Big Truth:

We Hurt Others

Leviticus 19:15-16; Nehemiah 5:7-81; Matthew 7:12; Ephesians 4:30-32; Colossians 3:5-10; 1 Peter 3:8-9; Titus 3:2

Bible Verse:

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:10

Big Ideas:

  • Our sin makes us selfish.
  • Our sin makes us jealous.
  • Our sin makes us angry.
  • Our sin makes us wound others.

Bible Story:

Genesis 4:1-26

Our sinful hearts make us selfish. When we are selfish, we are focused on ourselves and are not focused on glorifying God. Cain was focused on himself and his selfishness led him to become jealous and angry towards God and Abel. His sin caused him to hurt his brother by taking his brother’s life.



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.