Cain and Abel
Genesis 4:1-16; 25-26
There is one God, the Father… and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:6
Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story shows how deeply sin infected Adam and Eve’s children. Imagine Adam and Eve’s joy as their family grew. With each birth, maybe Eve hoped that this son would be the one to end the curse of sin, to crush the head of the snake. (Gen. 3:15) But as her sons Cain and Abel grew up, she and Adam probably witnessed with grief how sin affects their own children. Cain was not the Promised One, and neither was Abel. Out of jealousy and anger, Cain killed Abel. God punished Cain by sending him away to wander the earth.
Some time later, Eve gave birth to another son. She named this baby Seth. Seth was not the Promised One either, but Jesus would come from Seth’s descendants. (See Luke 3:23-38.) Every baby was born a sinner—like his parents and like Adam and Eve. At just the right time, God would send His Son to be born to save sinners. (Heb. 11:13; Gal. 4:4) God always keeps His promises.
Sin is breaking God’s law.
BIG PICTURE QUESTION:
- What is sin? Sin is breaking God’s law.
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS:
- Sin hurt Adam and Eve’s family. Does sin hurt our family?
- God told Cain to be careful to control his sin. Name a time someone told you to be careful.
Adam and Eve waited for God to send someone to take away sin. Is waiting easy or hard?
- As you travel to different activities throughout the week, talk about ways that God might use each activity as an offering to Him. Pray that your family would give God glory through the activities.
- Go further: Make care kits to meet needs in your community.