So Jimmy is walking slowly down the street, and his face long and full of despair when he passes by the local preacher, who stops Jimmy and says:
Preacher: Hey Jimmy why the long face?
Jimmy: Hello Father, well I’m not doing well. You see I just bought a brand new bicycle and it was stolen, and I don’t have the money right now to get a new one and it’s the only way I have to get to work, so if I don’t get my bike back I’ll probably lose my job.
Preacher: Here’s what I want you to do Jimmy, you believe in Jesus Christ don’t you?
Jimmy: Why yes of course Father I believe in Jesus.
Preacher: You accept him as your savior don’t you?
Jimmy: Yes Father I accept Jesus as my lord and savior.
Preacher: So I want you to get down on your knees for Jesus can you do that Jimmy?
Jimmy: Yes Father I can get down on my knees for Jesus.
Preacher: I want you to pray to Jesus, can you do that Jimmy?
Jimmy: Yes Father I can get down on my knees and pray to Jesus.
Preacher: And I want you to ask Jesus to forgive your wicked ways, can you do that Jimmy?
Jimmy: Yes Father I can get down on my knees and say a prayer to Jesus and ask him to forgive me for my wickedness.
Preacher: And then I want you to recite the 10 commandments, you do know the 10 commandments don’t you Jimmy?
Jimmy: Yes Father, I know the 10 commandments, and I’ll get down on my knees and pray to Jesus, and ask him to forgive me for my wickedness, and than recite the 10 commandments.
Preacher: When you get to that part of the 10 commandments where it say’s, “And thou shall not steal” do you know what is going to happen Jimmy?
Jimmy: No Father I don’t.
Preacher: The person who stole your bicycle is going to feel so guilty and ashamed for stealing your brand new bicycle they are going to return it to you. So what are you going to do Jimmy?
Jimmy: I’m going to get down on my knees, and pray to the Lord Jesus my Savior, and I ask him to forgive my wicked ways, and than I’m going to recite the 10 commandments and when I gets to the part about, “Thou shall not Steal,” the thief is going to feel so guilty and ashamed he is going to return my bike to me.
Preacher: Now you go on home and do this Jimmy, and a miracle will happen!
Jimmy: Yes Father I will, thank you.
A couple days go by and the Preacher is out walking and he sees Jimmy on his way home from work riding his new bike:
Preacher: Jimmy, praise the Lord I see your bike was returned!
Jimmy: Yes Father it sure was, it was a miracle just like you said.
Preacher: So how did it happen Jimmy?
Jimmy: I did just like you told me Father. I got down on my knees, and prayed to the Lord Jesus my Savior, and I asked him to forgive my wicked ways, and than I recited the 10 commandments just like you told me, and when I got to the part about “Thou shall not commit adultery” I remembered where I’d left my bicycle.