Joseph Sent to Egypt

Genesis 37:1-36

Genesis 39:1 – 41:57

Last week our story was about Joseph and his brothers.  Joseph was his father Jacob’s favorite son. Joseph was the son of Rachel, Jacob’s favorite wife, and Jacob didn’t hide his favoritism. Needless to say, Joseph’s brothers were jealous of Joseph. When Joseph told his brothers about the dream he had that they would one day bow down to him, the Bible says they could no longer speak peaceably with him. In short, they hated him.

Joseph’s brothers threw him into a pit with the intent to kill him. Then they figured they’d make a profit by selling him to people taking slaves to Egypt. Joseph was about seventeen years old when he was sold into Potiphar’s house. But God was with him–even when Potiphar’s wife had Joseph thrown into prison for something he didn’t do. God had a wonderful plan for Joseph. He raised up Joseph into a position of power in Egypt. Nothing can stop God’s perfect plan to send Jesus through the family of Israel.

Family Conversations and Activities

Main Points from the Bible Story:

  1. Joseph’s brothers sold him as a slave, and he was taken to Egypt.
  2. Joseph ended up in jail with Pharaoh’s cupbearer, who later told Pharaoh about Joseph.
  3. God showed Joseph what Pharaoh’s dreams meant.
  4. Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of collecting and storing grain.

Family Discussion Starters:

  1. Why did Joseph’s brothers hate him?
  2. Have you ever been jealous?
  3. How is Joseph like Jesus? (Both them were betrayed by people close to them.)
  4. What can stop God’s plan? Nothing can stop God’s perfect plan.

Family Activities

  • Think of a family going through a tough time. Spend time praying for them as a family.
  • Serve a family by running their errands, dropping off a meal, or raking their yard.

Bible Verse

“I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” (Genesis 26:24)

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