Value – Assembly 2

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Introduction

Tell everyone that they have great value. One of the things that women (especially) long to be is to be treasured, to know that they have value – good hint for you guys there in a relationship! But we all need to feel valued and the great news is that we are all of great value.

Game

Before the assembly starts, put tickets under 3 chairs (if there are chairs in the room!) When the assembly starts, get everyone to stretch out their hand in front of them, then put it in the air, then put it under the seat of the person in front and see if there’s a ticket there.

Get the 3 ‘volunteers’ up (or they can nominate a friend who would like to take part!) and play a game of ‘guess the price.’ Start with 5 normal prices – the price of shoes, someone’s top, a haircut, a jacket, a toothbrush. Then go on to increasingly bizarre things – belly button piercing, a facelift for someone… etc.

Of course there has to be a reward for those who have taken part!

Statistics

  • Consumer spending in the US in the third quarter of 2017 was $14.1 trillion! That’s 68% of the US economy.
  • The average US family spends $1800 a year on clothing.
  • In the UK, we spent £59.47 billion on clothing in 2017.
  • The beauty and personal care industry was worth £10.2 billion in the UK in 2017, the sixth highest in the world.
  • In the USA, the cosmetics and beauty market was worth $63 billion in 2016.
  • In 2017, Americans spent over $16 billion on cosmetic and plastic surgery

SOURCES (All accessed February 2019):
https://www.thebalance.com/consumer-spending-trends-and-current-statistics-3305916

https://www.statista.com/statistics/289999/consumer-spending-on-clothing-in-the-united-kingdom-uk/

https://www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com/Article/2018/10/26/What-is-the-current-state-of-the-UK-beauty-market-Key-findings

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/more-than-16-billion-spent-on-cosmetic-plastic-surgery

TALKY BIT

Talk about the old Sprite advert catch phrase which was, “Image is nothing, thirst is everything.”

Ask whether people are really satisfied – does drinking Sprite really satisfy you? Does getting makeovers or buying clothes truly satisfy? Does it touch the deep needs in your heart? Can it bring you love? Will it last when you’re gone? Does the buzz of new clothing or a new fragrance last or make you happy long-term?

John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person that aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever.”

Only Jesus can touch that deepest part of your soul that nothing else can reach. Jesus gives life in its fullest sense – he gives life that lasts forever – life that doesn’t go away. Food is eaten, fashions come and go, makeovers fade away. But Jesus always has been and always will be there.

Remember your value doesn’t depend on how YOU feel about yourself nor on how other people treat you. No, your value is in what GOD thinks of you and God thinks a LOT of you!

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