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Healing Hurting Hearts Lesson #3
Lesson 3 SAYING HOW YOU FEEL
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
Get the children to colour the Emotions Flash Cards
Allocate one child to colour the Bible Verse Visual Aid.
• Print off the Emotions Flash Cards, cut in half so the faces
are separate from the emotion.
• Crayons, scissors.
• Blank cards, pens or pencils for the children to write their
• Print off two cell phones or use two phones.
• Jesus costume, white wrap, blue sash and crown. (From Lesson
• Print out musical lyrics.
• Print the Bible Verse Visual Aid.
• Paper and paint for the children to draw and paint their
• Strips of paper to make paper chains.
• Print the chapter 3 of the ‘And Puppy’ book
one for each child
• Broken things to make a Mosaic
1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Find the feeling game: Place the Emotions Flash Cards face down
on the table. Let children turn over two cards at a time. If the
cards match, they can keep them and get another turn. If the cards
don't match, the next player gets a turn.
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the team into two teams, boys and girls, one teacher per
team. Place the Emotions Flash Cards in a row on a table. Let the
children name the emotion. Discuss why they think the face in the
picture feels that way. Ask children how they feel today. Let children
write their name on a card and place the card below the emotion
that fits their feeling.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
I Have Feelings (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star use lyrics
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)
Prayer is like a telephone (Use video if possible and lyrics
with two cell phones, one for Jesus and one for the child demonstrating
Last week what did we learn Joseph’s brothers did to him?
(He was betrayed by his brothers and thrown into a pit.)
These were pits that were shaped like a bottle. They had a narrow
neck, big enough for a bucket to go down. And the pit was much bigger
than that. There would be no way to come up and get out. He would
be in that dry well at the bottom, scared, confused. He’s
b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites. Genesis
(Use Bible Verse Visual Aid)
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
What a terrible thing for Joseph's brothers to do -- just because
they were jealous of their brother. How would you feel? I hope that
we would never do anything so terrible, but we can learn from this
story that jealousy can cause us to do things that will hurt other
people. It is something that we should guard against.
And they sit down to have lunch, verse 25. And while they’re
having lunch, somebody spots a caravan coming. Verse 26, Judas said
to his brothers, ‘What profit is it for us to kill our brother
and cover up his blood? Come; let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites.’”
You remember Ishmael? (The son of Haggar, the handmaid of Sarah.)
We live in a world in which God's people frequently suffer at the
hands of others.
Does Joseph’s story remind you of anyone else that we read
about in the Bible? All throughout scripture we read about Jesus
and how he lived a perfect. But Jesus suffered terrible things,
even though he didn’t deserve it, just like Joseph did not
deserve it! In fact, people planned truly wicked things to do to
him, just like Joseph’s brothers. Jesus was put to death,
which is the greatest evil there is! But God is so good and so gracious
that He allowed good things to come from this terrible event. Both
Jesus and Joseph were stripped of their robes and placed in a pit
for three days where they ultimately arose victorious to be great
princes and became exalted by God for their great suffering.
Optional: View the video Sold into Slavery if
The stories of Joseph and Jesus are both a kind of "rags to
riches" story. Joseph was brought out of the pit and prison
to be exalted to the Pharaoh's right hand.
Jesus was brought out from the pit after death and exalted to the
Father's right hand.
Caribbean Story 'And Puppy':Chapter 3 The
Optional: Breaking free from our bondage use paper
Optional Art Therapy: Encourage the children to
express their pain through drawings
Using a large white board write the word “Revenge”
on the board with a circle around it. Next, have the class think
about examples of times that they have been tempted to get back
at someone for being mean to them. Write their answers on the board.
Optional: Mosaic with broken things
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Sit the children around in a circle. “Can you identify with
some of the emotions that Joseph must have felt?” (Rejected,
betrayed, confused, afraid, unhappy, angry, bitter, frustrated etc)
Let’s close our eyes and share our feels with Jesus.
The pit is not your full potential. Don’t get used to it.
You may feel you are in the pit now but you are next in line for
a promotion. In one day Joseph went from the prison to the Palace.
In one day David went from a fugitive to taking over Saul’s
Palace. In one day Daniel went from the lion’s den to Prime
Minister. You may not like where you are today but it could change
in one day and today could be the day. This should be your attitude!
Losers focus on what they are going through, champions focus on
where they are going to! There is no victory without a battle, no
sunrise without a midnight and no tunnel without light at the end.
So, remember in the life of Joseph that trials will come, that God
controls every event in your life, that everything you are going
through is leading to the Palace and don’t give up on you
dream because GOD NEVER WILL!
By the end of this lesson the children should be able to:
• Identify with Joseph betrayal Genesis 37 25-28
• Name their feelings
• Identify ways their feelings affect their bodies
• Know that bad things can happen even if we try to do the
• Be given the opportunity to pray and express how they feel
• Be able to express their pain through drawings
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY
Give each child a ‘Memory Verse Track’ and Chapter 3
of “And Puppy’
Discover how Joseph’s father reacted to the news and realize
that God never abandons us even if everyone else does.
DOWNLOAD full lesson, music, all visual
aids, Bible verse track and Story Book
(Sourced from Healing Hearts Club but adapted for the Caribbean)