Bro. Steve Bradford

A Funny Thing Happened

Steve Bradford is the Minister of Youth and Music and the First Baptist Church in Portageville.

The man who had

Friday, October 31, 2014

There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, "Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife." So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him. Well, one day he died. He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said "Wait just a minute!" she had a shoe box with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away. Her friend said, "I hope you weren't crazy enough to put all that money in the casket." She said, "Yes, I promised. I'm a good Christian, I can't lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him." "You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?" "I sure did," said the wife. "I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check."

Wouldn't it be nice if money could solve all of our problems? I know what you're thinking, It could solve a lot of my problems. When we start to think about death and where we might spend eternity, money means nothing. We all have an equal opportunity to accept Christ as our Savior. He has paid the price for ALL of our sin. "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved." Romans 10:13. Now that's something you can take with you.

Steve Bradford

First Baptist Church

608 DeLisle

Portageville, MO 63873

573-379-5340 - voice