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  • 4/19/2009
  • Route 66

    1. 2. <ul><li>Looking just about everywhere we see signs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These road signs mean something. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See God’s messages in the signs to help with devotion to God wherever you go. </li></ul><ul><li>As we devote our lives to Christ let us meditate on God’s word to help us. 2 Cor. 5:15; Psalm 119:27; 1 Tim. 4:15 </li></ul>
    2. 3. “ Be still and know that I am God” Ps. 46:10 <ul><li>Every stop sign you encounter, pause for a moment to look for traffic, but also to see God’s presence in the surrounding area. </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 1:16-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on God being a part of your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:4 </li></ul><ul><li>Let all of your senses become more aware of God around you and in you. Eph. 4:6 </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>It is always important to think </li></ul><ul><li>about God. Psalm 63:3-7; Acts 2:25 </li></ul><ul><li>But it’s vital to actively participate in life with expressions of your faith. James 2:18 </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever you see a school crossing sign, reflect on a way you can actively walk with the Lord, applying Christianity to your daily life. 2 Corinthians 4:16 </li></ul>I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth 3 Jn. 4
    4. 5. “ So you may walk in the way of goodness, And keep to the paths of righteousness.” Prov. 2:20 <ul><li>As you encounter Keep Right signs, </li></ul><ul><li>praise God for giving you direction on </li></ul><ul><li>the road of life. Prov. 3:5-6; Ps. 23:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on an area of your life that needs to be improved and striving to do what is right and good. Luke 13:23-24; Deut. 6:18 </li></ul>
    5. 6. John 16:33 <ul><li>There will always be “bumps” in </li></ul><ul><li>the road and in our life as well. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to place our faith and hope in Christ who has overcome sin and death. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:2 </li></ul><ul><li>When driving over bumps slow down and reflect on letting God drive your life, giving you a smoother ride. Psalm 27:11 </li></ul>
    6. 7. 1 John 3:21-22 <ul><li>God blesses us and communicates with us and offers a personal relationship through His son, Jesus Christ. John 15:14 </li></ul><ul><li>When we see a 2-Way street sign, reflect on how we are on a “2-Way street” with God, able to pray to Him, obey His commands and enjoy His blessings. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 18:1; John 15:11 </li></ul>
    7. 8. James 5:16 <ul><li>When you drive by a hospital or see an ambulance, fire truck, or other emergency vehicle, pray for those affected. </li></ul><ul><li>James 5:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Also remember someone who is hurting, pray that they might have the strength to carry through with God’s help. 2 Cor. 1:3-4 </li></ul>
    8. 9. Joshua 24:23 <ul><li>A great road sign that speaks not only to traffic but is a reminder to “yield” your heart to the Lord! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give way to “foreign gods,” i.e. power, money, or other self seeking goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore what’s preventing you from focusing on the Lord. 2 Cor. 13:5 </li></ul><ul><li>Yield to God’s power, wisdom and love! </li></ul>
    9. 10. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3 <ul><li>An important aspect of our relationship with God is our praise to Him! Rom. 15:8-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Approach him in times of jubilation. Jas. 5:13 </li></ul><ul><li>When you see children playing or drive by a playground, let it remind you to sing praises to God, rejoicing in all the joys He has given you. Ps. 33:1; Phil. 4:4 </li></ul>
    10. 11. Proverbs 4:14-15 <ul><li>Whenever you see a Do Not Enter sign, let it remind you to stay clear of sin. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thes. 5:22; 1 Tim. 5:22 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider what you’ll be doing soon which may present temptations to make you stray. Steer clear of those temptations. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor. 10:12-13 </li></ul>
    11. 12. John 14:6 <ul><li>The one way sign offers a very direct message: there is ONLY ONE WAY for us to enjoy eternal life in heaven - JESUS. Acts 4:12; 1 Cor. 3:11 </li></ul><ul><li>When you see a One Way sign, offer a prayer of thanks for your salvation in Christ and renew your commitment to the ONE WAY – JESUS! 2 Peter 3:18 </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not saved yet, obey Him now! </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>The Road To Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Hear and Believe the Gospel - Acts 18:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Repent of sinful living – Acts 2:38 </li></ul><ul><li>Confess Jesus – Acts 8:37 </li></ul><ul><li>Be Baptized – Acts 22:16 </li></ul><ul><li>Be faithful unto death then receive eternal life… Matt. 10:22; Heb.10:36; Rev. 2:10 </li></ul>

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