John 3:3; Romans 5:12, 21; 6:13, 23; 1 Corinthians 15:56; Ephesians 2:1; James 1:15
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
God is the source of all life. Our sin is a rejection of Him, and we are all separated from God because of our sin. We are separated from the God who gives all life, and so we are dead in our sin. We cannot do anything to make ourselves alive again, we need God to come and give us new life.
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: