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Cain And Abel

Bible Text:
Genesis 4:1-17

 

God sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden and into the world to live and work. When they lived in the garden they could talk to God face to face. They would spend time in the evenings walking and fellowshipping with Him. But since sin had come between them, they could no longer do this. They were no longer free to enjoy this privilege. God is a holy God and sin separates man from Him. Now when they came to God they had to build an alter made out of rocks. On the alter they would place an offering or a gift for God, then they would burn it. After that they would pray to God.
For a while it was just the two of them, they were all alone. After a while Eve gave birth to a baby boy. They named him Cain. Several years later, Eve gave birth to second baby boy and they named him Abel. Later on Adam and Eve had other children, sons and daughters.

Genesis 4:1-2 NKJV
“Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”

The boys grew up playing and sharing with each other just like brothers do today. When they were old enough they helped their father work. Cain chose to work in the fields, raising grains and fruits and vegetables. He became a farmer. Abel chose to work with the sheep and the other livestock. He became a shepherd. Each one of them doing the work that they liked best.
One day the brothers decided to give an offering to God. Cain brought some fruit and some grain that he had grown and placed it on the alter. Abel brought the firstborn of his sheep from his flock, killed it, and burned it on the alter.

Genesis 4:3-6 NKJV
“And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.”

Abel offered the very best that he had to God and God was very pleased. God respected Abel and his offering. However, He did not respect Cain or his offering because it was a “token” offering. Cain had not given his very best to God nor had given it for the right reasons.

Genesis 4:6-7 NKJV
“So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Cain became very angry and jealous. “Why are you angry?” asked God. “Why are you frowning and sulking? If you do well I will accept you too. But if you do not do well you will be overtaken by sin.”
God told Cain that he could get it right. He didn’t have to be angry because he could do well if he chose to. God was giving Cain another chance to make things right concerning his offering.

Genesis 4:8 NKJV
“Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.”

One day while the two brothers were in a field together Cain and Abel talked with each other. Then Cain picked up something from the ground and hit his brother in the head. The blow was so hard that Abel instantly fell to the ground and all of his blood flowed out of the wound unto the ground. In moments Able lay dead at his brother’s feet. Cain had been so angry that he had allowed the sin of jealousy to so consume him that he murdered his very own brother.

Genesis 4:9-12 NJKV
“Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”

A short time later Cain heard they voice of God, “Where is Abel your brother?”
Angrily Cain replied, “I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
“What have you done Cain?” asked God. “The voice of your brother’s blood cried out to Me from the ground.”

Genesis 4:13-14 NKJV
“And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear!
Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”

When confronted with his sin, Cain still would not admit guilt nor remorse. “Cain, you are cursed from the ground, which has opened it’s mouth to receive your brother’s blood shed by you!” said God. “From now on you will wander about the land like a fugitive and you will have no permanent home.”
Cain was not sorry for what he had done, but he was upset about his punishment. “My punishment is greater than I can bear! You are driving out of this land and away from You. I will be like a man on the run and I won’t have any place to call my home. I will probably be killed by someone else.” complained Cain. He was afraid that his other sisters and brothers might try to take vengeance into their own hands.

Genesis 4:15-17 NKJV
“And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him. Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch.”

So God gave a command for no one to kill Cain, and He put a mark on Cain so that people would know it was him. Then Cain went out from the presence of God and lived in the land of Nod, which was on the east side of Eden.

 

Memory Verse
“Now Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose against Abel his brother and killed him.”
Genesis 4:8

 

Life Application
Anger can cause a person to sin.

 

Review Questions
1. Why did God send Adam and Eve out of the garden?

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2. While in the garden, Adam and Eve would spend time in the evenings walking and ________________________ with God.

3. Sin ________________________ man from God.

4. What were the names of Eve’s sons?

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5. What offering did Cain give to God?

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6. What offering did Abel give to God?

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7. Why did Cain kill Abel?

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8, God gave Cain another ______________________ to make things right concerning his offering.

9. Cain allowed the sin of __________________ to consume him.

10. Cain was not sorry for what he had done, but he was upset about what?

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Hannah

 

Bible Text:

1 Samuel 1:1-20

 

1 Samuel 1:1- 4 NKJV

“Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the mountains of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. Also the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there. And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters.”

Hannah, one of two wives of Elkanah, had no children, although she had been married for some time. Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, had children.
Each year the family would faithfully go to Shiloh and worship and offer a sacrifice to God. Elkanah loved Hannah very much, even though she did not have any children. Elkanah treated Hannah very kindly and special. He even gave her a double portion of the offering to give to God. However, Peninnah was not so nice to Hannah. She made fun of Hannah because she did not have any children.

1 Samuel 1:5-8 NKJV

“But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb. And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat. Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”

Year after year Peninnah teased Hannah so much that Hannah even lost her appetite. Her childlessness affected her whole outlook on life. She was so depressed and sad. In her bitterness and misery she could not see her many blessings, such as God’s goodness in giving her a loving husband.
In the house of God, Hannah cried out to God, asking the Lord to give her a son. She earnestly, specifically, and believingly prayed to Him. Hannah was praying so hard that her lips were moving but she wasn‘t making a sound., Eli, the priest, accused her of being drunk.

1 Samuel 1:9-14 NKJV

“So Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the Lord. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” And it happened, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!”

Hannah explained to Eli, the priest, that she was not drunk, but praying, because she was very sad. Knowing that God would surely do what was best for Hannah, Eli told her to go in peace. Eli reminded Hannah that as she brought her request to God in faith, she could have peace knowing that He would answer in the way best for her.

1 Samuel 1:15-18 NKJV

“But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord. Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.” Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.” And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.”

Eli knew that God would answer Hannah’s prayer in His own perfect way, so he told her to go in peace. After Hannah prayed and Eli spoke to her she was no longer sad or unhappy. She went her way rejoicing, knowing that God had truly heard her prayer. The next morning Elkanah and his family returned home.
God answered Hannah’s prayer in time and gave her a son. She named the baby Samuel, which means “Heard by God.”

1 Samuel 1:19-20 NKJV

“Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”

 

Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 1:13

 

Life Application: God hears our silent cries.

 

Review

1. Hannah had no ________________, although she had been married for some time.

2. Each year Hannah’s family would go to Shiloh and ________________ and offer a sacrifice to God.

3. Hannah’s husband treated her very kindly and ______________.

4. Peninnah was not ________ to Hannah. She made fun of Hannah because she did not have any children.

5. Hannah cried out to God, asking the Lord to give her a ______.

6. Hannah explained to Eli, the priest, that she was not drunk, but ______________, because she was very sad.

7. Eli told her to go in peace because God would ____________in the way best for her.

8. Hannah went her way ________________, knowing that God had truly heard her prayer.

9. God answered Hannah’s prayer in ________ and gave her a son.

10. Hannah named the baby ____________, which means “Heard by God.”

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David and Goliath

Bible Text:
1 Samuel 17:17-24
1 Samuel 17:36-37
1 Samuel 17:40
1 Samuel 17:49

1 Samuel 17:17-24 NKJV
“Then Jesse said to his son David, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp. And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers fare, and bring back news of them.” Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the battle. For Israel and the Philistines had drawn up in battle array, army against army. And David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers. Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of the Philistines; and he spoke according to the same words. So David heard them. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were dreadfully afraid.”

Jessie sent his son David to check on his brothers who were at war with the Philistine army. The Israelites and the Philistine army faced each other on opposite sides of a steep valley. Each day for forty days a giant, name Goliath, would stand in the valley and mock and challenge the Israelites. All of the Israelites were afraid of Goliath.

As David arrived at the battlefield he heard Goliath uttering negative things about God. Deep within David he was moved with a holy anger. He asked the men, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of God?” David knew that he could defeat this giant with God’s help so he asked for permission to fight Goliath.

