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Kids Lesson: God Had a Plan for Joseph (Genesis 35-50)

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God Had a Plan for Joseph (Genesis 35-50)

God had a plan for Joseph’s life. He allowed Joseph to suffer in order to rescue
a whole nation. God planned for Jesus to suffer so that many—people from all
nations—would be saved.

Big Picture Question

Who is in control of everything? God is in control of everything in heaven and on earth. Nothing is outside of God’s good plan.

Key Passage

For I know that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever he pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.- Psalm 135:5-6

  • For I know (point to temple)
  • that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. (make praise hands then 'raise the roof')
  • The Lord does whatever he pleases (swipe arm in painting motion across body from both directions)
  • In heaven (put hands palms up toward sky)
  • And on earth (put hands palms up toward ground)
  • In the seas and all the depths. (make waves motion with both hands)

Key Passage Song

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Summary

  • Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son, but Joseph’s brothers hated him.
  • Joseph’s brothers sold Joseph into slavery.
  • God used Joseph’s suffering to eventually place Joseph in a position of power in Egypt.
  • Joseph saved his family from famine and forgave his brothers for harming him.

Coloring/Activity Page