Bulletin / Prayer List February 28 2021

                         Tom Bean church of Christ

February 28

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                    Robert Embry



            Jerry Harris              Charles Counts           

       Walter Mc Millen     Robert Embry         


      Robert Embry



Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) has been at home from Children’s Hospital in Houston, He will have to return soon to continue his treatment. His grandmother, Regina Netling had brain surgery and is now at home but is having headaches.

Kelly Lusk (Superintendent of Tom Bean) is at home now recovering from Covid. He is doing better.

Doug & Ruth Walker (Ruby’s sister) – will be moving into assisted living soon.

Don Hickerson fell Friday and had to have several stiches above his right eye. After retuning home he began showing symptoms of having a stroke. He was taken back to TMC where he was admitted. He is doing some better.

Eddie Hickerson has been diagnosed with Hyper Cholesterol.

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), Kenya Hefner (AC’s niece), Gary Gibbs (friend of Frank) Ray Hall (leg surgery).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson, 
Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Canned Vegetables

Men Serving Next Month - March

Announcements and Scripture reading – Jerry Harris

Lord’s Supper – Kerry King & Greg Counts

Men Serving Next Week March 7, 2021


Morning: AC Quinn – Charlie Counts

Evening: Greg Counts – Walter McMillen

“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)

Are You Really Listening to God?

By Dan Jenkins

The Bible places great emphasis on the importance of hearing, using the word “hear” over 500 times. Many times it is found in historical references, but when Jesus came He placed special emphasis on the way we hear. Since faith comes by hearing (Rom. 10:17), it is important that we make sure we listen when God’s word is speaking to us, building our faith and directing our lives.

It is true that there are at least two levels of hearing. The first level is when we are aware that someone is talking and while we may hear the words we really are not listening. What parents have not said to an older child, “I just told you what I wanted you to do—did you not HEAR what I said?” Obviously, the child heard, while at the same time they were not hearing what was being said. I wonder if God ever feels this way about us?

The importance of hearing on this second level is illustrated in the life of Mary as she raised Jesus. When the angel told her of the virgin birth, she was “…troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was” (Luke 1:29). There was no way she could understand the virgin birth, but having heard his words, she simply said, “Let it be to me according to your word.”

Her perplexity is seen again after the shepherds told her what had happened to them. “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). She was listening on that second level. When she heard young Jesus talk about being about His Father’s business, she “did not understand the statement when He spoke to them…but His mother kept all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:50-51). Our relationship with God depends on us, even though we might not fully understand, listening so intently that His words are kept in our hearts.

Jesus spoke so often about using our ears to hear (Matt. 13:9; Mark 4:23) and the importance of taking heed to what we hear (Mark 4:24). He added more when He spoke of the importance of taking heed how we hear (Luke 8:18). However, there is one phrase which deserved special emphasis. “Let these words sink down into your ears” (Luke 9:44). When God speaks, His words must never just enter into our ears on that first level. We must let His words sink down deep into our ears.

We must do more than read the words of the Bible. We must do more than hear words in Bible classes. We must do more than just sit and listen to a sermon. Great spiritual growth will never happen until we let the messages from heaven sink down deep into our ears, and like Mary, keep all these things and ponder them in our hearts.