Be Careful __________!
SCRIPTURE (본문 말씀) Genesis 37:1-11
MEMORY VERSE (외울 말씀)
“When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.” Genesis 37:4
What is pride?
Is it bad to be proud of yourself when you do something well?
(It’s not wrong to feel good about our accomplishments, but when we forget that all of our talents and abilities come from God, pride becomes a sin.)
What is difference between being prideful and being humble?
(A prideful person cares more about their own glory than God’s.
A humble person understands that what they have or what they are good at comes from God, and they honor God with their gifts.)
Joseph’s dreams weren’t bad, but it was wrong of him to brag to his brothers. Joseph allowed his dreams to make him prideful.
Pride is when we start thinking more highly of ourselves than we should.
We become prideful when we forget that all the things we have and all the things we’re good at are gifts from God.
How can we avoid being prideful?
(We can remember that all our gifts and talents come from God. When we are good at something we can give Him glory for it and thank Him!)
God chose to bless Joseph even though he sinned and was prideful. Just like Joseph, we don’t deserve God’s blessings, but because God loves us so much he blesses us too!
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (이야기 해 보세요)
1. What were Joseph’s dreams about?
2. What did Joseph’s dreams mean?
3. Where did Joseph’s dreams come from?
4. Why did Joseph’s brothers hate him?
5. Did Joseph deserve God’s blessing?
6. Do we deserve God’s grace?
7. How do we know that God loves us?