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JOSEPH!

A HERO'S JOURNEY

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Every HERO has a JOURNEY. So do you.

During this series we will be learning about the AMAZING JOURNEY of one of the GREATEST HEROES of the Bible - Joseph. Through many challenges, Joseph never lost sight of the promise God made to him as a child. He kept his focus on God and experienced the REWARD of a life lived faithfully for God through the difficult times. We can experience the same if we will stick with God when the going gets tough!
We love blockbuster movies! And the biggest and most successful movies feature a hero we can cheer for. If you pay close attention to these epic movies, you’ll begin to notice a pattern to them. The hero doesn’t just show up and “save the day.” There is usually a journey that the hero must go on before they are ready to be the hero we long for in the story. While each story is different, there are some aspects of this journey that appear in almost every hero story. We'll be exploring those in this series and what we can learn from them. Today we'll learn about The Hero's Calling from the dreams that Joseph had as a young boy.

OUR LESSON TODAY:

Joseph's Childhood Dream

READ ABOUT IT: Genesis 37:1-11
Every hero experiences an event or meets a person that calls them to a higher purpose for their life. God does the same for us! But to see that purpose come true, we need to focus on our character and be the kind of person that God can use.

The Heavenly Rewards GAME SHOW! 
Episode One: Humility

Why do think Molly won? What did you think about Stan? During this series we’ll be learning about Joseph. He is a Bible Hero who earned great rewards in heaven, and one reason was his humility. As you’ll see in the weeks ahead, his humility through hard times was one of the reasons God eventually elevated him to a very high position!

HERE IS THE MAIN POINT FOR THIS WEEK:

As we follow the story of Joseph, we will see this familiar journey in his life. Each week, we are going to look at one of the stages in the Hero’s Journey and what that looked like in the life of Joseph. Yes, he was the hero who saved the lives of millions of people when a famine came upon Egypt, but his journey started many years before – in fact, way back when he was a young boy and God gave him a dream. A dream is a vision of what could be or what will be.
Did you know God has a dream – a vision – of what YOUR LIFE can be? God knows what it will be if you dedicate your life to following Him as Joseph did!

Have you ever put a Lego set together? It always has a picture on the box of what it will look like and comes with instructions, right?  God gave Joseph a dream that hinted at His plan for Joseph’s life. God has a plan for each of our lives. Sometimes that plan is very clear to us, other times, that plan is revealed to us slowly over time, but either way, we can trust that God has a wonderful plan for our life that we will discover if we are trusting God and walking with Him. The box shows the picture of what it will be when it is complete, but when you buy a Lego kit, it is in pieces. It takes time to put it together. The bigger the kit, the longer it takes. But it comes with a manual. Sometimes we make mistakes and have to go back and see what we did wrong, but eventually, if we follow the instructions, we figure it out and end up with a completed kit.
READ: Jeremiah 29:11  below.
God has a plan for your life. It is a good plan! It’s a plan that takes time to finish. You don’t even know now how big a kit it is – how long it will take for the plan to unfold – but you can know that God will finish it. prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
READ: Philippians 1:6 below
The Bible assures us that God will complete the plan He has for us. It may take a while and there will be ups and downs, but that’s what makes life exciting. It's like riding a roller coaster. It’s the ups and downs that make it exciting. If it went slow and straight, it would be boring. We might scream and cling to our seats, but when it’s over we say, “That was aaawesoooome!” Here is a video Pastor Karl made himself from videos he took riding in the FRONT SEAT of roller coasters!

SOME VERSES TO READ AND DISCUSS:

Here are some verses we talked about at church and that are mentioned above. If you were there, you can review them. If not, talk about what they mean and how they apply to you today!

FAMILY DISCUSSION GUIDE!

Use this PYRAMID to discuss the lesson as a family! If you want to re-play the game, compete as a family and build PYRAMIDS with plastic cups!

DOWNLOAD AND READ! 
This weekly guide will give you some Scriptures to look up, family discussion questions and more so you can learn more about our Rock Solid Adventure from The Outpost this week!


THIS MONTH'S SCRIPTURE CHALLENGE!

WE ARE WORKING TO MEMORIZE THIS PASSAGE:

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

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