Jr. Tree of Life
08/02/2020 Cain and Abel
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verses
“Do not fear, for I am with you, for I am your God. Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10a
“So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted,
and they will be punished.” Romans 13:2
Adam and Eve were forced to leave the Garden of Eden because they didn’t obey God. He told them to have lots of kids and they did. This means, we are all related in some way to Adam and Eve, but we are defiantly not related to monkeys. God always tells us the truth (veracity.)
Adam and Eve had a son whom they named Cain, he was a farmer and they also had a younger son named Abel who was a shepherd. One day, Cain and Abel offered a sacrifice to God.
Cain brought an offering to God from his garden and Abel brought an offering to God which was an unblemished lamb from the flock of sheep that he took care of.
Abel did what God wanted him to do and God was very happy with his offering. Cain did what he wanted to do instead of what God wanted. God wasn’t happy with his offering.
Cain was very angry that God didn’t accept his offering and it showed on his face. God tried to talk to him, but he wouldn’t listen. God never wants you to go around with an angry or pouty face like Cain did.
Both brothers went for a walk out into the fields. Cain attacked Abel and killed him. God saw (omniscience) everything that happened and He asked Cain where his brother was. Cain answered and said “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” He sure didn’t sound sorry did he?
God had to punish Cain for what he did; He wouldn’t let him farm ever again and he was forced to leave his home behind. Cain was very upset about this and thought that God was being unfair to him. We know that God is (just) and can never be unfair.
Cain was afraid that others would see him and kill him; he was only thinking about himself and didn’t respect God or the life of his brother.
God treated Cain with grace and put a mark on him so that nobody would kill him. After Cain left home, he never listened to God ever again.
Guess what everyone; it’s time to think about back to school. Things
are probably going to be a lot different this year. I bet there will be some changes. You may have to wear masks, social distance, get your temperatures taken, and be extra careful about washing your hands. Some of you may even be homeschooled or do Zoom lessons.
August is usually filled with shopping for school supplies and clothing. Some of you may have sports physicals, dental appointments or doctor visits to get immunizations in order to be ready for the start of school.
The most important way to get ready for going back to school this year is to remember what you have learned in Bible class. If you are afraid, remember to rebound and recover by using the faith-rest-drill. Always respect your teacher and those in authority over you.
It’s also very important to think about and respect the kids you go to school with. Don’t act like Cain, who only cared about himself. When you follow the rules and respect others and your teachers, it will help keep you and other kids.
Do it God’s way all day!!