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- Published on Saturday, 16 February 2008 18:04
Lesson Name: The Dream Interpreter
Theme: Two Ways
Reading: Genesis 40:1-23
Memory Verse: Daniel 2:28
Memory Verse Text: There is a God that revealeth secrets.
Point 1: Two others were imprisoned justly with Joseph because of what they had done; they deserved it. Joseph, like the Lord Jesus, "was numbered with the transgressors" (Isaiah 53:12).
Point 2: In spite of his own troubles, Joseph noticed the other prisoners' sad faces (Gen. 40:7). With God's help, he was able to reveal the meaning of their dreams.
Point 3: One prisoner was to be freed and the other was to be hung, similar to the thieves on the crosses; one was saved and one was forever lost. Which one was freed? The prisoner with the cup, which was a reminder of shed blood. Which one died? The prisoner with the baked goods, which was a reminder of man's best efforts.
Point 4: Joseph asked only to be remembered, but he was forgotten.
Notes: This was the first hanging in the Bible, Judas was the last!
Mini coloring book and full-page pictures of the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. 21 pictures. Use the small picture books as a take-home activity for students. Use the larger pictures for telling the story or for hanging on the bulletin board.