August 29 – September 2, 2022
Bible Chapter 4 Study Guide: Joseph is Rejected and Accused
(Test scheduled – September 7th)
Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:31-32 31Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. 32 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. CSB
- Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob. These 12 sons fathered the 12 tribes of Israel.
- Envy caused Joseph’s brothers to hate him. They were envious because he was their father’s favorite son and because their father gave Joseph a multicolored coat. Joseph shared a dream that they did not understand and which, they felt, insulted them. Their envy led to strife within the family. His brothers thought about murdering Joseph.
- Envy is defined as a desire for another’s possessions or advantages.
- Strife means a quarrel, a struggle, or a bitter conflict.
- Jacob favored his son Joseph because Joseph was born when Jacob was an old man and because he was the older son of his much-loved wife, Rachel.
- Joseph was thrown into a pit, sold into slavery for 20 pieces of silver, lied about by Potiphar’s wife, and put into prison.
- Joseph’s attitude during the trials of his life was positive and forgiving as he trusted God.
- Others knew God was with Joseph because God caused all he did to prosper. Joseph served with integrity and honor. He was a very hard worker and he was dependable. He was quickly elevated to leadership.
- Believers should work hard, wherever they are, to show godly service.
- Joseph knew God was with him. He could always trust that God would work things out even when circumstances seemed impossible.
- God worked through both good and bad relationships in Joseph’s life to direct Joseph exactly where He wanted him to be. As a result, many people were kept from dying.
- When his brothers sold him into slavery, Joseph ended up in charge of Potiphar’s house. When he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and sent to prison, the prison keeper gave Joseph leadership responsibilities and Joseph met two servants of Pharaoh.
- When God gave the butler (cupbearer) and the baker dreams, Joseph correctly interpreted them. When God gave Pharaoh dreams, the butler suddenly remembered Joseph. God gave Joseph favor in Pharaoh’s eyes, and Pharaoh made Joseph second ruler in Egypt.
- Joseph learned that God works all situations for good to those who love Him. Even though Joseph suffered horrible treatment, the ultimate result was that lives of many people were spared and relationships were restored. Seeing this bigger picture allowed Joseph to truly forgive.
- Joseph demonstrated two godly qualities throughout his life. First, he forgave others, which eliminated bitterness and invited God’s blessings. Second, he humbly gave God the credit for his success.
- An easy way to remember how to not give in to sin is to use God’s Truth Emergency Number (Psalm 119:9, 11) – listen to God’s Word and hide His Word in your heart to avoid sin against God. When all else fails, a person can run away from sin as Joseph did.
Spelling Lesson 3 Be able to spell and know the definitions (Spelling Pretest; Monday, August 29
- ideal – best; perfect
- icicle – a hanging ice spike that is formed by the freezing of dripping water.
- cocoa – a brown powder used to make chocolate
- admire – to look or marvel at something or somebody
- lightning – a flash of light caused by the passing of electricity in a thunderstorm
- decided – past tense of DECIDE; made a choice
- midnight – twelve o’clock at night
- although – even though
- motivate – to make somebody interested in and committed to something
- envelope – an enclosing case or cover
- groceries – plural of GROCERY; goods sold in a grocery store
- thoroughly – completely
- basin – a low area of ground surrounded by higher terrain
- valley – a low area of ground, surrounded by higher terrain, with a large extent in one direction
- glacier – a large body of ice that moves down a valley or slope; ice mass
- gorges – plural of GORGE; deep, narrow canyons or valleys that are formed through river erosion
- deepest – lowest
- terraces – plural for TERRACE; flat sections of old floodplains, usually left attached to the side of a valley, that have been formed by erosion
- broadest – widest
- proceed – to go forward with something; to continue to do something
Spelling: List 4 (Friday, September 2nd) Correct Spelling of Words
Spelling List 4 (Thursday, September 1st) Definitions (definitions may include meanings and/or use in context)
Bible: Chapter 3 (Tuesday, August 30th) Study guide posted last week.
Please remember, Bible tests are scheduled for Tuesday, the week after it is taught in order not to have all tests on Fridays.
Read and Comprehend Cold Reads – Every Friday!
Reading Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (Kate Shelley: Bound For Legend) – Friday, September 2nd (vocabulary – Reading notebook)
Math – Chapter 1 Test (Friday, September 2) Chapter 1 Review will be the study guide pages 20-21. We complete these pages in class on Thursday, Sept. 1
Homework: Please check your child’s agenda for daily homework. (i.e., math)
Study for upcoming tests!
Read AR book for 20 minutes each night.
Weekly Focus August 29 – September 2
Bible – Joseph Is Rejected and Accused
Literature –Kate Shelley: Bound For Legend – story element: character
English – Unit 1: Verb Phrases, Verb Forms, Verb Endings, Principal Parts
Math – Chapter 1 – Round Decimals; Problem Solving: Decimals; Chapter Test Review