Big Truth:

Families are Broken by Sin

Genesis 37:4; Matthew 10:21; Luke 21:16

Bible Verse:

“The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree, and I ate.” (3:12)

“Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the Lord said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.’” (4:9-10)

Genesis 3:12; 4:9-10

Big Ideas:

  • Sin leads families to reject God’s provision.
  • Sin fractures relationships with those we love.
  • Sin causes us to see our family as a barrier to our joy.

Bible Passage:

Genesis 3:1-24; 4:1-12




This series gives a theology of family and adoption. It discusses the importance of seeing, knowing, and relating to God as Father, and it looks at the reality that when we become Jesus followers, we are adopted into God’s family. We are not just individuals, but we are sons and daughters and brothers and sisters. This series will help students grow in their understanding of gospel adoption. 

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Every student should know that:

  • Family exists for God.
  • Their heart was bought with a price.
  • God is building His family through adoption.

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Every student should strive to:

  • Memorize Romans 8.
  • Do one new thing each week to honor their parents or siblings.
  • Find one new way to love and serve their church family.

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Every student should feel:

  • Broken over the ways that sin has fractured their family and the family of God.
  • Hope that one day, their adoption as sons and daughters of God will be fully realized.

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Every student should want:

  • To glorify God in their families.
  • To see their family, and the church family, as gifts from God.
  • To share the truth that Jesus made our adoption possible with someone.