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  • Greed Of The Monkey

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Sep 27, 2010

    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 nuts inside. The monkeys come to get the nut but more

  • The Greed Trap

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2011

    THE GREED TRAP It is true that sin is a self snare. In a move against the Mafia’s control of the Fulton Fish Market in New York City, the case was broken open when investigators discovered that the mob boss had transferred $168,000 from a high interest fund to a low interest bank account so that more

  • Need Or Greed

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 2, 2011

    NEED OR GREED Clovis Chappel in his book "Feminine Faces," wrote that when the Roman city of Pompeii was being excavated, the body of a woman was found mummified by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. Her position told a tragic story. Her feet pointed toward the city gate, but her out more

  • Boomerangs And Greed

    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 more

  • Temple Of Greed

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 12, 2009

    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 more

  • Greed In Panama

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 15, 2011
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    GREED IN PANAMA Many years ago, a major American company had trouble keeping employees working in their assembly plant in Panama. The laborers lived in a generally agrarian, barter economy, but the company paid them in cash. After a week’s work, the average employee would have more cash than more

  • Greed: Armored Truck Accident

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 10, 2012

    GREED: ARMORED TRUCK ACCIDENT Oakland, Calif. (AP) - People jumped out of cars in rush hour traffic, grabbing bags of money that fell out of a Brink's armored truck, and apparently got away with it. "I saw one guy strike an old lady who was reaching for one bag," said Willie Greenwood, who more

  • Giving, Greed And Salvation

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Greed Is The Logical Result Of The Belief That ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 2 ratings

    Greed is the logical result of the belief that there is no life after death. We grab what we can while we can however we can and then hold on to it more

  • Allure Of Lust And Greed

    Contributed by David Baeder on Jun 10, 2009

    ALLURE OF LUST AND GREED Last night they had another one of those Dateline stings. In the sting, an undercover agent poses as a 13-15 year old on the internet, in one of those on-line chat rooms. Almost every man who came to a house to meet an underage girl for immoral purposes had seen more

  • Greed: The Cat And The Vase  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 9, 2012
    based on 10 ratings

    GREED: THE CAT AND THE VASE A man wanders into a small antique shop in San Francisco. Mostly it's cluttered with knickknacks and junk. On the floor, however, he notices what looks like an ancient Chinese vase. On closer inspection it turns out to be a priceless relic from the Ming dynasty whose more

  • Greed Vs. Envy

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 11, 2008

    Greed vs. Envy Envy is the evil eye that looks on the success and happiness of another and resents his being so blessed. It is different from covetousness, which desires to have what another has. Envy simply resents the other person's having it. There's an old legend about a greedy man and an more

  • Pride And Greed Spoil Relationships

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • In The Eternal Life There Is No Greed. One Hears ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007

    In the eternal life there is no greed. One hears of neither mine nor more

  • Greedy Monkey

    Contributed by David Baeder on Jun 9, 2009

    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 with a very narrow neck and put some peanuts in the more

  • An Old Preacher Wants To Die Between Two Greedy ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2009

    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. As they entered the room, the preacher held out more

  • Materialism Buys

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 26, 2010
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    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 turn buy my product only to discover that after a more

  • All The Land You Can Cover

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 12, 2011

    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 that is too good to be true. He could have more

  • When Does The Size Of A House Become Sinful?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 12 ratings

    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 pastors in attendance. The assembled pastors quickly more

  • You Be Jesus!

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    YOU BE JESUS! A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first more