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 4: God Speaks to Joseph Part 2, Genesis 37, 41-45
ASK YOUR KID
Did Joseph forgive his brothers? Yes!
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Genesis 37, 41-45
When the famine hit, word spread that Egypt had plenty of grain. So guess who traveled to Egypt, desperate for food? Joseph’s brothers. Immediately, Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn’t recognize him. After holding out for a while, Joseph finally broke down and revealed his identity to his long-lost family. Despite the years of pain and darkness his brothers’ actions caused Joseph, he was able to look them in the eyes and say that what they meant to harm him, God used to save lives. Joseph was able to forgive, and to see the bigger picture that despite the difficulties of his life, God had used everything for a good purpose.
Joseph’s dream of his whole family bowing down to him had finally come true. God had been with him all along, working his thread of redemption through every fabric of Joseph’s story. In the favoritism and jealousy, betrayal and pain, God was making a way to save not only Joseph and his family, but an entire nation.
In the pit, in the prison, and ultimately in the palace, God was working to save and redeem. Joseph’s story points us to a God who remains faithful, good, and redemptive in the pits and palaces of our own lives. Joseph’s life teaches us that with the right perspective it’s possible that we can also confidently say: what was meant for evil, God used for good. (Genesis 50:19-20)
Think back on some of the pits and palaces of your own life. Can you see now where God was working to redeem, even if you couldn’t see it then?
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Write that verse where you can see it often this week and ask God to show you his truth.
“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.