Big Truth:

Sin Wrecks My Family

Exodus 20:5; Numbers 14:18; Numbers 32:13; Deuteronomy 1:35; Judges 2:10; Jeremiah 3:14; Micah 2:3; Zechariah 12:12

Bible Verse:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Hosea 4:6

Big Ideas:

  • We are a broken family.
  • We reject God’s plan for our family.
  • We put ourselves first.
  • We disobey our parents.
  • We experience pain and loss as a family.

Bible Story:

2 Kings 15:8-31

Israel wanted a king, even though God warned them that an earthly king would do much evil. The people of Israel did not pay attention to God’s warnings, and instead kept insisting that God give them a king. These kings became increasingly more evil with every generation, and they continually rejected God. Their sin harmed the people around them and hurt many entire generations.


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 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.