The Story of Cain
Outline: Story of Abel and Cain bringing their offerings to God, one accepted and the other rejected. Cain kills Abel in anger and is unrepentant. Jesus came to save sinners who will repent.
|Theme:||Saviour of Sinful Men; Repentance; Judgement|
|Genre:||Bible Stories & Teac|
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One day two brothers came to talk to God. One was a shepherd (PAUSE 3 SEC). His name was Abel. He brought a lamb and killed it before God, as God had said people in those days should do. God saw the blood, and the little dead lamb, and it made Him think of His Son who was to come to bear the punishment which should come on man. God, for His Son's sake, took the gift Abel had brought, and forgave his wrongdoing. Abel went away happy.
Then the other brother, whose name was Cain, brought his gift also. He was not a shepherd. He was a gardener. (PAUSE 3 SEC). Perhaps he said to himself, "I have worked very hard in my garden. My fruit and vegetables are very good. I shall not ask my brother for a lamb. I do not think it is necessary. I will just take my vegetables. I am sure God will like my gift." But God saw nothing in Cain's gift to make Him think of His Son. So He did not accept it. Cain waited a long time. When he saw that his gift was not taken, he became very angry. He hated God for not taking his gift. He hated his brother too, because God had accepted his brother's gift so quickly. It made him angry to see his brother happy. He was so angry that one day when they were in the field together, Cain jumped up and killed his brother, Abel (PAUSE 3 SEC).
God sees everything. He saw Cain kill his brother. God said to him, "What have you done?" Cain was so angry he wouldn't tell God he had done wrong. He would not say, "I'm sorry, forgive me." God had to punish him very severely.
When God's Son, Jesus, came to the world, He said, "I have not come to save good people, but sinners." Those who are ready to admit they are wrong may be forgiven if they trust in Him. He took the punishment the wrong-doer should take. We should not be foolish like Cain, and unwilling to admit our wrong, for then we shall have to bear the punishment ourselves. Let us let Jesus be our Saviour. Let us turn from our wrongdoing and trust in Him. Then He will forgive us.
Sound effects: sheep, digging, crash.