WHAT YOUR KIDS LEARNED ON SUNDAY | April 22

PRESCHOOL

MEMORY VERSE: Genesis 26:24

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What can stop God's plan? Nothing can stop God's plan. 

BIBLE STORY: Joseph sent to Egypt | Genesis 37:1-36; 39:1-41:57 

  • Joseph's brother sold him to be a slave in Egypt
  • God showed Joseph what dreams meant. 
  • Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of collecting and storing grain. 

FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS:

  • Many sad things happened to Joseph. Tell about a time something sad happened to you. 
  • God was with Joseph through all of those tough times. Talk about a tough time you went through as a family. Describe evidence of God's grace. 

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Think of a family who is going through a tough time. Take time to pray for them as a family. 
Go further: Serve that family by running errands for them, inviting them to dinner, or raking their yard. 

ELEMENTARY

MEMORY VERSE: Genesis 26:24

BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What can stop God's plan? Nothing can stop God's perfect plan. 

BIBLE STORY: Joseph Sent to Egypt | Genesis 37:1-36; 39:1-41:57 

  • Joseph's brothers sold him as a slave, and he was taken to Egypt.   
  • Joseph ended up in jail with Pharaoh's cupbearer, who later told Pharaoh about Joseph.
  • God showed Joseph what Pharaoh's dream meant.
  • Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of collecting and storing grain. 

FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS: 

  • Why did Joseph's brothers hate him?
  • Have you ever been jealous?
  • How is Jesus like Joseph? (Both of them were betrayed by people close to them.)

FAMILY ACTIVITY: 

  • Think of a family going through a tough time. Spend time praying for them as a family.
  • Go further: Serve a family by running their errands, dropping off a meal, or raking their yard. 

JOURNAL: Draw a picture of Joseph when he first arrived in Egypt and a picture of Joseph after he was given a position of power in Egypt. God was with Joseph in Egypt. When we suffer or when others suffer, we can trust that God is in control of all things. He is good.