“Lesson 11: ‘How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?’” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual (2001), 46–50
“Lesson 11,” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 46–50
To help class members (1) learn how to make all experiences and circumstances work together for their good and (2) strengthen their commitment to obey the Lord’s standard of sexual morality.
Prayerfully study the following scriptures:
Genesis 37. Joseph, eleventh son of Jacob, is hated by his brothers and sold into slavery.
Genesis 39. Joseph prospers as a slave but is accused of immorality and sent to prison (39:1–20). The keeper of the prison gives Joseph responsibility over the other prisoners (39:21–23).
Genesis 34:1–12; 35:22; 38:1–30. The sin of immorality has negative consequences on Jacob’s family—Dinah, his daughter (34:1–12); Reuben, his eldest son (35:22); and Judah, another of his sons (38:1–30).
Additional reading: Genesis 34:13–31.
If the following audiovisual materials are available, you may want to use some of them as part of the lesson:
A brief excerpt from “The Dreamer” or “Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream,” parts 1 and 2 of the Joseph and His Brothers videocassette (53152).
The pictures Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers (62525; Gospel Art Picture Kit 109) and Joseph Resists Potiphar’s Wife (62548; Gospel Art Picture Kit 110).
Suggested Lesson Development
Additional Teaching Ideas
The following material supplements the suggested lesson outline. You may want to use one or more of these ideas as part of the lesson.