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Stop! Thief! (8 of 10)
Series: God’s Perfect 10 (10 Commandments)
Dr. Chuck McAlister
(A) Series ...... GOD’S PERFECT 10 ... God’s blueprint for a healthy society!
1- If America would get back to these Commandments ... we could solve the problems in our society .....
...... from Abortion to AIDS to teen pregnancies to crime to violence to welfare .....
...... Basis of Social Order ....
...... yet Commandments have been removed from schools by Supreme Court.
2- These Commandments are also the basics of a righteous life .... they do not represent spiritually mature behavior....
..... The spiritually mature will keep these Commandments as a basic minimum.
3- These are the basic behavioral guidelines from which you start to build spiritual maturity! ....
4- They are the expression of God’s love ..... how to live without unnecessary consequences.
... Jesus: “Whoever does and teaches ( these Commandments) shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 5:19)
...... Would you like to be called “great” in the Kingdom? ....
...... Do and Teach these Commandments!
(B) 10 Commandments -- 1st FOUR talk about our Relationship with God!
-- Final SIX discuss Relationship with fellow man!
(C) Relationship with others: 3 most widely committed sins are seen in the 6th, 7th, 8th Commandments: Murder, Adultery, Stealing ....
... How many of you can remember stealing something? .....
* (D) In each case something is taken from someone:
A life (Murder), a relationship (Adultery), a possession (Stealing).
... This 8th Commandment touches every part of our relationship with others.
... Exodus 20:15 "You shall not steal."
-- 1996 Promise Keepers
..... Chuck Colson (Watergate -- Christian for 20 yrs.)
-- Told about being invited to Jacksonville, Fla. To attend a meeting of community leaders to add ...
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