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God Wants You to Get Ahead

June 26, 2016 Speaker: Series: Life Lessons From Old Testament People

Passage: Exodus 20:15, Proverbs 15:16, Ephesians 4:28–4:29, Matthew 25:22–25:23, 1 Corinthians 12:7–12:11


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Why Not Steal?  Exodus 20:15 NLT

You must not steal.

It's Better to Go Without Than to Steal  Proverbs 15:16 NLT

Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

There Ain't No Free Lunch  Ephesians 4:28-29 NKJV

Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Invest What You Have  Matthew 25:22-23 NLT

The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ 23 “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

Don't Steal From God's Family  1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NLT; Romans 12:6-12

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

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