1 Samuel 17:36-37 NKJV
“Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”

1 Samuel 17:40 NKJV
“Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.”

After receiving permission to fight, David gathered five smooth stones from a brook. With only his pocket of rocks and a slingshot, David ran down into the valley. He prepared for battle by placing one stone in his slingshot. As Goliath and David approached each other, Goliath mocked David. The taunts did not intimate David. He was confident that God would deliver him and the Israelites.

1 Samuel 17:49 NKJV
“Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”

David slung the stone in his sling, hitting the giant between the eyes. The stone sunk into Goliath forehead causing him to fall to the ground. David quickly grabbed Goliath’s sword and cut off the giant’s head. Upon seeing Goliath dead the Philistine army fled. The Israelites chased and killed them, then plundered their camp.

 

 

Questions and Fill-In-The Blanks
1. Why did Jesse send David to his brothers?

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2. Why were the men afraid of Goliath?

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3. What type of things was Goliath saying?

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4.Why was David sure that he could defeat Goliath?

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5. What did David pick up from the brook?

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6. How did David kill the giant?

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7. Upon seeing the giant dead, what did the armies do?

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Jesus Gives A Man Hearing and Speech

JESUS GIVES A MAN HERING AND SIGHTMemory Verse: Mark 7:35

Life Application: Jesus can restore speech and hearing.

 

Bible Text:

Mark 7:35

Mark 7:31-34

Mark 7:35-37

Mark 7:31-34 NKJV

“Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

As Jesus traveled through the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee He encountered a group of people. They brought a man that was deaf and had a speech problem to Jesus and begged Him to make him well.

Mark 7:35-37 NKJV

“Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Jesus took the man and walked away from the crowd. He put His fingers in the man’s ears, then spit and touched the man’s tongue. As Jesus looked up to heaven He said, “Be open.”

Instantly the man could hear and speak clearly. The man was able to hear because of a miracle preformed by Jesus.

 

Review

1. As __________ traveled through the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee He encountered a group of people.

 

2. The people brought to Jesus a man who was ________ and had an impediment in his speech.

 

3. The people begged Jesus to do what?

 

 

4. Jesus took the deaf man aside from the crowd. What did He do?

 

 

5. What did Jesus pray?

 

 

6. As soon as Jesus prayed, what happened?

 

 

7. What is a miracle?

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Noah Builds The Ark

NOAH'S ARK BIBLE STORY   Memory Verse: Genesis 6:13

 

Life Application: Evil will be judged.

 

Bible Text:

Genesis 6:5-8

Genesis 6:11-12

Genesis 6:13-14

Genesis 6:15-16

Genesis 7:1-3

Genesis 7:13-16

 

God has created man to have fellowship with Him, but over the many years since his creation he had turned from God and from godly ways. He no longer obeyed God, nor did he desire to walk with God. The hearts of man had became wicked and filled with violence.

Genesis 6: 5-8 NKJV

“The the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

As God looked down at man and all his evil ways it made Him sad that He had ever created them. Everyone had turned from Him, that is everyone except Noah. Noah was the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandson of Adam, the first man. Everywhere God looked there was evil, violence, and hatred of every kind. Despite living in a wicked world Noah still loved God and he still followed God. His heart’s desire was to do right in the sight of God.

Genesis 6:11-12 NKJV

“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”

As God thought about everything He saw He decided that He would start over. Since Noah was the only one that was still righteous God would use him to start over. Although it grieved His heart, He would destroy everyone except Noah and his family. Because of his godly lifestyle Noah had found grace and favor with God.

Genesis 6:13-14 NKJV

“And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”

“I’m going to bring a great flood of water on the earth, to cover all the land and drown all the people on the earth. This great flood will not only drown the people, it will also drown all the animals, so an ark will be needed to save your family as well as animals,” said God. Then God told Noah that in order to preserve the animals and his family he was to build a boat. This would not be an ordinary boat. It was to be very long and very wide and very deep, with a roof over it. It would resembled a long, wide three story house. Noah was to build the boat according to God’s instructions, and to be ready for when he would need it.

