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2 Lesson 16: Joseph in Egypt, Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),67

3 This represents us. This represents us. The further away from Satan we are, the less power he has to tempt 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. 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. When we seek after good, we are less influenced by that which is evil.

4 In this lesson, we will learn about Josephs early life in Egypt. In this lesson, we will learn about Josephs 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. We will also learn the importance of keeping ourselves pure by staying away from temptation and living close to the Lord.

5 Joseph in Egypt The men who bought Joseph took him to Egypt. They sold him to a man named Potiphar. The 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. Potiphar was a soldier for the king of Egypt. Potiphar made Joseph his slave. God helped Joseph to do good work.

6 Joseph Remains Pure While Joseph served in Potiphars household, he stayed committed to personal purity and keeping Gods commandments. How was Joseph treated while he was Potiphars servant? Lets read Genesis 39:3–6

7 Why do you think Potiphar trusted Joseph and gave him such responsibility? Why do you think Potiphar trusted Joseph and gave him such responsibility? How can we earn other peoples trust? How can we earn other peoples trust?

8 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 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. Potiphars wife also liked Joseph. She tried to make Joseph kiss her. Joseph knew this was not right. Potiphars wife also liked Joseph. She tried to make Joseph kiss her. Joseph knew this was not right.

9 Joseph ran away from her. Joseph ran away from her. Potiphars wife was angry. She told Potiphar lies about Joseph. She said Joseph tried to kiss her. Potiphar believed his wife. Potiphars wife was angry. She told Potiphar lies about Joseph. She said Joseph tried to kiss her. Potiphar believed his wife.

10 When Potiphars wife tried to tempt Joseph to do wrong, how did he keep himself pure? Lets read Genesis 39:8–10, 12 –N–N–N–Note that in verse 8 Joseph Smith translated wotteth as knoweth (see footnote b). Hearkened not means that he didnt listen or follow. Fled means that he ran away.

11 What can we do when we are tempted to do wrong? What 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. 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

12 How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? How 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

13 How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? How 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

14 How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? How 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

15 How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? 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

16 How could you distance yourself from temptation in the following situations? How 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 arent allowed to do the same. Enrichment Activity #1

17 Potiphar was angry at Joseph. He put Joseph in prison. Potiphar was angry at Joseph. He put Joseph in prison. Two of the kings servants were in prison with Joseph. They told Joseph about their dreams. Joseph told them what their dreams meant. Two of the kings 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. One servant was killed. The other was let out of prison. Joseph stayed in prison for two years.

18 Even though Joseph was falsely accused and cast into prison, how was he blessed by the Lord? Lets read Genesis 39:21–23 When you are treated unfairly or unjustly punished, what can you do to keep the Spirit of the Lord?

19 Joseph Was Guided by the Power of the Lord Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaohs butler and baker while he was in prison and later Pharaohs dream about the need to prepare for famine. Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaohs butler and baker while he was in prison and later Pharaohs dream about the need to prepare for famine.

20 How was Joseph able to interpret the dreams of Pharaohs butler and baker? Lets read Genesis 40:8 After Joseph interpreted these dreams, what favor did he ask in return? Lets read Genesis 40:14–15

21 What did the chief butler forget? Lets read Genesis 40:23 How can we show appreciation to those who help us?

22 The king of Egypt had some dreams. He did not understand his dreams. No one could tell him what they meant. The king of Egypt had some dreams. He did not understand his dreams. No one could tell him what they meant. The kings servant remembered Joseph. He told the king about Joseph. He said Joseph would understand the kings dreams. The kings servant remembered Joseph. He told the king about Joseph. He said Joseph would understand the kings dreams.

23 The king sent for Joseph. Joseph said God told him what the kings dreams meant. The king sent for Joseph. Joseph said God told him what the kings dreams meant. Joseph said the people in Egypt would have more food than they needed for seven years. Joseph said the people in Egypt would have more food than they needed for seven years.

24 Then there would be a famine. No food would grow for seven years. Then 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. Joseph said the people must store food. Then they would have food when the famine came.

25 The king believed Joseph. He made Joseph a leader of the people. The 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. The people did what Joseph told them to do. They stored food for seven years.

26 After seven years there was a famine. No food grew. After 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. 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 Josephs story in our next lesson. We will learn more of Josephs story in our next lesson.

