God saved Joseph from Prison

Bible Base – Genesis 39 – 41:40

Remember Joseph has been ripped away from his family, thrown into a pit, saved by God, and sold as a slave to Egypt

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Remember him being ripped away from his family?

Crazy woman in Egypt accuses Joseph of doing something he didn’t do.  Joseph is thrown into prison.  SO UNFAIR!

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All seems pretty terrible – But God is working in a much bigger way to save not only Joseph, and his family, but the people of Egypt and the surrounding lands too.

God speaks to Pharaoh in very odd dreams…….

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thin cow fat cow, thin corn fat corn.  Pharaoh is very grumpy because he is over tired, he needs help with these dreams.

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Nobody can help him, but a guy who was in prison with Joseph remembers that he was someone who God spoke to and could explain dreams, Joseph is called before Pharaoh.

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God tells Joseph, Joseph tells Pharaoh…..

The dreams are a warning of famine, the food will run out.

Joseph is in charge of building store houses to keep food for later.

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sure enough famine comes – but there is food in Egypt.

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Who is hungry and comes for help?……………..the brothers!

God saved Joseph from prison

God used Joseph to save the people of Egypt and even his own family from starving. what his brothers meant for harm, God used for good.. that’s how great God is!

Joseph a suffering saved saviour, he was saved to save others.

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God had the key to it all !

God Saves!

Think?

What are we saved from?

How are we saved?

What are we saved for?

God Saved Joseph from the pit

Bible Base – Genesis 37

God’s family is growing. Jacob has 12 sons, 12 boys!!  Imagine the smell!! Imagine the hand me downs. No wonder a new coat was such a big deal!

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Joseph’s father gave him a special coloured coat – here’s some Joseph coloured biscuits we made, and ate!!

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God’s family is meant to show the world what He is like, and instead what do we see? A family fighting, messed up by favouritism. So when God speaks to Joseph in a dream, his brothers aren’t happy to hear, they let hatred grow in their hearts, and plan to get rid of Joseph.  They throw him in a deep pit, and plan to leave him for dead

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Joseph stuck in the pit.

But just at the right time, God sends travelling salesmen from Egypt.  The brothers decide to sell him to them.

God saves Joseph from the pit!

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Look he’s popped out!

God will use Joseph amazingly to save others.  He has an amazing plan for him, that we’ll learn more about, but right now he’s learning to trust God when it’s tough.

God can save from a pit of death, and use us to bring life to the world.

Remember looking round church and the leisure centre to find things that save?

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Think…..

What does God save us from?

Why does he save us?

Remember turning round to look at our church? We are one big family God can use to save others.

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God saved Joseph from the pit

God can save me!

God Saves Noah from the flood

THIS WEEK WE LEARNED THAT…

Bible Base – Genesis 6 v 5 – 8 v 22

God is grieved by a world gone wrong, He plans a new start.
Noah finds favour in God’s eyes; God promises to save him and his family from the judgement He will send.
God told Noah to build a huge boat

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Noah and his family entered the ark, and God sent the animals in pairs it rained a lot! 40 days, 40 sleeps!

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God kept them safe inside the ark, when it had all dried up God brought them safely out of the ark.  Noah and all his family were so thankful that God had kept them safe.  God hung a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his promise not to send a flood like that again.

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What we made to help us remember

Paper plates attached together back to back and filled with animal biscuits.

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Small laminated boat with “God saved Noah from the flood” , roll and put inside a bottle, add water and blue food colouring, top up with baby oil, blue water and oil separates in bottle.

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Our rainbow decorated rescue ring, no it wasn’t robbed from the prom!!

legitimately purchased on the internet!

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