Genesis 6:15-16 NKJV

“And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks”

God told Noah to take with them on the boat all the food that they would need for a year, enough for his family and for the animals.

Noah believed God and he set out to build the boat. It seemed very strange to the other people. As Noah and his three sons worked on the boat the people would come by just to see. They would laugh at Noah and make all kinds of jokes and remarks. Noah and his family would tell the people what God had said about the water covering the earth. This really made them laugh, after all, there was no water at all in their area. Also because it had never rained before. For one hundred and twenty years they worked and worked, and worked on the boat.

At last the big boat was finished. Just as God had instructed, they put a door on the side at the bottom and a small window at the top.

Genesis 7:1-3 NKJV

“Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth”

Then God instructed Noah to gather animals and put them on the boat. He was to take with them on the boat seven pairs of the animals that they would need, and one pair of all the rest. That way all kinds of animals would survive the flood that God was going to send.

Genesis 7:13-16 NKJV

“On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark—they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort. And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.”

So Noah and his family did as God told them. The gathered all the supplies that they would need. And as God supernaturally brought the animals to the door of the boat, Noah and his family would take them onto the big boat. They put the animals in their places and brought in food for them.

One day, after Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives entered the boat God shut and sealed the door to the boat. It could not be opened by anyone. No more people or animals would be allowed on the big boat.

 

 

Review

1.God has created man to have ____________________ with Him, but over the many years since his creation he had turned from God and from godly ways.

2. What does obey mean?

 

3. When God looked down from heaven, He saw that the _____________ of man had became wicked and filled with violence.

4. How did God feel when He looked down at man?

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5. Everyone, but ____________________ had turned from God.

6. Despite living in a wicked world Noah still ____________ God and he still __________________ God.

7. Since Noah was the only one that was still _____________________ God would use him to start over.

8. Why had Noah found grace and favor with God?

 

9. God told Noah that in order to preserve the animals and his family he was to build a ____________.

10. How did the people respond to Noah building the ark?

12. How long did it take Noah and his sons to build the ark?

13. God supernaturally brought the __________________ to the door of the boat, Noah and his family would take them onto the big boat.

14. After Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives entered the boat ______________ shut and sealed the door to the boat.

 

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God Gave Joseph Wisdom

GOD GAVE JOSEPH WISDOM

Memory Verse: Genesis 41:39

 

Life Application: God gives wisdom.

 

Bible Text:

Genesis 41:39

Acts 7:9-10

Genesis 41:37-41

Genesis 41:39 NKJV

“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.”

Joseph was favored by his father, Jacob, because he was the son of his favorite wife, Rachel. This favoritism caused Joseph’s brothers to be jealous. One day Joseph was sent out into the fields where his brothers were taking care of the flocks of sheep, to check on them.

Joseph’s brothers saw him coming and they plotted to kill him. One of his brothers, Reuben, told the other brothers not to kill Joseph but to throw him into an empty water hole and leave him there. Later on while Joseph was in the empty water hole a group of Ishmaelites came by and the brothers sold Joseph to them.

Acts 7:9-10 NKJV

“And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.”

Joseph was taken to Egypt and sold as a slave to Potiphar, who was the captain of the guard in the army of the Pharaoh. While at the house of Potiphar, Joseph found favor and he was placed in charge of everything at Potiphar’s house. Later on when the wife of Potiphar lied about Joseph he was thrown into prison.

While in prison Joseph found favor in the sight of the prison keeper. He placed Joseph in charge over the prison. While in prison God continued to fill Joseph with wisdom and understanding. Joseph was given the ability to interpret dreams.

