Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:18-19; Genesis 3:23-24; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17
Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ.
Jesus tells a story about a young son who chooses to go away from his father and his home because of his sinful heart. He takes his inheritance and leaves his family. He spends all of his inheritance and is left homeless and with nothing. He has to beg for food and when he returns home, he discovers his father waiting for him with open arms. This story shows us how God forgives us even though we are separated from Him by our sin.
Everything was perfect in the world until we broke it. When humanity chose to sin, the world that was once perfect became messed up and broken. Sin is ultimately a rejection of God Himself. Because of sin bad things happen, we experience all types of pain, and death has come into the world. All of creation groans and wishes that the world be perfect and good like it was before.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: