Year 1 - Month 3 Content

Month 3 Stories

Jacob's Dream

Genesis 28-29

  • Before dying, why did Isaac send Jacob to Paddan-aram? (To Find a wife)

  • On his way to Haran, Jacob slept on the ground with a stone under his head. What did he then see in a dream? (A ladder reaching into heaven with angels going up and down)

  • Who spoke to Jacob while he was dreaming? (The Lord, the God of Abraham and Isaac)

  • What did God say to Jacob in his dream? (He repeated the promise that he’d given to Abraham.)

  • What was the name of Jacob’s kinsman in Haran? (Laban)

  • When Laban offered to pay Jacob for his work, what did Jacob ask for as payment? (To work seven years and take Laban’s daughter Rachel as a wife)

  • On Jacob’s wedding night, how did Laban trick him? (He sent Leah in to marry Jacob, instead of Rachel.)

  • What did Jacob have to do to get Rachel as his wife? (He worked for Laban for another seven years.)

Jealous Brothers

Genesis 37:1-36

  • What was Jacob’s other name? (Israel)

  • Who was Jacob’s favorite son? (Joseph)

  • What gift did Jacob give Joseph? (Robe of many colors)

  • What was the first dream Joseph had? (His brothers’ sheaves of wheat bowed down to his sheaf of wheat.)

  • What was the second dream Joseph had? (The sun, moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to Joseph.)

  • Joseph’s brothers were so angry, they wanted to kill him. Why didn’t they do so at first? (Reuben convinced them to throw Joseph in a pit. He planned to come back later and rescue Joseph.)

  • Instead of leaving Joseph in the pit, what did Judah convince the rest of the brothers to do? (Sell Joseph to Midianite traders)

  • How did the brothers explain Joseph’s disappearance to their father, Jacob? (They dipped Joseph’s robe in goat blood, so Jacob would believe Joseph was dead.)

  • What did the Midianite slave traders do with Joseph? (They sold him to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh.)

Pharaoh Dreams

Genesis 39-41

  • What job did Joseph achieve when working for Potiphar? (Overseer of the whole house)

  • Why did Potiphar throw Joseph in prison? (Potiphar’s wife lied and said that Joseph had tried to lie down with her while Potiphar was away.)

  • What job did Joseph achieve when in prison? (He was put in charge of the other prisoners.)

  • Joseph interpreted dreams for two people who had worked for the king of Egypt. Who were those people? (Cupbearer and baker)

  • How did Joseph get out of prison? (The cupbearer was released and eventually told Pharaoh about Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams.)

  • What was the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams? (The land would have seven good years followed by seven years of famine.)

  • What job did Pharaoh give to Joseph? (Second in command in all of Egypt)

Famine in Egypt

Genesis 42 - 45

  • When famine came to Canaan, what did Jacob do to get food? (He sent 11 of his sons to buy grain in Egypt.)

  • When Joseph first spoke to his brothers, who had come to buy grain, what did he accuse them of being? (Spies)

  • The first time Joseph’s brothers took grain back to their father, what were they forced to leave behind and why? (Their brother Simeon was left, so they would bring back Benjamin to prove they weren’t spies.)

  • The second time Joseph’s brothers were taking grain back to their father, what was found in Benjamin’s bag? (Joseph’s silver cup)

  • After forgiving his brothers, what did Joseph do for them? (He brought them to Goshen, so his family could be near.)

Month 3 Memory Work

Sword Point

Romans 8:28 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Spiritual Truth Sentence

Tell me about God's providence:

God takes care of his people. Even when things seem to be bad, God is still in control. He takes care of those who listen to his calling.

Timeline​
  • Jacob’s Dream

  • Jealous Brothers

  • Pharaoh Dreams

  • Famine in Egypt

Map It 
  • Egypt

  • Bethel

Old Testament Books  

Books of Poetry:

  • Job

  • Psalms

  • Proverbs

  • Ecclesiastes

  • Song of Solomon