Grade School Ministry Lessons for the Month of September.
Trust is putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
WEEK ONE (September 1, 2019)
We start the month with Jacob. We find his story through various passages in Genesis 25, 27, and 28. Jacob might have wondered how God felt about him after swindling his brother’s birthright and blessing out from under him. But in a dream, God reminded Jacob that He loved Jacob and could be trusted. God renewed the covenant that he started with Jacob’s grandfather Abraham. God always keeps his promises.
WEEK TWO (September 8, 2019)
Next, we find out what happens to Jacob’s son, Joseph, in Genesis 37 and 39:1-2. Joseph learned what it meant to trust God through difficulty. Because Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son, his brothers hated him. This only became worse when Joseph had a series of dreams where his brothers bowed to him. The brothers get back at Joseph when they sell him to a band of traders headed to Egypt. He must have felt scared and completely alone. Thankfully, he wasn’t. God was with him the whole time.
WEEK THREE (September 15, 2019)
Next, we find out what happens to Joseph in Egypt. In Genesis 40 we discover that while Joseph was thrown into prison for a crime he didn’t commit, God helped him interpret a couple of dreams that came true. He thought this was his chance to get out jail. Instead Joseph was forgotten and stayed in prison several more years. Even though God was with Joseph, he must have been confused at what was happening to him.
WEEK FOUR (September 22, 2019)
Next, we see how God is faithful to Joseph in Genesis 41. Joseph seemed to continually find himself in situations where he needed to trust God. Pharaoh had a dream that no one could interpret. It’s in this moment the king’s cupbearer, who was in prison with Joseph, remembered how Joseph had interpreted his dream. At once, Pharaoh sent for Joseph. He went and with God’s help interpreted the dreams and offered a plan for helping Egypt survive the famine that God says is coming. Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the entire kingdom.
WEEK FIVE (September 30, 2019)
In Genesis 42-45 we conclude Joseph’s story. Now second in command in Egypt, Joseph put his plan into action as the famine has spread far and wide. Joseph’s brothers end up making the trek down to Egypt, and sure enough they ended up right in front of Joseph. After some back and forth for several weeks, Joseph can’t stand it any longer. He revealed who he was to his brothers and offered them forgiveness for everything that had happened.