From bad to worse

City Kids Parent Take-Home
15 October 2023

Genesis 4

Big truth: Sin was everywhere and in everyone.
Christ connection: We are guilty and gone away from God, but Jesus makes us blameless and brings us back!
Memory verse: Romans 6:23 song
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Dinner-table questions:
  1. God warned Cain that sin was crouching (like a dangerous animal!). We can think our sin is only small, but how is sin always bigger and badder than we think?
  2. Abels death showed that Cain was guilty and had to go away. Things we break, words we say, thoughts we have, and most of all our hearts show that we are guilty and gone away from God too. But what does Jesus’ death say about us that’s so much better? [blameless and brought back to God!]
Family discipleship activity: coffee filter art

Your child was sent home a coffee filter. Colour a pattern with felt tip pens, leaving some blank space too. Spray or dribble water over the coffee filter. Watch as the ink spreads into a beautiful design. 
Chat about how sin and death spread from Adam to everyone. Then look up Romans 5 v12 and v17 to find out what Jesus spreads to His people who trust him. We’re all born into Adam’s sin-stained family, but Jesus came so we could be born into a new family – God’s family! 

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