Big Idea: Our God what we couldn't to make up for us doing what we shouldn't.
Bible Passage: Genesis 3
This week we called 'sad week'. We learned how God's children chose to disobey God, abandoned His love for them, and chose to sin. They broke the perfect togetherness they had with God, and then everything was different. Sin had entered the world. Adam and Eve ate from the one tree God had said was off limits, because they listened to the serpent instead of to God. So God sent His children out of the perfect garden, and they didn't have perfect togetherness with God, or with each other, or with creation anymore. But, God had a plan. He would restore the perfect togetherness He had with His children. God sent Jesus, who was the sacrifice for our sin and died to pay the penalty for our brokenness so that we could be called children of God. "Our God did what we couldn't, to make up for us doing what we shouldn't. He kicked His children out of the garden, and then did whatever it took to bring us back again." – The Biggest Story.
List the rules in your household. Talk about the ones the children don't like. Talk about how the rules in your household are for our good and our joy. This is the same with God's rules. Go on a walk together as a family, or as you drive, point out ways sin has affected the world. Notice overgrown or dead plants, litter, buildings in need of repair and so forth. Talk about how because of Jesus, one day we can once again have perfect togetherness with God forever – even though we don't deserve it, because of our sin. Thank God for making a way for us to be called His children.