Big Truth:

We Reject God's Glory

Deuteronomy 4:16-20; Psalm 106:20; Isaiah 40:18-23; Jeremiah 2:11; John 1:9-11; Acts 17:26-29

Bible Verse:

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Romans 1:22-23

Big Ideas:

  • God is glorious.
  • Sin is an intentional and willful rejection of God.
  • In our sin, we are captured by lesser glories.
  • We live for our glory instead of God’s glory.

Bible Story:

Daniel 4

King Nebuchadnezzar was a proud and arrogant king. He did not worship God and one day he had a prophetic dream about his end. None of Nebuchadnezzar’s wise men could interpret his dream, so he called for Daniel to interpret it. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream revealed that he was going to be cast out of his kingdom into a pasture to live like a beast of the field. These things happened to Nebuchadnezzar and his heart turned toward the one true God. Our sin leads us to reject God’s glory for our own glory.



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.