Big Truth:

We Reject God's Love

Judges 2:11-12; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jonah 2:8; Malachi 1:2-5; Matthew 23:37; John 3:16-20; Acts 7:51-53; 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Bible Verse:

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1:21

Big Ideas:

  • God is love.
  • Sin is an intentional and willful rejection of God’s love for us.
  • Sin makes us dishonorable, unthankful, and deceived.
  • We cannot love others rightly because we have rejected love.

Bible Story:

Luke 15:11-32

The parable of the prodigal son shows the way we reject God’s love and the way He continues to love us steadfastly. Our sin is a rejection of God’s love and His care for us just like the prodigal son rejected his father’s love and care.



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.