Summary: IN THIS STORY NOT ONLY DO WE FIND THE GENESIS OF ALL CREATION BUT ALSO THE BEGINNING OF DIVISION, STRIFE,AND SEPERATION BETWEEN BROTHERS AND THIS SEED OF DIVISION AND STRIFE CONTINUES TO MOVE DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS FROM CAIN AND ABEL TO JACOB
Genesis 4:9 (KJV) And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother?
And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
Luke 10:36-37 (KJV) Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him
that fell among the thieves?
 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus
unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
VERY BREIFLY THIS EVENING I WOULD LIKE TO USE FOR A TOPIC
(I AM MY BROTHER`S KEEPER).
THIS STORY FOUND IN THE 4TH CHAPTER OF GENESIS IS A VERY FAMILIAR STORY
MOSES REVEALS TO US THAT ADAM LAY WITH HIS WIFE EVE
SHE CONCEIVES AND GIVE BIRTH TO HER FRIST SON CAIN
LATER, SHE CONCEIVES AGAIN AND GIVES BIRTH TO HER SECOND SON , ABEL
THE RECORD ALSO REVEALS THAT CAIN WAS A FARMER AND ABEL WAS A
AND CAIN & ABEL GAVE OFFERINGS TO THE LORD.
ABEL`S OFFERING WAS LOOKED UPON WITH FAVOR,
BUT GOD REJECTED CAINS OFFERING
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CAIN BECAME UPSET AND INVITED ABEL OUT TO THE FIELD
AND IT WAS THERE THAT HE COMMITTED THE WORLD FRIST MURDER
VERSE 9 IN THE TEXT REVEALS THAT the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother
? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
IN THIS STORY NOT ONLY DO WE FIND THE GENESIS OF ALL CREATION
BUT ALSO THE BEGINNING OF DIVISION, STRIFE,AND SEPERATION BETWEEN BROTHERS
AND THIS SEED OF DIVISION AND STRIFE CONTINUES TO MOVE DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
FROM CAIN AND ABEL TO JACOB AND ESAU TO JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS TO ABSALOM AND AMMON AND
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON
AND IT EVEN HAVE MANIFESTED ITSELF IN THE CHURCH TODAY
THIS DIVISION AND SEPERATION OF BROTHERS WOULD BECOME SO ENGRAINED INTO THE FABRIC OF THE
THAT BY THE TIME JESUS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE
IT HAD PREMATED THE VERY RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
A COMMUNITY THAT GOD HAD COMMISSIONED TO BRING RECONCILIATION AMONG BROTHERS
AND IF THE PURPOSE OF GOD WAS GOING TO BE ACCOMPLISH
SOMEBODY HAD TO ANSWER CAIN`S QUESTION ( AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER)
SO AS WE EXAMINE THE 10TH CHAPTER OF THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
WE FIND JESUS BRINGING CLOSURE TO CAIN`S QUESTION
IN THE 10TH CHAPTER OF LUKE
JESUS IS TEACHING HIS DICIPLES AND THE COMMUNITY
VERSE 25 TELLS US - a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luke 10:26 Jesus replied, "What does Moses' law say about it?"
Luke 10:27 "It says," he replied, "that you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all
your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor just as much as you love yourself."
AND REALLY TRYING TO BE SLICK - The man wanted to justify (his lack of love for some kinds of people), so he asked,
"WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR"
JESUS BEING THE MASTER TEACHER HE IS JESUS
TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT A CASE STUDY THROUGH WHICH HEARERS COULD DECIDE FOR
THEMSELVES THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION
HE BEGINS BY TELLING THEM A STORY THAT’S HELPS TO DEMONSTRATE THE TRUE MEANING OF BEING OUR
JESUS SAID, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his
raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.