Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Joseph Interprets Prisoner’s Dreams

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Genesis:  Joseph Interprets Prisoner’s Dreams.  (Genesis 40:1-23)

Remind your children that Joseph’s brothers had been jealous of him because they believed Joseph was the favorite of their father, Jacob.  They had sold Joseph to some slave traders and told their father that a wild animal had killed Joseph.  Joseph had ended up in a prison in Egypt.  He was highly regarded and was put in charge of the other prisoners.

Ask the children who were the other prisoners for which Joseph interpreted their dream?

“While they were in prison, Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning.”. (Genesis 40:5)

Why did Joseph think he could interpret their dreams?

“Why do you look so worried today?” Joseph asked them.  And they replied, “We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean.” “Interpreting dreams is God’s business,” Joseph replied. “Go ahead and tell me your dreams.”  (Genesis 40:7, 8)

What interpretation to Joseph give for the chief cup-bearer’s dream?

“This is what the dream means,” Joseph said. “The three branches represent three days. Within three days Pharaoh will lift you up and restore you to your position as his chief cup-bearer. (Genesis 40:12, 13)

Did Joseph’s miraculous interpretation come true?

“Pharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials. He then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, so he could again hand Pharaoh his cup.”  (Genesis 40:20, 21)

See how Joseph interpreted the Pharaoh’s dream in our next Bible miracle and he became 2nd in command in all of Egypt.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

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