Kirk of Kildaire

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Joseph: Forgiveness and Redemption

May 22-June 12, 2005

Joseph and His Brothers

Jacob lived in the land of Canaan. He had 12 sons, but he loved his son Joseph the most. Joseph took care of the sheep with his brothers, and he was always telling his father bad things about his brothers. When Joseph was seventeen years old Jacob gave him a special gift — a beautiful robe. It was not the usual sort of thing that shepherds wore. Joseph wore it everywhere.  Joseph’s brothers hated him because their father liked Joseph the best. They couldn’t say a kind word to Joseph.

One day, Jacob sent Joseph to check on his brothers who were tending the sheep in some faraway fields. When Joseph arrived, his brothers pulled off his fancy coat and threw him into an empty pit. When a caravan of camels and traders came by, they pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him to the traders for twenty pieces of silver. They killed a goat and dipped Joseph's fancy coat in its blood and took it to their father. When Jacob saw the coat, he said, “Joseph has been torn to pieces and eaten by some wild animal." From then on, Jacob mourned for Joseph, and no one could comfort him.

Joseph in Egypt

The traders took Joseph to Egypt and sold him to an officer of the Pharaoh (the king). As time passed, some terrible things happened to Joseph and he spent years in prison, but God was always with him. Joseph came to be known for interpreting dreams. When the Pharaoh had a strange dream, Joseph was called to interpret it. Joseph told the Pharaoh that his dream meant there would be seven years of good harvests, then seven years of terrible famine. The Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of a program to collect and store food during the seven good years. Then there would be enough to eat in the seven hard years.  So food was stored up for seven years. When, the seven good years came to an end. Joseph opened the storehouses and people came from Egypt and also from surrounding lands to buy grain, for the famine was severe throughout the world.   

Come to Faith Quest to hear the rest of the story of Joseph in Egypt.

Our Memory Verse is:

“Don’t let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.”  Romans 12:21 CEV

What we will learn:

What is happening in Faith Quest Workshops?

Act out Joseph’s life in small groups in Apostle's Playhouse.

In Holywood, watch “Joseph’s Reunion”.

See how well you know the story of Joseph’s life by playing

a buzzer game in Antioch Arcade.

Create and Egyptian hieroglyphic in Creation Station.

Family Time and Prayer:

Read: Genesis 50:15-21, Genesis 37, and Genesis 45:4-15

Reflection: Have you ever asked someone for forgiveness?  Has someone ever asked you to forgive them?  How did you feel?

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for being with us, even when we are scared.  Help us to do what you want, even when it is hard.  Amen.

Offering: Your offering will go to Presbyterian aid to the Sudan.

Thank-you to our Workshop Leaders:

Creation Station – Robin Shannon, Patty Snow, Holly Burton 

Holywood – Lisa Van Genderen

Antioch Arcade – Joyce Billotte, Mary Helen Earle

Apostle’s Playhouse – Lawson and Kathryn Rankin, Ruth and Gino Menechella

Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.