What Is So Enticing About Sin?

image I have been blogging fairly regularly now for the last year-and-a-half or so here on Dad in the Middle.  I’ve also started a new group blogging project called Kidmin1124.com focusing on bringing a new perspective to the children’s ministry blogging arena (that kind of makes it sound competitive doesn’t it?).  Kidmin1124 is comprised of a team of writers with a passion for children’s ministry who are all bi-vocational or volunteer children’s ministers.  From time to time, I also publish articles on Tony Kummer’s blog – Ministry-to-Children.com.  Between all of that activity, I have written something over 500 articles in the last during that time period.

With all of that, there is one series of articles which I wrote last September which continues to be the most popular series of posts ever published on my blog.  I have written articles which rival one of the installments in the series, but as a whole, that series has been read more than anything else I’ve written.  The series was on the issue of sin – specifically how to teach children about sin.  I have some series as to why this has been so widely read, but I’ll save those for another post on another day.  If you have a theory, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.  If you didn’t catch the series, here are links to each of the articles in the series:

  1. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)
  2. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#1 What Is Sin?)
  3. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#2 Where Does Sin Come From?)
  4. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#3 Who sins?)
  5. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#4 What Are the Consequences of Sin?)
  6. 5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (#5 What Is The Solution For Sin?)

So, what do you think? How do you teach kids about sin? What works? What doesn’t work? I would love to see your comments below.

1 Comment

  1. Glen Alan Woods |

    Sin is enticing because it is fun. For awhile, anyway. On the other hand, obedience to God is perceived as boring. At least by those who are having so much fun wallowing in their fun sin. But then something happens. The obedient are having fun in liberty, albeit conscious of their own sinfulness, but grateful for God's grace and deliverance from sin. And those who were having fun in sin are shackled in the chains of bondage, eventually recognizing that the law of diminishing returns does not produce the same degree of fun as they once knew. Instead, there is shame, emptiness, or worse, a seared consience which has buried deep any sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's conviction of sin.

    Also, people commit some sins to prove they are their own person, when in fact they are simply following the peer pressure of their chosen crowd. I love to dare people to do the right thing in the face of that peer pressure, choosing instead to follow Jesus even if it means losing face before those who do not have your best interests in mind.