Preschoolers will hear four stories from the Old Testament about how God spoke to people through promises and dreams. Kids will learn that if God said it, it came true.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Watch the video from Week 3: God Speaks to Joseph Part 1, Genesis 37, 39, 41
ASK YOUR KID
What did Joseph’s father give him to wear? a colorful coat
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Genesis 37, 39, 41
Joseph was the second youngest of Jacob’s 12 sons, and he was his father’s favorite. So naturally, Joseph’s brothers hated him. Joseph only made things worse by being a tattletale, flaunting his colorful coat in front of his brothers, and bragging about his dreams of dominating them.
Joseph was 17 when his brothers threw him into a pit, sold him as a slave, and sent him to Egypt, where he ended up unfairly imprisoned. Not until he turned 30 was Joseph finally set free. The Bible makes it clear that not only did God never leave Joseph, he allowed him to prosper even during difficulty. While his life as a young man was far from easy, it also changed him into a ruler. Over those years in a pit, as a slave, and in prison, God was refining Joseph. No longer was he the boy who tattled, flaunted, and bragged. Instead, all of his hardships transformed Joseph into a merciful, humble, servant leader.
Joseph didn’t seek revenge for all the injustice done against him, nor did he demand a position of power. Joseph didn’t sink into despair or give up on God’s promise to make him a ruler. Instead, he worked hard wherever he was. Joseph learned to be the best slave, and the best prisoner. He became trusted, and God brought him success after success. Then, at just the right time, God gave Joseph a position of leadership over all of Egypt. Not only did his dream come true, but his success also meant he could save the people from famine.
Joseph didn’t know how his story would end. But he kept his faith and God used him.
Whenever you have been in a metaphorical pit, or a prison, do you see ways that God was with you and brought you success?
How has God shaped you from the difficult circumstances you have walked through?
“Every word of God is true,” Proverbs 30:5.
THE BIG PICTURE
Our preschool curriculum written for 3-5 year olds. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is a powerful, loving, and trustworthy friend who cares about us. They learn that God sent Jesus to save the world. In a large group format, preschoolers sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids play a Big Group Game, then transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope preschoolers learn through fun, and begin to understand who God is and how much he loves them.