Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 4:1-26 - April 20th 2018

When Sin Masters Man

Read Genesis 4:1-16

  1. What does Eve say when she becomes pregnant? What might this be referring back to?
  2. What is the reason for Cain’s murder of Abel?
  3. How did God respond to Cain’s actions?
  4. How does Cain respond to God’s judgment?
  5. How does God respond to Cain’s objection?


  1. What should we learn from the difference in Cain and Abel’s offerings?
  2. How can we apply the warning God gives to Cain (v6,7)?
  3. Why do you think the Lord gives Cain the mark? What does that teach us about God’s character?

Read Genesis 4:17-26

  1. What happens to Cain after he goes away?
  2. What things to Cain’s descendants accomplish?
  3. What is the meaning of Lamech’s song to his wives?
  4. At the end of the chapter, Moses goes back to an earlier point in time to point out something. What is it, and why is that important (compare with Gen. 3:15)?
  5. What does it mean that people began to ‘call on the name of the Lord’?


  1. What do we see happening to the pattern of Cain’s jealousy and hatred toward his brother?
  2. God provides another ‘offspring’ for Adam and Eve. What does this teach us about God’s character and provision? How can this apply to our lives?


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