NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE

 

BIBLE CHARACTERS

 

CAIN AND ABEL

 

LESSON 11

 

Teacher References:  Genesis 4:7,8; Joshua 24:13-15; Romans 6:23

 

THE TWO CHOICES

 

Gen 4:7           “…And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.”

                       

1)      We can choose the way of life through repentance of our sins, walk and please God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2)      OR, we can choose the way of sin and death as Cain, walking unrepentant in our sinful ways.

 

Comment        But whichever way we choose, will be our desire, and it will rule over us!

                         Again, “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door…” (and it will rule over us!)

 

CAIN KILLS HIS BROTHER

 

Gen 4:8           “And Cain talked with Abel his brother:…Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.”

 

1)      Cain through his jealousy and anger killed his brother Abel because Abel was righteous.

2)      Cain, by killing Abel, prevented him from bearing fruit which was the commandment of the Father, “…Be fruitful and multiply…”

3)      Spiritually – we can kill our brother and sister through ambition, jealousy, and selfishness, that they also become unfruitful in the winning of souls (bearing fruit) unto the Father!

4)      The spirit of Cain still exists in the Church today!

5)      Remember, Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me!”

6)      Brothers and sisters let us love and care for one another as He gave us commandment!

Special Mention

Gen 4:1-14      One could also see a shadow of the Jewish nation when they rose up and killed their brother and Lord on the cross.  As Cain killed his brother Abel, because his own deeds were evil so the Jews killed their brother Jesus because their deeds were evil.

 

Comment        Cain who was of the wicked one tried to stop the righteous seed and failed.  The Jews in their darkest hour tried to stop the righteous seed and failed because the Christians today are of that seed!

 

Summary       1) Discuss the power of choice, free will and bearing the responsibility of the

                           consequences.

2) Because of disobedience sin began to work in Cain – unrepentant he became rebellious.  Finally wrath turned into hatred.  The result was murder.