Cain's Homemade Religion (2 of 8) by Larry Osborne

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Cain's Homemade Religion (2 of 8)
Series: How the Good Go Bad
Larry Osborne
Genesis 4

CAIN'S SAD STORY:
Genesis 4/ Jude 11/ Hebrews 11:4/ 1 John 3:12-13

THE BIG QUESTION:
What was wrong with Cain's Sacrifice?

1. It was bloodless
Romans 6:23/ Hebrews 9:22 and 10:1-10/ Hebrews 11:4-6

2. It was less than his best
Proverbs 3:9-10/ Malachi 1:6-14/ Haggai 1:9

WHAT GOD WANTS TODAY:
Hebrews 11:6/ John 14:6/ Galatians 2:21/ 1 John 3:16/ 1 John 2:3-5 and Ephesians 2:8-10

Faith in Christ = Trusting God enough to do what He says

OUR OWN HOMEMADE RELIGIONS:
Six Substitutes God Won't Accept

1. Good morals and good deeds
Romans 3:23/ Galatians 2:21/ Isaiah 64:6

2. A clear conscience
1 Corinthians 4:4/ Jeremiah 17:9/ Proverbs 3:5-6

3. Sincerity
John 4:23/ 1 Corinthians 10:20

4. Great theology
1 Corinthians 13:1-4/ John 5:37-42/ Revelation 2:1-5

5. Religious rituals
Amos 5:21-24/ 1 Samuel 15:22 and Micah 6:6-8 and Psalm 51:16-17

6. Cut and paste obedience
Matthew 28:20/ John 14:15 and 23-24/ Hebrews 5:8-9/ 1 John 2:3-5/ Proverbs 3:5-17

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further personal study)

1. This week we saw how Abel got caught in the backwash of Cain's sin and ''ho ...


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