Big Truth:

We Are Separated From God

Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:18-19; Genesis 3:23-24; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17

Bible Verse:

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ.

Ephesians 2:12

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin separates us from the truth.
  • Our sin separates us from joy.
  • Our sin separates us from the author of life.

Bible Story:

Luke 15:11-32

Jesus tells a story about a young son who chooses to go away from his father and his home because of his sinful heart. He takes his inheritance and leaves his family. He spends all of his inheritance and is left homeless and with nothing. He has to beg for food and when he returns home, he discovers his father waiting for him with open arms. This story shows us how God forgives us even though we are separated from Him by our sin.



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 that separates us from Him.

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Every child should:

  • Trust what God tells us about the depth of our sin and brokenness.

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Every child should feel:

  • A need to have a right relationship with God.

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Every child should want:

  • A restored relationship with God.