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Heal a Hurting Heart - Hurricane Lesson #7

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

• Understand how Joseph felt having ended up in prison Genesis 39: 11-23

• Learn that grieving takes time.
• Accept their sadness and anger if they
have been mistreated or lost someone they loved.
• Accept that some people may take a longer time to recover from a loss
• Want to keep trusting God even when things become difficult

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AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY

Optional: Get children to write a story ‘Once upon a time…’

JAIL CHAIN: Give children many small strips of colored paper to write feelings that they had during a time of disaster or difficulty then tape the loops of paper together to form a chain. See if the children can get a long enough JAIL CHAIN to wrap around all the children as they stand close together. This demonstrates how negative emotions can bind us and enslave us.

Enters Jesus (dressed in a white wrap and a blue sash and crown carrying a red cloth) he covers the children with the red cloth and the Jail Chain is broken and the kids are fee to run around praise God.

Supplies needed:
• Cut small strips of colored paper, markers.
• Jesus outfit, crown (Lesson #1) white wrap and a blue sash carrying and a red cloth.
• Print JAIL sign stick it up in the corner for Game 1 and dramatizing the story.
• Print out musical lyrics..
• Print 'Bible Verse Visual Aid' and get a child to colour it prior to the class.
• Coloured wrap for Joseph, coloured wrap for jail warden, Jesus wearing His crown.
• Packet of tissues.
• Basket filled with fruit.
• UNICEF tent picture for discussion
• Print the 'Activity Book'
• Print the 'Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
• Print Chapter 7 'And Puppy' one for each child.

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1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
JAIL TAG:
Play a normal game of tag-you're IT... but the leader trying to tag other players will take the ones that are tagged to JAIL, over to the side.. in a place that is set up as a jail in our story today. Let children take turns tagging and putting into jail.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children in two groups, make two lines, give each team a ball, they have to pass it over their heads and then the other child between their knees until the ball is at the end of the line, the child runs forward and repeats until all the children have played, the first team to finish is the winner. (Have a small prize)

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)

Optional: Download 'I will not be afraid' video
( Learn dance movements)

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

Optional: Download 'I am not alone' video
(Download lyrics)

Optional: Download 'God I need you' video
(Download lyrics)

5. TEACHING:

a. Review GOOD TOUCH (5 minutes)

Bible Reading: Mark 10:13-16
13  People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14  When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16  And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Review BAD TOUCH (5 minutes)

Remember last week we taught you that when Joseph arrived in Egypt, a lot of things happened to him -- some good -- and some bad. 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 )

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•  Joseph worked in the house of Potiphar and was placed over all of his wealth. (Good)

•  Potiphar's wife told some terrible lies about Joseph to her husband. (Bad)

•  Because of his wife's lies, Potiphar had Joseph thrown into jail. (Bad)

But today we are going to learn that God never left Joseph even when he was in prison.

 

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)

But while Joseph was there in the prison,     the  Lord  was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 39: 20b-21 (Dramatize the Bible Verse.)

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Optional: Download the 'Joseph in Jail' video

 

Optional: Download 'God honours Joseph the slave ' Lesson #7 Part 1 PowerPoint

Adapted from Bible for Children

 

Optional: Download 'God honours Joseph the slave ' Lesson #7 Part 1 Colouring pages

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

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

Bible Teaching: (Use GOOD and BAD signs)

While Joseph was in the prison,   21  the  Lord  was with him; (Good) he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.   (Good) 22  So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.   (Good)

23  The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care, because the  Lord  was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did. (Good) While Joseph was in prison he had two friends, the kings cupbearer (butler) and the king's baker. They had both offended the king and he had them imprisoned. (Bad)

One night, they both had dreams and were troubled. Joseph interpreted them. Three days would pass and the cupbearer would be restored (Good) but the baker would be beheaded. (Bad)

This was exactly what happened. He then asked the butler to mention him to Pharaoh and remind him how he had done nothing wrong and should be released from prison, (Good) unfortunately the butler forgot all about Joseph once he was released! (Bad)

Joseph had a long list of reasons to be angry at God and life. He certainly could have walked around bitterly with a chip on his shoulder.

Think of Joseph's life over 13 years . At around 17 years old, he was sold to merchants and slave traders by his own brothers. After things in Egypt were starting to look up for him, he was falsely accused of attempted rape and unjustly imprisoned. Again, things were going well for Joseph, even while in prison. After some time in prison, he interpreted dreams for Pharaoh's butler and baker. He asked the butler to remember him when the butler was restored to his position. Now to add insult to injury, he is forgotten.for two years Hated, betrayed, rejection, abandoned, sold, enslaved, framed, imprisoned, forgotten sounds like a raw deal for over a decade, right?

Yet in all his time in Egypt however, this is the first time Joseph displays unbelief when he put his trust in what man can do instead of depending on what God can do by getting impatient and asking the cupbearer to speak a good word for him. 

Have you ever promised to do something for someone, who maybe has done a favour for you, and then you  forgot  to do it? It is important that you do what you promise if it is within your power to do so.  Let your word be your bond.

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STORY TIME:

The Story Teller and 'Scruffy' the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter 7 'Life in a Tent School ’

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Optional: Download All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses

Optional:Download 'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #7

Do you get dreams about the BIG Storm?

Sometimes God speaks to us in our dreams

Optional: Download 'Puppy Dreaming' Bible Verse

Optional: Download 'Emotions' and 'Bullying' videos

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:

Get the children to come forward with pieces of the Jail Chain and place them in a basket provided as they place them in the basket let them ask Jesus to remove these painful thoughts from their minds, cover them in His blood and set them free.

CLOSING PRAYER:

TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:

Optional: Download ‘Activity Book'

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

Optional: Download Chapter 7 of ‘And Puppy

NEXT WEEK: Have an opportunity to take your pain to the Cross and have Jesus heal your hurt.

 

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