Bulletin / Prayer List

                                            Tom Bean church of Christ

July 11, 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

AC Quinn                       Robert Embry

Don Baker                      Don Hickerson

            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 surgery is scheduled for July 19th..

Robert Embry has been diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas. He had a CT scan Thursday and more doctor appointments Friday. CT scan showed the cancer has not spread. He will have a port put in next week and will begin chemo every other week.

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

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

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

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, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter).

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: Whole Dill Pickles

Men Serving Next Week July 18, 2021


Morning: Walter McMillen – Charlie Counts

Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker

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)

Unanswerable Argument

In the face of opposition, we may defend our belief in Jesus in many ways. We may argue for the inspiration of the Bible on the basis of archaeological evidence. Or, we may rely on its scientific foreknowledge. We might even choose to use examples of fulfilled prophecy. All of these are viable forms of argumentation; but, there remains one unanswerable argument. When properly used, this argument will confound the enemies of Christianity. Interested? Then, read on.

In the fourth chapter of the book of Acts, we read about two ordinary fishermen who had become followers of Jesus Christ. They were arrested for proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. When the Council assembled to deal with these men, they observed a change within them. The text says that “as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were marveling, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply” (Acts 4:13-14). There was nothing they could say in response to what had been done—it was an unanswerable argument! They could not deny the miracle that these men had performed in the name of the Lord nor could they explain the change that had taken place within them in any way other than their association with the Lord.

We are not in a position today to do what Peter and John did through the special gifts they had received through the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). However, the fact remains that good works provide an amazing, if not unanswerable argument, in our lives as well. The works we do out of love for Jesus demonstrate to the world our faith in Christ. As James pointed out “someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (Jas. 2:18). Works done for the Lord demonstrate our faith and shine like a beacon in a world of darkness. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 5:16). We will have little lasting effect on the world if we argue for Christ merely with words. Actions that reinforce and illustrate our message bring it all together in a way that draws the seeking heart to Jesus.

The world may ridicule our faith in God. People may mock our good behavior in Christ. But, they can never adequately answer the argument rendered by changed lives that are filled with good works offered in the name of Jesus. Remember that one unanswerable argument for the Christian faith is its belief and practice in the lives of ordinary people.

–Glen Elliott–