Bulletin / Prayer List

 Tom Bean church of Christ

July 25, 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                      Kerry King

                              Robert Embry                Greg Counts                            


Kerry King



Don Baker is in TMC with blood count problems. The blood thinners seem to be causing the problem. He hopes to go home Friday.

Frank Roden surgery is re-scheduled for July 26th..

Robert Embry had a port put in last Monday and will begin chemo on July 27th.

Charlie Counts had surgery to fix the aneurysm in his stomach on July 15th.

Debbie Brown is scheduled for surgery on August 4th.

Kevin Embry will have back surgery July 29th.

Lisa Courtney is suffering from the after effects of Covid. She had a Lung Wash and the doctors discovered a hole in her right lung. She also has pneumonia and is in quite a bit of pain.

Steven Wilkerson, Lexy’s great grandfather is on a lung transplant list.

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Don Hickerson was taken to the ER in McKinney Thursdays with low sodium.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is in the hospital with complications from cancer.

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: Presweetened Kool Aid

Men Serving Next Month - August

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper – Jerry Harris, Robert Embry

Men Serving Next Week August 1, 2021


Morning: Jerry Harris – Don Baker

Evening: Charlie Counts – Don Hickerson

               “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)



  Love may go unrequited; but it is never wasted. The nature of biblical love is often misunderstood—viewed on the level of the hopeless romantic—measured by feeling rather than substance. But, love is inherently an extension of ourselves to others—a decision to seek another’s best interests. Love is not just a bubbly, feel-good, purring cat softly rubbing against the face feeling. Love is real. Love gets dirty. Love is willing to be inconvenienced. Love waits while another’s needs are first met. Love is the “more excellent way” Paul describes in the context of how God’s people should treat one another in the local congregation (1 Cor. 12:31; 13:4-7). We would do well to develop these traits in every aspect of our daily lives.

  If love is never wasted, then why do we, at times, feel discouraged about how people respond to our love? In some cases, it might be because our love has not yet risen above that which is extended only to those who can love us in return. Jesus identified this as the kind of love commonly practiced in the world around us (Mt. 5:46-47). However, Jesus calls us to a higher love, challenging us to love even those who do not love us in return (Mt. 5:43-45).

  Other times we get discouraged about unrequited love because we have lost sight of things unseen. Though love may appear to go unnoticed or unappreciated, it may yet have a lasting, cumulative effect on the heart of the one to whom we have shown such love. Sometimes, love is felt as an after-the-event experience (Rev. 14:13). The full impact of our love may not be felt during our lifetime. But we must press on remembering that “God is not so unjust so as to forget your work and the love which have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints” (Heb. 6:10). In a sense, love is a treasure sent on to heaven before us (Mt. 6:20-21). We show our love by obeying His commandments including the one which says to “love one another, just as I have loved you” (Jn. 14:15; 15:12).

  Love is risky business. There is always the possibility of rejection. This is what happened when Christ came into this world (Isa. 53:3). Sadly, we are often unwilling to risk rejection for the sake of those we love. As a result, some friends may face eternity never having been given opportunity to hear the truth of the gospel. Others will never hear needed correction because we have misunderstood the loving nature of discipline (Heb. 12:6). Who knows but what that difficult conversation, seasoned with prayer, may turn out to be a lifeline to the soul of a friend? Even if we are rejected, we have shown true love for God, His word, and our friend. Love is never wasted.

Glen Elliott–