November 14, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620






Greg Counts



                             Kerry King              Jerry Harris                



            MORNING                                                  EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Kerry King

            Walter McMillen                                         Charlie Counts



Greg Counts


Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He will see the cardiologist in Sherman on Monday and then see his surgeon in Dallas on the 16th.  He will then start rehab in Sherman.

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

Charlie & Helen’s friend, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer

Kerry is scheduled to have surgery on his left elbow and wrist Nov 22nd.

Frank Roden had a procedure last Monday to remove 3 more tumors from his bladder.

Daniel White (Jan’s cousin) has had more seizures. He went back to the doctor Thursday.



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: Greg Counts, 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, Carol Moore, 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:  Paper Towels


Men Serving Next Week Nov 21, 2021



Morning:                                   Charlie Counts – Don Hickerson

Evening:                                   Greg Counts – Jerry Harris

What Causes Us To Endure?

By Kerry King

Just as Paul was to receive a reward for fighting the good fight of faith, so will we receive a reward from remaining true to God’s Word.  Truly, the reward that God has offered to all who live faithful is the primary reason that many will live their lives to glorify Him (Mt. 5:16).  To a Christian that is completely saturated with God’s promised reward, it seems easy to keep the commandments (I John 5:3).  Jesus, himself, gave us the perfect example to follow.  He lived upon this earth and was tempted in every way as we are, yet He was without sin (Heb 4:15).  He is now reigning in heaven with the Father.  This gives the faithful follower a reason and purpose to make sure we endure (John 14:3).  God’s Word gives us the strength to carry the burden of spreading the gospel.  As we grow as Christians, we should come to a better understanding that our sojourn upon earth is to do one thing, spread the gospel which glorifies God.  We are strangers in this world, knowing that god’s Word is our strength to carry us into the third and final rest that remains for those who endure (Heb 4:9). 

The faithful brethren that we work and worship with encourage us to be even more faithful.  It is so much easier to endure when you have others striving alongside you, encouraging you to endure to the end.  By diligently studying God’s Word we are able to discern good and evil.  This gives us the ability to withstand the trials and tribulation of this world.  Then, of course, there is the strength we get from knowing that Christ is with us and that He has defeated the enemy (Mt. 28:20’ John 16:33) and invites us to overcome so that we can come over to live with Him forever (Rev 3:21