4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
a. Review GOOD TOUCH (5
Bible Reading: Mark 10:13-16
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for
him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked
them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said
to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder
them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom
of God like a little child will never enter it." 16
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on
them and blessed them.
Review BAD TOUCH (5 minutes)
Remember last week we taught you that when Joseph arrived in Egypt,
a lot of things happened to him -- some good -- and some bad. I
will tell you some of the things that happened to Joseph and you
will tell me if they were good or bad.
(Use GOOD and BAD signs )
Joseph worked in
the house of Potiphar and was placed over all of his wealth.
Potiphar's wife told some terrible
lies about Joseph to her husband. (Bad)
Because of his wife's lies, Potiphar
had Joseph thrown into jail. (Bad)
But today we are going to learn that God never
left Joseph even when he was in prison.
b. Learn a Bible Verse
But while Joseph was there in the prison, the
Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and
granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
Genesis 39: 20b-21 (Dramatize the Bible
Bible Verse Visual Aid
the 'Joseph in Jail' video
the 'God Honours Joseph- Part 1' Bible Verse Reading Mute version video
the 'God Honours Joseph- Part 1' Bible Verse Reading English Audio version video
Adapted from Bible
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Optional: Download 'A favorite son becomes a slave' PDF slide show
Optional: Download 'A favorite son becomes a slave' PDF colouring pages
Adapted from Bible for Children
Bible Teaching: (Use GOOD and BAD
While Joseph was in the prison, 21
the Lord was with him; (Good) he
showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes
of the prison warden. (Good) 22 So the
warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison,
and he was made responsible for all that was done there.
23 The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did. (Good)
While Joseph was in prison he had two friends, the kings cupbearer
(butler) and the king's baker. They had both offended the king and
he had them imprisoned. (Bad)
One night, they both had dreams
and were troubled. Joseph interpreted them. Three
days would pass and the cupbearer would be restored (Good)
but the baker would be beheaded. (Bad) This
was exactly what happened.
He then asked the butler to mention him to Pharaoh and remind him how he had done nothing wrong and should be released from prison, (Good) unfortunately the butler forgot all about Joseph once he was released! (Bad)
Joseph had a long list of reasons to be angry at God and life.
He certainly could have walked around bitterly with a chip on his
Think of Joseph's life over 13 years
. At around 17 years old, he was sold to merchants and slave
traders by his own brothers. After things in Egypt were starting
to look up for him, he was falsely accused of attempted rape and
unjustly imprisoned. Again, things were going well for
Joseph, even while in prison. After some time in prison,
he interpreted dreams for Pharaoh's butler and baker. He asked
the butler to remember him when the butler was restored to his position. Now
to add insult to injury, he is forgotten.for two years Hated, betrayed,
rejection, abandoned, sold, enslaved, framed, imprisoned, forgotten
sounds like a raw deal for over a decade, right?
Yet in all his time in Egypt however, this is the first time Joseph
displays unbelief when he put his trust in what man can do instead
of depending on what God can do by getting impatient and asking
the cupbearer to speak a good word for him.
Have you ever promised to do something for someone, who maybe has
done a favour for you, and then you forgot to do it?
It is important that you do what you promise if it is within your
power to do so. Let your word be your bond.
Lesson #7 Visual Aids
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
7 'Life in a Tent School ’
Chapter 7 of ‘And Puppy’
All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #7
Do you get dreams about the BIG
Sometimes God speaks to us in our dreams
'Puppy Dreaming' Bible Verse
'Emotions' and 'Bullying' videos
/ ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Get the children to come forward with pieces of the Jail Chain
and place them in a basket provided as they place them in the basket
let them ask Jesus to remove these painful thoughts from their minds,
cover them in His blood and set them free.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
NEXT WEEK: Have an opportunity
to take your pain to the Cross and have Jesus heal your hurt.
Heal a Hurting Heart Curriculum