This was a fun video to do for work:
Let’s not miss that, too—sin isn’t so much an action as it is a condition. It’s true, whenever we violate God’s revealed will we sin, but we do because it’s in our nature. Let me put it another way—we don’t become sinners when we sin; we sin because we are sinners. That’s our heritage. It’s the spiritual DNA we inherited from the parents of the human race.
So how do we—as parents, mentors, and church leaders—help the children in our care separate wisdom from folly? We train them as the Church has for generations: we catechize.
In September 1865, Hudson Taylor stood trembling, gripping the side of the pulpit before a vast Christian assembly in Perth, Scotland. He was only thirty-three years old and just coming off his first missionary term in China. The words he was about to speak would come pouring from his heart and would be life changing for all who heard his message, a milestone in the history of missions. His goal was to shock his hearers out of lethargic indifference about missions. His method was to tell a true story about a Chinese man named Peter, whom Taylor had been trying to reach with the gospel.