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Heal a Hurting Heart - Hurricane Lesson #4

By the end of this lesson the child should be able to:

• Sympathise with Joseph’s father who grieved the death of his son. Genesis 37: 31 – 35
• Relate to Joseph's fear, anxiety, betrayal and bewilderment.
• Realize that connecting with others helps them to overcome fear and loneliness
• Realize that God never abandons us even if everyone else does
• Know it is ok to feel bad
• Realize God has a plan for their lives.
• Understand that children need to be protected but this does not always happen

DOWNLOAD Hurricane Lesson #4

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
Get a child to colour the Bible Verse Visual Aid before class begins.

HAPPY FEEL GOOD WORDS !
Get the children to sit in a circle talking about things that make you “feel happy or good”!
Start off with what makes you happy ---and then take turns calling out things such as: Sunny days make me happy; Sunshine makes me happy; Warm cookies make me happy; Saturday mornings make me happy; Friday nights makes me happy….. Going to the movies makes me happy…..Ice cream…..Going on vacation…..Blue skies…..Summer time, etc.
When done in a light-hearted manner, the children will join in and share!

Supplies needed:

 
 


• Beans.
• FEAR written on a rock.
• Chalk, Crayons. Small pieces of paper, pencils.
• Balloons and marking pen.
• Print the review colouring page.
• Print out musical lyrics..
• Print 'Bible Verse Visual Aid' and get a child to colour it prior to the class.
• A multi-couloured piece of cloth torn up and dipped in red paint for dramatized Bible Verse.
• Print the road map.
• Print 'A favorite son becomes a slave' colouring pages
• Print the 'Activity Book'
• Print the 'Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
• Print Chapter #4 'And Puppy' one for each child.
• Print ‘’Helping Children Cope with Emergencies' Adult Educational Handout
• Print ‘’The Hurricane Aftermath' Adult Educational Handout
• Create a ‘Heaven Corner’ with a gold cloth on a chair with Jesus’ crown, a wooden cross, covered with a red cloth representing His blood.

DOWNLOAD Lesson #4 Visual Aids

1. WELCOME GAMES: (10 minutes)
Hopscotch
Use chalk to draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground or use masking tape on the floor. Create a diagram with ten sections and number them. Each player has a marker such as a rock marked with FEAR. They throw it into square 1 and hop in all the other squares on return they pick up their rock and start again this time throw into square 2. If they miss the square or hop outside the line they are out. Another child starts to play.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into two groups, boys and girls. Blow up balloons and write various emotions on each balloon, Fear, Anxiety, Bewildered, Grieving, Betrayal etc the children pass the balloons from one to the other until they find a balloon that best describes how they may have felt or are feeling the first team to identify the various emotions is the winner.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Optional: Download 'Bye bye bye fear' video

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Optional: Download 'I love the Lord' video

Optional: Download 'Cast all your burdens on Jesus' ( Download lyrics )

5. TEACHING:
a. Review
(5 minutes)

Remember Joseph had a terrible experience at the hands of his brothers he probable felt all these emotions.
  • When was Joseph happy? (When his father gave him a coat of many colours.)
  • When was Joseph sad (When his brothers threw him in the pit)
  • When was Joseph scared (When he was sold into slavery)
  • When was Joseph mad (When he realized he was no longer free)
  • When was Joseph proud (When he had the dreams of his family bowing down to him)

 

Optional: Download 'A favorite son becomes a slave' Lesson #4 PowerPoint

Adapted from Bible for Children

 

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

 

Optional: Download Lesson #4 Colouring pages

Optional: Download Lesson #4 Bible Memory Verse in colour

Adapted from Bible for Children

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him. Genesis 37: 35

DOWNLOAD Bible Verse Visual Aid

Dramatize this Bible Verse with the children playing the sons and daughters, someone being Israel (Joseph’s dad) and an old coat dipped in red paint.

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Introduction:

Optional: Download Joseph the beloved son’

Teaching: Genesis 37: 31 - 35
31 Then they got Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.

32 They took the ornate robe back to their father and said, “We found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son’s robe.”

33 He recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.”

34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him

Many men in the Bible showed their emotions and wept.

Mighty Kings in the Old Testament wept.

  • So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
    (1 Samuel 30:4)
  • Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him.
    (2 Kings 13:14)
  • And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (2 Kings 20:3)

Optional:DOWNLOAD Colouring page

 

  • Jesus wept
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it (Luke 19:41)

Optional: DOWNLOAD Colouring page

People are going to fail you, disappoint you, leave you hanging out to dry. Let that drive you to God.

Notice that through all of Joseph's troubles, God remained with him.

Paul said in Romans 8:28 that all things, even the bad things we face, will be made to work for the good of God's children. Joseph's loyalty to God was tested by his troubles and Joseph passed the test. Even though everything appeared to go wrong for thirteen years, Joseph managed to hold on to his faith. However, also notice that Joseph was being trained during this time to run a nation by first running a household and then a prison.

This is not the end of the story of Joseph and his brothers. There is a happy ending when 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 and hatred.

DOWNLOAD Lesson #4 Visual Aids

STORY TIME:

The Story Teller and 'Scruffy' the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter 4 The Hospital

Download Chapter 4 of ‘And Puppy

Optional:Download All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses

Optional: Download ‘Hospital’ video

Optional:Download 'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #4

HURRICANE INFORMATION:

Optional: DownloadIssues - Hurricanes ’ video

Optional: DownloadHow do Hurricanes form’ video

Optional: Download ‘Helping children and Adolescents Cope with Disaster and Other Traumatic Events' 8 page handout

Discuss: After the Storm people felt worried and even grown ups cried as they did not know what was going to happen. But God does know. He has a plan. Nothing surprises Him.

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Have the children write down times when they have felt afraid, sad and grieving. 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 it the papers at the foot of the cross.

CLOSING PRAYER:
Lord I place my life in your hands. I want to serve you and do what you want me to do. Lead me in the right path and remind me you are always there. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:

Optional:DownloadActivity Book

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

Optional: Download Chapter 4 of ‘And Puppy

ADULT EDUCATIONAL HANDOUTS:

Optional: Download 'Helping Children Cope with Emergencies' Adult Educational handouts

Optional: Download 'The Hurricane Aftermath' Adult Educational handouts

NEXT WEEK:
Joseph arrives in Egypt, he trusted that God had a plan for his life.

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