#81 Abraham, Sarah & Isaac: Biblical Leaders
#81 Abraham, Sarah & Joseph: Biblical Leaders
In this lesson you will continue your study of leadership from a Jewish perspective and explore the leadership qualities of three biblical leaders: Abraham, Sarah, and Jospeh. Abraham and Sarah were the first Jews and Joseph was one of their great-grandsons.
#1 KNOW THIS: Useful Vocabulary
“Manhigut” is the Hebrew word for Leadership.
#2. MEET Abraham: The First Jew
Abraham was the first Jewish person. His parents were not Jewish and Abraham was not born a Jewish person. Rather, when he was a young adult, he was called by God to become the first Jew. He was promised that he would be the Father of a Great Nation. The nation of Israel that would be as large as the stars in the sky. Being the first at something and helping to start something new is a sign of leadership
#3. WATCH this tale of Abraham
#4 MEET SARAH: The First Jewish Woman
Saran was very committed to building a Jewish family and co-leading the People of Israel. Sarah is considered the Mother (The Matriarch) of the Jewish People and her greatest leadership quality was caring for others.
_____________________________________________________________________ #5: Meet Joseph: A Leader in Egypt
Joseph did not start out a leader. He was in prison in his early life but then grew to become a very influential person in Egypt. His leadership strength was his unique ability to do something that few people could. Sometimes leaders have a special gift and they use this gift to help people. Joseph’s gift was a dream interpreter. He could interpret people’s dreams and he did this regularly to help people. He interpreted many of the Pharoah’s dreams and this skill gave Joseph a lot of positive recognition and eventually he left prison and became a highly valued member in the Kingdom. Sometimes, leadership comes from living out your unique gift.
#6 RESPOND AND REACT
- What was Abraham’s great leadership quality?
- What was Sarah’s great leadership quality?
- What was Joseph’s great leadership quality?
- In your opinion, why do you think these people were chosen to be biblical leaders?
- What do you think is the most important biblical leadership quality?
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