Big Truth:

We Are Broken In Our Sin

Isaiah 59:2; 64:6; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 1:19-23; 8:5-8; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19; Titus 1:15-16; 3:3

Bible Verse:

For the wages of sin is death.

Romans 6:23a

Big Ideas:

  • Our relationship with God is broken.
  • Our hearts are broken.
  • Our actions are broken.

Bible Story:

Joshua 7:1-26

Achan sinned against God and broke his relationship with God by keeping some of the spoils of war. Achan thought he could hide what he had taken and that no one would know, but God uncovered Achan’s sin and revealed just how broken his heart was. We are broken and sinful and act in ways that displease God.



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.

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Every child should know that:

  • All people are broken in our sin and we suffer consequences because of sin.

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Every child should:

  • Understand sin as disobedience against God and His plan.

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Every child should feel:

  • Burdened by the reality of their sin.

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Every child should want:

  • To repent of their disobedience against God.