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The Dreamer /
Genesis 37:5-11; 37:23-24; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 39:2-6; Genesis 39:19-20; Genesis 41:14-16; Genesis 41:39-41; Genesis 41:46; Genesis 41:53-54; Genesis 45:5-8; Genesis 50:20
One Main Truth: God reveals his plans, yet you must persevere
“Are you ready for the Joy of Discovery? Unlock the One Main Truth: It’s an adventure in the Game, a revelation in the Bible, and it will transform your Life. Let’s take one step closer to becoming a Champion for Eternity!”
In the Game: “It was very tiring, Yet you had to Persevere”
In the Bible: “Joseph Received a Dream, Yet he had to Persevere”
In Your Life: “God has a Special Plan for You, Yet you must Persevere”
1 GAME EXPERIENCE: Keep Running
- For groups exceeding 20 children, divide them into multiple groups of 20. Have children hold hands and extend outward to form a large circle. Instruct them to let go of their hands, turning to face the back of the child to their right (resulting in everyone facing outward).
- Explain to the children that they will run around the circle, attempting to tag the back of the player in front of them.
- When a player is tagged, they are out and must move to the side.
- Continue playing until only 4 players remain, and announce them as the winners.
- Note: As the race continues, players will tire, making it challenging to tag the players in front, due to the shrinking circle.”
2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Genesis 37:5-11; 37:23-24; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 39:2-6; Genesis 39:19-20; Genesis 41:14-16; Genesis 41:39-41; Genesis 41:46; Genesis 41:53-54; Genesis 45:5-8; Genesis 50:20
THE CIRCUMSTANCE (Genesis 37:5-11)
In the land of Canaan, a place known for its abundant pastures and rolling hills, there lived a family full of dreams and promises. It was a time when the sun’s warmth kissed the earth, and the scent of harvest hung in the air. Among the family members, there was a young man named Joseph. His father, Jacob, loved him deeply, and his favoritism was made evident when he gave him a beautiful robe of many colors that Joseph wore. This favoritism caused his brothers pain and then they acted upon their pain with anger toward Joseph. One day, as Joseph shared his dreams with his brothers, they were consumed by envy and jealousy. In his dream, the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed down to him. His brothers scorned him, not understanding the depth of these dreams. Yet, despite their refusing to accept Joseph’s dream, his father thought about Joseph’s dreams in his heart.
THE CHOICE (Genesis 37:23-24, 37:28)
The brothers had taken the sheep far away to pasture them. As they looked up and saw Joseph coming toward them they let all of their jealous rage fall upon, Joseph. As a group, they devised a plan to rid themselves of their presence. A nearby pit became the place for their deceitful act. As Joseph approached, they seized him, stripped him of his robe, and cast him into the pit. Their choice was one of cruelty, betrayal, and heartlessness. Standing near the pit, they were met with the sight of a traveling caravan of traders. An idea was born from their dark hearts, and
they sold their own brother to these traders, hoping to profit from their wickedness. With heavy hearts, they made up a story to tell their father, using the robe of many colors as a grim piece of evidence.
THE CONSEQUENCE (Genesis 39:2-6, 39:19-20, 41:14-16, 41:39-41, 41:46, 41:53-54, 45:5-8, 50:20)
As days turned into years, Joseph’s fate took a twist he could never have imagined. Sold as a slave to an Egyptian named Potiphar, Joseph found himself in a foreign land, far from his family and home. Yet, even as a slave, he carried with him the seeds of hope and faith in his God. Remarkably, Joseph’s integrity and dedication caught the eye of Potiphar, who entrusted him with great responsibility. The Lord’s presence was evident in Joseph’s work, and he prospered. However, challenges were far from over, as Potiphar’s wife falsely accused Joseph of wrongdoing, leading to his unjust imprisonment. Even in prison, Joseph’s faith in God remained unshaken. Through divine intervention, he interpreted dreams for fellow prisoners, and his gift caught the
attention of Pharaoh himself. Joseph was called to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams, leadingto a revelation of an impending famine. Pharaoh recognized the wisdom in Joseph’s
words and raised him to be second-in-command of all of Egypt. Pharaoh then putJoseph in charge of the critical task of preparing for the famine. Joseph’s God-givenwisdom and faithful heart were now being used to save countless lives. As the faminestruck the land, Joseph’s brothers were led to Egypt in search of food. They bowed
before the ruler of Egypt, not knowing it was their long-lost brother. Joseph’s dreamshad become reality, as his brothers bowed before him, just as the sun, moon, and starshad in his dream.
THE LIFE LESSON
Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers and forgave them for their betrayal. He saw God’s sovereign plan unfolding, turning the harm intended for him into a means of salvation for many. Reunited with his family, Joseph’s journey of suffering led to a profound victory of love, redemption, and reconciliation.
3 LIFE CONNECTIONS: Connecting Jesus to Every Child
(1) The One Main Truth Planted in MY HEART, Growing MY ATTITUDE
POWER WORDS: “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
(2) The One Main Truth Rooted in MY MIND, Leading MY CHOICES
- What’s the objective of the game “Keep Running”?
- How does the game’s increasing difficulty as players get tired relate to the idea of perseverance in life’s challenges?
- Can you draw a parallel between being tagged out in the game and facing setbacks in real life? How can the determination to keep running even when things get tough reflect the concept of persevering through difficulties?
“Boys & girls, that sounds a lot like what we just discovered in the Bible!”
- In the story of Joseph, how did his early experiences, like sharing his dreams with his brothers, play a role in his journey of perseverance?
- How did Joseph’s time as a slave and prisoner relate to the theme of having a special plan from God yet having to persevere?
- How does Joseph’s rise to power in Egypt demonstrate the idea that God’s plan for our lives may involve facing challenges but ultimately lead to a purposeful outcome?
- Have you ever faced a situation where you felt like giving up, similar to Joseph’s challenges? How did you find the strength to keep going?
- Can you think of a time when you saw a positive change in your life as a result of persevering through a difficult time?
- Just as Joseph’s perseverance led to his ultimate success, how can the concept of “In your Life, God has a Special Plan for You Yet You Must Persevere” inspire you to keep pushing forward, even when things seem tough?
(3) The One Main Truth Today Committed in MY SOUL, Inspiring MY ACTIONS
POWER PRAYER: 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
*Let’s be still and quiet, opening your heart to hear God’s whisper*
(Coach, wait at least 14 seconds, allowing God to connect to every child)
God thank you for my life, Jesus do a great work through me.”
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with Strong & Powerful Worship Motions
(Click here for worship songs
“GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)
Now, remember to share this truth,
practice this truth, and bring a friend back with you! Boys and girls, let’s go out as the
“Champions for Eternity” that God expects us to become!