January 29, 2023
Joseph: Trusting God through Difficult Times
God is good: We can trust him even in the midst of hard things.
"We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him." - Romans 8:28
Joseph faced many trials, including abandonment, slavery, unjust accusations, and imprisonment. During these times, Joseph trusted God and was placed in a position to do something good: save his family and many others from starvation. Through this story, students will learn that we can trust God through difficult times. They will also learn that Joseph’s life points us to Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection made a way to save people from spiritual death.
God is Working for Our Good
Students will examine individual ingredients for a smoothie. This will be used to illustrate their memory verse. While our circumstances and individual life events don’t always make sense to us, we can trust the person who knows how they will all work together for good.
Genesis 42–50, Genesis 45:7
Kids will understand that God is still working in our lives today, just like he worked in Joseph’s life thousands of years ago.
God has a plan for my life, even the hard parts.