The Prince of Thieves

Value: Selfishness

This is the story of how the greatest pirate of all time, Captain Black met his end. He was the most feared pirate of all the seas. Well, you understand back in the old days, prior to we had our nice churches and such, Christianity was safeguarded by monks.

Brother Andrew was a little various from his fellow monks since he liked the out of doors so much and the sea. He did excellent things, keeping the beach tidy and fishing and farming which provided food for the other monks so it was God’s calling for him to be on the beach.

Captain Black found the island of the monks simply ahead. It was an ingenious strategy to hide his booty on the monk’s island, as no one would look for it there. He would let all of his men go to the beach in small boats, leaving his huge pirate ship in deep water.

Brother Andrew stood and looked into the setting sun. He saw the small boats making their way toward his beach. However he did not panic. He added more vegetables to his stew and more wood on his fire for the night.

” Ahoy Brother Andrew!” Captain Black called to his old pal.

” Blessings Brother Black!” The monk reacted. Captain Black liked Brother Andrew due to the fact that he wasn’t afraid of him and always welcomed him with true blessings. Some of the newer pirates watched out for the young monk however soon all accepted him due to the fact that their captain clearly trusted him. Additionally, what was amazing about it was that the monk trusted the infamous pirate.

” Arrr, I believed Christian folk despised low lives like us pirates.” Scalawag Sam stated to Brother Andrew as the brother served him more stew. “I figured the great people of the world believed we were better off not remaining in heaven.”

” Well Sam,” Brother Andrew responded to smiling. “You have your prince of burglars but the church has someone like Captain Blood but we call him the Prince of Peace.

” I never heard anybody say they liked me much less that God did.” The confused pirate stated moving off to sit on the beach and consume and consider exactly what he heard that day. The males all found places to bunk down for the night. Brother Andrew and Captain Black talked by the fire.

” You need to include us Brother Andrew.” The captain welcomed. The guys all like you and you would be the wealthiest monk in the world.”

” I do not require riches. They would take too much time to view and worry about.

” I have all I need. I have the love and relationship of my incredible dad which will last an eternity. I have the community of bros, the love of the townspeople and even the relationship of notorious pirates. I have the secret I know about the pirates that the world does not know. I know that even ‘low lives’ as they call you ready men at heart, with loyalty and friendship to offer and starving hearts to know more about God and His Kingdom.”

” Ah you do have a secret and I’ll bet its one nobody would think from you. I need to use amazing wealth that is more than a king could ask for and the commitment and commitment of my males.” Said the Captain toasting the monk who he considered among his closest pals.

All of a sudden, on board the deserted ship, a lantern left burning in the weapons space feel when its cable broke. The fire lit a little blaze that moved directly into the gunpowder space.

The explosion on the horizon lit up the whole sea like daytime. Captain Black jumped to his feet and all of his males were unexpectedly broad awake and yelling in panic as they enjoyed their ship increase in flames. There was another explosion and after that another and with each, the captain sobbed out like he was being struck with bullets Brother Andrew ran to his aid and helped him to the ground as he and the pirates enjoyed the ship and all of his wealth sink to the bottom of the deep blue sea.

Captain Black groaned. He looked at Brother Andrew who stayed close to his friend’s side understanding he should be going through so much suffering. They had actually taken the boats and were currently on their way to find the next rich pirate captain to serve.

” It appears like your guys were just faithful to your wealth. That is not real loyalty.” Bro Andrew observed.

” I require a treasure that can not be sent to the bottom of the ocean Brother Andrew.” The captain stated to his friend. “And I need a team that is devoted to me, not to my gold. Is that possible?”

” Yes, there is a friend that is closer than any brother and will never ever leave you or abandon you. His name is Jesus Christ and he is the Prince of Peace, the perfect savior for the prince of burglars. I will take you to him and he will show you a wealth that is greater than a thousand ships can carry. And it is a treasure that is kept for you in paradise, where no fire, explosion or burglars can ever touch it since it is protected by God himself.”

Captain Black ended up being Brother Black, the latest monk in the monetary. From that day forward, there were two monks on the beach offering food, friendship and the gospel to the dark pirates and many “low lives” came to know Christ due to the fact that of Brother Black and Brother Andrew.

Captain Black liked Brother Andrew because he wasn’t afraid of him and always greeted him with blessings. Scalawag Sam said to Brother Andrew as the brother served him more stew. There was another explosion and then another and with each, the captain cried out like he was being struck with bullets Brother Andrew ran to his help and assisted him to the ground as he and the pirates saw the ship and all of his wealth sink to the bottom of the deep blue sea.

Captain Black ended up being Brother Black, the latest monk in the financial. From that day forward, there were two monks on the beach offering food, friendship and the gospel to the dark pirates and many “low lives” came to understand Christ because of Brother Black and Brother Andrew.