Yak Pak Week of June 20th – 26th

Posted: June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized
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God Provides for the Israelites in Famine

Our hope is for our kids to know that: God’s promise is preserved in drought and sin

Key Verse:
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me, will never be thirsty”
John 6:35

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Genesis 42) Joseph is now a high ranking official in all of Egypt. His God given ability to interpret dreams helped him prepare Egypt for seven years of famine. Because of these events all of the people in the land had to go to Egypt to buy food. One day his brothers showed up to buy food. Joseph recognized them but they did not recognize him. So Joseph set it up so they would spend three days in jail. He eventually tells them to bring his younger brother Benjamin as well. During all this time the brothers felt the guilt of selling Joseph to slavery. They had an opportunity to come clean several times but do not. However, in all of this Gods promise still remains true.

The Jesus Connection:
Read Acts 7:9–10.

The story of Joseph’s kidnapping, slavery, and imprisonment is tragic. But in it all, God was at work saving his people. Because of Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph knew Egypt needed to store grain for the coming famine. This is the grain that Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to purchase, so that Abraham’s descendants would not die off. That way, one day Jesus could be born as one of Abraham’s far-off great-grandchildren. Story after story points to God as a God who saves. Through Jesus, God would ultimately save his people from spiritual hunger and death. Jesus offered himself as the “bread of life” (John 6:35) to all who are spiritually hungry.

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