A More Excellent Sacrifice
A Sermon on John 1:12-13; Hebrews 11:4
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)
By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. (ESV)
How does the Christian receive assurance? The example of Cain and Abel; two main types of worshipper; the futility of formalism; clothed in righteousness through the Son of God.