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God’s Big Story: Bible Lesson Ideas for Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph

For our summer Wednesday night program, we’re doing a Story Time approach (check out all our summer plans here).   We will be covering the major stories in the Bible and showing how they are all one big part of God’s redeeming plan of love.  Sometimes I read out of the Read and Share Bible, sometimes the kids act out the story using the Big Action Bible Skits book, and sometimes leaders act it out for the kids.  After the story, the kids head to stations.   What are Stations? Each … [Read more...]

Parallels between Joseph and Jesus

Parallels between Joseph and Jesus

Rejected by fellow man, exalted in front of their tormentors, Jesus and Joseph have a number of similarities in their stories.  The following came from a sermon preached by our pastor, Rick Rubies. From Favor to Humiliation Joseph was the favored son, his coat represented his place in the family and his glory.  However, he was stripped of his glory and humiliated by being sold as slave (Genesis 37) Jesus was God's one and only son, his prized heir.  He was exalted during the baptism, … [Read more...]

Egypt VBS: Follow Up Idea

Egypt VBS: Follow Up Idea

Book Review I was browsing through David C. Cook's catalog the other day and spotted the book, "How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph: A Practical Guide for Growing Great Kids". Bing! An Idea! This would be a great follow up tool after Egypt VBS. Perhaps unchurched parents would like to take a parenting class/seminar (even Sunday School!) using this book. The Layout The book is divided into two sections. Part One: especially for parents and Part Two: especially for churches. Each part is divided … [Read more...]