We want to establish several things in this lesson: what sin is, who has sinned, and what the cure is for sin.
1. What Is Sin? There is much debate today over what is a sin and what is not. The bottom line is that sin is disobeying God. Sin isn’t always doing something bad. The Bible says, “To him that knows to do good, but doesn’t do it, it is sin.” Anytime that you know you should do something and you don’t do it, it is sin.
2. Everybody Has Sinned (Including kids). God gave Moses a list of Ten Commandments, so we would know for sure what is a sin and what is not. Billions of people have lived on this earth in the 3,000 years since Moses received the Ten Commandments, and only one person has ever been able to keep all of the Ten Commandments – Jesus. Sometimes people will not talk to kids about sin because they think they are too innocent. The Bible says, “All men have sinned,” and that includes kids.