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Genesis - May 5 | Leawood
My Brother's Keeper - 9:00 & 10:45am
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    14200 Kenneth Rd, Leawood, KS 66224, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Week 4 || Genesis: My Brother's Keeper
Date: 5.05.19
Text: Genesis 4:1-16

Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our everyday lives. These prompts have been designed to help Community Groups grow in their relationship with God, with one another, and with their neighbors.

In Genesis chapter 4 we see just how quickly sin disintegrates all of life, culminating in the first murder. In these verses, sin is described, not as a passive reality, but as an active force that seeks to kill us and destroy our relationships.

Think about your childhood. Was there someone at your school who always seemed to excel and receive accolades? How did you feel about them?

READ GENESIS 4:1-7 Cain did not offer God His best. How did God offer his best to us? How might we learn from Abel and offer God our best?

The Bible insists that sin always destroys. When have you observed sin’s disastrous effects? What happened?

In Genesis 4:7, sin is described as a predatory animal, waiting for the right moment to attack its prey. How should this description shape our understanding of sin?

God commands us to fight against and "rule over" our sin. But you can't fight against something you don't understand. How might you go about understanding your sin and your temptations better?

READ HEBREWS 12:24. Jesus’ blood speaks a better word and guarantees the forgiveness of all our sins. Talk about a time where you experienced Jesus's forgiveness over and above your sin and failure.

PRAY. Ask the Lord to to make you wise to the ways sin is scheming against you, and for strength to kill sin in your life. Pray for grace to walk in gratitude and thankfulness, extending forgiveness to those who “hurt” us. And ask God to remind you of His great love and forgiveness for you.
Title: My Brother's Keeper
Scripture: Genesis 4:1-16
Speaker: Darin Lund, DarinL@ChristCommunityKC.org


>> Sin is Crouching at Your Door
>> Sin is more personal than we know.
“Temptation… starts with a question of identity, moves to a confusion of the desires, and ultimately leads to a contest of futures. In short, there’s a reason you want what you don’t want to want. Temptation is embryonic, personality specific, and purpose directed.” ― Russell D. Moore, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ


H - Hungry
A - Angry
L - Lonely
T - Tired
S - Stressed
>> Cain rose up against his brother.
>> Sin is more destructive than we imagine.
“Any activity that can help me gain power to live life as Jesus taught and modeled it.” - definition of Spiritual Disciplines by John Ortberg, The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
>> Cain went away from the presence of the Lord
>> Sin is more offensive than we acknowledge
“Even the slightest sin that a creature commits against his Creator does violence to the Creator’s holiness, His glory, and His righteousness. Every sin, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is an act of rebellion against the sovereign God who reigns and rules over us and as such is an act of treason against the cosmic King… Not until we take God seriously will we ever take sin seriously. But if we acknowledge the righteous character of God, then we, like the saints of old, will cover our mouths with our hands and repent in dust and ashes before Him.” - R. C. Sproul
“Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it while you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.”
- John Owen

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