Big Truth:

Sin Makes Me Dead

John 3:3; Romans 5:12, 21; 6:13, 23; 1 Corinthians 15:56; Ephesians 2:1; James 1:15

Bible Verse:

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.

Ephesians 2:1-3

Big Ideas:

  • We are dead in our sin.
  • Sin kills our relationship with God.
  • Sin kills our purpose.
  • Sin kills our joy.
  • Sin kills our peace.

Bible Story:

Ephesians 2:1-5

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.


Fall: Review

Guide 9 acts as a review for the preceding weeks. Use this guide and devotion to support, reinforce, and review concepts learned throughout the past weeks and to test your child’s understanding and memory of these truths.

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:

  • Sin makes us dead.

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Every child should:

  • Look around and acknowledge the ways that sin kills us and the world around us.

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Every child should feel:

  • Broken over sin and its effects on the world and our lives.

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Every child should want:

  • To experience new life in Christ.