Jesus said, You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that.
Today’s Focus: The best is yet to be!
My Decision: I believe that TCN will become a great church!
Theme Verse: I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father (John 14:12).
God wants us to be more and to do more. He calls us to greatness. Today, I am issuing that call to greatness to you as a church body. And I challenge you to join me in helping this fellowship become allthat God wants it to be. I challenge you to become a truly great church for the glory of God.
A Great Church Is Committed to a Great Mission: Mark 16:15-16
He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Peter Drucker lists three Amusts for a successful mission:
(1) Look at strength and performance .
(2) Look at the opportunities and needs .
(3) Look at what you really believe .
A Great Church Is Guided by Great Values: Psalms 119:151
Yet you are near, O lord, and all your commands are true.
1. We value the souls of the lost (Luke 19:10).
2. We value personal integrity (Proverbs 10:9).
3. We value corporate worship (Hebrews 10:25).
4. We value the Word of God (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).
5. We value the gifts of GodÕs people (Ephesians 4:11-13).
6. We value wholesome fellowship (1 John 1:7).
7. We value the family of God (Psalm 133:1).
A Great Church Has a Great Vision: John 14:12
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
1. Growing lifelong followers of Christ.
2. Raising personal levels of involvement .
3. Extending grace to our community.
4. Aspiring to Christ-centered worship .
5. Trusting God for a debt-free church.
Achieving Greatness for the Glory of God.