Big Truth:

Sin Ruins My Heart

2 Chronicles 12:14; Psalm 55:15; Job 41:24; Isaiah 64:6; Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 12:34; 15:19; Romans 2:5; Hebrews 3:12

Bible Verse:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23

Big Ideas:

  • We are broken in our sin.
  • Our sin makes us selfish.
  • Our sin makes us lie.
  • Our sin makes us disobey.
  • Our sin makes us empty.

Bible Story:

Psalm 51

Sin is not just when we do bad things and then say we are sorry and move on. Sin has great effects on us and on the world around us. Sin wrecks our hearts. It is because we are sinful that we do things that hurt other people. David shows us one example of this in the Bible, when he responds to his sin in Psalm 51. David acknowledges that he has sinned against God and that his sin has ruined his heart. In our sin, we do not just need to be made better, we need a new heart.


Fall: Review

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 destroys our hearts, and we need Jesus to give us new hearts.

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Every child should:

  • Recognize their own selfishness, lies, or disobedience as examples of sin in their lives.

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Every child should feel:

  • Sorrow over sin.

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Every child should want:

  • To repent of sin and be given a new heart in Jesus.