Children’s Church Week 4: Cain and Abel

Genesis 4 – God accepts Abel but rejects Cain

Points:

  1. God is worthy of worship
  2. The difference is Faith
  3. Sin is an infection

Illustration: What are some things you like to do?  How much time do you spend each day doing those things?  How much money are you willing to spend on those things.  Are those things worthy of your time, energy, and money.

Genesis 4:1-4a – “Cain brought fruits from the soil” “Abel brought firstborn of his flock”

1. God is worthy of worship

Think back on all the time, energy, and money you spend on the things you like to do.  How much time, energy, and money are you devoting to God each week?

What does the Bible teach us about worship? — Have a kid read Psalm 150

1 Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.

2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.

3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,

4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.

1. God is worthy of worship

Genesis 4:4b-5

What was the difference between their offerings?

Why did God view them differently?

Genesis 4:6-8

What was the difference between their offerings?

Why did God view them differently?

2. The difference is Faith

Think about Cain’s behavior… is he a man faith?  

Is he a man after God’s own heart, like David?

Genesis 4:8-12 – Cain allows sin to have control over his life.

Genesis 4:16-24

  1. Sin is an infection

Lamech is bragging about his sin.  He is proud that he has murdered someone

Do you know what an infection is?

Illustration:

Imagine a tiny little cut.  If you put some medicine on it and a band-aide, it’s no big deal.  But what if you don’t, and dirt and germs get in there.  It gets infected.  If you don’t take care of it the infection grows and your whole hand hurts.  Then your arm.  Then your shoulder.

This is how sin works and this is what has happened to Cain’s family.

Summary:

  1. God is worthy of worship
  2. The difference is Faith
  3. Sin is an infection

Do you love God?

Anyone who does not love, does not know God, because God is love

God is worthy of our love… He is worthy of our faith.

We must fight sin and love God

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