God Looks After Jacob

Poor Jacob. He had been sent away from his family. He had tricked his own family, and it had backfired. His father was angry. His brother wanted to kill him. He had to run away. His mother had family in Haran, a long way away. She had told Jacob to go there. He had never met his mother’s family. What …

The Young Joseph

Joseph was the oldest son of Jacob’s favorite wife, Rachel. Jacob loved Joseph and made Joseph a lovely coat which made his brothers jealous. One day Joseph had a dream, and he dreamed that he and his brothers were out in the field cutting grain and tying the stalks into bundles called sheaves, as they did in those days. Then …

Joseph in Egypt

After he was sold into Egypt when he was 17, Joseph became a servant for Potiphar who was an important member of the Pharaoh’s household. Potiphar came to trust Joseph completely and gave him very responsible work to do. Joseph was a handsome young man, and Potiphar’s wife took a liking to him. One day, everyone else was gone and …

Joseph Ruler in Egypt

When Joseph was made the second in charge of Egypt, he collected up and stored all the extra crops during the seven years when there was plenty. Then the famine came, and it was so bad that the people were starving.The famine even covered lands outside of Egypt, and in the country of Canaan the people were urgently in need …

Daniel in the Lion’s Den!

Over 500 years before the time of Jesus, there was a man called Daniel who believed in God. He lived in Babylon for most of his life, and he always obeyed God. He was always honest and did things in a way which would please God, but he also pleased the king, Darius. King Darius was so pleased with him …

Ruth

A long time ago there was a famine in the land of Canaan. In that land was a man called Elimelech and his wife called Naomi, and they had two sons. Because it was so hard to find food, they went across the Jordan valley to the land called Moab and made their home there for a while. A few …