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The Tremendous Ten: Liar Liar

The Tremendous Ten: Liar Liar 
Welcome: The Lies We Tell 1.      I’m Fine 2.      I’m 5 Minutes Away 3.      Let’s Keep in Touch 4.      I Totally Forgot to Do That Thing You Asked Me to Do 5.      My Phone Died 6.      I’ve Been Swamped Lately 7.      I’m Busy That Day 8.      I Love It! 9.      Yeah, I’m Listening 10.    Oh Yeah, I Remember You
Proverbs 19:9 ESV  A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.
Proverbs 12:22 ESV Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Psalm 101:7 ESV  No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
Opening Illustration: George O’Leary’s Fall From Grace SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 14, 2001— Five days after naming George O'Leary its new head football coach, the University of Notre Dame announced today that O'Leary had resigned suddenly after admitting to falsifying parts of his academic and athletic background.
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The Tremendous Ten: Terrifying Truths of Theft

The Tremendous Ten: Terrifying Truths of Theft
Illustration: Bernie Madoff A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from investors to keep the scheme going.
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (pronounced /ˈmeɪdɒf/; born April 29, 1938) is an American former stock broker, investment advisor, non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to …

The Tremendous Ten: Faithful and True

The Tremendous Ten: Faithful and True
Welcome: Christian Pick Up Lines For the Bible Scholar “So last night I was reading in the book of Numbers, and then I realized, I don’t have yours.”
For the Theologian ” I didn’t believe in predestination until tonight.”
For the Legalist  ” Is it a sin that you stole my heart?”
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
For the generous tither I don’t know if you noticed but, when you walked into the room, that was me giving up a clap offering.
Opening Illustration: Tried and True After 50 years of marriage the couple was sitting at the dinner table and the wife said to her husband: "After all these years of marriage I know that you are Tried and True."
He replied, "What did you say?"
She said in a louder voice: "After all these years of marriage I have learned that you are Tried and True."
He said: "Speak louder!"
She said in a louder voice: "After all these years of marriage I have learned that you are Tried …