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
2. TEAM 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.
PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
'We are the family' video
WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
'God will make a way' video
a. Review (5
Remember last week we learnt that Joseph had
a lot to forgive his brothers for. They did not believe his
dreams. They teased him and were jealous of him. They threw
him in a pit and spoiled what was precious to him. Then they
lied about him and told his father he was dead! Forgiving
is not easy. It is saying I choose not to hate you for this
offence. I choose to let it go and I am asking God to help
me not remember it every time I think of you.
He even 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?
Did he place someone else charge of all the other prisoners?
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?
Did Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the entire land of Egypt.
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 teaching using Visual Aids and map.)
Optional: Download Map
Joseph and his brothers
must have had one big party when they finally got together
and put the past behind them.
‘Joseph’ Reunion’ Video
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Lesson #13 Visual Aids
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.
‘Joseph’ Reunion’ Video
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
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"
Paul tells the Roman church 'All things
will work together for good to them that love God'
Read: Romans 8:28
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
Chapter 13 of ‘And Puppy’
All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #13
Discussion: The importance of having a daddy or
a father figure in your life.
Sharing your faith:
The Salvation Flower:
"HEAVEN is a free gift It is not something you work for or deserve"
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The Bible says
"For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord"
( Romans 6:23 KJV )
"What stops us from getting this gift? "
We all sin, and we cannot save ourselves. What is SIN? Sin is anything we think, say, do or do not do that displeases God.
Read: Romans 3:23
THERE MUST BE A DIFFERENT WAY - GOD'S WAY!
God is LOVING
But God is also JUST (fair)
On one hand, God loves us and doesn't not want to punish us; but on the other hand, God is just and must punish sin.
Do you see the problem?
God solved this problem by sending His son Jesus.
Read: John 3:16
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
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
What do you have to thank God for? The people who love you? The
chance to do things that you enjoy? A safe place to live even if
it is a tent, water in the tap, food (rations), generator /light,
your bed, your friends, your Mum and Dad, school even if it is in
a tent, thank God for your life and survival.
CLOSING PRAYER: 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. We surrender to you in Jesus name.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
NEXT WEEK: We will learn about a river
Heal a Hurting Heart Curriculum
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