Monday, September 03, 2007

You Shall Not Steal


Have you ever been a victim of theft, if so what was stolen from you?

How did it make you feel?

WORD: Read Joshua 7
Just think for a second about the context of this situation. Achan has been with the Israelites for a while now and has seen GOD’s miracles in the years of wondering in the desert, how HE brought them into the land of Canaan, and destroyed the walls of Jerico.

What do you think prompted Achan to take some of the devoted things in which he was commanded not to?

If God is in control of all things and all things belong to Him, why then was He so concerned about a robe and some money?

Read verse 20-21
Chris Seidman said that to catch a thief we do not need more than just a bunch a jails, police, and rehabilitation centers, we need to get to the heart of the thief. What was at the heart of Achan’s sin?

Read Luke 23:39-43
What are the differences between the heart attitudes of the two thieves who hung next to Jesus?
Pastor Chris talked about transforming from a taker into a giver, what are some areas in your life that you need to turn from a taker into a giver?
What is an area in your life that God has already transformed you into a giver?

WORSHIP: Read Psalm 19

Discuss how your group has been givers in the community?
Plan out your Community Outreach Project

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