A Temptation and a Snare
1 Timothy 6:9-11 Introduction: More than 100 million people gamble on some level. Three hundred billion dollars a year are spent on gambling.All of the statistics that I have seen state that all lotteries are aimed at the poor and financed by the poor. The big problem with the lottery is it appeals to the […]
Don’t Just Make a Living, Make a Life!
Luke 12:15 I was in a Trustee Meeting at the University of Mobile listening to a report by Dr. Robert McGinley concerning a soon to be launched Capital Gains Campaign for the University. In his report he made this statement: “We are doing a good job of teaching students how to make a living; it […]
A Bed for a Bank
Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 15:8-10; 21:1-4, 16:9; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Did you hear about the woman who used her bed for a bank? Due to some “traumatic experiences with banks” she decided to deposit her money in her mattress. According to news reports this Israeli woman lost her life savings in a landfill. On Monday, June 8, 2009, her thoughtful […]
Gambling: What Is At Stake?
Isaiah 65:11 Introduction: Philip L. Wilson shares the following, “Gambling in some form or other has been around since ancient times. Some pharaohs of Egypt were known to be compulsive gamblers and often had their dice buried with them. Gambling was prevalent in ancient China as well, prompting the philosopher Confucius, who lived 500 years […]