Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them, saying:
3Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Today’s Focus: Discipleship Ministry
TCN Value: We value the Word of God.
Our Vision: Achieving Greatness for the Glory of God
G rowing lifelong followers of Christ (Discipleship)
R aising personal levels of involvement (Partnership)
E xtending grace to our community (Friendship)
A spiring to Christ-centered worship (Worship)
T rusting God for a debt-free church (Stewardship)
To become a disciple of Christ, one must be committed to Him above everything else.
The Christian Life Should Never Be Stagnant: Matthew 7:13-27
Toler’s Threefold Teaching on Discipleship:
1. A disciple is a steward .
2. A disciple is a servant .
3. A disciple is a student .
The Church That Grows Disciples Will Achieve More: Acts 14:22
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God, they said.
1. They discover unity and purpose .
2. They enjoy harmony and fellowship .
3. They encourage and evangelize .
The Lord Is Looking for Dedicated Disciples: Matthew 5:19
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
1. An open heart.
2. A teachable mind.
3. A humble attitude.
4. A caring spirit.
5. A trusting soul.
Simon answered, Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.
When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink (Luke 5:5-7).