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  • 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 rate 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

  • 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 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 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

  • Greed In Panama

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    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 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

  • 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 that 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 previous 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 Is The Logical Result Of The Belief That ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central 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

  • Pride And Greed Spoil Relationships

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    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

  • 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 was more

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

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

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

  • Bob Russell Told A Story About A Rich Man Who ...  PRO

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    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 to heaven, I’ll grab the sack on my way." Well he more

  • The Miser And His Gold  PRO

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 21, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 to more

  • When In Ireland, I Saw Versions Of "Deal Or No ...

    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 more

  • According An Old Fable, Attributed To Aesop, A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Jun 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    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 more

  • Greed Cost You More Than You Know. Here Is How, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Oct 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • Gluttony Doesn't Pay  PRO

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more