Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide

Father's Day

Good, Good Father

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Day 1: Read Matthew 7:9-11. Jesus uses 3 of my favorite words to describe God as our good, good Father when he says, “how much more”. How much more have you seen the goodness of God at work in your life in the past week? What leads you to praise God as your good, good Father today?

Day 2: Read 1 John 3:1. You may believe you are a child of God, but do you believe, really believe to your very core, that you are loved by God? Where in your life do you need to remind yourself that God likes you, really likes you?

Day 3: Read Matthew 7:7-8. God is not distant during our difficult times. He is close. Pray to Him and ask the questions that are on your heart today?

Day 4: Read Psalm 103:13-14. When we fail to do what is right, when we do want is wrong, Satan seeks to beat us up with guilt. His diabolic goal is to split us from God’s loving embrace. The psalmist reminds us – Our good, good Father has compassion for us. That’s why Jesus came. That’s why He died and rose again, that you and I might have life with this great God who is our good, good Father. Take time today to confess your sins and be reminded of the forgiveness Jesus brings because your good, good Father.

Day 5: Read Matthew 7:12. This is Matthew’s version of the Golden Rule. How does such a statement by Jesus describe the life Jesus lived, our good, good Father lives and how you are to live this day?

Day 6: Read John 3:16 and 1 John 3:16. How do these two verses describe your good, good Father’s love for you? How have you seen the good, good Father’s love at work for you and through you this past week?

You can GO DEEPER this week by reading Holy Roar: 7 Words that Will Change the Way You Worship by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead.

You can also watch this week's sermon or read the full message & GPS here.

Make A Memory (Father's Day 2018)

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Day 1: Read Deuteronomy 6:4-5. What example of following God did you experience growing up? What example of following God are you passing on to family and friends?

Day 2: Read Deuteronomy 6:6. What Bible verses are anchored in your heart? How did they get anchored there? Is there a Bible verse you need to add today to anchor your heart for the challenges you face and the memories you make?

Day 3: Read Deuteronomy 6:7. Moses reminds us that God’s Word is active in all of life, and that all of life is a teaching moment. Where have you learned some unexpected lessons about God and life in the past week?

Day 4: Read Deuteronomy 6:8-9. The movie War Room features a room with visual reminders to guide prayer. What are some visual reminders in your home, office, or car that remind you of who God is, what God has done, and what God desires to do in your life? Where might you need to add a visual reminder?

Day 5: Read Deuteronomy 6:1-3. Faith development in life is not automatic, it is acquired. What intentional plan are you using to grow in your faith? (Bible reading, GPS?) What intentional plan are you pursuing to develop the faith of the next generation?

Day 6: Read Deuteronomy 6:0-12. What seeds of faith are taking root in your life so that you do not forget all that God has done for you? As you look back over the last week, month, year, decade, how has God been at work in you that you do not want to forget and that you want others to remember?

You can Go Deeper this week by reading the book: The Blessing by Gary Smalley and John Trent.

Don't forget you can listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS. 


Raising The Value Of Fathers


NOTE: The sermons this week cover Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday services (June 15-18, 2017) and the G.P.S. is now order by Days since the last sermon you heard.  So, if  you go to Thursday service you start Day 1 on Friday.  If you go to Saturday service you start your Day 1 on Sunday.  And guess what?  If you go to Sunday service you start your Day 1 on Monday!  Pretty simple right?!?

Day 1: Read Ephesians 6:4. What three words or phrases would you use to describe your Dad? How do those words or phrases influence your understanding of your Heavenly Father?

Day 2: Read Luke 15:20b, 22-24. What fills your child’s or friend’s love bucket? What sacrifice might you need to make to have that bucket overflow?  

Day 3: Read Luke 15:12-14, 31-32. How does the father show both love and discipline with both of his sons? How do you see God showing both love and discipline in your life? Why are both needed and valuable in your life?

Day 4: Read Proverbs 22:15. How do you know when discipline is needed in a child’s life? In your life? What is the difference for you between “right size” discipline and wrong-size discipline?

Day 5: Read Luke 15:17. Who has been a positive example of the Christian faith in your life? What lessons did he or she teach you? What example are you giving to your family? To your friends? To your co-workers?

Day 6: Read Psalm 68:5. Where do you need to remember God’s fatherly love and care in your life today? Where can you bring that love and care of your Heavenly Father into someone else’s life today?

You can GO DEEPER this week by:

 You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS