Yak Pak Week of June 13th – 19th

Posted: June 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Joseph Interprets the Dreams

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God works all things together for our good

Key Verse:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 41:1-43) God had given Joseph the ability to interpret dreams. This came in handy when he was in prison, where a baker and a cupbearer shared a cell with him. They both had dreams which Joseph correctly interpreted for them. Years later after his release the cupbearer told Pharaoh about Joseph when Pharaoh had two dreams which no one could interpret. The Pharaoh called for Joseph who interpreted the dreams for him. The dreams warned Pharaoh about an upcoming famine, so he was extremely grateful to Joseph, and rewarded him by making him a ruler of Egypt.

The Jesus Connection:
Read Genesis 41:1–14.

Can you imagine staying in prison for two whole years for something you didn’t do? That’s what happened to Joseph. But God had a plan to get Joseph out of prison because God had something very important for Joseph to do. He planned to use Joseph to save Israel from a terrible famine. Saving Israel was important because Jesus would one day be born into the family of Israel.
To get Joseph out of prison, God gave Pharaoh a dream that only Joseph could interpret. In a flash Joseph was out of prison, told Pharaoh the meaning of the dream, and before you know it, Joseph was freed from prison and put in charge of Egypt. Through Joseph, God saved Israel from the terrible famine. This allowed Jesus to be born so that one day we too could be saved.

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