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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.

Supplies needed:
• 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 name.
• Print off two cell phones or use two phones.
• Jesus costume, white wrap, blue sash and crown. (From Lesson #1)
• Print out musical lyrics.
• Print the Bible Verse Visual Aid.
• Paper and paint for the children to draw and paint their emotions.
• 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 provided)

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 the song)

5. TEACHING
a. Review

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 frightened.

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites. Genesis 37:27a
(Use Bible Verse Visual Aid)

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Introduction:

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.

Teaching:
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.)

https://www.sermons4kids.com/joseph_and_his_brothers.htm

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 possible.

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 Morning After

Discussion:

Optional: Breaking free from our bondage use paper chains

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!
http://www.henrywalker.org/message53.htm

CLOSING PRAYER

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 right thing
• 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’

NEXT WEEK
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)

 
     
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