Sunday Scripture

This morning I preached a sermon on Cain & Abel titled “Wander & Create”. Here are 33 highlights:

  • Today I preached mostly out of the Old Testament – all the way back – to Genesis.
  • Cain was the oldest son to Adam & Eve. Abel was the second born son.
  • When Cain & Abel grew up Cain became a farmer, and Abel became a shepherd.
  • Cain & Abel both loved God. They worshipped Him.
  • Cain was a proud farmer – maybe too proud. He thought all of his crops were great.
  • Cain proudly brought forth some of his self-proclaimed great crops to God.
  • God was not enthused. He was not impressed.
  • Abel was more independent than his older brother Cain.
  • Abel did his own thing. He was the quiet one. He was the shy guy.
  • Abel didn’t seem to have a relationship with his mom like Cain did.
  • Abel had a closer relationship to God. He knew what would impress God.
  • Abel brought forth the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock.
  • Abel – the second born – brought forth the best portions of the firstborn.
  • Abel got it right. The LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering.
  • Cain was shocked and stunned. He was dejected and felt rejected. He got angry.
  • Cain produced the first temper-tantrum in the Creation.
  • Cain was like a modern-day sassy and rebellious backtalking teenager.
  • Cain was warned by God to do what is right, and subdue his sin.
  • Cain didn’t listen to God. He was manipulated by Satan – just like his mom.
  • The rage within intensified. It soon controlled and consumed Cain.
  • Cain murdered Abel. It was the first act of violence – the first murder scene.
  • God confronted a guilty and defiant Cain.
  • God banished Cain from Eden forever – making him a homeless wanderer.
  • God gave Cain grace. He marked Cain. He vowed to protect Cain.
  • Anyone who kills Cain will be avenged sevenfold and feel the wrath of God.
  • God gave Cain a second chance at life.
  • God wanted Cain to realize his deadly sins of the past, and repent.
  • God wanted Cain to rely on Him for guidance and direction in a new life.
  • God wanted Cain to see his full potential in a new land.
  • God wanted the same for each of us while we were slaves to the world.
  • The God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament.
  • He’s the same God today. He’s loving. He’s forgiving. He’s compassionate.
  • Receive God’s grace today. It’s abundant. It’s everlasting. His grace is sufficient.

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Published by Chris M. Day

I'm 54 years old. I've been online for the past 28 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own dot.com web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.

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