Joseph: The Lord was with Him

LESSON SUMMARY   God was with Joseph. Joseph was sold by his own brothers and ended up a slave in Egypt … far from his father and home. But the good news is, God never left Joseph, and He was with him in Egypt. Today, when we believe in Jesus, God’s Holy Spirit is in…

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Joseph: The Beloved Son

LESSON SUMMARY   Joseph was Jacob’s beloved Son; Jesus is God’s beloved son & we are all God’s beloved children. Jacob trusted Joseph to check on his brothers and bring back reports for him. Jacob blessed Joseph with a beautiful colourful coat as a mark that he was the beloved son. This reminds us that…

Genesis: Leah & Rachel

LESSON SUMMARY   God blessed the world through Leah God doesn’t choose people the way the world chooses. The world chooses the biggest, best and strongest. God chooses the weakest and lovely so that His strength and greatness can be shown through them. God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise,…

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Genesis: Esau & Jacob

LESSON SUMMARY   Bad Brothers, Good God Jacob was a liar and a cheat. He thought of ways to take what didn’t belong to him — Esau’s birthright and blessing. Esau was a careless — he sold his birthright for some soup and bread. Esau was murderous — he wanted to kill Jacob. But through…

Jonah: Review

LESSON SUMMARY   Briefly go through the story of Jonah via pop quiz or pictures. Summarise the main Christ-focus lesson from each chapter: Jonah didn’t want to go to a wicked city; Jesus came willingly to save wicked people. Jonah offered his life to pay for his disobedience and save the lives of all the…

Jonah: God’s Heart

LESSON SUMMARY   Jonah wanted Justice. God gave grace. Jonah was angry that the wicked Ninevites didn’t get the punishment they deserved. Jonah forgot that God also gave him grace — he was disobedient to God. ALL of us have sinned; all of us deserved punishment. But God, in His grace, did not give us…

Jonah: God’s Mercy

LESSON SUMMARY   When Jonah announced God’s judgment on the city of Nineveh, the king and the people all called out to God, begging for forgiveness and promising to change their wicked ways. The king said, “Maybe God will have mercy on us. Maybe he will forgive us, and not destroy our city like we…

Jonah Prayed (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

LESSON SUMMARY   Jonah was in the fish’s belly for 3 days, just as Jesus was in the tomb. Jesus died and rose from the dead after 3 days. Jesus said in Matthew 12:40, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man…

Jonah: God chased him (Jonah 1:4-16)

LESSON SUMMARY   God knows where we are! Just like Jonah could not hide from God, we cannot hide from God. He knows us inside out. His eye is on the smallest sparrow, and His eye is on us. He loves us and will pursue us even when we choose to go our own way.

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Jonah: Running from God (Jonah 1:1-3)

LESSON SUMMARY   Today we’re going to start looking at the Book of Jonah. The Book of Jonah reads like a fairytale. But it is a true Biblical record. It is named after the prophet Jonah. And as we go through the book over the next few weeks, we’ll see a beautiful story about God’s…