Dreams Come True
The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your family that Paul prayed for people to share Jesus.
“Set an example in what you say and how you live”
1 Timothy 4:12
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
STEP 1. GATHER!
When your friends don’t know what to do, it’s like they’re in the dark and can’t see what’s right. They need a good example like you, to show them what to do! Shine brightly for all of your friends!”
• A flashlight
1. Pick someone to be the “Light.”
2. The “Light” secretly picks an object in the room.
3. Everyone gets one guess to figure it out.
4. Turn off the lights.
5. The “Light” shines the flashlight on the object they chose.
6. Choose a new “Light
STEP 2. READ THE BIBLE !
STEP 3. DISCUSSION !
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
REVIEW THE BIBLE STORY
Question Did Joseph do anything wrong? No
Action Make a grumpy, mean face like Potiphar’s wife.
Question How did Joseph help the servants? He told them what their dreams meant.
Action Pretend to sleep and have a dream.
Question How did Joseph help Pharaoh? He told Pharaoh what his dreams meant.
Action Clap your hands because Joseph helped Pharaoh.
Question If Joseph didn’t live God’s why, do you think he’d be in charge of the food? No
Action Pretend to be in charge like Joseph with your hands on your hips.
Question How was Joseph kind to his brothers? He forgave them and shared with them.
Action Pretend to hand food to all of Joseph’s brothers.
What is your bedroom like? Do you have a room of your own or do you share it? is your bed comfy? What else is in your room?
There are some children who don't have a bedroom at all. They don't have a bed to sleep on - or even a house to live in. In London, when Thomas Barnardo was alive, there were lots and lots of children with nowhere to live and no one to look after them.
Thomas wanted to go to China to help people there - until he saw how much the children in London needed his help. He knew that his friend Jesus loved children very much - so Thomas loved children too.
Thomas knew that Jesus never turned anyone away - so Thomas never turned anyone away. He always found room if a child needed help. He always found room for children who had no home. He always found room for children who were poor, sad, sick or alone. In the end he set up more than a hundred homes for boys and girls who had nowhere to live. He even made a special village to care for fifteen hundred girls.
Thousands and thousands of children now had somewhere to live and someone to love them. Thousands and thousands of children were taught to read and write - and taught all about Thomas friend Jesus.
- Ask kids what they want to talk to God about, and pray with them.