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VERY thankful for Karl Bastian and his amazing workshops! When I grow up, I want to be just like him. Thankful for his inspiration, love for God and sharing his high caliber Children's Ministry expertise! So great to get refreshed, renewed, focused to continuing serving and leading children!
-Tammy Lynn Herman
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Title: Crouching Sin, Hidden Temptation
Author/Source: Karl Bastian
Topic: Cain and Abel
Summary: The story of Cain and Abel is usually used as a lesson on the proper gifts to give to God, however, there is not much in the text to explain why God was more pleased with Abel’s gift than Cain’s – we just see that Abel did what was right. Whether it was because Abel’s was ‘first fruits’ and Cain’s was ‘left overs’ – or whether Cain was supposed to also offer an animal is not clear. What is clear is that Cain failed, he messed up, or perhaps even made a mistake. (though not likely) Kids fail a lot. They mess up. They make mistakes. Sometimes it is on purpose, often it is by mistake. The important thing for kids to learn is that while failure is a part of life, how we RESPOND when we fail is very important. We have a choice, we can learn from our mistake, or make a bigger mistake. We can attack or learn. Cain chose to attack. We need to learn to say, “I’m sorry” and learn from the failure.

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