Presentation on theme: "“Lesson 16: Joseph in Egypt,” Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),67"— Presentation transcript:
1“Lesson 16: Joseph in Egypt,” Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),67
2When we seek after good, we are less influenced by that which is evil. GodSatanThis represents us.The further away from “Satan” we are, the less power he has to tempt us.The closer we live to the Lord, the more we are influenced by His goodness.When we seek after good, we are less influenced by that which is evil.
3In this lesson, we will learn about Joseph’s early life in Egypt. We will also learn the importance of keeping ourselves pure by staying away from temptation and living close to the Lord.
4Joseph in EgyptThe men who bought Joseph took him to Egypt. They sold him to a man named Potiphar.Potiphar was a soldier for the king of Egypt. Potiphar made Joseph his slave. God helped Joseph to do good work.
5Joseph Remains PureWhile Joseph served in Potiphar’s household, he stayed committed to personal purity and keeping God’s commandments.How was Joseph treated while he was Potiphar’s servant?Let’s read Genesis 39:3–6
6Why do you think Potiphar trusted Joseph and gave him such responsibility? How can we earn other people’s trust?
7Potiphar saw that God helped Joseph. Potiphar liked and trusted Joseph Potiphar saw that God helped Joseph. Potiphar liked and trusted Joseph. He made Joseph the leader of all his servants. Joseph took care of everything Potiphar had.Potiphar’s wife also liked Joseph. She tried to make Joseph kiss her. Joseph knew this was not right.
8Joseph ran away from her. Potiphar’s wife was angry. She told Potiphar lies about Joseph. She said Joseph tried to kiss her. Potiphar believed his wife.
9When Potiphar’s wife tried to tempt Joseph to do wrong, how did he keep himself pure? Let’s read Genesis 39:8–10, 12Note that in verse 8 Joseph Smith translated “wotteth” as “knoweth” (see footnote b). “Hearkened not” means that he didn’t listen or follow. “Fled” means that he ran away.
10What can we do when we are tempted to do wrong? Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know that it is harder to avoid temptation when we allow ourselves to get close to it.Enrichment Activity #1
11How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? a. A plate of your favorite dessert is on the table, ready to be taken to a sick neighbor.Enrichment Activity #1
12How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? b. Your parents have warned you not to swim without someone watching. You are alone by the water on a very hot day; perhaps you could just wade up to your knees …Enrichment Activity #1
13How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? c. Some of your friends are trying to convince you to try smoking a cigarette. Whenever you are with them, they dare you to take just one puff.Enrichment Activity #1
14d. You are troubled by bad thoughts when you read a certain book. How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations?d. You are troubled by bad thoughts when you read a certain book.Enrichment Activity #1
15How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? e. Some of your friends like watching inappropriate movies or television shows. They tease you because you aren’t allowed to do the same.Enrichment Activity #1
16Potiphar was angry at Joseph. He put Joseph in prison. Two of the king’s servants were in prison with Joseph. They told Joseph about their dreams. Joseph told them what their dreams meant.One servant was killed. The other was let out of prison. Joseph stayed in prison for two years.
17Even though Joseph was falsely accused and cast into prison, how was he blessed by the Lord? Let’s read Genesis 39:21–23When you are treated unfairly or unjustly punished, what can you do to keep the Spirit of the Lord?
18Joseph Was Guided by the Power of the Lord Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker while he was in prison and later Pharaoh’s dream about the need to prepare for famine.
19How was Joseph able to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker? Let’s read Genesis 40:8After Joseph interpreted these dreams, what favor did he ask in return?Let’s read Genesis 40:14–15
20What did the chief butler forget? Let’s read Genesis 40:23How can we show appreciation to those who help us?
21The king of Egypt had some dreams. He did not understand his dreams The king of Egypt had some dreams. He did not understand his dreams. No one could tell him what they meant.The king’s servant remembered Joseph. He told the king about Joseph. He said Joseph would understand the king’s dreams.
22The king sent for Joseph The king sent for Joseph. Joseph said God told him what the king’s dreams meant.Joseph said the people in Egypt would have more food than they needed for seven years.
23Then there would be a famine. No food would grow for seven years. Joseph said the people must store food. Then they would have food when the famine came.
24The king believed Joseph. He made Joseph a leader of the people. The people did what Joseph told them to do. They stored food for seven years.
25After seven years there was a famine. No food grew. People went to Joseph to buy food. Then the people had enough to eat. They were glad they obeyed Joseph.We will learn more of Joseph’s story in our next lesson.
26Why did the chief butler finally remember Joseph? Let’s read Genesis 41:1, 8–9How much time had passed?What did the chief butler tell Pharaoh?Let’s read Genesis 41:9–13
27What did Joseph tell Pharaoh about his ability to interpret dreams? Let’s read Genesis 41:16What does this indicate about Joseph’s character?To whom should we give credit for our talents, blessings, and spiritual gifts?
28How did Joseph explain Pharaoh’s dreams? Let’s read Genesis 41:2–7, 26–31Note: kine means cows [see LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 721].What solution did Joseph give to help Egypt survive the famine?Let’s read Genesis 41:33–36
29What do our Church leaders today teach us about food storage? Why is this a good idea?Why did Pharaoh choose Joseph to be in charge of gathering and distributing food?Let’s read Genesis 41:38–39What quality in your character might you use to bless the lives of others?
30What privilege and power was Joseph given in Egypt? Let’s read Genesis 41:41–43What did Joseph do during the seven years of plenty?Let’s read Genesis 41:48–49
31When the famine arrived as foretold, who besides the Egyptians came to Joseph’s storehouses to buy food?Let’s read Genesis 41:56–57In the next lesson we will learn about Joseph’s family, who came from Canaan to Egypt to buy food during the famine.
32Deciding to stay clean and pure before temptation comes can be a protection President Spencer W. Kimball taught:“Make certain decisions only once. … We can push some things away from us once and have done with them … without having to brood and redecide a hundred times what it is we will do and what we will not do” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1976, pp. 69–70; or Ensign, May 1976, p. 46).Enrichment Activity #2
33Some decisions you can make right now are: Never smokeDo not look at bad books, magazines, television shows, movies or videosPray each morning and eveningRead the scriptures dailyStay morally cleanWrite down one or more decisions you will make now.Enrichment Activity #2
34Instead of concentrating on evils to avoid, we should fill our lives with wholesome influences. Which Article of Faith tells of good things we can seek after in our lives?Enrichment Activity #3
35The Thirteenth Article of Faith We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.Enrichment Activity #3
36I challenge you to commit to being clean and pure! Let’s read Psalm 24:3–5How does this description fit Joseph?clean hands and a pure heartfled temptationhath not lifted up his soul unto vanitygave credit to God for his abilitiesHow could this scripture apply to you?Enrichment Activity #4
37Here is a pencil and paper Here is a pencil and paper. Complete the sentence: “I will keep my mind and heart pure by ______.”Some ideas are: praying, reading the scriptures, attending church, being honest, attending only uplifting movies, reading good books, and following Joseph’s example of avoiding evil.Take your papers home and discuss what you have written with your family.Enrichment Activity #4
38I Will Be ValiantWe’re going to divide the class into two groups, “truth” and “right.”When we sing the line “I’ll stand for truth,” that group will stand up and remain standing. We will do the same thing for the line “I’ll stand for right.”Enrichment Activity #5
40I testify to you that when you decide in advance to keep yourselves pure, the Lord will give you greater strength to resist evil.I encourage all of you to stay as far away from temptation as possible.
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