Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 2, 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 Rick Pendleton on Sep 26, 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
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
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 14, 2011
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 he’d
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 rate
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
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 was
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
Contributed by David Baeder on Jun 9, 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 previous
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 10, 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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
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
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 that
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 8, 2012
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
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 his
Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Oct 3, 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
Several years ago, I had to make an urgent flight across the country. Because the only airport with those kinds of connections was a good ways away, I took advantage of a shuttle service. Considering the cost of fuel and parking alone, I figured I could get a ride from the northern terminal all
What chain letters, many multi-level marketers and pyramid schemes have in common is this. They appeal to greed. It is the theology of Wall Street. In that film, Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gecko delivers this speech,
“…greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right.
Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 12, 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