This is a small group lesson I wrote for our junior high guys this week. A thought that’s been coming to my mind lately is that our guys may hear “sin” a lot, but they may not have a firm grasp on what sin is or what it means for their lives. Next week I plan on getting to the redemption part of the sin problem, but this was the setup.
The small group lesson is in its raw form as I wrote it, so feel free to use it and adapt it to your own setting.
- How do you know when you’ve done something wrong?
- What’s the worst punishment you’ve gotten and what did you do to receive it?
- How would you describe “sin” in one sentence?
- Why was the one tree in the garden bad for Adam and Eve to eat?
- What was the temptation Adam and Eve faced?
- What happened after they ate fruit from the tree?
- (Leader note: Emphasize the shame they faced and how their shame led them to hide from God)
- What is Adam’s response when God confronts him (vv. 11-12)?
- What is the result of sin?
- How did Adam’s sin spread to the world? What does this mean for us?
- How do you see yourself similar to Adam? How do you see yourself different?
- What’s an example of a sin that breaks God’s commands?
- What’s a command that you have broken recently?
- How would you describe God’s standards?
- What’s an area of God’s standards you’re not meeting?
- Separation from God
- Why does sin separate us from God?
- Even though we are all subject to sin, we have hope that Jesus has wiped that away
- We’ll talk more about the salvation from sin that Jesus brings next week