Message: “Why God Rejected Cain’s Offering”

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Message: “Why God Rejected Cain’s Offering”

Dr. Lester F. Ayars - January 26, 2014

Why God Rejected Cain’s Offering

Message Title: Why God Rejected Cain’s Offering Part 4 of The Scarlet Thread series Pastor Ayars Scripture— Genesis 4:1-5 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the Lord.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. Scripture— Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. Main Idea—There are Two Cultures; the culture of God and the culture of Cain No Matter How Good Life Is, It is Incomplete Without God True Worship is About Giving, Not Getting When People are Angry with God, They are Angry With Their Brothers as Well As Marriage was defiled by the fifth generation, so it will continue to be more defiled even as it is today. Why did God Rejected Cain’s Offering? God gave instructions on what the offering should be and Cain chose to bring what he wanted. It is through the scarlet thread that runs through the Bible that God accepted Abel’s offering that included shed blood because it was given by faith while Cain’s was not. Application Time— How will your worship of God change in light of the truths shared this week? How does following God’s word build your faith? Are you making up your own religion? Has God showed you something that you have believe that is not a part of his word?

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