Bulletin / Prayer List

                 Tom Bean church of Christ

January 17

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                Jerry Harris

       Walter McMillen     Greg Counts      


Kerry King


Anna Lois Farris has an appointment next week with a heart doctor in Texarkana to explore other treatment plans.

Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is in Children’s Hospital in Houston to continue chemotherapy treatment. His grandmother, Regina Netling is scheduled to have brain surgery.

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

Those that have or have had the Covid 19 virus:
Penny Owens (Bill Farris’ daughter), Chris, Annette, Anna Counts, Jerry Harris’ grandson & wife, Jerry Harris’ son was able to go home from hospital but his wife is still sick with Covid, Kelly Lusk (Superintendent of Tom Bean) is in Texarkana hospital with Covid.

Charlie’s niece’s daughter is on life support. Doctors are trying new methods to help her.

Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) has been sent home and is on Hospice.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Bridgett Lee, Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister)

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: Paper Towels

Men Serving Next Week January 24, 2021


Morning: Robert Embry – Charlie Counts

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Hickerson

“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)

God Help Me 

By Dan Jenkins 

 The story is told of a young child who foolishly had climbed on top of the house. It was a metal roof, years ago called a tin roof, and each piece was held in place by several nails readily visible. The boy slipped and was sliding down the roof and knew he would be injured when he fell. He remembered the Bible class he had attended just days before where prayer had been discussed. So, as he was sliding, he prayed, “God help me.” Those words had scarcely been uttered and then were followed by these, “That’s all right, God, I do not need Your help; my pants caught on one of the nails and stopped me.”

That boy’s response was like that of Pharaoh when the plagues came on the Egyptians. When the second plague of frogs came, the king called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat the Lord…and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the Lord.” God removed the frogs. “But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them” (Ex. 8:8, 15).

When the fourth plague of flies came it happened again. The king said, “I will let you go that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God…intercede for me.” Every single fly was removed. “But Pharaoh hardened his heart again at this time also” (Ex. 8:28, 32). He was like the boy on the rooftop who called out to God asking for His help, but when help came he told God to forget his first prayer.

I can imagine what might repeatedly happen in this land in the coming months in the lives of those who never have had a place for God. There will be those who will be in a difficult financial crisis and begin to pray to God for the first time. There may be those who have friends and family members who become infected with the virus and in desperation will pray to God. They may even make promises to God that if He will help them, they will serve Him forever. When better times come, they will say to God, “Forget it, God, I no longer need you.”

Turning to the Lord is far more that crying out to a Rescuer when trouble comes. He is a Rescuer, but He is Lord. He is Master. He is the Ruler of all His creation. He is the only Way. He is the Shepherd who demands His sheep follow Him. We are not at liberty to select only those traits of God we like and ignore the rest.

Meditate on these two verses. “The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears open to their prayers” (1 Pet. 3:12). “He who turns his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination” (Prov. 28:9). As trials are coming toward us, make sure you are serving Him before they arrive. God has His “nails of rescue,” but He only promises them to those who serve Him all the time.