Bulletin /Prayer List

                                          Tom Bean church of Christ

July 18, 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                Jerry Harris

   Greg Counts                         Don Baker       

            Kerry King   

          Jerry Harris                       Charley Counts        


Kerry King



Don Baker needs a heart valve replacement and also has a blockage. The doctors have put Don on blood thinners to help determine if he will be able to have a stint procedure instead of having open heart surgery.

Frank Roden surgery is scheduled for July 19th..

Robert Embry will have a port put in Monday and will begin chemo on Wednesday.

Charlie Counts had 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 out of the hospital and doing better.

Paula Courtney has not been feeling well.

Kevin Embry will have back surgery July 29th.

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: Canned Green Beans

Men Serving Next Week July 25, 2021


Morning: AC Quinn – Robert Embry

Evening: Kerry King – Greg Counts

“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)


The Sustaining Power of the Lord

  Sustain is variously defined as “to keep in existence; maintain; prolong….To supply with necessities or nourishment….To support…encourage….To endure or withstand…” (Amer. Her. Dict.). In the Scriptures, it is the Lord who sustains His people. David says, “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul” (Ps. 54:4). Then again, in the next chapter, David encourages us with these words: “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (vs. 22). God sometimes uses human agency to sustain. This is indicated by Isaiah who says, “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word” (50:4).

  The need for sustenance is as deep and wide as the world itself. There is no one without need of the Lord’s sustaining power. From a purely physical perspective, we stand in need of God for every blessing connected to life. In making God known to the Athenians, Paul said, “in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28). Jesus describes the Father as causing “His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and [sending His ] rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Mt. 4:45). Jesus Himself is a partner with the Father in sustaining the physical creation. He is the One through whom the Father made the worlds (Heb. 1:1-2). He is the One through whom all things are held together (Col. 1:17). Apart from the sustaining power of God, the universe would fall apart. Peter tells us that “the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up” (2 Pet. 3:10). The only thing necessary to bring about the end of God’s material creation is for Him to withhold His sustaining power. The end will not come as a result of some mysterious cataclysmic event brought about by the gradual process of global warming—it will happen “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet…” (1 Cor. 15:52). It is absurd to think that we have any control either in determining or predicting the day of Christ’s return and the destruction of the world. Only the Father has that information (Mt. 24:36).

  But, for the Christian, sustenance also takes on the form of encouragement, nourishment, and support. In our struggles to live for Jesus, we are as dependent upon the Lord for spiritual strength as we are for daily physical provisions. Where would we be without the Lord? God is the Giver of “every good and perfect gift” (Jas. 1:17). Let us not forget that this applies also to His abundant spiritual provisions. In Christ, we enjoy “every spiritual blessing” (Eph. 1:3). Through the true knowledge of Him, we have been given “everything pertaining to life and godliness…” (2 Pet. 1:3). God has provided for our encouragement, support, and nourishment. We take advantage of His offer for sustenance through prayerful trust, earnest study of His word, and mutual exhortation in the body of Christ. Has there ever been a greater need to seek the care and provision of the Lord? We have been called as Christ’s followers to “sustain the weary one with a word” (Is. 50:4). When we are so often tempted to use our God-given faculty of speech in ways inappropriate for one who has been called to be like Jesus, resolve instead to sustain one another with words that build up, give grace, and meet pressing needs
 (Eph. 4:29).

 –Glen Elliott–