Puzzles…don’t you just love them. How all the pieces fit together until what’s on the table looks like the picture on the box. Have you ever tried to do a puzzle without the picture on the box? It’s hard right! We like to see the whole plan, the way it’s going to end. It should look just like the picture. Now, the problem with life is that we can’t see the picture, can we? We don’t know the whole plan, but God does. God has a plan for us, from beginning to end. Isn’t that awesome! God has a plan for me and for you and for our preschoolers too. And that’s what we are teaching them this month. God has a plan for THEM and because He has a plan they can have a DARING FAITH! Now that’s a hard concept for a little person. They can barely plan what they are going to do after snack, much less imagine that there is a plan for their whole lives.
That’s why we are going to share one of God’s greatest plans with them. We are going to tell the story of Joseph, from beginning to end. Looking back over Joseph’s life it’s easy to see that God had a plan the whole time. Each and every piece, each tragedy and triumph, fit together perfectly like a puzzle. As we tell the story of Joseph, we will DARE our preschoolers to take their faith one step further and put it into action.
Week 1: Dare to Believe – Joseph’s Coat
Joseph was special, so special that his dad gave him an awesome coat. Now, not only did God make Joseph special, He made each of us special. We are each a unique creation of his handy work and we can use those talents to help others!
Week 2: Dare to Pray – Joseph goes to Egypt
God had a plan for Joseph and God has a plan for each one of us. When Joseph traveled to Egypt I’m sure he was scared and I’m sure he talked to God about his fears. We can talk to God and ask Him to help us when we are scared.
Week 3: Dare to Trust – Joseph goes to jail
We can trust God’s plan even when times are hard. Joseph was in jail and he didn’t do anything, yet he trusted God. When we are facing a challenge and life doesn’t seem fair we can remember to trust God and His plan for us.
Week 4: Dare to Share – Joseph saves Egypt
In our story, Joseph saves not only his family, but the entire country from famine, so we see that God’s plan is always the best plan. Joseph had a very important part in God’s plan and we do to. God wants us to share His love with others.
Week 5: Dare to Obey – Joseph Forgives
At the end of Joseph’s story, Joseph’s brothers traveled to Egypt to purchase grain. Joseph knew God’s plan is to love and forgive people, so that’s what he did when his brothers said they were sorry. We can also obey and say we’re sorry when we are wrong.
So have some fun this month and remember God’s plan, it all fits together.
April Week 1 – April 2nd/3rd
April Week 2 – April 9th/10th
April Week 3 -April 16th/17th
April Week 4 – April 23rd/24th
April Week 5 – April 30th/May 1st