Joseph’s brothers were afraid how he would act once their father died. They were worried not only about how Joseph would treat them, but also if he would still give them and their children food. 

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • Have you ever been worried about not having enough food to eat?
      • If not, what do you think that this would feel like?
  • Have you ever been really afraid of someone?
      • If you were, what did it feel like.
      • If you weren’t, what do you think it would feel like?

Creative Thinking

  • Name as many things as you can that make people afraid.
      • Order these things according to what you think is objectively the most frightening to the least.
  • Make a list of as many moods as you can.

Homeschool Activities

  • Research what moods people have and what puts people into those moods.
  • Write an instruction page on how to put someone into a good mood.
  • Write a letter to someone explaining to them how they put you into a bad mood.
      • Add a paragraph or two to the person explaining how they could have gotten you out of the bad mood.
  • Write a flyer with tips on how to stay in a good mood.
  • Joseph’s brothers were afraid of how he would treat them after his father was gone. Write a flyer with tips on how not to be afraid of your siblings.
  • Joseph’s brothers really were not nice to him, yet he forgave them. Create a billboard to get people to be forgiving.
  • Joseph told his brothers right away that he would still give them and their children food. It must be horrible to feel afraid that you will not have enough to eat. Think of a way that you can help a local food bank.

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