1. Clinical psychologist J. Kirk Felsman of the Dartmouth Medical School analyzed a study of 456 Boston boys. In the study, a boy named Bill was asked why, unlike many other boys in his neighborhood, he did not steal. Bill said, "I don’t have to steal. I can earn what I need." At age nine, he
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 20, 2011
THE STOLEN BABY JESUS SYNDROME
A few years back, Wellington, FL had their baby Jesus stolen two years running. This was a wealthy community and their Jesus was worth around $1800. The third time around they put a GPS inside and traced the thief to her home.
But the baby Jesus doesn’t have to
By the power of His Holy Spirit filling and empowering us, let us fulfill the fervor of Dorothea Day’s poem “My Captain”:
Out of the night that dazzles me,
Bright as the sun from pole to pole,
I thank the God I know to be
For Christ the conqueror of my soul.
Since His the sway of
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
As we look today at the eighth commandment, “You shall not steal,” here are a couple of stories to remind us that crime does not pay.
A London taxi driver found an ingenious way to keep his cab clean. He would wrap up the leftovers from his lunch together with any other garbage he found in the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
THE NICHOLSON SHED
William Pattison Nicholson has been called the ’tornado’ of the pulpit. He was mightily used by God in Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century. Nicholson was as Irish as the turf and as rugged as the hills of Donegal. But Holy Ghost power rested upon him. In the
Contributed by Akinsanya Adubi on Sep 28, 2009
People have also used their own hands to take what does not belong to them. I told you the story of a politician whose mandate was taken away from him after winning the presidential elections, somebody was given the presidency, where is he today?, He even died before the politician
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 27, 2009
STEALING RAMPANT IN AMERICA
Many lives have been touched by theft in our society today. Millions of dollars are lost every year in this country over the theft of goods and services. One estimate says that 1 out of every 52 shopper’s carries something out of the supermarket for which they haven’t
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 17, 2009
I SEE YOU, AND JESUS SEES YOU
A burglar the neighborhood watching for homes left unguarded by people leaving for vacation. He watched as a family loaded their suitcases into their car and departed. He waited until dark and then approached the front door and rang the bell. There was no answer.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 3, 2003
A. Many years ago a man conned his way into the orchestra of the emperor of China although he could not play a note. Whenever the group practiced or performed, he would hold his flute against his lips, pretending to play but not making a sound. He received a modest salary and enjoyed a
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
In New York City, there are eight million cats and eleven million dogs. New York City is basically just concrete and steel, so when your pet dies, you can’t just go out in the back yard and bury it. The city would dispose of your dead pet, but charged $50
So one lady had this great thought: I can
Contributed by David King on Aug 23, 2001
A burglar broke into a house and began to steal all of the valuable. At that moment he heard a voice that said Jesus is watching you. He was so scared he froze for a second. He regained his composure and started stealing again, when the voice came louder Jesus is watching you. He just about
There were 90,556 cases of theft in Alberta in 2000, and 844,265 in Canada, in a population of almost 31 million