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What Would You Be Willing To Do For ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 4, 2001
Summary: What would you be willing to do for $10,000,000-00? In their book, The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim reveal some shocking statistics about how far people in this country are willing to go for ten million. Would abando...
Category: Statistics
based on 186 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
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If A Man Is Filled With Anger, Than Anger ...
Shared By: Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
Summary: If a man is filled with anger, than anger controls his life. If a man is filled with greed, then greed dominates his life. If a man is filled with lust, then lust governs his life. If a man is filled with love, then love influences all he does. ...
Category: Quotes
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How Dare You Accuse Me!" 1 Corinthians 15:55-58 ...
Shared By: Mark Brunner on Feb 8, 2005
Summary: “How Dare You Accuse Me!” 1 Corinthians 15:55-58 Key verse(s): 57:“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” How dare you? Indignation. Though I have few hairs left on this bald pate, the few that I have will ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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The Pumpkin
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: the pumpkin "What it’s like to be a Christian ? " A lady had recently been baptized. One of her coworkers asked her what it was like to be a Christian. She was caught off guard and didn’t know how to answer. But, when she looked up, she saw a ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Bob Russell Told A Story About A Rich Man Who ...
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
Summary: Bob Russell told a story about a rich man who was determined to take his wealth with him. He told his wife to get all his money together, put it in a sack, and then hang the sack from the rafters in the attic. He said, "When my spirit is caught up t...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Miser and His Gold
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on May 21, 2008
Summary: THE MISER AND HIS GOLD Once upon a time there was a Miser who used to hide his gold at the foot of a tree in his garden. but every week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains. A robber, who had noticed this, went and dug up the g...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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When In Ireland, I Saw Versions Of "deal Or No ...
Shared By: Mark Eberly on May 22, 2008
Summary: When in Ireland, I saw versions of "Deal or No Deal" and "The Weakest Link." The biggest difference that struck me was the amount of the prize money. The money that was won and the money that was accepted as a decent prize was usually a tenth of wha...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Church Of God
Scripture: none
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According An Old Fable, Attributed To Aesop, A ...
Shared By: Stephen Smarowsky on Jun 13, 2008
Summary: According an old fable, attributed to Aesop, a dog was carrying a bone as he crossed a bridge. He looked into the water and saw his own reflection. He took this to be another dog and another bone. He desperately wanted the other bone so he dropped t...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 12:15
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Greed Cost You More Than You Know. Here Is How, ...
Shared By: Jesse Bennett on Oct 4, 2008
Summary: Greed cost you more than you know. Here is how, by greed, an Eskimo catches a wolf. The Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. He then adds layer upon layer of blood, until the frozen blood completely conceals the...
Category: Quotes
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Gluttony Doesn't Pay
Shared By: Charles Wallis on Oct 28, 2008
Summary: Gluttony Doesn’t Pay Reuters Life! reported that a man died just as he was about to win a university binge-eating contest in Taiwan, scoffing down two buns filled with rice and cheese as well as some of his teammate’s food, to win $60.
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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A House of Cards Economy
Shared By: C. Philip Green on Nov 6, 2008
Summary: A House of Cards Economy In fact, our current financial crisis is a direct result of this "entitlement," or "free lunch" kind of thinking. According to Terry Jones of the Investor's Business Daily (posted Wednesday, September 24, 2008), Presiden...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Scripture: none
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What Do Savages Do for Christmas?
Shared By: Jesse Bennett on Dec 6, 2008
Summary: WHAT DO SAVAGES DO FOR CHRISTMAS? I’m not talking about some 3rd world nation now. Jdimytai Damour, 34, had been hired by an employment agency as a temporary worker at the Wal-Mart store in Valley Stream and had been on the job about a week when ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Trapper Built A Monkey Trap. He Filled A ...
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: A trapper built a monkey trap. He filled a container with nuts. The container had a round opening big enough for the monkey to put its hand into the container. But a fist-size grab left the monkey trapped. Trapper reasoned, “What a sight–-the th...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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67% Of Baby Boomers Believe They Will Or Could ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 13, 2009
Summary: 67% of Baby Boomers believe they will or could run out of money in their lifetime. (Foster Letter 3/10/08)
Category: Statistics
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Giving, Greed and Salvation
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Mar 12, 2009
Summary: GIVING, GREED AND SALVATION A very old rich skinflint in declining health finally gets serious about his eternal state. He goes to the local pastor and asks what he can do to account for the fact that he’s never given God much time or given the c...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Temple of Greed
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Mar 12, 2009
Summary: TEMPLE OF GREED Stanford Kurland ran Countrywide Mortgage through 2006. Then after the mortgage crisis began (for which Kurland may be partially responsible) he opened up PennyMac, a company that says they will help bail out the mortgage industr...