27 Why did the chief butler finally remember Joseph? Lets read Genesis 41:1, 8–9 How much time had passed? What did the chief butler tell Pharaoh? Lets read Genesis 41:9– 13

28 What did Joseph tell Pharaoh about his ability to interpret dreams? Lets read Genesis 41:16 What does this indicate about Josephs character? To whom should we give credit for our talents, blessings, and spiritual gifts?

29 How did Joseph explain Pharaohs dreams? Lets read Genesis 41:2–7, 26– 31 –N–N–N–Note: kine means cows [see LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 721]. What solution did Joseph give to help Egypt survive the famine? Lets read Genesis 41:33–36

30 What do our Church leaders today teach us about food storage? What do our Church leaders today teach us about food storage? Why is this a good idea? Why is this a good idea? Why did Pharaoh choose Joseph to be in charge of gathering and distributing food? Why did Pharaoh choose Joseph to be in charge of gathering and distributing food? Lets read Genesis 41:38–39 Lets read Genesis 41:38–39 What quality in your character might you use to bless the lives of others? What quality in your character might you use to bless the lives of others?

31 What privilege and power was Joseph given in Egypt? Lets read Genesis 41:41–43 What did Joseph do during the seven years of plenty? Lets read Genesis 41:48–49

32 When the famine arrived as foretold, who besides the Egyptians came to Josephs storehouses to buy food? Lets read Genesis 41:56–57 In the next lesson we will learn about Josephs family, who came from Canaan to Egypt to buy food during the famine. In the next lesson we will learn about Josephs family, who came from Canaan to Egypt to buy food during the famine.

33 Deciding to stay clean and pure before temptation comes can be a protection President Spencer W. Kimball taught: Enrichment Activity #2 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).

34 Never smoke Do not look at bad books, magazines, television shows, movies or videos Pray each morning and evening Read the scriptures daily Stay morally clean Write down one or more decisions you will make now. Some decisions you can make right now are: Enrichment Activity #2

35 Instead 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? Which Article of Faith tells of good things we can seek after in our lives? Enrichment Activity #3

36 The 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 PaulWe 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.

37 I challenge you to commit to being clean and pure! Lets read Psalm 24:3–5 How does this description fit Joseph? –c–c–c–clean hands and a pure heart –f–f–f–fled temptation –h–h–h–hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity –g–g–g–gave credit to God for his abilities How could this scripture apply to you? Enrichment Activity #4

38 Here is a pencil and paper. Complete the sentence: I will keep my mind and heart pure by ______. 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 Josephs example of avoiding evil. Some ideas are: praying, reading the scriptures, attending church, being honest, attending only uplifting movies, reading good books, and following Josephs example of avoiding evil. Take your papers home and discuss what you have written with your family. Take your papers home and discuss what you have written with your family. Enrichment Activity #4

39 Were going to divide the class into two groups, truth and right. Were going to divide the class into two groups, truth and right. When we sing the line Ill stand for truth, that group will stand up and remain standing. We will do the same thing for the line Ill stand for right. When we sing the line Ill stand for truth, that group will stand up and remain standing. We will do the same thing for the line Ill stand for right. Enrichment Activity #5 I Will Be Valiant

40 The Lord needs valiant servants, To do his work in the latter day, Who follow the teachings of Jesus And serve his people in a loving way. I will be his servant And keep my covnants valiantly. Ill stand for truth. Ill stand for right. The Lord can depend on me. Words and music: Vanja Y. Watkins, b © 1981 IRI I Will Be Valiant Enrichment Activity #5

41 I testify to you that when you decide in advance to keep yourselves pure, the Lord will give you greater strength to resist evil. I 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. I encourage all of you to stay as far away from temptation as possible.

42 Images and clipart are from lds.org, sugardoodle.net and Microsoft Office. Hymn and lesson material are from lds.org. The lesson and activities are from the Primary 6 Old Testament manual. The scripture story is from Old Testament Scripture Stories from lds.org. Images and clipart are from lds.org, sugardoodle.net and Microsoft Office. Hymn and lesson material are from lds.org. The lesson and activities are from the Primary 6 Old Testament manual. The scripture story is from Old Testament Scripture Stories from lds.org. No copyrighted materials were knowingly used in this presentation. Please do not use this presentation for commercial use. No copyrighted materials were knowingly used in this presentation. Please do not use this presentation for commercial use.


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