Cain and Abel Applied

March 5, 2017 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Genesis

Topic: Genesis Passage: Matthew 5:21–5:26

Cain and Abel Applied
Christ Proclamation Church
Bible Passage
March 5, 2017

Sermon Theme: Entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven requires perfect love for the brethren. Our sin and need for salvation is seen in our anger that leads to hateful actions, but by faith in Christ, the Spirit of God transforms us into people who love God, love others, and are reconciled in our relationships.

I. COMMAND TO NOT MURDER
    A. Context of the Command – (Matt. 2:13-5:1)
    B. Statement of the Command – (Matt. 5:21)
    C. Interpretation of the Command – (Matt. 5:22)

II. REMINDER TO NOT MURDER
    A. Brother Kills Brother – (Genesis 4:2-10)
        1. Setting – “at the altar”
        2. Progression – “disobedience and anger”
        3. Action – “left the altar and killed his brother”
    B. Brother Reconciles With Brother – (Matt. 5:23-26)
        1. Setting – “at the altar”
        2. Progression – “something against brother”
        3. Action – “leave gift and be reconciled”

III. APPLICATION TO NOT MURDER
    A. Owning and Repenting of Sin
    B. Mastering and Turning from Sin
    C. Bearing the Joyful Fruit of Righteousness

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