Cain and Abel, Brotherly Rivalry Turns Tragic

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Cain and Abel. Two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.Cain and Abel, Brotherly Rivalry Turns Tragic – Episode #4

This week in the History for Christian Teens podcast, your hosts, Crystal and Kevin Niehoff, examine the story of two brothers and the first murder. The devastating result of disobedience and rejecting God’s word.

Sometime after the first man and woman were exiled from the Garden of Eden after the Fall of mankind, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a shepherd, while Cain’s occupation was that of a farmer. Genesis chapter 4, tells of the two brothers bringing their offerings before the Lord. Cain brought some of the fruit from his field, while Abel gave the best of the firstborn of his flock. When the Lord God was pleased by Abel’s offering but not by Cain’s, Cain became angry with his brother. Luring him to a field, Cain struck and killed his brother, Abel, this the Bible records the very first murder.

Crystal and Kevin then warn of the pitfall of pride and failing to take control of our thoughts, drawing three important life application lessons that every Christian should apply to their own lives and hearts.

Next week- Be sure to tune in next week when we explore the courage of a man who obeyed God, even when it made no earthly sense, and caused him to be mocked and ridiculed. This story will inspire us to stand up for what’s right and stand out from the crowd.

Resources referenced or recommended for further study:

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Handbook for Christian Living Biblical Answers to Life’s Tough Questions by Charles F. Stanley

The Ultimate Bible Character Guide by Gina Detwiler

The Evidence Bible with Commentary by Ray Comfort



Scripture references:

  • Genesis chapter 4
  • Proverbs 3:9
  • Matthew 22:37
  • 2 Timothy 2:15
  • Proverbs 11:2
  • 1 Peter 5:6
  • Proverbs 4:23
  • Philippians 4:8

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