First Murder – Genesis 4 – Draw Bible Stories Project

First Murder Story (Genesis 4)

First Children – fruit tree & sheep – Adam & Eve had two sons: the first of mankind’s children. Cain cultivated plants and trees. Abel cared for livestock.

Blood Sacrifice – altar, animal, fire, smoke – When it was time to honor the LORD, Cain brought some of his fruit, and Abel offered meat from the firstborn of his flocks.

Brother’s Keeper – two men & rock – God accepted Abel’s offering and rejected Cain’s. Cain became jealous, lured Abel into a field, and killed his brother.

Cursed Outcast – king, road, traveler – Cain lied to God about killing Abel. God cursed Cain and put a mark on him. God sent Cain away, and he left to go build a city.

Storytellers Sight

  • Why did God not accept Cain’s offering of fruit?
  • What were Cain’s emotions when God rejected his offering and instead favored his younger brother?
  • What’s significant about God warning Cain of anger?
  • What triggers your anger? Describe how anger feels.
  • Imagine how Abel felt when his brother attacked.
  • Imagine how Adam & Eve reacted to Abel’s death.
  • What stands out to you about Cain’s punishments?
  • What do we learn about temptation in this story?

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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2 Replies to “First Murder – Genesis 4 – Draw Bible Stories Project”

  1. Thank you for sending these. They are great inspiration for my artwork and nice little studies.Christine Friedrich

    1. Hey Christine, thanks so much for the encouragement, my Siberia buddy. I hope you and your family are well. It means a lot to me to receive feedback like this. I’m more than happy to create these resources just for myself as I disciple my son, but I know the LORD asked our team to create these discipleship resources as a gift to all nations. Thanks for reaching out. Shalom, Maranatha.

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