SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

RAISING CAIN AND OTHER KIDS (4 OF 5)

by Frank Pollard


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Raising Cain and Other Kids (4 of 5)
Series: The Adam Family
Frank Pollard
Genesis 41: 1,2


We've been talking about the Adam Family in recent days. Three weeks ago we spoke of the purpose that God has for all of us and the partner that God gave Adam in the home and it is to be a place of encouragement and she is to be a helpmeet. We talked the next week about the stages of marriage, about the ideal - the honeymoon stage,the ordeal - when the fuzzies die down and people face the realities of living with each other and then if they survive, they have to come through to the love deal where you work at it. Love is something you do, not just something you feel. We talked about those statistics, a study that showed that one out of every two marriages in America ends in divorce.


If people are married in a church, just married in achurch, that's all they know, then one out of fifty ends in divorce. But if people are members of a church and they attend that church, and they read their Bibles and they pray, the study shows that one out of 1,105 marriages ends in divorce. Last week we talked about letting go and hanging on. We are to let go of parents and people and problems and not bring too much baggage into our marriage. We are to hang on, hang on to each other, to make that choice, to accept each other, to pay attention to each other, to forgive and encourage each other and to show physical affection to each other, but today we are going to talk about raising Cain and other kids. In Genesis 4:1,2 we read in the scripture "Adam lay with his wife, Eve, and shebecame pregnant and gave birth to Cain." And she said, "with the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man." And later she gave birth to his brother, Able. When the children came, just think, there were no grandparents to help and to love. Children talk about interesting things..

One day three youngsters were bragging to one another about how tough they were. "I'm so tough I can wear out a pair of ...

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