“The Power of Anger: Cain & Abel”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we began a new preaching series entitled “Fractured,” drawn from Genesis 4-11. This is the second part of a two-part series on Genesis 1-11 that will stretch from January through Lent up to Easter. You can access the first part of this series on Genesis, “In the Beginning,” here. This first week of the series I preached from Genesis 4:1-16, walking through the story of Cain and Abel.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“Now Cain said to his brother Abel, ‘Let’s go out to the field.’  While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” (Genesis 4:8)

The Turn Toward the Next Generation (4:1-2)

Cain: the firstborn, who works the soil, like Adam

Abel: the second-born, who keeps flocks

The Brothers’ Offerings and Conflict (4:3-7)

Two different offerings and two different responses from God

The silence of Abel

Cain’s response of anger and depression

The warning of God

The Double Wrong of Cain (4:8-14)

Cain intentionally murders his brother

Cain pleads ignorance and non-responsibility

God’s punishment upon Cain 

God’s Grace Amidst Punishment (4:15-16)

Grace in hearing Cain’s complaint (4:13-14)

Grace in the promise of protection (4:15)

Grace in the mark of Cain (4:15)

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

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