Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 4, 2001
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 abandon their entire family (25%)
Would abandon their
Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
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.
And if a man is filled with
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 21, 2008
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 gold and ran away with it. When the Miser next came
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 22, 2008
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 what is won here in the US. In fact the largest prize
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 the one he had to scare the "other dog." Of course
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Oct 4, 2008
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 blade. The hunter next fixes the knife in the
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Oct 28, 2008
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
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), President Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act in
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Dec 6, 2008
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 he died. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound man died of
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jan 5, 2009
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
67% of Baby Boomers believe they will or could run out of money in their
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 church a dime. The pastor just looks at him with
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 industry by buying the troubled mortgages at a reduced
Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
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 who charged a diving trip to French East Indies.
Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
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 have piled up the good life – made your mark – it
Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Apr 16, 2009
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 lowly number three position. His net worth of $58
Contributed by David Baeder on Jun 9, 2009
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 with a very narrow neck and put some peanuts in the
Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 1, 2009
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 Steele, 17, was arrested last Friday, a few hours
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
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 possessions and positions. Otherwise, you might find
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 turn buy my product only to discover that after a