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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cain and Abel

This lesson is taken from Genesis 4:1-26

This lesson is about two of Adam and Eve’s son. 

When the boys grew up Abel became a shepherd, which is someone who raises sheep.  Cain became a farmer, which is someone who grows food from the ground.  When it came time for Cain to gather what he had planted he brought God an offering from what he had grown in his field.  But Abel, worshiped God, and he had faith in God, he brought several of his best lambs from his flock of sheep as an offering to God.  God accepted Abel’s offering, but God wouldn’t take Cain offering.  This made Cain very angry and sad.

God asked Cain, “Why are you so angry?  Why do you look so sad?  God told Cain that his offering would be accepted, if he would do his offering right.  But, if he refused to do his offering right, then he had better watch out.  For sin would be in his life and sin will destroy him.  That he must not let that happen.

Now the first murder in the world is about to happen.  Murder is a sin that God will punish you for.  For God doesn’t like murder.  So, let’s read on and see what happened and see what punishment that God gave.

Later on Cain asked his brother, Abel, to go into the field with him.  While they were in the field Cain attacked and killed his brother.  A little later on the Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother?  Where is Abel?”  Cain answered the Lord with, “ I don’t know!  Am I to know where he is at all the time?”  But God said to Cain, “ What have you done?  Listen!  Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!  You are now to leave here, and you will not return to the land that you have made dirty with your brother’s blood.  No longer will the land give you plenty of crops, no matter how hard you work!  From now on you will be a person wandering about on the earth.  You will keep on the go, going from place to place.”

Then Cain said to God, “My punishment is too great for me to bear!  You have made me leave my land and leave your presence.  You have made me a wandering person, one who is on the go all the time.  And anyone who sees me will try to kill me.”

But, the Lord said, “They will not kill you, for I will give anyone who tries to kill you seven times the punishment that I have given you.”  Then the Lord put a mark on Cain as a warning to anyone who might try to kill him.  So Cain left God’s presence and settled in the land of Nod, which is east of Eden.  The word Nod means “Wandering.”

In time Adam and Eve had another son, which they named Seth.  Eve was happy and said, “God has given me another son in the place of Abel, the one Cain killed.”


  1. Who is the lesson about?
    1. _______________
  2. What happened to Abel?
    1. _______________
  3. What is murder?
    1. _____________________________
  4. What was Cain’s punishment for killing Abel?
    1. ____________________________________
  5. What was the punishment for anyone who killed Cain?
    1. ______________________________________
  6. What does the word Nod mean?
    1. ____________________________________

Unscramble the words.
  • Daam    _________________
  • Vee   ________________
  • Naic    __________________
  • Beal    _____________________
  • Derrum     _____________________
  • Nishenmtup     ___________________

Answer Sheet

Lesson answer
      1.  Who is the lesson about?    Cain and Abel
  1. What happened to Abel?    Cain killed him
  2. What is murder?     A sin
  3. What was Cain’s punishment for killing Abel?  He would be a person wandering about on the earth.  He would be going from place to place.
  4. What was the punishment for anyone who killed Cain?  7 times the punishment that he gave Cain
  5. What does the word Nod mean?  Wandering

Answer for activity
Unscramble the words
·        Daam     Adam
·        Vee      Eve
·        Naic      Cain
·        Beal     Abel
·        Derrum     murder
·        Nishenmtup     punishment

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