Bulletin / Prayer List

                                             Tom Bean church of Christ

August 15, 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 will see a cardiologist soon in Dallas. He had a procedure to remove the skin cancer Thursday. Has to wear a pressure patch for 48 hours.

Frank Roden is recovering from his surgery. He is now at home recovering. He will have a few follow up treatments.

Robert Embry is continuing his chemo treatments. He is still very weak.

Debbie Brown had surgery on August 4th. Doctors said it was successful.

Kevin Embry continues recovering from his back surgery at home.

Lisa Courtney is improving from the aftereffects of Covid. She has a hole in her right lung.

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

Gary Yowell has an infection in his leg.

Tohnie Hynds (friend of Carla) is now under Hospice care.

Kala Savanich (Kerry’s sister) is out of ICU but still in the hospital in Wichita Falls. Hoping to be released early next week.

Anna Lois Farris – needs to have heart surgery but is still considering.

David Perdue is in TMC with blood sugar problems.

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: BBQ Sauce

5th Sunday Luncheon Next Week – Aug 22nd

Men Serving Next Week August 22, 2021


Morning: AC Quinn – Walter McMillen

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)


The Most Difficult Words to Say

By Sam Willcut

The four most difficult words to say: “I have done wrong.” We generally do not like to admit that we have done wrong. One reason is pride. Pride is one of the most dangerous sins that affect humanity. It was the first one listed in God’s list of hated sins: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look…” (Prov. 6:16-17). Another reason is denial due to self- deception. As we have often stated tongue-in-cheek, “‘Denial’ is not just a river in Egypt.” The danger of deception is always prevalent (1 Cor. 6:9; 15:33; Gal. 6:7; Eph. 5:6; 2 Thess. 2:3; 1 John 3:7), but the most dangerous is self-deception. “Let no man deceive himself” (1 Cor. 3:18; cf. Gal. 6:3; James 1:22, 26; 1 John 1:8). Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9), and he has convinced many who are plagued with sin that they have not done wrong. Thus, we must be true and honest with ourselves whenever we look to the word of God as a mirror of our souls (cf. James 1:22-25).

The three most difficult words to say: “I am sorry.” Closely akin to the aforementioned words, this is the next step of digression. Even when one may be willing to admit that he has done wrong, he may not be willing to apologize for it. This is where rationalization enters. We know that we have done whatever action, but we are unwilling to say, “I am sorry.” Apologies are often difficult to express. It must come from a heart free from selfishness and pride. Those who find it difficult to apologize have developed hard hearts. Conversely, the psalmist declared, “…a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Ps. 51:17). How many times have we planted ourselves behind our pews during the invitation song and refused to walk down the aisle because we are ashamed to say, “I am sorry” whenever we know we have done wrong?

The two most difficult words to say: “Thank you.” Ingratitude is among the ugliest sins (cf. Rom. 1:21). Even from youth, we as parents teach our children to express gratitude. Nevertheless, children who never learn to say, “Thank you,” grow up into adults whose character reflects unkindness. When individuals do things for us, whenever people help us, when friends even do little things to express kindness and love, we ought always to say, “Thank you” (cf. Luke 17:11- 19). How amazing it is that these two little words can signify so much!The single most difficult word to say is, “No.” All sin comes from an unwillingness to say this single word. Whenever Satan tempted Jesus in the wilder – ness, He responded three times by quoting scripture that reiterated His expression: “No!” Whenever we face temptation, we are at a crossroads—do we give in and yield by saying, “Yes,” or do we stay resolute to what we know the Bible teaches and resoundingly say, “No.” It is so easy to give, but it is very difficult in the heat of various trials and temptations of life to say, “No.”Let us resolve to learn how to say these difficult words. What a blessing our lives to God will be!