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Business Devotional Meeting
04 September 2013
The Riverwalk #01-28
The Thin Red Line
Presented by: Welson Ang
LINE
RED
THIN
The Thin Red Line
Symbolize the dangerous division
Division in the Bible
The History of Creation (Gen 1)
• Genesis 1:4b
– divided the light from the darkness
• Genesis 1:6b
...
Division in the World
• Boundary of countries
• Classes of human
– The untouchables
• Laws & Jurisdiction
• Corporate Hier...
BUT
O NHe is none other than Mr S.A. Tan
Who is Mr S.A. Tan
• Original name “Lucifer” an angel
• God describe him as
– Perfect
– Full of wisdom
– Posses real power
知己知彼 百战百胜
Characteristics of Mr S.A. Tan
• 2 Corinthians 11:14
• Matthew 4:3
• John 10:10
• John 8:44
• Revelation 12:10
1. Deceiver...
Common tactics of Mr S.A. Tan
• Deception
– Satan's most successful tool. He wields this tool
with devastating results.
• ...
Common tactics of Mr S.A. Tan
• Diversion
– Makes the wrong things seem attractive so you
want them more than the right th...
Virtue of Mr S.A. Tan
Greed
Pride
Envy
Anger
Gluttony
Lust
Sloth, or laziness
Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Don’t Flirt w Satan
Rogue Trader – Nick Leeson
Nick Leeson
• Life started as a classic rags-to-riches tale
• Trader in Barings Bank
• 28 years old risen as Head of Ops i...
Nick Leeson
• 1994 – Set up a 88888 error account to cover
up a mistake made by a team member
• Abused the account
• By en...
Nick Leeson
• Continue in error “double or nothing”
• Eventually, lost more than £$1.3b
• Bank went bankrupt
• Nick Leeson...
The Thin Red Line
Don’t fall into the trap of the devil
An eye for an eye
Your DFS
Activate your - Determination
• 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (ESV)
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only o...
Activate your - Faith
• Romans 10:17
– So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through
the word of Christ.
• Matthew 21:2...
Activate your - Sacrifice
• Mathew 6:33
– But seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things wi...
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Sermon: The Thin Red Line

  1. 1. Business Devotional Meeting 04 September 2013 The Riverwalk #01-28
  2. 2. The Thin Red Line Presented by: Welson Ang
  3. 3. LINE
  4. 4. RED
  5. 5. THIN
  6. 6. The Thin Red Line Symbolize the dangerous division
  7. 7. Division in the Bible The History of Creation (Gen 1) • Genesis 1:4b – divided the light from the darkness • Genesis 1:6b – divide the waters from the waters
  8. 8. Division in the World • Boundary of countries • Classes of human – The untouchables • Laws & Jurisdiction • Corporate Hierarchy • Monarchy • Anymore?
  9. 9. BUT O NHe is none other than Mr S.A. Tan
  10. 10. Who is Mr S.A. Tan • Original name “Lucifer” an angel • God describe him as – Perfect – Full of wisdom – Posses real power
  11. 11. 知己知彼 百战百胜
  12. 12. Characteristics of Mr S.A. Tan • 2 Corinthians 11:14 • Matthew 4:3 • John 10:10 • John 8:44 • Revelation 12:10 1. Deceiver (liar) 2. Tempter 3. Thief 4. Murderer 5. Accuser Read & Tell
  13. 13. Common tactics of Mr S.A. Tan • Deception – Satan's most successful tool. He wields this tool with devastating results. • Doubt – Makes you question God's word and his goodness. • Discouragement – Makes you look at your problems rather than God.
  14. 14. Common tactics of Mr S.A. Tan • Diversion – Makes the wrong things seem attractive so you want them more than the right things. • Defeat – Makes you feel like a failure so you don't even try. • Delay – Makes you put off something so it never gets started or completed.
  15. 15. Virtue of Mr S.A. Tan Greed Pride Envy Anger Gluttony Lust Sloth, or laziness Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
  16. 16. Don’t Flirt w Satan
  17. 17. Rogue Trader – Nick Leeson
  18. 18. Nick Leeson • Life started as a classic rags-to-riches tale • Trader in Barings Bank • 28 years old risen as Head of Ops in SGX • Very successful in speculative trade • He have everything – high salary, apartments, respect, etc… • By 1993, he made £$10m
  19. 19. Nick Leeson • 1994 – Set up a 88888 error account to cover up a mistake made by a team member • Abused the account • By end 1994, the loses hidden in the account ballooned to £$512m • Made one last bet on the nikkei • Unexpected Earthquake in kobe, Japan, send the nikkei plunging
  20. 20. Nick Leeson • Continue in error “double or nothing” • Eventually, lost more than £$1.3b • Bank went bankrupt • Nick Leeson was thrown to jail From HERO to ZERO QUESTION: What leads to his downfall?
  21. 21. The Thin Red Line Don’t fall into the trap of the devil
  22. 22. An eye for an eye
  23. 23. Your DFS
  24. 24. Activate your - Determination • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (ESV) Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
  25. 25. Activate your - Faith • Romans 10:17 – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. • Matthew 21:22 – And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
  26. 26. Activate your - Sacrifice • Mathew 6:33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. • What does it means do you? 1. Get out of your comfort zone 2. Timely measure 3. Daily activities • Continuously doing good

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