3BIBLE READINGColossians 3:God loves you and has chosen you for his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek and patient. Put up with each other and forgive anyone who does wrong to you. Just as Christ has forgiven you. Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything together completely.
4Each one of you is part of the body of Christ, and you were chosen to live together in peace.
8How good are you at directions? Do you find your way to new places quickly with no problems?To be honest, I have lots of problems finding my way to places. I need TOOLS to help me.
9I always have a good and trusty book of maps in my car – only now it has to be in LARGE print so I can see where I am going.
10And now I have recently bought myself a NEW TOOL!! Which I hope will help me a lot more, when I know how to use it properly.
11For past centuries, of course, compasses were very important. They told you which way was North, and this helped people to find out where they were going.
12For centuries, the compass has been a most important tool for finding which way people should go. It always points north, and helps people to know where they are.
13The cross is like a compass for Christians The cross is like a compass for Christians. Instead of pointing North, it points us to Heaven, to help us live in God’s way.
14When we go on a journey, we don’t start off with no idea of where we are going and hope to find the right way.No, we plan for it, look at the maps, make sure we have everything we need, and then, when we are ready, to start our journey.
15Life is the biggest journey we will ever take Life is the biggest journey we will ever take. How have we planned for it? What do we need to know and make ready?Right to the last day of our lives, we are still on a journey.
16The Holy BibleWherewe find God’s directions for our lives.
18Let’s continue to look at what people are discovering. Now there are new technologies which reach up to the skies and send back information instantly.
19Satellites in space beam down information to the Earth, & tell GPS where things are.
20GPS: Global Positioning System Amazing that something so far away can sendus so muchinformation.
21A GPS system can tell you where you are, how to get to where you want to be – and what places of interest are closest – and lots more.
22Often we can think that God is a long way off, and cannot understand how we feel. This amazing technology shows us that just because we seem to be a long way away doesn’t mean that information cannot be known and understood.
23And if technology can do this, think how much more God can know and do!
25God is better than a compass; God is better than GPS;GOD CAN HELP US ON OUR LIFE’S JOURNEY, STOP US FROM MAKING MISTAKES, AND LEAD US THROUGH THE PROBLEMS OF LIFE WITHOUT BEING DAMAGED.With God, we have life:Without God,life is dangerous.
26What we need is not a Global Positioning System, but a GOD’S PERFECT SYSTEMS
27Something to help us keep close to God EverydayThe Bible:God’sPERFECTSystem
28God’s Perfect System: found in the Bible. The Holy BibleThe Book that shows us how to live and journey with God every day of our lives.
29Trust in the LORD with all The Bible says:Trust in the LORD with allyour heart. Do not rely on your own understanding;Bring God into every part of your lifeAnd God will show you theright way for a good life.
30Behave without selfishness or jealousy. Be happy with what you have Behave without selfishness or jealousy. Be happy with what you have. Because Jesus said, ‘I will never leave you or ignore you.’
31The One who knows more than all the satellites that will every be made The One who knows more than all the satellites that will every be made. The