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Game: High Noon
Notebooks: 5 min
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I want to start with a “Price is right” activity.
I will have 3 big box snacks and 3 teams. I will have a rep from each team come up and they’ll guess the price. Whoever guesses the closest will get to pick which snack box they get for their team.
Then I’ll ask if the teams agree with how the snacks were priced and if they would have ordered the snacks differently. Is the value set by what the thing is made of or by the person who buys it?
We will then split into groups to discuss what gives a person value. The goal is to have a good discussion and lead to the fact that our worth is set by the artist, the creator, and the purchaser of our souls, and not from how good of a person we are. Feel free to use all or none of the questions and verses below:
• What determines how valuable we are? (What we do, how we appear, how much others love us, ourselves, those who love us)
• Who decides our worth?
• Do we have intrinsic value or is it determined by something?
Verses about how no one is good in and of themselves:
10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;”
Verses about our value
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
• How is it possible that we are worthless and valuable at the same time?
We are infinitely valued by God, because he paid the ultimate price to purchase our freedom, healing, and reconciliation.
Verses about what price Jesus paid for us
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
1. Ezra E
8. Ezra W