Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Value Values: “If values and principles are to set the tone for organizations and guide their decisions, they must become part of every task, plan, discussion, and operation,” Dennis
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
THE VALUE OF STUFF
It’s interesting the values people put on stuff. It’s amazing what sells on E-bay. A Brazilian manufacturer put a UFO detector with AA batteries included on E-bay. The detector could detect fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field caused by visitations from alien spacecraft.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2008
THE VALUE OF THE BLOOD
Several years ago in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, George and Vera Bajenksi’s lives were changed forever. February 16, 1989, on a very normal Thursday morning, the phone rang at 9:15 a.m. "There’s been an accident..." It involved their son Ben.
As they approached the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 1, 2010
The Value of Water
Colonel Nick Rowe is not a name most of you have probably heard of before. He was a war hero, in a war that had so few heroes.
He was killed in the Philippines by an assassin. His funeral was one to be remembered. He is buried in Arlington national Cemetery. In all the history
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
David Neeleman, JetBlue Airways CEO, meets 95% of new employees on their first work day. From day one he demonstrates he values them. He also sets aside one day each week to travel on JetBlue flights, where he serves beverages and cleans planes. In '02, JetBlue wanted to hire 2,000 team
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Value Concepts: To younger audiences, “Value” means price, fast service, free, bigger, instant gratification and ego building. Boomers and women place more value in quality, relationships, learning, personal service and making one’s life richer and more meaningful. Boomers and women will pay higher
Seeing the value?
An artist took a paint brush and painted a picture in two colors.
He called the picture ’BLUE AND GRAY."
The artist listened to a critic that couldn’t even paint and threw the picture in a corner and it gathered dust many years.
One day someone saw the picture and offered to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 4, 2004
THE VALUE OF A PEARL
Pearls were perceived in the first century in much the same way we view diamonds today. They were the most valuable gem in the world at that time. If you owned a pearl, you owned a fortune.
And there was a good reason for it. Pearl hunting involved immense danger. The
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 13, 2005
An American tourist in Paris, who purchased an inexpensive amber necklace in a trinket ship, was shocked when he had to pay quite a high duty on it to clear customs in New York. This aroused his curiosity, so he had it appraised. After looking at the object under a magnifying glass, the jeweler
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
THE VALUE OF A VOLUNTEER HOUR
The value of a volunteer hour nearly kept pace with inflation during ’07, increasing 3.94% while consumer prices tracked at 4.1%. The estimate for the value of a volunteer hour jumped 74¢, from $18.77 in ’06 to $19.51 in ’07, reports the Independent Sector, a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
CHRISTIAN VALUES STATISTICS
93% of U.S. Christians think tax-funded schools should not promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. 92% of U.S. Christians think it is "very important" to prevent homosexual "marriage" from becoming legal. 89% of U.S. Christians are
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jun 15, 2009
THE VALUE OF CONNECTING
Larry Crabb tells the story of a man he knew that attempted suicide. His injury was so severe that he should have died, but he recovered and sought out Dr. Crabb for therapy.
The two had been meeting together for some time. They covered a lot of ground. Dr. Crabb
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2011
THE VALUE OF THE ROCK
There is an old story told of an occasion in 1799 when a twelve year old boy named Conrad Reed skipped church and went fishing in Little Meadow Creek on the family farm near Fayetteville, North Carolina. In an attempt to spear a fish young Conrad Reed missed but his spear
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
What value did it have,
That old wooden cross,
The day on which Jesus died?
Just two beams of wood,
And three nails of iron,
On which He would be crucified.
But the world could not know,
The price to be paid,
By the blood that forever would stain.
For no greater cost,
Could e’er be
Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 15, 2005
There is such a love that creates value in what is loved. There is a love that turns rag dolls into priceless treasures. There is a love that fastens itself onto ragged little creatures, for reasons that no one could ever quite figure out, and makes them precious and valued beyond calculation.
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 1, 2005
VALUE IN WORK, OR MOTHERHOOD?
In a May 2005 report, USA Today says mothers enjoy their work as mothers, but they would like to feel more valued. 1 in 5 mother’s who took the survey say they feel less valued by society since becoming a mother.
The survey was conducted by the University of
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jun 29, 2005
God Values Our Gifts
God seeks and values the gifts we bring Him—gifts of praise, thanksgiving, service, and material offerings. In all such giving at the altar we enter into the highest experiences of fellowship. But the gift is acceptable to God in the measure to which the one who offers it is
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities not the salt in our bread but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and