Summary: Learn to Drive Series Week 5: Road Signs is an easy way for people to get a grasp on God’s warnings for our spiritual journey.
Learn to Drive Series Week 5
Tonight in our “Learn to Drive” series,
I want to talk to you about road signs.
Before you can start to drive on state roads,
you must take a computerized test
that includes road signs, and their meanings.
Let’s see how good of drivers we have here tonight.
I’m going to give you an oral exam.
If you know the answer, just shout it out.
What do Brown signs mean? (Government)
What do Blue signs with a big H on them mean? (Hospital)
What does a white sign with a black X on it mean?
What does a white sign with a big 65 on it mean? (Slow Down)
what does a “Park closes at Dusk” sign mean? (Leave)
Just like VDOT has given us road signs
to help protect us on our journey,
so God has also given road signs to protect us.
I’ve been studying the manual for you this week, and tonight, I am going to give you
a condensed list of road signs
listed in God’s Driving Manual (the Bible).
God’s Word gives us a lot of warning signs,
so this message is loaded up with information
that you need to pay close attention to
so you can be safe as you drive on your spiritual journey.
Your job is to listen closely,
and do your best to memorize,
and OBEY these signs.
We’ve studied obedience in our Youth Group.
Can any of you teens tell us
the definition of obedience?
Remember it has 3 parts.
What is obedience?
1. Doing exactly what you are told.
When do you obey?
How do you obey?
3. With a Happy Heart.
What’s the most common red sign
that we see on our roads?
That’s right, we see the stop signs on our roads
AND in the Bible.
We all move so fast through life,
that sometimes, when we approach danger,
we don’t even realize it.
So God warns us throughout the Bible
to STOP doing many harmful things.
Let’s first look at the STOP sign.
What does God say stop doing?
“For from the inside, from your heart,
come the evil ideas which lead you
to do immoral things,
to rob, kill, commit adultery, be greedy,
and do all sorts of evil things;
deceit, indecency, jealousy, slander,
pride, and folly---
all these evil things come from inside you
and make you unclean.” (GNT)
In Exodus 20:3-17 God says,
“Worship no god but Me.
Do not make for yourselves images
of anything in heaven or on earth
or in the water under the earth.
Do not bow down to any idol or worship it,
because I am the LORD your God
and I tolerate no rivals.
I bring punishment on those who hate Me
and on their descendants
down to the third and fourth generation.
But I show my love to thousands of generations
of those who love Me and obey My laws.
Do not use my name for evil purposes,
for I, the LORD your God,
will punish anyone who misuses My name.
Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy.
You have six days in which to do your work,
but the seventh day is a day of rest
dedicated to me.
On that day no one is to work---
neither you, your children, your slaves,
your animals, nor the foreigners
who live in your country.
In six days I, the LORD, made the earth,
the sky, the seas, and everything in them,
but on the seventh day I rested.
That is why I, the LORD,
blessed the Sabbath and made it holy.
Respect your father and your mother,
so that you may live a long time
in the land that I am giving you.
Do not commit murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not accuse anyone falsely.
Do not desire another man’s house;
do not desire his wife, his slaves, his cattle,
his donkeys, or anything else that he owns.”
Galatians 5:19-21 “What human nature does is quite plain.
It shows itself in immoral, filthy,
and indecent actions;
in worship of idols and witchcraft.
People become enemies and they fight;
they become jealous, angry, and ambitious.
They separate into parties and groups;
they are envious, get drunk, have orgies,
and do other things like these.
I warn you now as I have before:
those who do these things
will not possess the Kingdom of God.” (GNT)
God doesn’t mind saying STOP, does He?
One thing He said is, to STOP Cursing
stop Using God’s name in Vain –
God and His name are so Holy
that when the people who translated
and copied the original manuscripts
would come across the name of God,
they would get up, wash their hands