Episode 4: Why are we here?

Break the Ice.

  • What was your least favorite food as a child? Do you still hate it or do you love it now?

Bring the Word. 

Read Genesis 4:1-8

  • How were Cain and Abel different?
  • What did each man bring to God as an offering?
  • Why didn’t Cain bring from the flocks and Abel bring from the crops?
  • What does this tell us about the offerings we should bring to God?
Read Hebrews 11:4.
  • Why did God accept Abel’s offering but reject Cain’s offering?
  • Read 1 Samuel 16:7 and 2 Corinthians 9:7.
  • Is worship more external expression or internal expression? Why?
  • If Cain’s heart wasn’t in the right place, why do you think he brought an offering to the Lord?
  • What is dangerous about empty worship?
“Many are afraid of secular humanism or atheism, but dead religion sends more people to hell than anything else.” David Guzik
  • Does God give Cain an opportunity to change his heart and motives? (See Gen. 4:6-7)
  • How did Cain respond to God’s loving rebuke?What happens when we don’t confront our own sin and seek a heart change?


Bring it Home.

  • Close by praying Psalm 139:23-24.
  • Anything going on in your life you’d like to share with us?
  • How can we pray for one another?

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