Big Truth:

We Hurt Ourselves

Proverbs 1; 7:14-16; Galatians 6:7-8; Romans 1:18-23

Bible Verse:

The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 5:22

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin causes us to want what we should not possess.
  • Our sin is always a rejection of joy.
  • Our sin always leads to our hurt.

Bible Story:

1 Samuel 15:1-35

Saul was the king of the Israelites, but he did not always obey God. God had given Saul specific instructions through Samuel, God’s prophet, but Saul did not obey those instructions. His sin led to his loss of the kingdom and God’s rejection of him. Our sin leads to our hurt.



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:

  • We have broken God’s creation and our relationship with God by our sin.

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Every child should:

  • Seek forgiveness for breaking God’s creation.

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Every child should feel:

  • Sorrow over breaking God’s creation.

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Every child should want:

  • To be forgiven for breaking God’s creation and their relationship with Him.