Responding to a poor sermon by a Purpose Driven pastor, BetterThanSacrifice.org discovers the Genesis 4 account of Cain and Abel to be a wonderful passage from which to teach Law and Gospel, faith and works. We see contrasted the futility of works-righteousness and the glory of God’s grace to those who believe His promise.
Along the way, comment is passed upon the propensity of seeker-driven pastors to emphasise the necessity of financial giving:
The seeker-sensitive mute the Law and veil the Gospel for fear of giving offence, yet they are nevertheless proud to solicit money through the most guileful of means. Those who cite the widow who gave all she had would do well also to recall Jesus’ immediately preceding words concerning those who devour widows’ houses.