“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23, NLT
Everyone has sinned.
Read Romans 3:23 out loud several times until it’s stuck in your brain. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t be as good as God. It’s kind of like this!
- Draw a bullseye target on a sheet of paper. Tape the paper to a wall.
- Use more paper to make paper wads or paper airplanes.
- Step as far away from the target as the room allows, and try to hit the center of the target with your paper wads or paper airplanes. Play several rounds.
If you think of God as the center of the target, we just can’t hit the target every time. But that’s ok. Do you know why? Because of Jesus!
Jesus took the punishment for our sins when he died on the cross. After we believe in Jesus, God helps us to choose to follow Jesus so we can be on target.
That’s the only way to hit God’s target. To believe in Jesus.