This last week we looked at the story of Cain and Abel ... and Seth. We saw that life outside the garden followed the same sad pattern of temptation, sin, and cursing. Adam and Eve's sin is passed on to their descendants. But as the curse spreads spreads and worsens, the promise continues; God is working to bring about his plan of redemption. In the birth of Seth another offspring is provided who will be the new bearer of the promise from Genesis 3:15. Through tragedy, despite opposition, and through often surprising means, God is pushing his purposes forward.
Listen to Cain and Abel and Seth
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week's sermon will come from Genesis chapter 5. Please take some time to read the text and reflect on the following questions:
- What differences do you notice between the line of Cain in ch4 and the line of Seth in ch5?
- What do you think is the significance of Enoch's story?
- How does the naming of Noah fit into the larger context of Genesis 3-8?
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.