Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2002
In the summer of 2002 Tulsa Oklahoma had a burglary suspect that did something quite unusual. According to the KOTV television news, Edward McBride kicked in the door of a house, and grabbed a duffle bag full of electronic gear. As he left the house, a man working next door saw him and called
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 13, 2002
One day a gentleman walked into one of Ben Franklin’s book stores.
As one of the clerks went to assist him, the gentleman asked the clerk the
price of the book he wished to purchase. The young clerk looked at the
price posted on the book and said, "That book is one dollar, sir."
Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 20, 2002
A young husband and wife had not been married very long when the husband lost his job. At first he was busy looking for a new job, filling out applications and such. But as time wore on he grew more accustomed to his new role as one of the unemployed. After a few months it got to where he spent
Contributed by Mike Harris on Sep 24, 2002
Gallop poll recently: 64% of all couples argue over money issues….
And … this is also the #1 cause for all divorces…
Contributed by Brian William on Oct 1, 2002
Every Methodist pastor of the last 250 years has answered the same set of 17 questions – questions that John Wesley himself asked of all his ministers. They range from the most basic and fundamental issues of Christianity: “Have you faith in Christ” to the complicated: “Have you studied the
Documented in a book by James Patterson and Peter Kim, The Day America Told the Truth, (1991), Americans were asked: “What are you willing to do for $10,000,000?” Two-thirds of Americans polled would agree to at least one, some to several of the following:
§ Would abandon their entire family
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
The young man was feeling very proud of himself. As a brand-new college graduate he had taken the C.P.A. Exams & passed with flying colors. Now he was a full-fledged Certified Public Accountant.
His father had been an immigrant to the U.S., & now owned his own little business. Filled with
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 27, 2002
The story is told of two old friends who bumped into one another on the street one day. One of them looked forlorn, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, "What has the world done to you, my old friend?"
The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died
Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Oct 28, 2002
"The trouble is that too many people are spending money they haven’t yet earned for things they don’t need
Contributed by Clark Frailey on Nov 10, 2002
ILLUSTRATION: If only Interest Rates were so good.
Before you whip out that plastic, remember, most people don’t handle these little debt detonators very well. The fact is, nearly 75 percent of Americans who use credit cards make only the minimum payment each month. At that rate (minimum
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2002
William Boice once wrote:
"-- Dear Lord, I have been re-reading the record of the rich young ruler and his obviously wrong choice. But it has set me thinking. No matter how much wealth he had, he could not -
ride in a car,
have any surgery,
turn on a light,
hear a pipe
Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Nov 16, 2002
Some weeks ago I was watching the Health Channel on TV. They showed and described different types of plastic surgery procedures. I was amazed at the things that plastics surgeons can do now-a-days. If you need more luscious lips, they can inject collagen and make your lips downright pouty. If
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 8, 2003
My father grew up during the “Great Depression,” and he remembered a peddler lady who would visit their home from time to time. She carried a large backpack containing household goods, small clothing items, and other merchandise. She would spread her wares on the livingroom floor, and my grandma
Contributed by Troy Mason on Jun 30, 2001
An interviewer asked Mr. Rockefeller, one of the richest men in the world, "How much money is
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 13, 2001
A Christian grocer was in financial difficulties because his customers thought they could run up their bills indefinitely. They felt that such a saintly man would never press them for payment or take them to court. Their ready excuse was, “We don’t have money to pay our bills.” “How can I pay my
Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 30, 2001
My favorite Bible teacher, Steve Brown, really understands the problem of "Prosperity Theology," the belief that God wants us to be wealthy, healthy and happy all the time. He says, "I just can’t see how things could be so good for the followers of a religion [speaking of Christianity] whose
Contributed by Sweep Adams on Sep 19, 2001
Title: Charlemagne’s Tomb
It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror
Charlemagne was opened. The sight the workmen saw was startling.
There was his body in a sitting position, clothed in the most
elaborate of kingly garments, with a scepter in his bony hand.
Story: Andrew Carnegie, the famous steel magnate of the 19th Century had a sister who complained that her sons were always asking for money but never replied to her letters. So Carnegie bet her £100 that he could get them to reply within a week.
So he sat down and wrote to each of his nephews
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
Richard Halverson, the chaplain of the U. S. Senate, pointed out something that bothers a lot of people and excites a few. He said,
“Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
A multi-millionaire was asked how he could remain so humble after amassing such wealth. The man had spent many years in accumulating wealth through his business, and could retire if he wanted and even his grandchildren would never have to work if he so desired.
But his answer was very key. He