Ten words of grace #8 july 31, 2011

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Ten words of grace #8 july 31, 2011

  1. 1. Psalm 119:105Your word is a lamp to my feet anda light for my path.Psalm 119:165Great peace have they who loveyour law, and nothing can makethem stumble.
  2. 2. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  3. 3. The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
  4. 4. The Apostles’ Creed The Ten Commandments The Lord’s Prayer
  5. 5. The Master’s HandbookMatthew 6:9-13 on Prayer August 2011
  6. 6. Doing Life Together September 2011
  7. 7. Exodus 20:15You shall not steal.
  8. 8. 86% of adults in theU.S. are satisfied that they keep this commandment!
  9. 9. 1. This commandment impliesthe right of ownership.
  10. 10. We must always remember the “bottom line” of ownership.
  11. 11. Deuteronomy 10:14To the LORD your God belong theheavens, even the highestheavens, the earth andeverything in it.
  12. 12. 1 Chronicles 29:11Yours, O LORD, is the greatnessand the power and the glory andthe majesty and the splendor, foreverything in heaven and earthis yours.
  13. 13. Job 41:11Everything under heavenbelongs to me.
  14. 14. Psalm 24:1The earth is the LORD‟s, andeverything in it, the world, andall who live in it.
  15. 15. 1 Timothy 6:17Command those who are rich in thispresent world not to be arrogant norto put their hope in wealth, which isso uncertain, but to put their hope inGod, who richly provides us witheverything for our enjoyment.
  16. 16. “John, I object!I have worked hard for all the things my family and I enjoy!”
  17. 17. Deuteronomy 8:17You may say to yourself, “Mypower and the strength of myhands have produced this wealthfor me.”
  18. 18. Deuteronomy 8:18But remember the LORD yourGod, for it is he who givesyou the ability to producewealth . . .
  19. 19. 1. This commandment impliesthe right of ownership, butalways remember: God is theultimate owner of all!
  20. 20. When a baby is born into this world, what does he have in his little hands? NOTHING!!!
  21. 21. Job 1:21Naked I came from my mother‟swomb, and naked I will depart.The LORD gave and the LORDhas taken away; may the name ofthe LORD be praised.
  22. 22. 1. This commandment impliesthe right of ownership, butalways remember: God is theultimate owner of all!
  23. 23. 2. This 8th word of gracetouches the very essence of theChristian Life.
  24. 24. What is the essenceof stealing? Getting!Is stealing a problemin our society today?
  25. 25. Consider the growingepidemic of fraud. . .
  26. 26. What is the essenceof stealing? Getting!What is the essenceof the Christian life? Giving!
  27. 27. Matthew 10:8Freely you have received; freelygive.Acts 20:35It is more blessed to give than toreceive.
  28. 28. Ephesians 4:28Anyone who has been stealingmust steal no longer, but mustwork, doing something useful withtheir own hands, that they mayhave something to share withthose in need.
  29. 29. 2. This 8th Word of Gracetouches the very essence of theChristian Life (which is GIVINGvs. GETTING!).
  30. 30. 3. This Word’s reach is farbroader than we often realize!
  31. 31. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Property ProductivityOthers Others
  32. 32. Colossians 3:22Slaves, obey your earthly mastersin everything; and do it, not onlywhen their eye is on you and tocurry their favor, but with sincerityof heart and reverence for theLord.
  33. 33. Colossians 3:23-24Whatever you do, work at it with allyour heart, as working for theLord, not for human masters, sinceyou know that you will receive aninheritance from the Lord as areward. It is the Lord Christ you areserving.
  34. 34. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Property Dignity ProductivityOthers Others
  35. 35. Proverbs 22:1A good name is moredesirable than great riches; to beesteemed is better than silver orgold.
  36. 36. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Property Dignity Productivity CharityOthers Others
  37. 37. Matthew 22:39And the second is like it: „Loveyour neighbor as yourself.‟
  38. 38. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Credibility Property Dignity Productivity CharityOthers Others
  39. 39. 2 Corinthians 5:7We live by faith, not by sight.
  40. 40. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Credibility Notability Property Dignity Productivity CharityOthers Others
  41. 41. Malachi 3:8Will a man rob God? Yet you robme. But you ask, „How do we robyou?‟ In tithes and offerings.
  42. 42. The Two Dimensions of Theft God Credibility Notability Property Dignity Productivity CharityOthers Others
  43. 43. 1. This commandment impliesthe right of ownership, butalways remember: God is theultimate owner of all!
  44. 44. 2. This 8th Word of Gracetouches the very essence of theChristian Life (which is GIVINGvs. GETTING!).
  45. 45. 3. This Word’s reach is farbroader than we often realize!
  46. 46. The Master’s HandbookMatthew 6:9-13 on Prayer Next Sunday: Prayer 101 Lord’s Day readings #45-46
  47. 47. Q.115No one in this life can obey the Ten Commandments perfectly: Why then does God want them preached so pointedly?
  48. 48. A. 115First, so that the longer we live the more we may come to know our sinfulness and the more eagerly look to Christ for forgiveness of sins and righteousness.
  49. 49. A. 115Second, so that, while praying to God for the grace of the Holy Spirit, we may never stop striving to be renewed more and more after God‟s image, until after this life we reach our goal: perfection.
  50. 50. How willing are you to strive to live out yourday-to-day life by these ten words of grace?

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