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Healing Hurting Hearts Lesson #10


Optional: Get the children to draw a picture of when they had a family reunion, identifying the members of their family.

GOOD AND BAD BOOKLET: Children can be given several small squares of coloured construction paper. Hole punch the side or corner of the papers and tie together with string, ribbon or yarn. Let children write words or draw pictures on the paper a difficult thing that they might have faced or something that GOD forgives them for, on the other side write all the GOOD things in life that GOD has blessed us with each day.

Supplies needed:
• White paper, pencils, crayons.
• Coloured construction paper, string or ribbons.
• Two fruit eg grapefruit, orange etc.
• Print map and colouring page.
• Coloured cloth wraps and head ties for Joseph and all his brothers and father.
• Print out musical lyrics.
• Print YES and NO signs and print Bible Verse Visual Aids get five children to colour them before class begins.
• Print Take Home Bible Verse one for each child.
• Print the chapter 10 of the ‘And Puppy’ book one for each child.

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Have one child lie on his or her back. Then have another child lie with his or her head on the other child’s belly. Have the remaining kids lie down with their heads resting on another child’s belly.

Choose one person to start the game by shouting, “Ha!” The next person will shout, “Ha, ha!” and each child continues to add a “ha” as they work around the group. Sooner or later the group will burst into laughter, with heads bouncing off bellies with joy.

Let kids take turns telling a funny story or joke. Tell kids that God wants us to experience joy with our family every day through fun and laughter

Optional: Jesus Says (Played like Simon says)

2. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Form two circles. One child passes an orange to the right around the circle. Another child will pass an orange to the left around the other circle. The key to this game is that kids can’t pass the fruit with their hands. Kids can use their feet, elbows, or knees to pass the fruit. If the fruit is dropped start the game again. Play until the fruit goes around the circle. The first circle to finish is the winner, share the fruit amounts the children. Share how important it is to work together.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
Family Song (Use Video)

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)
God will make a way (Use Video and lyrics)

a. Review:

Remember last week we learnt that Joseph ended up in jail. Give two children the YES and NO signs, these can be held up after each question.

Did the head jailer like Joseph? (Yes)
Did he place someone else charge of all the other prisoners? (No)
Was Joseph able to interpret dreams? (Yes)
Was Joseph was stuck in jail for five years. (No)
Did Pharaoh released Joseph from jail to build the pyramids? (No)
Did Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the entire land of Egypt. (Yes)

Optional: View the ‘Joseph’ Reunion’ Video

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time. Genesis 46: 29

(Dramatize the Bible Verse use Visual Aid and map.)

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

Sometimes it seems that the devil is in control especially when we look at the early life of Joseph however God is in control and what the devil meant for evil God turned around for good.

Read: Genesis 46:1-7; 28-30

Opportunity is how God respond to leaders who place their hope in him. But hope without faithfulness is futile. God gave Joseph the opportunity of a life time because he remained faithful to both God and man even when he was placed under literally unbearable pressure,

Preparation is the price we pay to become great leaders. Joseph was only 16 years old when his brothers sold him to the Ishmaelite traders. The Pharaoh appointed him as the Governor of Egypt when he was thirty.

God spent 14 years just preparing his chosen leader. Preparation takes time and let us be patient and not lose heart during the most difficult stages of our preparation.

Optional: View the Joseph Story if possible

Sometimes bad things happen to us but God is able to turn these things around for our good.
Remember in your struggle when you are down to nothing God is up to something. Every event in your life has been ordained by God and will contribute to your "palace experience." If Joseph’s brothers never threw him into a pit, if the Midianites had travelled to Egypt another route Joseph would never have been sold to Potiphar’s house. Suppose Potiphar’s wife had not made a play for him, he never would have been put in prison and he never would have met the chief butler who recommended him to the Pharaoh. He never would have been called to the Palace where he was instrumental in saving his family and the whole known world from starvation. Your life may be taking some strange twists and turns but the One who holds your tomorrows is in control. You will arrive at your "Palace Experience."

Caribbean Story 'And Puppy': Chapter 10 Daddy


God used this time of difficulty to build character in Joseph. List some of these virtues... (The ability to forgive, Integrity, Honesty, Faithfulness, Patience, Endurance, Faith, Trust in God, Wisdom, Revelation, Leadership etc) Get the children to give brief examples as they mention some of them.
Have a time of praising and worshiping thanking God for the 10 weeks and the inner healing that has taken place.

Play and sing ‘A Gift to You’ music video.
Play and sing ‘For God so loved the world’
Play and sing ‘My Redeemer Lives’
Play and sing ‘I am not forgotten’

Father, we thank You for our opportunity to look at the life of Joseph, it’s so important for us to know not only Your purposes for Your people Israel, but Your control over lives and destinies. Thank You for the opportunity to know the story better, and in the story to know You better and to trust You more,
Heavenly Father, as we come to the end of this Series we want to thank you for the teachers that have taken time to teach us these truths. Thank you for the healing that has taken place over the time, for the friendships that have developed. Thank you for never leaving us or forsaking us and for building character just like Joseph. Amen

By the end of this lesson the children should be able to:
• Rejoice with Joseph as he is reconnected with his father. Genesis 46:1-7; 28-30
• Celebrate life and relationships
• Thank God for people they love
• Know Jesus goes with them everywhere
• Be encouraged by thinking about their good qualities

TAKE HOME PAGE ‘Activity Book’ and ‘Bible Verse Track’ World’s Greatest Dad Award’ and chapter 10 of ‘And Puppy’

NEXT WEEK We will learn about a river …





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