PROSPERING WITH INTEGRITY
"YOU SHALL NOT STEAL"
INTRO. London man has been the victim of 15 car
thefts in the past 8 years - 4 cars stolen (one twice)
Cassette player - Police Station someone stole his
car! "This car protected by a pit-bull with aids"
I. HOW DO WE STEAL?
Stealing - 138 synonyms for stealing
1. By deceiving customers
300 years ago - but sound
Amos 8:5 "(They) overcharge, use false measures,
and fix the scales to cheat the customers."
Mechanic - unnecessary repairs
Dr - unnecessary tests
Salesman - fine print - "This is a great
Starter home - 1 bed, no bath
A real challenge _______________
2. By defrauding employers
Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with
all your heart, as working for the Lord."
ILL. Waste time in job. Come late. Three
coffee breaks. Long lunch. Go home early. Not
much time left - Stealing
3. By delaying payments
Leviticus 19:13 "Don't take advantage of
anyone...Don't hold back the wages of someone
you've hired, not even for one night."
The checks in the mail
Immediate billing. I'll pay my ________ 160 day.
Use their capital for me.
4. By defaulting on loans
Psalm 37:21 "The wicked man borrows and never
Beware of family loans
Books in library - He will think you stole it
Tools - skis - records
What is in your closets/garage you need to return
- Long term borrowing!
5. By deceiving the government
Romans 13:6-7 "... the authorities are working
for God...Pay what you owe them; pay your
personal and property taxes..."
______________ - good stewardship
Evasion - illegal, stealing
6. By defrauding the Lord
Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me!
But you ask, 'How do we rob you, God?' By
withholding tithes and offerings!"
. Tithing - 10th (10%) It is in gratitude I owe
. If you are paying bills before God. Robbin ...
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