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Healing Hurting Hearts Lesson #5
Lesson 5 – BUILDING OUR LIFE WELL
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
Get children to colour the Bible Verse Visual Aids and GOOD and
• Obstacles such as Chairs, Tables, Toys, Cones, Boxes, Rocks
• Black cloth for blindfold, you will need half as many as
the number of children.
• Print out musical lyrics.
• Print off Bible Verse Visual Aids, crayons.
• Print GOOD and BAD signs.
• Print the chapter 5 of the ‘And Puppy’ book
one for each child.
1. GAMES: Research Game
Place the group of children in a circle and the leader says ‘Change
places if it’s true for you” and say “If you rode
a donkey, have a big brother, like fried plantain etc”
This can start off as a fun activity and once the children relax
you can start to add other things relating to the disaster that
they are recovering from eg ‘If you lost your roof in the
storm’ or ‘If anyone in your family died’ etc
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
‘You can Trust me’ team game:
Divided into two groups. Make sure that both the groups have the
same number of players. Divide the children into pairs and blindfold
one child from each pair. Each pair should have one kid who has
the blindfold and one who doesn’t. Depending on the level
and intensity of the activity, you can let the path be regular or
add obstacles. The kid who is not blindfolded has to guide his partner
carefully through the path and reach a safe zone. Once all kids
are in the safe zone, switch the blindfold and put it on the kids
who did not wear it earlier.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
Don’t build your house on the sandy land (Use Video if
possible and lyrics)
Trust in the Lord – (Dance movements use Video if possible
and lyrics) Give each child two Trust track to take home tell them
to share one with a friend.
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)
Jesus I will Trust (Use Video if possible and lyrics)
Where was the caravan of Ishmaelites going to? (Egypt)
What were their camels carrying? (Spices, balm and myrrh)
Who stopped his brothers from killing Joseph? (Judah)
How much did they sell him for? (Twenty shekels of silver)
.b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the
house of his Egyptian master.
The LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything
he did Genesis 39:3 (Use Bible Verses Visual aids)
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
When Joseph arrived in Egypt, a lot of things happened to him --
some good -- and some not so good. You are going to help me tell
the next part of this story. 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)
This week as Joseph starts to rebuild his life many good things
happened. Next week we are going to learn about the bad things that
happened to him.
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. (Bad) Potiphar,
an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain
of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him
2 The Lord was with Joseph (Good) so that he prospered,
(Good) and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. (Good)
3 When his master saw that the Lord was with him (Good) and
that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, (Good)
4 Joseph found favour in his eyes (Good) and became
his attendant.(Good) Potiphar put him in charge of his
household, (Good) and he entrusted to his care everything
he owned. (Good)
Joseph had decided that if life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
He served Potiphar with integrity and industry, and when opportunity
came, he would talk to Potiphar about Jehovah God. Even when his
godly character was severely tested, he shined.
Joseph was actually a spoiled brat. He was proud and egoistic.
His character needed a transformation before God could actually
The LORD was with Joseph. Those four simple words summarize the
entire life of Joseph. God was with him. Regardless of the circumstances
that came to his life, regardless of what happened in the life of
Joseph, the Bible says, but God was with him. Four times in Genesis
39 the Scriptures say, the Lord was with Joseph. That was the secret
of the success of Joseph.
Things came into the life of Joseph that would have discouraged
most men. Yet, in the midst of it all, Joseph came through with
great victory because the Lord was with him.
Many people became instrumental in Joseph’s character formation.
God used Joseph’s brothers, Potiphar’s wife to name
a few. He will do the same with you, sometimes these people that
God uses can really hurt you but they develop character in you,
just like in Joseph.
Optional: View ‘Joseph in Egypt’ video
Caribbean Story 'And Puppy': Chapter 5 Life
in the Home
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Optional: Play music video if possible ‘In
God we trust’
Optional: Encourage the children to talk about
life after the storm and create a collage of ‘Treasurers after
Heavenly Father, there are so many lessons to be learned from the
story of Joseph. It shows us how you love and care for us even when
times are difficult. It shows us that we should be loving and forgiving
even when we have been treated badly. Help us to apply those lessons
to our daily life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
By the end of this lesson the children should be able to:
• Learn from the Joseph story as he arrives in Egypt and starts
to rebuild his life. Genesis 39 1-4
• Chose to build their life on God
• Trust that God has a plan for their lives
• Decide to make good choices about their lives
• Know that they should be careful about whom they trust
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY
Give each child a ‘Memory Verse Tracks’, Word Search
game and Chapter 5 of “And Puppy’
Art Therapy: Go home and draw a picture of you
in a strange place during the storm or after the storm.
NEXT WEEK We are going to learn more bad things
happened to Joseph.