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Joseph's Colorful Coat
So Jacob settled again in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived as a foreigner.
2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father's flocks. He worked for his half brothers, the sons of his father's wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing.
3 Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born him a to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph — a beautiful robe. 4 But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn't say a kind word to him.
Lord, you have given us so many wonderful things. Please help us to be happy when other people get gifts too. In Jesus' name, amen.
What are some gifts people have given you?
What gifts have people given your sister (brother, friends)?
Have your child try on each coat your family owns. Talk about the colors on each coat. Thank God for giving your family clothes to wear.
Show your child how to use markers or paint to color uncooked macaroni and string it into a necklace. Have your child give the necklace to someone. Help your child tell the person about Joseph's gift in the Bible.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "God's Special Plan"
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Table of Contents
How to Use These Bible Stories, 7,
Joseph's Colorful Coat, 10,
Joseph's Brothers Get Mean, 14,
Joseph Forgives His Brothers, 18,
God Protects Baby Moses, 24,
Moses and the Burning Bush, 30,
God Parts the Red Sea, 36,
The Ten Commandments, 42,
The Lord's Prayer, 46,
God's Promises for You, 47,
Words of Wisdom, 48,