Building Strong Hearts, Cultivating Deep Life!
Genesis 4:1-16
1 John 3:12….
“Do not be like Cain, who
belonged to the evil one and
murdered his brother. And why
did he murder him? Because
his own actions were evil and
his brother's were righteous.”
about God and
about the way God should be
approached and propitiated.
Cain had his own religion.
A) Reason For Revelation
Since the fall,
man’s reasoning powers
are often flawed.
We can never know God apart
from His own personal revelation
of Himself.
B) The Beauty Of Blood
“ …without the shedding
of blood there is no
forgiveness (of sin).”
Abel’s way was
God’s way!
C) Trying For Trusting
“By faith Abel offered
a better sacrifice
than Cain did ….”
works, human effort
and personal merit.
Cain’s creed….
“I’m doing the best
I can!”
D) Feelings For Facts
Cain felt justified in
what he did. He had
good feelings about his altar and
Cain was religious
but not righteous!
A) A Spirit Of Intolerance
“…. 4b The LORD looked with
favor on Abel and his offering,
5 but on Cain and his offering
he did not look with favor.
So Cain was very angry, and
his face was downcast. ….
…. 6 Then the LORD said to
Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why
is your face downcast? 7 If you
do what is right, will you not be
accepted? But if you do not do
what is right, sin is crouching
at your door; it desires to have
you, but you must rule over it.’ ”
B) A Spirit Of Insolence
“Then the LORD said to Cain,
‘Where is your brother Abel?’
‘I don't know,’ he replied.
‘Am I my brother's keeper?’ ”
“Boldly disrespectful
in speech or behavior;
arrogantly contemptuous.”
God said that
a curse will be over Cain and
the generation
that comes after him!
Cain is the father of
all who preferred their
own belief, principles,
and opinions to
Christ or His Word.