10, 2021


Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Kerry King – Charlie 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)

Three Verses And A Law
by Curtis Ritchwood 

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you are doing,” I Thessalonians 5:11, “Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification,” Romans 15:2, and “But encourage one another day after day,” Hebrews 3:13. These are commands of God from His law.

Even though the author in the book of Hebrews is not named, I believe the author was the apostle Paul. As we know Paul’s writings came from the Holy Spirit Himself. Galatians 1:11-12.

In Ephesians 3:3-4, the information given to Paul by the Holy Spirit was said to be a mystery. It was a mystery because it was hidden in the mind of the Father.

However, it is no longer a mystery because the Holy Spirit, knowing what is in the mind of the Father, revealed that information to the apostles; I Corinthians 2:8-12. They disclosed it to us in written form, the scriptures; thus all scriptures are inspired by God. II Timothy 3:16.

When perusing I Thessalonians 5:11, Romans 15:2, and Hebrews 3:13, we are reading the words from the mouth of God. Isaiah 55:11. God is commanding us to be encouraging. The three verses under consideration are of the Law of Christ. Galatians 6:2. Since being encouraging is law; therefore, those who are not encouraging are breaking His law, and the consequence for breaking the law is death, and separation from the Almighty God. Isaiah 59:2, Romans 6:23.

God gave us the mouth, Exodus 4:11; hence, he has the right to demand what it should be used for. As a potter has right over his clay, God has right over us. Romans 9:20-21 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment,” Matthew 12:36.

The Biblical definition for Idle is “unprofitable.” In other words, our comments are supposed to be productive. When we engage in gossip, “the action of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation secretly;” backbiting, “an individual who attacks the character of another by slander,” and of evil speaking, we are not being productive spiritually. In other words, we are not walking in the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25.

Instead of building up, the words are tearing down; instead of causing peace, they produce division, and instead of being loving, they accentuate hatred.

Since an idle word is the opposite of encouragement, those who participate in such a manner are worthy of death, Romans 1:28-32. “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned, “Matthew 12:37.

The key to being encouraging is to first work on the heart. “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.”  Luke 6:45.