Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Matthew 27:17-23..
Joseph was treated unfairly by his brothers because of the brothers' resentment and jealousy. This is one of many OT stories that look forward to the life of Jesus.
Joseph was betrayed, bound, and sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. But later God would use Joseph to save his brothers. Like Joseph, Jesus was unjustly turned over to Pilate out of envy, which is very similar to jealousy. And later, Jesus would make a way of salvation.
When we look at the life of Joseph, we see a picture of Jesus who was betrayed, bound, and crucified by his own people because they were jealous of him and resented him.
In the home
We are on week 23 in the Long Story Short family devotional (starting on page 150). I would highly encourage you to lead your family through days 1, 2, and 4. These days covers the seriousness of sin and its tendency to hide, blame, and cover which results in more sin. The solution is Jesus. In Joseph we see a type that ultimately points to Jesus, who suffered unjustly, to bring us sanity and peace in the chaos within and without.
Memory Verse for October will be quoted THIS Sunday!
October's memory verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. Check out the highlighted portion below to see what your kids will quote THIS SUNDAY!