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Healing Hurting Hearts Lesson #10
Lesson 10 – REBUILDING LIVES
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
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.
• 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
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)
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
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’
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
(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
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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 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
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 …