The Dreamer

The Dreamer

 (Bible Overview #12 of 54)

One Main Truth:  God reveal’s his plans, yet you must persevere

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1 GAME: Keep Running

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  You had to Persevere in the Game / In the Bible Joseph Received a Dream Yet had to Persevere / In your Life God has a Special Plan for You Yet You Must Persevere

1. If you have more than 20 children divide into multiple groups of 20. Have children hold hands and move outward until there is a large circle. Have children let go of hands        and turn the face the back of the child to their right. (all children will be facing the back of the child to their right).
2. Explain to the children they will run around this large circle try to tag the player’s back in front of them.
3. When a player is tagged they are out and must move off to the side.
4. Keep playing until there are only 4 players left and declare them the winners
5. [Note: the longer the race goes the more tired the players will become and it will become more challenging to try to tag the players back because there are fewer players in the large circle].

      
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Genesis 50

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    You had to Persevere in the Game / In the Bible Joseph Received a Dream Yet had to Persevere / In your Life God has a Special Plan for You Yet You Must Persevere

Dreamer: Jacob had twelve sons.  Joseph was eleventh. He was a good boy. He loved God. He used to get many strange and interesting dreams. Listen to this dream he
had: “I had another dream! This time, the sun, moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” Do you get strange dreams that you can’t understand? Joseph could understand his dreams and this made his brothers angry and hateful.

Trust in God – Keep the faith: One day Jacob sent Joseph to see how his brothers. The angry and jealous brothers beat him and stole his favourite coat of many colours and rich ornaments. They threw him into a pit and sold him to Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver.  The Ishmaelites took him to Egypt and sold him as a slave to an Egyptian officer named Potiphar. Joseph was made in-charge of Potiphar’s house but Potiphhar’s wife falsely accused him he went to prison. He was such a good leader that eventually he was helping to lead the prison. There he interpreted two prisoners’ dreams which came true. The king Pharaoh, had dreams that no one could understand so he called Joseph (Gen. 41).  Joseph said God revealed the dreams to the king, which sent a message of the near future! Imagine if you had dreams about your future? Would you like to know your future? Would you be scared?

He explained to the Pharaoh that there would be seven years of prosperity followed by seven years of severe famine. Pleased with Joseph, the king made him the governor of Egypt to minister in the administration of his kingdom.

After seven years of abundant crops the famine began. Severe famine spread everywhere, and in Canaan Isaac’s family ran out of food.  Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy food grains. They had to bow down before the governor, Joseph. 

Joseph’s childhood dream had come true!

God brings people up when they are holy and maintain the right relationship with Him.

3 LIFE CONNECTIONS

  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    You had to Persevere in the Game / In the Bible Joseph Received a Dream Yet had to Persevere / In your Life God has a Special Plan for You Yet You Must Persevere

Memory Verse:  “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”  Genesis 50:20  

Leader, ask God to connect to the children’s minds, the children’s hearts, and in the prayer to connect to the children’s soul.

1. Game 
Players raise your hand if you were in the last four in the running game, are you tired?
Tell me was the race more challenging at the beginning or the end (at the beginning it was easy to get tagged, at the end it was more challenging to try
to tag someone).

2. Bible
What was the dream God gave to Joseph?
Wow! That is an amazing dream, did the dream come true the next day?  No? What were some of the challenges Joseph went through?
How did Joseph persevere and endure all the challenges?

3. Life
Repeat after me: “God help me persevere, to endure the challenges in my life.  Holy Spirit please begin to show me your call your vision for my life *pause*.   Jesus please give me courage to obey and share this truth.”

4. Worship Song
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with hand-motions
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5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.
(Optional)
Create a cardboard drawing of a large coat. Ask them to glue long strips of colourful cloth or pieces of colour paper on it.  Write names or phrases from today’s lesson onto
those strips of colour!  Divide the children into two or more groups and ask them to write down some positive and negative finding from Joseph and his brothers’ character.

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