Bulletin / Prayer List February 21, 2021

                         Tom Bean church of Christ

February 21

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



           AC Quinn                  Kerry King      

       Walter Mc Millen     Jerry Harris 



      Robert Embry



Lucas Drew (friend of Frank) is at home for a couple of weeks, he is having problems with an infection. 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.

Lavoe Harber is back home.

Ray Hall has had leg surgery to restore circulation in his legs.

Doug & Ruth Walker (Ruby’s sister) are going to an assisted living center in Mc Allister, OK. Ruth is receiving physical therapy to build her strength.

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: Cereal

Men Serving Next Week February 28, 2021


Morning: Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen

Evening: Charlie Counts – Robert Embry

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that

 you may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayerof a righteous man availeth much.”

(James 5:16)


What a Friend We Have

By David Sproule

  Knowing the influence that friends have on each other, the Lord advises that “the righteous should choose his friends carefully” (Prov. 12:26). Friends, even as the Bible uses the word, are not mere acquaintances. True friends build a relationship which can surpass even that which they experienced in their own home. Solomon stated that “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,” and “a friend loves at all times” (Prov. 18:24; 17:17). (This is why husbands and wives need to be best friends.)

Moses spoke of a friend “who is as your own soul” (Deut. 13:6). That’s the kind of friends that David and Jonathan were to each other. First Samuel 18 says, “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul…Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul” (18:1, 3).

Do you have a friend that you would trust and value “as your own soul”? Many of us can identify that person(s) in our lives and we cannot imagine trying to exist without their close and constant companionship. Can I remind you of another friend whom you cannot live without?

The following passages paint a portrait of God that I think we need to have refreshed in our hearts. “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend” (Ex. 33:11). Meditate on that for a minute. Moses and the Lord were very close friends.

James tells us that Abraham “was called the friend of God” (2:23). In the Old Testament, Abraham truly was called God’s friend. In 2 Chronicles 20:7, King Jehoshaphat appealed to God and referred to “Abraham Your friend forever.” But, it was not just others calling Abraham a friend of God. In Isaiah 41:8, the Lord Himself said, “Abraham My friend.” Meditate on that for a minute. God proclaimed, “Abraham is My friend.”

We have a friend who sticks closer than a brother (cf. Heb. 13:5-6). We have a friend who loves at all times (cf. Rom. 8:35-39). We have a friend who loves us as His own soul (cf. Eph. 5:2; Isa. 53:10-12; Heb. 4:15).

Now, go and read John 15:13-15. He loved His friends and laid down His life for His friends. But, we are only His friends if we do as He has commanded us.

Would the Lord call you His friend? Is He your close, constant companion? Is your soul knit to Him?