GPS Part 2

August 15, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

G.P.S. (God’s Positioning System) Part 2 – The Map & The Voice


Proverbs 29:18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.



God guides us through the road map of SCRIPTURE (logos – written word) and the voice of the SPIRIT (Rhema – revealed word).


2Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.



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


The Road Map is the GENERAL guidance applicable to EVERYONE.


The Voice of the Spirit is unique, SPECIFIC, personalized guidance applicable to YOU. (Ref. Ephesians 1:11-12, 2:10)


Romans 8:12-14 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.


Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Ref. John 10:2-5)


  1. Your journey will be UNIQUE. (Ref. Ephesians 2:10; Psalm 139:16)



  • It’s NOT always the fastest or shortest route.




  • Others will share parts of your journey, but each have their own unique PLAN that will make things different. (Ref.  Romans 14:1-23; 1Corinthians 2:9-16; 6:1-6) 



  1. If you are LOOKING and LISTENING, God will faithfully guide you. (Matthew 7:7-8; Colossians 4:2)


  1. God’s knows more than you and His plan will be MORE than your plan, so be open to interruptions to your plan (ex. stopping to help those broke down, to see the sights, maintenance, avoiding roadwork and tolls, etc.). (Isaiah 55:1-11; 1Kings 8:39)



  1. God RECALIBRATES and redirects us.  



  • There will be times where we intentionally or unintentionally SIN, by commission or omission. (Romans 1:21-31; James 4:17)



Like a good GPS, God recalibrates the journey’s plan to lead us from where we ARE (not where we SHOULD be) to get where we need to go.


God is a God of grace and MERCY; 2nd, 3rd, and 4th chances.


  1. Doing things our OWN way (straying from God’s plan) takes us PLACES we were never meant to go EXPERIENCING things we were never meant to go through.


2John 1:9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.