Big Truth:

We Are A Broken Family

Romans 1:18-32; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19; 1 John 1:8-10

Bible Verse:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Romans 3:23

Big Ideas:

  • Everyone has sinned.
  • Our sin is ultimately against God.
  • Sin wrecks our hearts.
  • Sin wrecks our family.

Bible Story:

Genesis 4:1-12

Cain and Abel both brought their offerings to the Lord, but God approved only Abel’s offering. Cain revealed his true heart, something that God already knew, when he killed his brother and then lied about his whereabouts. Sin has broken our hearts and our families.



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 has broken our families.

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Every child should:

  • Be aware of the ways their sin affects their family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Burdened at how sin breaks our families.

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Every child should want:

  • Their family to be made new by Christ.