The Spirit In You (3 of 4) by Jeff Strite

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The Spirit In You (3 of 4)
Series: GPS (God's Positioning System)
Jeff Strite
I Corinthians 6:12-20

About 20 years ago, a delivery truck was taking a special shipment to the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau in California… and it got lost. The delivery truck driver stopped at a gas station and asked for directions.

Now ordinarily this wouldn't have been unusual. People get lost all the time. I get lost and I'm sure you get lost every once in awhile. And of course even delivery truck drivers will get lost occasionally.

What made this incident so odd was that - in the back of the truck were (pause) 50,000 glorious new maps of the area from a map company. The truck driver got lost - even though his truck had 50,000 maps INSIDE of it… maps that could have easily helped him find his way to his destination had he only had access to them. Nowadays that type of thing isn't likely to happen because we have GPS units.

ILLUS: I have such a GPS unit on my "Smart Phone. I think they're called "smart phones" because they're smarter than I am. It's not only a phone, it's an alarm clock, and day planner;
I can play games on it - I can send e-mails and search the Internet. I can get today's weather and news. But it also can be a GPS navigational device that can help me know where I'm at and where I'm going.

Now I had to have my son help me figure out how to do this but (I demonstrated the GPS on my EVO 4G smart phone, having programmed in the destination of my home, and having the GPS navigational unit "speak" initial directions to my house)

INSIDE my phone is the power to find all the information I could possibly want to know. I have all kinds of resources inside my phone. But I still have be CONNECTED to the cellular system to get all the benefits it offers.

APPLY: In the same way - Paul told the Corinthians that they had all the resources and power of God dwelling within them but they didn't seem to be CONNECTED w/ the Spirit like they sh ...

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