Where is your brother?
Message by Josh Mutter – July 17, 2022
Big Idea: Our relationship with God shapes our relationships with others.
Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Genesis 4:2b-5 NIV
This story reminds us that we can go through religious motions and not be in a right relationship with God.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
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 4:6-8 NIV
This story reminds us of the damage that is caused when we allow jealousy, anger and bitterness to take root.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis 4:9 NIV
This story reminds us that God designed us to be interconnected with one another.
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