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Summary: Violence existed from the dawn of human history. The first child born to the human family was a murderer. Genesis begans with creation and ends in a coffin. The wages of sin began immediately after the fall.

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In this chapter, we have the first of many things:

The first brothers

The first offerers

The first offering

The first parents

THe first home

The first man

The first lady

The first youth worship

The first blood crying from the ground

The first body recommited to the dust.

The first record of death

The first man to see death

The first weeping parents over death.

The first fugitive.

The death of Cain had no externals to blame. There were no rappers, no gang violence, no cultural issues, no race problems, no social problems, no dead beat dads, no educational issues; the only thing present was a sinful heart. Consider the following in regards to Cain killing his brother:

I. THE RUIN OF SIN

II. THE REJECTION BY GOD

III. THE REFUSAL OF GOD'S STANDARDS

IV. THE REPLACEMENT OF GOD BY SATAN

V. THE REVEALING OF AN INFERIOR COMPARISON.

VI. A REBELLIOUS SPIRIT.

VII. THE REACTION OF A GODLESS MAN.

VIII. THE REVISITATION TO CALVARY. (Learn how Jesus defeated violence)

A. He Restrained His power.

B. He prayed for His enemies.

C. He endured the shame of the cross.

D. He rendered good for evil.

E. He revealed the hatred that was in the heart of man.

F. He died to saved us from ourselves.

Conclusion: Violence is condition of the human heart apart from God.


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