Gebruik je talenten tot eer van de Vader


Lesson 15 - Genesis 41 - Van slaaf tot onderkoning

This lesson we will learn the following 'step' which can be learned to the children to remember as truth for their lives

Related Step text to learn: Gebruik je talenten tot eer van de Vader
Related Step Bible text: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. ¶ Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:14-30)


Here are some ideas for activities you can do with the children to process this lesson in a creative way

Proefje: Azijn en zuiveringszout - Blaas een ballon op!

Korte uitleg:
Iedereen heeft dingen waar wij goed zijn, waarin onze talenten liggen. Soms weet niemand anders, behalve God en jij dat deze talenten er zijn. Maar als je deze talenten gaat gebruiken, kan God je helpen om dingen te doen die je niet van te voren had verwacht.


Neem van te voren een ballon en vul deze met een theelepel zuiveringszout. Zolang de kinderen de ballon niet aanraken, lijkt het net of de ballon leeg is. Nu giet je azijn in een fles en maak je de ballon goed om de hals van de fles vast, zonder dat het zuiveringszout in het azijn valt. Je vertelt de kinderen dat het onmogelijk lijkt om de ballon met de vloeistof in de fles op te blazen. Alleen de gedachte dat je een ballon kan opblazen met een waterachtige vloeistof in een fles is al bizar. Maar...

Op dit punt trek je de ballon omhoog en laat je het zuiveringszout in de fles vallen.  Je legt uit dat, hoewel niemand anders dit kon zien, jij wist dat er iets in de ballon verborgen zat die het klusje kon klaren. Laat de kinderen zien hoe de ballon wordt opgeblazen!

Praat na afloop met de kinderen over hoe God iedereen speciale gaven en talenten geeft en dat soms niemand anders behalve jij en God weten dat ze er zijn. Als je die speciale gaven gaat gebruiken, kan God je helpen om dingen te doen waarvan je nu nog niet hadden kunnen dromen. Vertel iets over je eigen leven – over hoe God jouw talenten heeft gebruikt om iets moois te bewerkstelligen. 



Opdracht: Wie ben ik?

Elk kind schrijft een geloofsheld uit de Bijbel op een post-it. Het kind dat rechts naast het kind zit mag het kaartje niet lezen. De post-its die de kinderen hebben geschreven plakken ze op het voorhoofd van degene die rechts van hen zit. Let op dat diegene niet ziet wat er op de post-it staat!

Als iedereen een post-it op zijn voorhoofd heeft kunnen de kinderen even goed rondkijken welke namen er allemaal zijn. Om de beurt stellen de kinderen dan één vraag waarop de andere kinderen met ja of nee kunnen antwoorden. Voorbeeld: Ben ik een man? Ben ik beroemd? Als het antwoord ja is mag het kind een volgende vraag stellen. Als het antwoord nee is, is de volgende aan de beurt. Uiteindelijk is het de bedoeling dat de kinderen raden wie ze zijn.


Share your hearts together by talking about the following subjects:
Extra questions:
  • What are you very good at? How can you use this to honor the Lord God?

Short Movies

Max7 - Parable of the Talents


Jenske Visser -

Artist: Jenske Visser

Direct Bible References

Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same lesson.

  • Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
  • Luke 17:7-10 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
  • Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.


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Games to Memorize the Steps with Drawings

Steps Memory

Turn cards over and match illustrations with corresponding Bible verses.

Steps Memory

  • A6-sized steps with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back is blank.
  • A4-sized steps with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back has the title of the step.

  • Form teams in pairs or groups.
  • Place a set of A6 steps with their backs up in random order on a table or on the floor. This forms the "Memory" part of the game.

  • Let the children play in teams or pairs against each other.
  • Players take turns flipping two cards from the "Memory" section, trying to find a matching set of an A4 card and an A6 card.
  • If a player finds a matching set, they show both cards to the group and identify the Bible verse and illustration.
  • For an extra point, they can also try to guess the corresponding title of the step to be learned.
  • If the cards do not form a set, they are flipped back with the back facing up, and the next player takes a turn.
  • The game continues until all matching sets are found.
  • The team or player with the most correct sets and titles wins the game.
Searching Steps

Hide cards with Bible verses and illustrations for children to find.

Searching Steps

  • A6-sized steps with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back is blank.

  • Divide the children into teams.
  • Let one team hide the A6 cards, making sure to count how many cards they hide.
  • Allow the other team to search for the cards in the hidden area, optionally setting a time limit.
  • Once a team finds a card, they must identify the corresponding step.
  • The team earns 1 point for correctly naming the step and 1 point for finding the step.
  • If a team doesn't know the step, the other team can guess and, if correct, earn 1 point.
  • When all cards are found or time is up, switch roles, and the team with the most points at the end wins.
Guess the Step

Guess which step matches a displayed drawing.

Guess the Step

  • A4-sized steps with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back has the title of the step.
  • A6-sized steps with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back is blank.

  • Place the large steps on the ground with the title facing up.
  • Prepare small steps (A6 size) that correspond to the large steps.

  • Have a child take turns showing a step, covering the Bible verse.
  • They must guess which title matches the displayed drawing. They earn a point if correct.
  • To make the game more challenging, children can also try to guess the corresponding Bible verse for an extra point.
  • The team with the most points wins.
Step Choice Challenge

Choose a drawing and provide hints, make a drawing, or use a 'forbidden word' to convey the step's meaning.

Steps Choice Challenge

  • Various steps printed with illustrations and Bible verses on the front. The back has the title of the step.

  • Form two teams.
  • Keep a stopwatch handy.

  • Give one small drawing to a child within a team so that no one can see the drawing.
  • The child receiving the drawing can choose how they want to convey the step to their team (you can also roll a die).
  • Acting: They can act out the step by making movements.
  • Drawing: They can try to draw the step without using words.
  • Forbidden Word: They can describe the step without using specific keywords from the step's title.
  • The team has 30 seconds to guess the step and name the corresponding title.
  • If the team manages to guess both the drawing and the step within 15 seconds, they earn 3 points.
  • If the team manages to guess both the drawing and the step between 15 and 30 seconds, they earn 2 points.
  • If the team can't guess the step within 30 seconds, the other team has the chance to guess and earn points.
  • The other team can try to guess the title of the step, but they can't see the drawing.
Step Theater

Act out a short story or play to convey the meaning of each step.

Steps Theater

  • Divide the children into pairs and give each pair a step (or show it via the website).

  • Have each pair come up with a short mini-story or play that depicts the meaning of the step.
  • The children in the pair can divide the roles and try to convey the message of the step in a creative and understandable way.
  • After the pairs have prepared their play, they present it to the rest of the children in the group.
  • After watching the play, the other children must guess which step is being portrayed.
  • The team that correctly guesses the step earns points.