GPS Part 1

August 7, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

G.P.S. (God’s Positioning System) Part 1 – Turn It On

 

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

 

  1. You must TURN ON the G.P.S.  

 

The G.P.S. is powered by (starts with) FAITH (confidence/trust) and SURRENDER (submission) to God’s will and ways.

 

Romans 10:9 So if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Jesus is Lord,” then you will be saved!

 

We must settle the question: Who’s in CHARGE.

 

Matthew 6:9-10 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

 

The FOUNDATION and FOCUS of prayer and life is the supreme authority of God and His will and ways being best.

 

  1. You have to know your CURRENT location and your destination.

 

Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

 

We resist what we do not TRUST or BELIEVE in.

 

Much of our disappointments in life and with God, come from our own SELFISH ambition (our will) being exalted over God’s will.

 

 

  • Unanswered PRAYER. (Ref. James 4:1-4)

 

 

 

  • Unfulfilled PLANS. (Ref. Proverbs 19:3)

 

James 4:13-17 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.



15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

 



Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

 



REVELATION – God’s Vision

 



The place of FULFILLMENT and PROVISION is found in making God’s will and ways first in our life.



Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 



RIGHTEOUSNESS – normal, right, just; The state of being as one ought to be.