Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

May 02, 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





Robert Embry


Greg Counts       Kerry King


MORNING                  EVENING

Charles Counts             Jerry Harris

 Don Baker                   Greg Counts


Robert Embry



Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. He will have to have open heart surgery as a stint procedure is not possible.

Don Hickerson is doing better. He is still having some pain in his shoulder.

Frank Roden has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He had to go back to the ER last week due to blood clotting in his bladder. He will go back to the doctor is about 3 weeks hopefully know more about a surgery date.

Robert Embry has been having trouble with his blood pressure. Also, has had tests for stomach problems and a biopsy of a spot on his head.

Kathy Reinch (AC’s daughter) is doing better after treatments for blood clots.

Eddie Griffin has been in the hospital for heart problems.

Greg Counts is having back pain and also his blood pressure has been extremely low.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Lucas Drew, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), 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), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Eddie Hickerson (Hyper Cholesterol), Floyce Hunter, Beth & Glenn Beall, Myra Bailey (tumor in bladder), Skylar Carr.

Sympathy: Doug Walker, Ruby Slone’s brother in law passed away Sunday afternoon 4-25-2020.


Serving Our Country:

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

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts

Pantry Item: Paper Towels


Men Serving Next Month - May

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Robert Embry

Lord’s Supper – Greg Counts – Kerry King

Men Serving Next Week May 9, 2021


Morning:    AC Quinn      Walter Mc Millen

Evening:     Kerry King    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)


Goldilocks Christianity

By Glenn Elliot

In the third version of one of our most popular fairy tales, Goldilocks makes a most unusual visit to the home of three bears—dutifully described as the Papa Bear, the Mama Bear, and the Baby Bear. Who could have known that bears could live in a house, eat porridge, and sleep in a bed? Yet, the “too hot,” “too cold,” and “just right” description of the porridge along with the “too hard,” “too soft,” and “just right” nature of the beds provides an interesting comparison to the religious mind-set of our day.

Even members of the Lord’s church evaluate preaching as “too hard” or “too soft.” What they are looking for is “just right.” “Just right” according to whom? Preaching that seeks to please men does not please God (Gal. 1:10). Judah demanded “pleasant words” and “illusions” from their seers, forbidding them from prophesying “what was right” (Is. 30:10). Their rejection of God’s message proved to be a harbinger of disaster (vss. 12-14).

Tell us what we want to hear!” is the cry of those searching for a “just right” message of comfort and convenience. Paul describes those who “will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires…” (2 Tim. 4:3). Even in the midst of such hard-heartedness, God’s servant is commanded to “preach the word…” (vs. 2). Turning our ears away from the truth has unimaginably painful consequences for both teacher and student.

A similar application might be made in regard to the “too hot” or “too cold” description of the porridge. When it comes to following Jesus, we are asked to count the cost and pay the price. Jesus says, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Lk. 9:23). Many prefer the padded cross – something easily worn but quickly drawn out of sight.

But Jesus gave His life to purchase a people “zealous for good deeds” (Tit. 2:14). We are called to stand on His promises not to sit on His premises. Steadfast immovability (1 Cor. 15:58). Standing for what’s right. Acknowledging our Lord in the threat of persecution (Mt. 10:32-33). At the same time, we must press forward in our pursuit of His righteousness (Ph. 3:7-15). For many, it is uncomfortable to do nothing in the face of His incomprehensible love and sacrifice on our behalf. That is “too cold.” On the other hand, we don’t want to be singled out as religious fanatics. That’s “too hot.” So, we tend to find a comfortable place in-between. However, Jesus rebuked the Laodiceans as being “lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold” (Rev. 2:16).

Keep God in the forefront of your thinking. Lay His word upon your heart. You cannot truly follow Jesus by practicing Goldilocks Christianity