1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
MUSICAL CHAIRS: Children can gather in a circle inside
a circle of chairs (Ensure there is enough room for them to
Social Distance) While the music is playing, or the drum is
drumming, the children will slowly walk around the circle, "over
and over again" until the music stops. There will be one chair
less than the number of children. When everyone quickly find a seat
as the music stops, one child will be left without a chair to sit
on. THAT child will say, I FORGIVE YOU, and will sit outside the
circle of chairs. Play as long as time allows.
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
One person, designated "the stoplight,"
faces away from the rest of the group. The group lines up as far
as they can get from the stoplight. When the stoplight yells "Forgiveness"
all participants can move forward. As they move they say, "I
forgive you" This will help the stoplight hear
when participants get closer. The stoplight can turn around and
yell, "Stop!" at anytime to stop the
movement forward anyone who moves forward once the command to Stop
has been issued has to start again. ‘The spotlight’
then turn away from the group again, saying, "Forgiveness."
The first player to touch the stoplight is told "You
They then get to be the next 'Stoplight.'
PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
'Malawi Gospel Music' video
'Udzayimba nyimbo' video
a. Review: (If following the three week Deliverance
Evil Spirits don't change!
What did they say after
you were born again?
They said, "that didn't really
What did they say after
you were healed?
They said, "that really didn't
What do they say after
They say, "I'm still here".
Remember they all lie.
a. Review: (If
following the Salvation Lesson #8)
God has a gift for you - what
is that gift? (Eternal life)
What stops us from getting that gift? (Sin)
There must be a different way - which way? (God's way)
Can you tell me the two different sides of God?
(Loving and Just)
We have a problem, how did God solved this problem
(By sending His son Jesus)
How do we receive this gift? (By faith)
b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
Ndipo anampsompsona abale ake onse, nalirira iwo; ndipo pambuyo
pake abale ake onse anacheza naye.
Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Chichewa Lesson #12 Visual Aids
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.
This lesson is about a family reunion. Have you ever been to a
family reunion? A reunion is a wonderful time seeing aunts, uncles,
and cousins that you haven't seen for a long time. There is always
plenty to eat and lots of hugs and kisses at reunions.
(This does not apply during the COVID
Bible Read: Genesis 41: 56-57; 42:1-2; 42-44; 45:1,15
'Nkhani ya Yosefe Part 7" Bible Verse video
When Joseph arrived in Egypt, a lot of things
happened to him -- some good -- and some not so good. Remember
he ended up in jail, lets carry on with the story, using the
BAD and GOOD signs
The head jailer took a liking to Joseph and placed him in
charge of all the other prisoners. (Good)
Joseph used his God-given gift to interpret the dreams of
the other prisoners. (Good)
Joseph was stuck in jail for more than two years. (Bad)
Pharaoh heard that Joseph had the ability to understand dreams.
Pharaoh released Joseph from jail to explain his dreams.
Pharaoh believed what Joseph told him and put him in charge
of the entire land of Egypt. (Good)
Now, let's see what happens next.
English ‘Joseph Forgives’ Video
Just as Joseph had told Pharaoh, the dream he was having
meant that there would be seven years when the harvest would
be great and there would be plenty of food. Then there would
be seven years when there would be nothing.
God was telling Pharaoh to set aside grain during the good years
so that there would be plenty of food during the bad years. That
is exactly what Pharaoh did. When the bad years came, there was
plenty grain in Egypt, but all the countries around them were starving.
People came from all the surrounding countries to buy grain from
Joseph, because the whole world was in need of food. Some of those
people were Joseph's very own brothers. When his brothers came,
Joseph recognized them, but they did not know who he was.
English ‘Joseph Reunites ’ Video
Finally, he could keep it to himself no longer. He told his
brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father alive?" But
his brothers were speechless because they were afraid. But
Joseph said, "Come closer. I am your brother, the one
you sold! Don't worry, and don't be angry at yourselves for
selling me into slavery.
You see, it wasn't you who sent me here. God has put me here to
save people from starving."
Fluctuations were God’s method of teaching Joseph to sustain
hope. He uses the same method to teach us the same, so that we shall
know how to sustain hope even in the most hopeless situations.
‘Joseph Part 7 ’ Video
Unless we see the big picture of what God is doing through the
difficulties of life, the suffering, the pain, the injustices of
life, we will miss the profound and foundational truth that God
is using all of it for our ultimate good and His glory.
English ‘Forgive Freely ’ Video
Koma mukhalirane okoma wina ndi mnzake, a mtima wachifundo,
akukhululukirana nokha, monganso Mulungu mwa Khristu anakhululukira
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
12 I'm sorry
Chapter 12 of ‘And Puppy’
Chichewa 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
Discussion: Think about anyone you need to forgive
. God can help you get rid of the hate and fear that makes you sad
and sick, talk about it.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Get the letters the children wrote at the beginning of the lesson
rip them up, signifying the release of forgiveness, put them in
a bin take it outside and burn it. “Today
I choose to forgive”
CLOSING PRAYER: Get the children to privately
list off the people they need to forgive and choose today to forgive
them and pray for them.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
English ‘Activity Book'
‘Take Home Memory Verse’
Chapter 12 of ‘And Puppy’
NEXT WEEK: Joseph starts to rebuild his life.
Heal a Hurting Heart Curriculum
Just a couple of years ago nearly a quarter of a million
households in Nigeria were at risk after heavy rains caused
flooding that inundated 80 per cent of the country.
The rainfall began in July and continued into
September, causing Nigeria’s two main rivers –
the Niger and the Benue – to burst their banks. The
resulting disaster is affecting 34 of the country’s
36 states and has caused 141 deaths and 265 injuries to
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