Bulletin / Prayer List

                                     Tom Bean church of Christ

July 04, 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





Kerry King


Greg Counts                Kerry King


MORNING                  EVENING

Walter Mc Millen              Kerry King   

          Jerry Harris                       Charley Counts        


Kerry King



Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. The doctors have changed their minds and feel that Don will be able to have a stint procedure instead of having open heart surgery.

Frank Roden will stop taking blood thinners on July 6th and surgery should be 2 weeks later.

Robert Embry has been diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas. He will have a port put in to begin chemotherapy soon.

Charlie Counts is scheduled to have surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown had a biopsy and is waiting to discuss treatment options with her doctor.

Floyce Hunter & family – Floyce’s daughter and son-in-law are both in the hospital in Las Vegas with Covid.

Stan Harley – (friend of Kerry) is in a Dallas hospital in very serious condition with his heart.

Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter) doctors are trying to determine if she has MS or Rheumatoid Arthris.

Kerry King – will have surgery on his elbow, wrist and thumb on Sept 9th.

Tyler Smithermon (Frank’s grandson) is in Baylor McKinney with stomach issues.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Robert Embry, Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin)

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), Skylar Carr, Bob & Carol Moore.

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: Pop Tarts

Men Serving Next Week July 11, 2021


Morning: AC Quinn – Don Baker

Evening: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

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)


God’s Silent Authority

A respect for the authority of the Bible is basic to the restoration of New Testament Christianity. The old slogan: “Speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent” is both accurate and scriptural. The apostle Peter says, “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God…” (1 Pet. 4:11). Ours is a day of religious anarchy. But, those who reject the authority of God’s word and begrudge God the right to tell us how to work and worship in the church will be judged by the same standard they have ignored. When God speaks, we must listen and obey (Hb. 1:1-2; Jas. 4:17). Failure to do so will result in eternal ruin (2 Th. 1:7-9).

Our respect for the authority of the Bible will also be seen in how we view the silence of the Scripture. We must respect both what the Bible says and what it does not say. In directing our action, the Bible does not have to list everything that is forbidden. When God told Noah to use gopher wood, He did not have to specify all other kinds of wood as being off limits. He simply commanded Noah to use gopher wood. Similarly, when God commands us to sing and make melody in our hearts, He does not have to tell us that using instrumental music in worship is sinful. The silence of the Scripture has authority enough to keep us from doing other than that which is specifically mentioned (Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:19).

In discussing the priesthood of Jesus, the Hebrew author says, “For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. For the one concerning whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests” (Hebrews 7:12–14). The inspired author argues from the silence of the Scripture. Someone may argue, “It doesn’t say a priest could not come from the tribe of Judah!” However, the Law plainly states that the tribe of Levi would serve as God’s priests. Therefore, all other tribes were excluded from serving as priests under the Law. A change of law was necessary before Jesus could serve as our high priest.

Using a similar argument, one might suggest that the Bible does not explicitly forbid the use of instruments of music in New Testament worship. However, when God commands us to sing and make melody in the heart, all other kinds of music are excluded. To do otherwise would be to repeat the sin of Nadab and Abihu who died before the presence of the Lord (Lev. 10:1-2). God expects all those who seek His favor to show respect for His word Therefore, we must neither add to nor take away from the word of God (Rev. 22:18-19).

–Glen Elliott–