Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - May 15th, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Commandment #8
Don't Take or Keep What's Not Yours

Review of Commandments 1-7
#1 No Other Gods
#2 Idols Are Dumb
#3 Don't Misuse God's Name
#4 Take a Day Off
#5 Don't Disrespect Your Parents
#6 Value All Human Life
#7 Sex Is Reserved For You & Your Spouse
"Steal" = to thieve, to take or keep what doesn't belong to you

This commandment was addressed by...
-Jesus, in relation to heavenly eligibility.
This commandment was addressed by...
-Jesus, in relation to heavenly eligibility.
-Peter & Paul in relation to heavenly expectations.
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".
» steal (klepto) = to pilfer, filch
How much money do American businesses lose annually due to stealing?
• Walmart alone loses about 3 BILLION dollars annually due to theft.
• According to a National Retail Federation survey, American retailers lose almost $50 billion annually to theft. Shoplifting accounts for most (36.5%) and employee theft is not far behind (30%).

Over 750,000 cars stolen annually in US.

2018 Most frequently stolen car list in Michigan:
1. Chevrolet Impala 2004
2. Chevrolet Pickup (Full size) 2003
3. Ford Pickup (Full size) 2006
4. Dodge Charger 2016
5. Ford Fusion 2017

#1 Stolen car last year in US?
Honda Civic, most popular model 1998
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.
Compensation
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.
Compensation
Contributions
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.
Compensation
Contributions
Care
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.

3. Enslavement of others.
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.

3. Enslavement of others.

4. Extortion, or obtaining things through force or threats.
Ways to break this commandment include...

1. Stealing, also referred to as a "five finger discount".

2. Withholding of reasonable expectations.

3. Enslavement of others.

4. Extortion, or obtaining things through force or threats.

5. Deception (Gain through dishonest practices.)
3 Things Stealing Exposes:
A. A HEART issue.
B. A MOTIVATION issue. (Ephesians 4:28, Genesis. 3:17-19)
C. A TRUST issue. (Proverbs 10:22)
3 Things Stealing Exposes:
A. A HEART issue.
B. A MOTIVATION issue.
3 Things Stealing Exposes:
A. A HEART issue.
B. A MOTIVATION issue.
C. A TRUST issue.