After a long period of time Joseph was called upon to interpret a dream for the king. God gave Joseph the interpretation to the dream. When Joseph interpreted the dream for the king he acknowledged that God had given Joseph discernment and wisdom. The king placed Joseph over his house and the country. There was no one greater than Joseph except the king.

Genesis 41:37-41 NKJV

“So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. And Pharaoh said to his servants, ‘Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?’ Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.’ And Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

Because of the wisdom that God had given Joseph he found favor in the sight of the king.

Review

1. Why was Joseph favored by his father?

2. How did Joseph’s brothers respond to the father’s favoritism?

3. Joseph’s brothers plotted to _________ him.

4. What did Reuben tell his brothers to do to Joseph?

5. Who was Joseph sold to?

6. Joseph was taken to ________________ and sold as a slave to Potiphar.

7. While in prison Joseph was in ________________ over the prison.

8. Where did Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams come from?

9. Joseph interpreted a dream for the king. What was Joseph’s reward?

 

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Jairus’ Daughter Is Restored To Life

JARIUS' DAUGHTER HEALED

Memory Verse: Mark 5:42

Life Application: Jesus has power over death.

Bible Text:

Matthew 9:18-26

Mark 5:21-43

Luke 8:40-56

 

One day when Jesus arrived in Capernaum He was greeted by a multitude of people who were waiting for Him. As Jesus was speaking to the people a man named Jairus approached Jesus. His twelve year old daughter was very sick and about to die. Jairus asked Jesus to come with him and lay His hands on his daughter and she would be made well.

Matthew 18-19 NKJV

“While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.”

Jairus was an important man in Capernaum. He was one of the rulers of the synagogue, and his job was supervising the worship services that took place in the synagogue. Like many of the Jewish leaders, Jairus was very aware of Jesus’ miraculous powers. Jairus was a desperate man. He had a great need and he knew that his only hope was in Jesus.

As Jesus was on His way to Jairus’ house they were approached by some people from Jairus’ house and told them that the girl had died and not to trouble Jesus any longer. When Jesus heard what the people had to say, He told Jairus not to be afraid and to believe. Jesus did not want Jairus to believe the report that the people gave him, instead Jesus wanted Jairus to believe in Him and not to be worried about what he had heard.

Mark 5:35-39 NKJV

“While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.”

After this Jesus allowed only three of His disciples (Peter, James and John) to continue with Him to Jairus’ house. When they arrived at Jairus house there was a lot of commotion. The people were crying (very loudly) over the girl’s death. Jesus asked the people why were they causing such a commotion, and that the girl was only asleep.

Luke 8: 51-54 NKJV

“When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.”
And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.”

The people laughed at Jesus because of what He said and they made fun of Him. Jesus then made all of the mourners get out of the house and He went into the room where the girl was laying. Peter, James, John, and the girl’s parents went into the room with Jesus.

Mark 5:40-42 NKJV

“And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”

Jesus took the girl by her hand and told her to get up. Immediately upon hearing the words of Jesus, the girl arose and began to walk around the room. Her parents were amazed.

Jesus instructed the parents to give the girl some food and for them not to tell anyone what had happened. By not telling what happened it would give Jesus time to leave the area. Jesus did not want to be known as just a miracle worker. And he did not want the people seeking Him for the wrong reasons.

 

Review

1. Jesus has _____________ over death.

2. What did Jairus ask of Jesus?

3. Who was Jairus?

4. Jairus was very aware of Jesus’ ____________________ powers.

5. What does desperate mean?

6. As Jesus was on His way to Jairus’ house they were approached by some people from Jairus’ house. What did these people say?

7. When Jesus heard what the people had to say, what did He tell Jairus?

8 Jesus allowed only three of His disciples to continue with Him to Jairus’ house. Who were they?

9. When they arrived at Jairus house Jesus told the people that the girl was only ________________.

10. Jesus then made all of the _________________ get out of the house and He went into the room where the girl was laying.

