Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

January 24

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



 Robert Embry                Charles Counts

     Charles Counts              Don Hickerson    


Kerry King



Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is in Children’s Hospital in Houston to continue chemotherapy treatment. His grandmother, Regina Netling had brain surgery and is now recovering at home.

Those that have or have had the Covid 19 virus:

Chris, Annette, Anna Counts, Jerry Harris’ grandson & wife, Jerry Harris’ daughter in law, Kelly Lusk (Superintendent of Tom Bean) is in Texarkana hospital with Covid.

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

Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece) had a doctor’s appointment Wednesday. She collapsed last week.

AC’s daughter, Brenda, is having trouble with her kidney function and has a herniated disk in her back.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, 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), Don Baker (back), 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), Anna Lois Farris (heart).

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: Canned Vegetables

Men Serving Next Week January 31, 2021


Morning: AC Quinn – Robert Embry

Evening: Greg Counts – Walter McMillen

Luncheon is next week after morning services!

       “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)



By Curtis Ritchwood

 Pharaoh’s decision to destroy every Israelite son born in Egypt was a highly devastating catastrophe. The decree was to throw the newborn into the Nile River. Exodus 1:22. The Nile River is home to many species of aquatic creatures. Exodus 8:3, 7:18. The Nile crocodile is one of the most feared and respected predators of the Nile. Use your imagination as you think about what happened as the boys were hurled into the river.

A heinous crime such as this, as well as other offenses during this time, could easily influence one to emotionally determine that God had forsaken his people even though this was not the case. Exodus 2:24-25; 3:9. He not only took notice, He also acted. Exodus 3:7-10. His plan of action was for their deliverance. Exodus 14:30.

Notice the length of time before God delivered them: Moses, had to be born, he had to grow into manhood, and he had to be prepared. The amount of time was 80 years. Exodus 7:7. During this 80-year waiting period, the people of God were experiencing chaos that God was well aware of. Exodus 3:7.

Why would God do it this way? I’m inclined to believe it is based on the individual’s need. In other words, God providentially does what is needed, and in doing it, He is not compelled by time nor will the circumstances be easy. 2 Peter 3:8, James 1:2-4. If God was working based on time, then how would a person obtain the necessary growth? Individual hearts require individual growth which requires a difference in the time of growth. For instance, By the hand of God Joseph became a slave and a prisoner; the time period was 13 years. Genesis 37:2; 41:46. The time period for Job was months. Job 7:3. In the book of Judges, eight years was the time period for one group and 20 years for another. Judges 3:8; 4:3.

The key is to not focus on time but focus on growth. I Peter 3:18. As we concentrate on growth, we must keep in mind that growth is daily, “Therefore we do not loose heart, because while our outer man is decaying, our inner man is renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16. The phrase “Therefore we do not lose heart,” tells me that growth comes with obstacles that are needed for maturity. James 1:2-4. Trusting in God is focusing on the heart and not the time, not centering on the obstacle, but the reason for the obstacle. “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” These obstacles may come at times in order to test the genuineness of your faith "of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed,” I Peter 1:6-7.