God was angry and told Adam and Eve to leave the garden at once. God sent an angel to stop Adam and Eve from returning to the Garden of Eden. After they had left the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain was a farmer. He grew fruits, vegetables and grain. Abel was a Shepard who looked after the sheep.
Cain and Abel didn’t always get along. But they were brothers and loved each other very much. One day they decided to offer a gift to God. Cain gave food from his harvest, while Abel gave a lamb. Abel wanted to sacrifice his first and best lamb to the Lord as an offering. Abel wanted it to be special to God, it was important to him to try his best to do as God had asked him. Cain, the second son, it was not easy for him to give his best.
At the altar, Cain did not put his best crop on the altar, he sacrificed fruits and vegetables. Cain watched as the lamb burned up on the altar while his fruit and vegetables never really caught fire at all. God was pleased with Abel’s gift offering. God looked into the hearts of both brothers and saw that Abel was good and honest man while Cain was evil and angry. Cain, was furious and jealous of his brother.
Cain asked Abel to go with him for a walk, and in his anger, Cain struck Abel to the ground and killed him. Cain thought, no one had seen him but God had (We as people often forget that God is all seeing, He knows all and sees all.) When God asked Cain where Abel was, he lied and said, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?" God said to Cain, "you have done a terrible thing and you will have to leave this land” . Cain cried out sobbing to God," this punishment is too much for me, if I leave, I will never see my land and what about my Mom and Dad?"
"Wherever I go, people will want to kill me for what I have done to my brother.” “No,” said God, “I won’t allow that to happen. “I will look after you, no one will harm you in any way.” With a heavy heart, Cain left his home, never to return again. He became a wonderer for the rest of his life.
Can you image living the rest of your life out, knowing that you have taken a life that God had created? Cain, loved his brother and realized he had made a big mistake. Jealousy and anger is evil and it gets you nowhere in life.
Q How many sons did Adam and Eve have?
A They had two sons.
Q Who can remember what there names were?
A Cain and Abel.
Q What kind of sacrifice did Abel give to God ?
A A lamb.
Q What kind of sacrifice did Cain give God ?
A He gave God fruits, vegetables and grain.
Q Did Cain put his best crops on the altar ?
A No, Cain did not.
Q Who was furious and jealous of his brother.?
A Cain was.
Q Who killed Abel ?
A Cain, killed his brother.
Harvest - a period of gathering in crops.
Sacrifice - a special way to kill an animal and make an offering to God.
God is every where and it is impossible to hide from Him. No one can flee from God, God knows exactly what you are thinking or planning or worried about even before you tell Him. The opposite to jealousy is having peace of mind and soul and showing mercy to all people around you. When we are engaged in jealousy and anger, we are involved in sin and have no peace of mind. If we do not have peace, it can make us sick. Keep your mind on things above, God will teach you how to receive peace of mind and soul. Anger and jealousy is not worth loosing your soul.
But He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your *countenance fallen? (7) If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies and the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
Genesis 4 :10
And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.”
And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain,
lest anyone finding him should kill him. The family of Cain. (16) Then Cain
went out from the *presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the
east of Eden.
With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book. How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.
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|Right-click to download picture of craft for Cain and Abel .||Right-click to download craft pictures for Cain and Abel .|
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