1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Before class begins hide the happy and sad faces around the room,
get the children to hunt them out once a child has found a face
they must sit down continue the game until all the children are
sitting then you can begin the Team Game.
Lesson #2 Visual Aids
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
JEALOUS AND THANKFUL HEARTS: Provide each team member
with a happy or a sad face. Then each child will run when
it is their turn on the team to the two labels at the far
end of the room one JEALOUS HEART and one THANKFUL HEART.
The child will quickly tape their happy or sad face on the
correct "heart" and run back to their team for the
next player to place his happy or sad face on the appropriate
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS:
'Trust in the Lord' video
Download ‘Never give up' music
video and lyrics.
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
'Jesus is a friend of mine'
a. Review (5 minutes)
Remember last week we introduced you to Joseph.
- Why did Israel love Joseph more than any of his other
(Because he had been born to him in his old age)
- What gift did his dad give him? (A coat of many colours,
use visual aid)
- How did Joseph’s brothers treat him? (They hated
him and were unkind to him.)
Lesson #2 Visual Aids
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
b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
Genesis 37: 18
Divide the children into four groups and get each group to recite a part of the Bible verse
| 1. But they saw him in the distance
2. and before he reached them
3. they plotted to kill him.
4. Genesis 37: 18
Shout it out, then whisper it, stand up, sit down, hop on one foot, spin around finally say the entire verse.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Joseph’s father said to him, "Your brothers are out tending
my sheep. I want you to go check and make sure that they are ok."
Read: Genesis 37: 17-24
Joseph reminds us that it is possible to patiently endure, continuing
to put our trust in God’s plan. He spent 13 years in God’s
waiting room. That’s how long it took for God to prepare Joseph
for what was about to happen next. And as he waited, Joseph served
others with genuine concern and he refused to allow God’s
dream to die. He trusted God’s plan and knew that God was
How do we deal with challenges? Oh, I wish it could be a one-time
decision. I wish we could just do the right thing and be done with
it, but we have learned from Joseph that trusting God is an ongoing
challenge. It is a lifetime commitment. There will be ups and downs.
There will be times when it will seem much easier to just give in.
But Joseph reminds us that it is possible to be faithful over a
long period of time in very difficult circumstances
What kind of attitude do we have when life doesn’t go as
we think it should? What do we do when it seems like God has forgotten
Like Joseph, we might be tempted to give up, but hopefully we also
hang on and continue doing what we need to do.
We think of some of what the apostle Paul went through –
beatings, and shipwrecks, and all kinds of abuse – and this
is what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:7-9, “But we have this
treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of
the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted
in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted,
but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
Paul had a rough life, but he also refused to let the dream die.
Paul continued living the Christian life.
Paul, like Joseph, in the waiting room of disappointment, continued
to hang on to God’s plan for his life. Both men continued
putting their trust in God.
Before we close, I must tell you that this is not the end of the
story of Joseph and his brothers. The story does have a happy ending
and Joseph is reunited with his father and brothers. But for today,
we learn the lesson of the terrible things that happen because of
the sin of jealousy.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people,
but God is still in control and He still had a plan for Joseph’s
‘Joseph Story Part 1’ video
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy'
Chapter #2 'The Storm'
Chapter 2 of ‘And
All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #2
Download ‘Disaster Dodgers Introduction to Emergency Planning '
‘Hurricane Preparedness ' checklist
‘Coping Activities ' for children
‘Disaster Preparedness' colouring book
‘Hurricane' colouring book
‘Hues of Healing Art' video
with a 'Heart documentary’ videos.
Optional Art Therapy: Give the children paper and crayons or paints to take home and get them to create a storm painting.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
When you get hurt you need to take care of your injuries. When you
fall down and graze your knee you need a plaster. When someone hurts
you or you are in a shocking or scary situation, you need to take
care of your heart. You need to make sure that you don't end up
hating or being troubled by fear. You put a plaster on your heart
by talking about your troubles and not keep any bad feelings inside.
God wants to remind you that He will always be there to listen to
you. He says he will never leave you or forsake you.
Have the children write about times when they have felt afraid,
betrayed and separated from loved ones. Create a ‘Heaven Corner’
with a gold cloth on a chair with Jesus’ crown and a wooden
cross covered with a red cross to represent His blood. Get them
to come and place the papers at the foot of the cross and leave
those experiences there.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
Download ‘Activity Book’
‘Take Home Memory Verse’
Chapter 2 of ‘And
ADULT EDUCATIONAL HANDOUTS:
Download 'Support for Grief
and Loss Through Christian Counseling' Adult Educational
Download 'Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters' Adult Educational
Optional: Download'How to Prepare Kids for Emergencies' Adult Educational handouts
NEXT WEEK: Joseph is betrayed by his brothers
and sold into slavery
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