11. Peter, James, John, and the girl’s parents went into the ________________ with Jesus.

12. When Jesus took the girl by her hand and told her to get up what happened?

 

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The Story Of Creation

THE STORY OF CREATION (2)

Memory Verse: Genesis 1:3

Life Application: God created everything.

 

Bible Text:

Genesis 1:3

Genesis 1:6

Genesis 1:11

Genesis 1:16

Genesis 1: 20

Genesis 1:24

Genesis 1:27

Genesis 2:2

 

 

As the Spirit of God hovered over the waters He said, “Let there be light.” God is very powerful and what He speaks always happens. At the command of His voice, light filled the world.

Genesis 1:3 NKJV

“Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

God called the light areas Day and the dark areas Night. This day became known as the first day of creation. “It is good,” thought God as He looked out over all the glorious light beaming across the sky.

The next day as God gazed at the waters He said, “Let there be a firmament to divide the waters. All the sudden part of the waters gathered into a liquid state and part of the waters turned into moisture in the atmosphere. Many today refer to this beautiful firmament as the sky or heavens. “It is good,” thought God as He looked at the blue sky.

Genesis 1:6 NKJV

“Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

The third day brought many lovely colors into the world. For on the third day God gathered the waters into one place and called them Seas. After that God made land appear above the surface of the seas. “It is good,” thought God as He looked at the land on which He had placed many, many colorful trees and plants.

Genesis 1:11 NKJV

“Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.”

On the fourth day God placed twinkling stars in the sky. As God thought about His new creation His mind was thinking about what to make that could rule the day and night. A large light was created to rule the day. We call this large light the sun. After that God created something that could rule the night by reflecting light. We know this reflecting light as the moon. The moon emits no light of its own. It only reflects light from the sun.

Genesis 1:16 NKJV

“Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.”

God said, “Let there be an abundance of living creatures in the sea, and let birds to fly in sky,“ on fifth day. And it was so. As God looked at His new creation it was good and He blessed it. At that instant all the animals in the world appeared in response to the voice of God.

Genesis 1: 20 NKJV

“Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”

On the sixth day God made all the animals.

Genesis 1:24 NKJV

“Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.”

God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit looked at all creation on the sixth day. “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. Let them rule over all creation,” said God. So man was created in the very image and likeness of God.

Genesis 1:27 NKJV

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

For six days God had worked creating the heavens and the earth, and every thing in them. On the seventh day God ended His work and He rested. Then God blessed the seventh day because it was the day the He rested from all His work.

Genesis 2:2 NKJV

“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.”

 

Review

1. God is very _________________________ and what He speaks always happens.

2. God called the light areas ________ and the dark areas ______________.

3. God placed twinkling _______________ in the sky.

4. A large light was created to rule the __________.

5. The moon emits no light of its own. It only _______________ light from the sun.

6. As God looked at His new creation it was good and He __________________ it.

7. God the ______________, God the __________ and God the _____________ ______________ looked at all creation on the sixth day.

8. Man was created in the very _________________ and likeness of God.

9. On the seventh day God ended His work and He _______________.

10. What was created ( or done) on each day?

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

 

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Crossing The Red Sea

CROSSING THE RED SEA Memory Verse: Exodus 14:21

 

Life Application: God is my deliverer

 

Bible Text:

Exodus 13:17-18

Exodus 14:13-22

Exodus 14:26-30

 

God wanted His people, the Israelites, delivered from the bondage they were under in Egypt. The Pharaoh that ruled the land would not allow the Israelites to leave so God sent many different plagues. After the death of all the first born in Egypt, the Pharaoh finally allowed the Hebrews to leave. The Hebrews left out of Egypt, going in the direction toward the Red Sea.

Exodus 13:17-18 NKJV

“Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.”

