Bulletin / Prayer List March 07, 2021

                             Tom Bean church of Christ

March 07, 2021

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





Jerry Harris


Kerry King               Greg Counts



AC Quinn                 Greg Counts

     Charlie Counts          Walter McMillen


Jerry Harris


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

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

Don Hickerson is still recovering from his fall. 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).


Billie Shields, Assistant Post Master of Tom Bean passed away.

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 Week March 14, 2021


Morning: Don Baker – AC Quinn

Evening: Kerry King – Robert Embry

“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)

Take The Opportunity

By Curtis Ritchwood

Jesus makes a statement in Matthew 12:48, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers.” We know from John 19:25-27; Luke 2:51, Jesus had great love and respect for His mother. Was He disowning His mother and siblings? The answer is no!

Why did Jesus say this? First of all, He took advantage of a teachable moment. Secondly, the Jews needed to know. In the Jewish custom, traditions were domineering and those who did not conform were considered to be like dogs. Matthew 15: 21-26.

Having three years to complete the work of the Father, Jesus did not waste any precious time. For instance, He began His ministry at the age of 30. Luke 3:23. And His kingdom was established three years later. Act 2:1-47. Whenever there was a teachable moment, He took it.

According to Biblical history, the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans. John 4:9. Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well and teaching her in front of His disciples, prepared them for His spiritual kingdom where the Samaritan and the Jew are one.

The teachable moment not only affected the Samaritan lady, but the disciples as well. John 4:27-29. In John 4:34 Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.” The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Consequently, Jesus going to the woman was of the work of God. And it is today. Acts 8:5,12. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ,” Galatians 3:28. Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Since this is undeniably a work of God, Like Jesus, we should seek out an opportunity and take it! In doing this we have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5. I’m reminiscent of the day our baby girl moved on to paradise. Many saints arrived at the hospital to comfort us.

During the visitation, we were singing praises to God, praying, and engaging in encouraging conversation, the doctor surprised at our behavior, asked, “who are you and where do you’ll go to church?” The brethren instantly took advantage of the opportunity and began to teach.

Take the opportunity! “Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:16. “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity,” Colossians 4:5. “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith,” Galatians 6:10.