Category: Stories
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Money Money Money
Shared By: Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
Summary: MONEY MONEY MONEY Money magazine declared money was the number one obsession of Americans. Newsweek reports there is a new plane of consciousness called "transcendental acquisition." Its cover story of 8/27/01 tells of a woman saddled with debt w...
Category: Statistics
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Boomerangs and Greed
Shared By: Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
Summary: BOOMERANGS AND GREED The world we live in says, "Grab on, hold tightly, squeeze till get what you want." Jesus teaches a paradox: "You can never touch what you grab for, and you can’t keep what you think you’re holding. As soon as you think you ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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The Richest Man in the World
Shared By: Tyler Edwards on Apr 16, 2009
Summary: THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD After 13 years, Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. The technology tycoon was not ranked Richest Man in the World for the first time in over a decade. Bill Gates fell from his spot on the top to a ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Greedy Monkey
Shared By: David Baeder on Jun 9, 2009
Summary: GREEDY MONKEY Have you heard of the mischievous monkey? He was running loose and getting into people's houses and stealing food. Try as they may, the town’s people could not capture the monkey. One man had an idea. He got a very large jar wit...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Rah, Rah, Rah, Robbery
Shared By: Tom Papez on Aug 1, 2009
Summary: RAH, RAH, RAH, ROBBERY Cops: Teen cheerleader stole $187 from wheelchair-bound Georgia boy JULY 8--A teenage cheerleader stole $187 from a wheelchair-bound boy who had earned the money selling t-shirts for a charity, police charge. Chelsea Stee...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Pride and Greed Spoil Relationships
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 19, 2009
Summary: PRIDE AND GREED SPOIL RELATIONSHIPS Are you so focused on your career, your raise and your ambitions for the future that you fail to realize the gift of relationships that God has given you today? The second rule is that people come before posses...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 16:26
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An Old Preacher Wants To Die Between Two Greedy ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 16, 2009
Summary: An Old Preacher Wants To Die Between Two Greedy Men from His Congregation An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his banker and his lawyer, both church members, to come to his home. When they arrived, they were ushered up to his bedroom. ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Ephesians 5:3-7
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Materialism Buys
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Feb 26, 2010
Summary: MATERIALISM BUYS One highly successful advertiser stated "I am a success because I can convince people that the longing they have in their lives can be fulfilled with the stuff I have for them to buy. I know that they will buy into my item and in...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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Leo Tolstoy Once Wrote A Story About A Successful ...
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Mar 9, 2010
Summary: Leo Tolstoy once wrote a story about a successful peasant farmer who was not satisfied with his lot. He wanted more of everything. One day he received a novel offer. For $1000, he could buy all the land he could walk around in a day. The only catch...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Story Is Told Of An English Teacher Who Told ...
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Jun 27, 2010
Summary: The story is told of an English teacher who told her class to write a composition on, “What I would do if I had a million dollars.” After the students had been working on the assignment for about thirty minutes, one young man approached the teache...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was A Girl Named Maria Who Had Broken Up ...
Shared By: Pastor Steve Zimmerman on Aug 28, 2010
Summary: There was a girl named Maria who had broken up with Jimmy. She told him she simply didn’t want to be with him anymore. But after about a year of being broken up, she wrote Jimmy a letter. She said, “Jimmy, I miss you bad. I think of you all day ...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Greed of the Monkey
Shared By: Rick Pendleton on Sep 27, 2010
Summary: GREED OF THE MONKEY When I was in Africa, a delicacy was Monkey. Monkeys are very fast, too smart to get in a trap but there is a unique way to catch them. They take a gourd and tie it to a stake. In the gourd they cut a small hole and drop some ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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All the Land You Can Cover
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 12, 2011
Summary: ALL THE LAND YOU CAN COVER Leo Tolstoy tells this story: A young Russian inherits his father’s small farm. He immediately starts dreaming of how to expand his property when one morning a well-dressed stranger visits him and makes him an offer...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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When Does the Size of a House Become Sinful?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 4, 2011
Summary: WHEN DOES THE SIZE OF A HOUSE BECOME SINFUL? Several years ago, Millard Fuller of Habitat for Humanity addressed the National Press Club on public radio, on which he recalled a workshop he conducted at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with 200 pas...
Category: Stories
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: *other