Big Truth:

Our Sin Makes Us Disobey

Psalm 81:11-13; Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:18-19; Romans 1:18-20,24-25; 8:5-8; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19; Titus 1:15-16; 3:3

Bible Verse:

For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord, defying His glorious presence.

Isaiah 3:8

Big Ideas:

  • Disobedience is choosing to say things that are in opposition to God’s Word.
  • Disobedience is choosing to do things that are in opposition to God’s commands.
  • Disobedience is choosing to dishonor and reject God.

Bible Story:

Malachi 1

Malachi was God’s messenger, or His prophet. He warned the Israelites, God’s special people, of their sinfulness. God had given the Israelites specific laws for their ceremonial sacrifices made in the temple. These laws were for their own good and to bring glory to God. The priests in Malachi’s day were not obeying God’s laws. They were offering polluted and bad sacrifices. They were dishonoring and rejecting 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.