Improve your sermon prep with our brand new study tools! Learn all about them here.

Summary: Encouraging you to bear the burden of your calling, your gift, and your faith for the cause of Christ.

  Study Tools

The Working of All Things

Bearing your fruit

Gen. 4:1-16

• The Word of God begins with such a positive scene

o How that God took nothing and made a spectacular Something

 The beauty of the creation story can only truly unfold as your imagination begins to pull the words off of the page and produces visions in your mind.

o Everything was simply a paradise

 Untouched and undefiled by the workings of sin

 Disobedience to God didn’t exist

• It had no rule

• It had no meaning yet

• It was something that was unthought-of

• It was something that was unheard of

• God placed man (his most prized creation)

o As keeper of the garden of God

 A place called Eden

• The only thing God required was (don’t touch the tree)

o The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

o God told Adam “in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surley die”

• So Life Began

o A perfect paradise

o Adam and Eve didn’t have to worry about anything --everything was simply a reach away

• Something happened

o As time went on (who knows how long)

o One day the serpent came to Eve

 I don’t believe that she went to the tree

 I believe the serpent came to her and drew her to the tree

 She ate the fruit but she wasn’t alone

• Adam was WITH her (Gen. 3:6)

Though FRUIT, sin entered the world

• Cain and Abel offering a sacrifice to God

o Each brother offering something different

 The fruit of their labor

• Abel offered the firstlings of his flock - the fat thereof

• Cain offered the Fruit of the ground

o The word said that God had respect unto Abel’s but not unto Cain’s

• Cain’s countenance fell

o Cain talked with Abel

o “Cain rose up against his brother and slew him”


 The Lord talks to Cain

• God told Cain that the blood of Abel cried unto Him from the ground

o Gen. 4:11-13

 So now jyou are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”

13 And Cain said to the LORD, “My 7punishment is greater than I can bear!


o As we go a little further in scripture we come to the book of Numbers 13:

 The children have been wondering in the wilderness

• Now they are standing on the border of God’s promise

• And they sent spies into the land

• They spies have been searching out the land for forty days

o And finally they come to Moses and Aaron and showed them the Fruit

o A cluster of grapes so massive that it took two men to bare it


• There is a message in stepping when God says step

• There is a message on taking what God says is you’re and possessing the Promises of God

o I believe that if they had stepped into the promised land that God would have lifted the curse placed on the land by Cain

Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion