GPS I: Can I Get A Direction?
The focus of GPS I is to recognize and testify that Jesus is the Messiah. The Gospel of Matthew
gives step-by-step directions on how to arrive at the "destination" that Jesus is the Messiah.
GPS I, "Jesus is the Messiah" provides driving directions - with a spiritual street view from the
Bible - for daily living.
God has provided us the most complete and radically comprehensive plan to prepare us for the
coming of the Messiah.
START: THE NAME OF JESUS
JESUS is the Messiah of the World. (Matthew 1)
The INCLUSIVE genealogy of Jesus broke all barriers and boundaries.
Matthew 1:25 - "And he called his name JESUS."
GO STRAIGHT: THE PURPOSE OF JESUS
JESUS is the SUFFERING Messiah who gives eternal life and redeems us. (Matthew 2)
Matthew 2:23 - "He shall be called A Nazarene."
STAY IN THE MIDDLE: THE AFFIRMATION OF JESUS
JESUS the Messiah is the SON of God. (Matthew 3)
Matthew 3:17 - "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
TURN RIGHT: THE MESSAGE OF JESUS
JESUS the Messiah proclaimed the Good News of the Kingdom. (Matthew 4)
Matthew 4:17 - "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
CONTINUE ON: THE AUTHORITY OF JESUS
JESUS the Messiah redefined the LAW. (Matthew 5-7)
Matthew 7:29 - "...for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
TURN RIGHT: THE MINISTRY OF JESUS
JESUS performed MIRACLES to demonstrate that He is the Messiah. (Matthew 8)
Chapter 8:27 - "So the men marveled, saying, 'Who can this be, that even the winds and the
sea obey Him?'"
DESTINATION IN 9:38: THE COMPASSION OF JESUS
JESUS the Messiah's public ministry was markedly COMPASSIONATE. (Matthew 9)
Matthew 9:36 - "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them,
because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd."
END OF THE ROUTE: WITNESSING FOR JESUS
GIVE one of these little ones a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple. (Matthew 10)
Matthew 10:42 - "And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the
name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
Confess Christ Before Men
"Therefore acknowledge such men." I Corinthians 16:18