God revealed to Moses how Pharaoh would respond to their deliverance. Pharaoh refused to believe God. His heart was hardened, and God knew what his sinful heart would cause him to do about the Hebrews leaving Egypt. Pharaoh and his army chased the Israelites as they headed toward the Red Sea. The people were filled with fear as they saw the approaching armies of Egypt. In their fear they blamed Moses and God. It seemed like a hopeless situation with no way for them to escape. When they saw that they were trapped they cried out to Moses. They wondered if God had brought them out there just to be killed by the Egyptians. In their complaining, they forgot something very important about God – that He is in control. Moses told the people that the Lord would fight for them.

Exodus 14:13-14 NKJV

“And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

God heard the cries of the people and He told Moses how to open the way of escape for Israel. God told Moses that He would make a barrier between them and Egypt.

Exodus 14:15-20 NKJV

“And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.”

Moses stretched out his hand, just like God told him to. When he did the sea divided, making a path for the Israelites to escape.

Exodus 14:21-22 NKJV

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

The Egyptian army followed the Israelites into the divided sea, but God caused them to slow down some which allowed the Israelites time to cross to the other side. At God’s command, Moses stretched out his hand again, causing the waters to return to normal. As the waters returned to their place the Egyptian army was destroyed.

Exodus 14:26-30 NKJV

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.”

 

Review

1. Nothing that happens is ever out of ___________ control.

2. The Pharaoh that ruled the land would not allow the Israelites to leave. What did God do?

3. After the __________ of all the first born in Egypt, the Pharaoh finally allowed the Hebrews to leave.

4. The Hebrews left out of Egypt, going in what direction?

5. The people were filled with _________ as they saw the approaching armies of Egypt.

6. In their fear who did the people blame?

7. God is in control. What does that mean to you?

8. God told Moses that He would make a ______________ between them and Egypt.

9. The sea _____________________, making a path for the Israelites to escape.

10. The children of Israel crossed the _________ __________ on dry ground.

11. As the waters returned to their place the Egyptian army was ___________________.

 

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A Star And A Dream

a star and a dreamBible Text:

Matthew 2:1-2

Luke 2:21-22

Matthew 2:9-11

Matthew 2:12-15

Luke 2:40

 

On the night that Jesus was born some wise men who studied the stars discovered a new and wondrous star. They knew if they followed this star it would lead them to a king. So they set out on their journey. They took with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Jesus was eight days old Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. After His dedication, Mary and Joseph returned to their home with baby Jesus.

Luke 2:21-22 NKJV

“And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord”

For almost two years the wise men had followed the star that they had first seen on the night of Jesus’ birth. Finally, when they arrived at Mary and Joseph’s house, they went in. There they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. Then they presented Him with the gifts that they had brought with them, gold, frankincense and myrrh. When their visit was finished they departed for their home.

Matthew 2:9-11 NKJV

“When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

Later that night an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. The angel told Joseph to take his family to Egypt and to stay there until he was told to leave. The angel told Joseph that King Herod was looking for Jesus and wanted to kill Him. The family arose immediately that night and departed for Egypt and was there until the death of King Herod, then they returned home.

Matthew 2:12-15 NKJV

“Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

Jesus grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.

Luke 2:40 NKJV

“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”

Memory Verse:

Matthew 2:2 NKJV

“…Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

Life Application:

We are to worship Jesus as King.

Review

1. On the night that Jesus was born some wise men who studied the stars discovered a new and wondrous ___________.

2. The wise men knew if they followed this star it would lead them to a ___________.

3. What did the wise men take with them on their journey?

4. When Jesus was eight days old Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in ______________ to present Him to the Lord.

5. For almost ____________ years the wise men had followed the star that they had first seen on the night of Jesus’ birth.

6. When the wise men arrived at Mary and Joseph’s _______________ they fell down and worshipped Him.

7. The wise men presented Jesus with the _______________ that they had brought with them.

8. During the night, after the wise men left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a ____________.

9. What did the angel tell Joseph?

10. The family arose immediately that night and went to Egypt where they stayed until the death of ____________ _______________, then they returned home.

 

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