October 31, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com




Kerry King



                             Kerry King              Greg Counts              



            MORNING                                                  EVENING

Greg Counts                                              Jerry Harris

            AC Quinn                                                   Walter McMillen



Kerry King


Don Baker – is recovering from his heart surgery.  He had a few setbacks but is doing better now..

Greg Counts had his cast removed and will begin rehab. He also found out that he will need to have hip replacement (scheduled in March).

Carol Moore (friend of Charlie & Helen) is not doing very well.

Debbie Brown has developed an abscess in her stomach.  She is improving slowly.

Rita Jones’ sister (cancer) is doing some better.

Tonya Embry has had trouble with kidney stones.  She will have to have surgery to remove it.  Her mother also has the same problem.

Jerry Harris had a shot in his shoulder for arthritis and is doing better. He will have a shot in his other shoulder next week.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s boss’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin).

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Gary Yowell, Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Skylar Carr, Christina Morris (AC’s granddaughter), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Billy & Lavona Clinton.


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 Month

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Greg Counts

Lord’s Supper – Kerry King & Jerry Harris


Men Serving Next Week Nov 7, 2021



Morning:                                   Jerry Harris – Charlie Counts

Evening:                                   Don Hickerson – Greg Counts

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Paul Rogers tells the story of two young men who, years ago, robbed a YMCA in New York City. On their way out they savagely beat and left for dead a young man at the telephone switchboard because they thought he was calling the police. Though hidden behind a radiator, his body was accidently discovered later that evening by a swimmer. Donald Tippet was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he lingered between death and life for many days. Eventually, he recovered, but lost one of his eyes in the ordeal.

The men who assaulted Tippet were arrested and brought to trial. Facing a long prison sentence, they were surprised when Donald Tippet appeared at the trial and testified on their behalf. He asked the judge to remand the boys into his custody because he believed that, if given another change, they would do something good with their lives. The judge went along with Tippet’s request. One of the boys continued his life of crime and was captured and sent to jail. But, the other boy took advantage of the opportunity, went to college and then to medical school becoming a leading eye surgeon. Everett Palmer wrote about this famous surgeon’s accomplishments and said, “I wonder if he ever performs one of those delicate eye operations without thinking of that night in the YMCA and about the young man whose confidence and forgiveness changed his life.”

Forgiveness gives us freedom to accomplish great things. But, how can we possess such freedom? First, we must restore an attitude of love. When you love someone, it means that you value them as a person. And, when you value someone as a person, you are able to look past their faults and failures to see them as human beings who need compassion and forgiveness. Forgiveness cannot begin until love has been extended. Concerning brotherly love, Peter writes, “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God” (1 Pet. 1:22-23). How do we gain the freedom of forgiveness? “We love, because He first loved us” (1 Jn. 4:19). While we were lost in sins and enemies of God, we were given a second chance. What we do with the opportunity of grace will determine the ultimate destiny of our souls.

–Glen Elliott–