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Cain, Abel, and Seth

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This PowerPoint is a great summary of the story of Cain & Abel. It shows with multiple Bible passages why God acted the way he did, and what kind of sacrifice He is looking for from us as well.

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Cain, Abel, and Seth

  1. 1. Firm Foundations Lesson 13: God rejected Cain but accepted Abel Memory verse: Proverbs 14:12
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>How serious is sin? </li></ul><ul><li>What if someone refuses to believe God and chooses to disobey Him? </li></ul><ul><li>Does a person ’ s sin affect other people? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we work out some way to take care of our sins? </li></ul><ul><li>Can people choose their own way to come to God? </li></ul><ul><li>Won ’ t God accept any sincere effort we make? </li></ul>
  3. 3. God told Adam ’s family what they must do when they came to worship Him <ul><li>There was no way that Adam, Eve, Cain, or Abel could come to God </li></ul><ul><li>God planned a way so that they could come to Him </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaiah 55:7-9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He must have told Adam and Eve how to come to Him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adam and Eve probably told their children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>God must have told them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They must bring offering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The animal ’ s blood must be spilled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lev. 17:11, Heb 9:22b </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why did God require the blood of an innocent animal? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 6:23a </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Both Cain and Abel came to offer sacrifices to God <ul><li>Genesis 4:3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>They knew God existed </li></ul><ul><li>They came to offer sacrifices to Him </li></ul><ul><li>James 2:19 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Abel ’s offering was accepted by God <ul><li>Genesis 4:4 </li></ul><ul><li>Abel brought one of his sheep as an offering to God </li></ul><ul><li>Why did Abel bring this offering? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11:4-6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did God accept Abel ’ s offering? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the blood of animals save us from sin? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrews 10:4 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cain ’s offering was rejected by God <ul><li>Genesis 4:5 </li></ul><ul><li>Cain brought the things he had grown </li></ul><ul><li>God didn ’ t accept this offering </li></ul><ul><li>Why not? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They weren ’ t good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God doesn ’ t like vegetables? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cain was a worse sinner than Abel? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer: Hebrews 11:4-6 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. God rejected Cain and his offering because… <ul><li>Cain didn ’ t come admitting he was a sinner </li></ul><ul><li>He came to God in his own way </li></ul><ul><li>Cain did not have faith </li></ul><ul><li>Remember God ’ s rejection of Adam & Eve ’ s clothing </li></ul>
  8. 8. God reasoned with angry Cain <ul><li>Genesis 4:6,7 </li></ul><ul><li>God reasoned with Cain </li></ul><ul><li>God wanted Cain to come to Him in the right way </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 1:23 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cain killed Abel <ul><li>Genesis 4:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Cain was angry and would not listen to God </li></ul><ul><li>Who was leading Cain? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I John 3:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does Satan want to do to people? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John 8:44 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. God pronounced judgment on Cain <ul><li>Genesis 4:9 </li></ul><ul><li>Why did God ask this question? </li></ul><ul><li>Did God see what Cain did? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Genesis 4:10-15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God is the avenger of all sin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sin against people is sin against God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God will punish those who hurt others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the punishment for sin? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 6:23a </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Genesis 4:16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cain did not repent </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Cain ’s descendants <ul><li>Genesis 4:17-24 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does this passage say about their lives? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. God gave Seth to replace Abel <ul><li>Genesis 4:25 </li></ul><ul><li>What had God promised to send after Adam and Eve sinned? </li></ul><ul><li>The deliverer was to come through the line of Abel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now, the deliverer would come through the line of Seth </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>God cares about sinners </li></ul><ul><li>God cares about you and me </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing can stop His plans </li></ul><ul><li>Abel believed God. Even though Abel was killed, God still sent a deliverer </li></ul>

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