And the Lord Said Unto Cain

Junior Level

Our Sunday school topic for today focuses on the worship, jealousy, and rage . In worship as in your emotions, you are thanking God and praising Him. But Cain worshipped in ways that were disapproved in his time, and he looked at worship as a means to gain rewards from God. As a result, he caused terrible tragedy in his and his brother's life.


Handout: And the Lord Said Unto Cain

  1. Ask the students - Have you ever felt jealous of someone?
  2. Ask the students - Did it make you resent them??
  3. Describe a person who has become jealous of their brother or sister. Ask:  Does the jealousy hurt their friendship and family loyalty?
  4. Describe the person God would want you to be. Ask: How would this person act, even if favoritism had been shown to a brother or sister?
  5. What does the Bible say?
  6. Describe the joy and personal reward of asking forgiveness when you recognize this problem in yourself
  7. Challenge students to serve those for whom they have felt jealousy, perhaps in a small but meaningful way
  8. Prayer


Give a small gift to one student and see how other student react. Discuss. Then have the same gift
for all students, to distribute at the end of class. (The gift can be some writing on paper.)


Overcoming jealousy and anger in our lives, even when we are wronged in some way.


Gen 4:10 And he said, What hast 
thou done? the voice of thy
brother's blood crieth unto
me from the ground