January 2, 2022

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

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Kerry King



                             Greg Counts              Kerry King              



            MORNING                                                   EVENING

AC Quinn                                                   Walter McMillen

            Jerry Harris                                                Charlie Counts



Kerry King


Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He is doing better is having some trouble with his right knee.

Charlie Counts had a checkup on his incision.  He will have to keep the drain for a little while longer.

Frank Roden had a procedure last Monday to stop bleeding in his bladder.  He also has had his meds change hopefully to keep it from happening again.

Brenda Williams (AC’s daughter) will be treated with heart medication and possibly have to have a pacemaker.

James Campbell (Frank’s son-in-law) is having severe back problems. He is still waiting for a treatment plan.

Barry Petrie (Linda’s sone) has kidney cancer and is scheduled for surgery Jan 17th.

AC Quinn will have a nuclear stress test on Jan 6th.

Jerry Harris went to his arthritis doctor Thursday.

Jerry Dickison is in TMC and needs our prayers.


Remember in Daily Prayer:

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

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), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Carol Moore, Billy Clinton, Daniel White (Jan’s nephew – seizures).


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:  Dish Washing Liquid



Men Serving Next Week Jan 9, 2022


Morning:                                   Charlie Counts – AC Quinn

Evening:                                   Walter McMillen – Don Hickerson

Words—the Basis of Faith

By Dan Jenkins

Paul’s words to young Timothy were so descriptive of the trials he would have to face. Those verses in 1 Timothy 4 were given to Timothy because of what was happening. The gospel was soon to be preached to every creature under heaven, and the future of the church was so promising.

Paul warned Timothy that the Holy Spirit of God had clearly revealed that some would depart from the faith and begin following false teachers and the lies they taught (1 Tim. 4:1). Their teaching was that Christians must refrain from eating certain foods. What was the truth about this matter? The Holy Spirit revealed through Paul that such was false teaching for “…every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Tim. 4:4-5).

Timothy’s task was to take this truth and instruct the brethren. If he did this, he would be a good minister of Jesus Christ, for he had been nourished in the words of faith and had carefully followed them (1 Tim. 4:6). Notice how the truths of God are described. They are based on the words of faith.

Look again at the contrast. Some had left the faith by following those who had departed from the faith. When they spoke, they did not speak the words of truth, but they were “…speaking lies in hypocrisy.” Timothy’s task was to stay faithful to the truth and instruct his listeners to stay in accordance with the words of faith.

Faith is based on words. If there are no divine words to describe what one believes, then his faith is not based on what God said. We express ideas using words. We express heavenly ideas by using heavenly words. If there are no Biblical words to describe one’s faith, then it cannot express an idea which has its origin in heaven.

There is more to be added to these thoughts. Paul instructs Timothy saying, “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me” (2 Tim. 1:13). The words of faith become the basis of the “pattern of sound words.” A pattern shows what must be done and become the basis of duplicating precisely what was in the pattern. The reason forbidding the eating of certain foods was false teaching is because such teaching does not follow the pattern. This pattern is expressed in words, sound words.

Now make the application. Timothy was instructed to take the things he learned from Paul and deliver them to faithful men who then could deliver them to others (2 Tim. 2:2). Timothy was to take the words of faith and teach as a pattern to be followed by using sound words. This pattern was then to be given to others. God help us to find the words of faith!