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  • Why Did Judas Do It?

    Contributed by Norm Story on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 24,517 views

    He did it for the money; we too are vulnerable to greedy love of money

    "Why Did Judas Do It?" Matthew 26:6-16 John 12:4-6 Mathew 26:47-50; 27:3-5 For a prosecutor to win a conviction in court,they must offer a reasonable motive for doing the crime. A jury will want to know why someone did the particular deed. In life, we expect some rational explanation ...read more

  • Watch Them Dogs

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Jan 22, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 2,991 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to move the hearers to LOOK-OUT for religious leaders (which are spiritually blind, greedy, and lazy) that will attempt to turn them against the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ through their WORDS AND ACTIONS.

    U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fort Stewart, Georgia References: Acts 21:40 (ex. Of Paul’s ability to address folk in the Hebrew Tongue/Language); Ezekiel 33:2; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Chr. 12:32 (ex. Of the prophets understanding what Israel ought to do); Romans 8:26-27 (… the spirit enabling ...read more

  • Which Will It Be?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 17,997 views

    Everyone of us has the capability of displaying a spirit of generosity & kindness & goodness. There are other moments when we are hateful & hostile & greedy. And in each of us are those 2 diverse natures. (Powerpoints Available - #332)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2015) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #332.) Years ago, when our children were small, I learned a lot about being a parent. ...read more

  • Avoiding Betrayal Tendencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,899 views

    Just as Judas betrayed Jesus because of his love for money so many people betray the Lord today for similar greedy reasons. Judas had special abilities to keep accounts of the apostles money as demonstrated by their agreement to allow him to be in charge

    Solomon once wrote,"An unfaithful man is like a foot out of joint or a sore tooth." (Proverbs) Many people do not realize how painful it is when they are not faithful to God or to those who count on them. Actually, unfaithfulness, at its worst, is displayed in the life of Judas. Let us look at ...read more

  • Scriptural Qualifications For Leadership

    Contributed by Ronald Hughes on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 4,816 views

    When choosing a board to lead your church make sure they come under the scrutiny of Gods Word.

    Scriptural Qualifications For Leadership 1Timothy 3: 8-10 Rev. R. B. Hughes INTRODUCTION 1 Timothy 3 gives us qualifications for two reasons: 1. To provide guidelines in local churches in leadership selection. (Acts 6) 2. To ...read more

  • The Misfortune Of The Rich Fool

    Contributed by Jamey Stewart on Jan 7, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,647 views

    Through this sermon we will define what the rich fool did with the harvest God filled his barns with. We will also uncover three steps you can take to get rid of greed.

    Text: Luke 12:13-21 The Misfortune Of The Rich Fool A. People invest their money in… a. The Stock Market b. Stocks and Bonds c. Retirement Funds B. There is no greater place to invest your money than the Kingdom of God C. We must beware of becoming greedy with ...read more

  • Greed Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Gear on May 15, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,920 views

    The Bible has much to say about the deadly sin of greed.

    I.Greed creates the wrong way of life. A. Jude uses the example of the way of Cain. B. Those that give themselves over to self-service create the wrong path in life. Like Cain, instead of following after God, they focus on something else, and that becomes their way of life.(Isaiah 56:11) ...read more

  • Beware Of Dogs

    Contributed by Tom Rhodes on Jun 1, 2001
    based on 101 ratings
     | 12,093 views

    Spiritual dogs may be friendly but very dangerous to the soul.

    Philippians 3:1-2 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, 1. When I read this scripture I always think of the big signs usually posted on fences “BEWARE OF DOGS”. 2. Immediately you ...read more

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: A Matter Of Greed Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 3,813 views

    Part 2 in Television series, looks at various types of greed.

    Matthew 6:19-34 Who wants to be a Millionaire? That has to be a rhetorical question. U u pick me, pick me. Like who wouldn’t want to be a millionaire? Probably most of us have seen at least one episode of Millionaire and many people watch it on a regular basis. Then you know that the Show ...read more

  • Set Free

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 31, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 2,851 views

    A narrative of how Jesus set Zacchaeus free from greed to generosity and how He can set us free from our sinful attitudes as well.

    Topic: Salvation/Christian Living Theme: Saved from Sinful Attitudes Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to pray for salvation from sin and sinful attitudes. Response: Individuals will ask Jesus to set them free from sinful attitudes in order to ...read more

  • Freedom And Morality Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 24, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,204 views

    We’re to live such lives of purity that we glorify God not just with our words but with our whole bodies. And as a church we’re to encourage one another to live lives of purity so that the church is strengthened in its purity, not weakened.

    As you well know, the Governor-general has just been forced to resign over his failure to censor a priest who was guilty of sexual abuse of one of his parishioners. The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix has just been charged with obstructing the course of justice for protecting priests who were ...read more

  • The Good Life

    Contributed by Michael Blankenship on May 22, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,008 views

    what is the good Life? Will we know it if we have it?

    Years ago, the Saint Petersburg Times, ran clues to a treasure of two hundred dollars that had been buried some where in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg area. Two thousand people showed up in front of the papers offices on the day the final clue was printed. During the next thirty minutes several ...read more

  • The Blessings In Being A Servant

    Contributed by Lauro C Hernandez on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 99 ratings
     | 9,919 views

    Knowing what is expected of us as servants of God and the blessing we have in Him.

    THE BLESSINGS IN BEING A SERVANT 1 Peter 5:2 INTRO: In our relationship with God to be able to maintain these encounter with Him, we have to realize what He expects. There is nothing more great and sublime than Him. Separated from Him, there isn’t nobody that deserves our worship and ...read more

  • How Much Is Enough

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,214 views

    This sermon deals with greed and covetousness. When do we say we have enough?

    How Much Is Enough Joshua 7:1-15 Luke 12:13-21 Text Joshua 7:15-end I can remember as a kid, sometimes we would go over to a person’s house, and our mother would give us that stern warning, "Now don’t ...read more

  • Closet Space

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Aug 3, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 3,887 views

    Year C NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST (PROPER 13) AUGUST 5, 2001

    Year C NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST (PROPER 13) AUGUST 5, 2001 Heavenly Father empower us to use our wealth to help others in need and for good causes. Amen. Title: “Closet Space” Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said ...read more