Big Truth:

We Are Sinners

Psalm 51:5; 130:3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6; 64:6; Romans 3:10-12; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 John 1:8-10

Bible Verse:

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

Romans 3:23

Big Ideas:

  • Sin is disobedience.
  • Sin is rejection.
  • I have disobeyed and rejected God.

Bible Story:

Genesis 3

God prepared a home for Adam and Eve. He placed them in the Garden of Eden and gave them everything they needed to live. Because of His love for them, He gave them boundaries. They could eat anything in the Garden except for one thing. The only thing they could not eat was the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God set this boundary to protect Adam and Eve, but Adam and Eve disobeyed God. When they ate the fruit, they chose to break away from God’s plan. Their disobedience was sin and their hearts became sinful. Every person born after them is born with a sinful heart. We are all disobedient.



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:

  • Our sin is a rejection of God’s plans and purposes.

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Every child should:

  • Repent of their rejection of God.

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Every child should feel:

  • Sorrowful over their tendency to elevate their plans over God’s plans.

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Every child should want:

  • To faithfully follow God’s plan and purposes for their lives.