The following is a listing of Bible
Truths for Genesis 39-41:49, the story of
Joseph's Success In Egypt.
- Joseph became successful in Egypt because God was with Joseph. Genesis
- God blessed the Egyptian named Potiphar because of Joseph. Genesis
- Joseph did the right thing but was still unfairly put in prison. But
God was with Joseph in prison and extended kindness to him. Genesis
- Joseph served God even though he was a slave in prison. Genesis
39:20; 40:8; 41:25-32.
- Joseph gave God the credit for his ability to interpret dreams.
Genesis 40:8; 41:16, 25, 28, 32.
- God demonstrated His power when He made Joseph (a slave) successful in
Egypt, when He gave Joseph (a slave in prison) the ability to interpret
dreams, and when He brought abundance and then famine to the
land of Egypt. Genesis 39:2; 40:8; 41:16, 29-32, 39-40.
- Pharaoh glorified God when he appointed Joseph as overseer of Egypt.
- The Egyptians saved during a time of abundance so they would be prepared
for a time of famine. Genesis 41:35-36.
The following is a listing of activities
that can be used to teach the Bible Truths.
Bible Story Activities.
|The Servant List.
Help the children
understand that God can use any person to do His work, regardless of that
|Before reading the story about Joseph's success
in Egypt (Genesis 39-41:49), write the following list of people on the
|Third grade straight A student.|
|President of the United States.|
|Dumbest kid in school.|
|Professional basketball player.|
|Richest Person in the world.|
|Sunday School Teacher.|
|Divide the children into groups and ask them to
list the people in the order they think God would choose them to do His
work, with one being the first one chosen. Write their opinions on
|Then read the story about Joseph's success in
Egypt. After reading the story, ask the children if they want to
change the order of the list.|
|Explain that anyone can serve God. It does
not matter if that person is rich or poor, or smart or dumb. We
know that God has the power to give anyone the skills they need to do
His work. We know this because we read that God used Joseph, a
slave in prison, to tell Pharaoh what God would do in Egypt.|
|Ways to Serve. Help
the children think about different ways they can serve God.
|Gather a number of different items you can use
to help the children think about ways they can serve God. Show the
children one item at a time and ask them if the item reminds them of a
way they can serve God. Examples include.
- Call a friend who was absent from school to see if they were o.k.|
- Listen to music that would not be displeasing to God.|
Invite a friend to spend the night on Saturday and go to Sunday
School and Church the next morning.|
- Be a good sport and an encouragement to everyone while playing a
|Get well card
- Send a get well card to a grandparent, friend or other relative.|
- Watch movies that would not be displeasing to God.|
Set the table for dinner or help with other chores around the house.|
- Share with others.|
- Don't be wasteful. Pick up litter.|
Study and learn.|
Eat healthy and take care of yourself.|
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