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# 50th week of our Journey – SUMMARY
This week’s destination: THE FINAL DESTINATION!
This is the end of a 50 week programme and we are going to summarize the entire study.

MATERIALS:
Photocopy the Bible Verse Card and visual aids. Creation Flash cards. Fish. Sowers Parable review flier. Super Fruit quiz, God’s Word, crayons. Moringa seeds. 2 Moringa pods. Yellow cloth to represent the sun. Moringa leaves. 6 sculpture balloons, gold, black, white, red, blue, green. Print the Balloon Sculpture Salvation Message.

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get the children to colour the Bible Verse Card & props.

1. WELCOME GAMES: (10 minutes)
Get the children to come up and take turns playing the guessing game using seeds. (How many seeds have I got in my left hand etc)

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Split into two teams and use a Moringa pods as a relay sticks.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Sung to: "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush."

This is the way we pla-nt our seeds, (Plant seed)
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds.
This is the way we pla-nt our seeds,
So early in the mor-ning.

This is the way the rain comes down, (Wiggle fingers)
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
So early in the mor-ning.

This is the way the su-n shines bright, (Yellow cloth)
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the su-n shines bright,
So early in the mor-ning.

This is the way the se-ed grows up, (Spread arms)
Seed grows up, seed grows up.
This is the way the se-ed grows up,
So early in the mor-ning.

This is the way we cut the leaves (Wave leaves)
Cut the leaves, cut the leaves.
This is the way we cut the leaves,
So early in the mor-ning.

This is the way we pick the fruit, (Wave pods)
Pick the pods, pick the fruit.
This is the way we the fruit,
So early in the mor-ning.

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Bringing in the Sheaves (Wave leaves)
(Use Music Song Sheet found in Visual Aid Manual)

Prayer: Dear God we know that you made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. Make me a like a tree, Lord, sturdy, deep rooted, useful, support to those in need,
shelter to those who are weary, medicine for the sick and fruit for those who hunger.

5. TEACHING:
a. “Back Track” (5 minutes)

Last week we learnt about harvest.
Can you remember what we have to do to nurture your Moringa plant?
• Plant it.
• Water it.
• Weed it.
• Guard it against bugs, goats etc
• We had to give it a lot of attention to make it produce so we can go out & gather in the harvest!

How do you nurture the Jesus seed?
• By cultivating your relationship with Jesus Christ.
• By praying
• By reading and memorizing His Word the Bible
• By worshipping Him
• By fellowshipping with other believers

b. Sword Play
(Use Bible Verse Card and props as visual aids found in Visual Aid Manual)
Ready…Swords up… Leviticus 26:4…CHARGE!
I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. (Leviticus 26:4)

c. Teach the Lesson
Many weeks ago we started this series sharing with you the Good News, and teaching you how to share your Faith. Do you remember all your ‘Mystery Clue’ (Witnessing Tools) and how you used them?

Optional: Balloon sculpture Gospel Plan
Optional: View God's Story of Redemption in Christ Teaching Video.
Optional: View ABC of Salvation Teaching Video
Did you go on any “Fishing Trips”? (Hold up the two fish) come up and share.

Then we learnt about planting the Jesus seed. God wants us to grow Spiritually. In order to grow, plants need sunlight and water.

Remember God created the Light. (Use the Creation review flash cards) The light is like the presence of God, Jesus is our light. We are to let our light shine like the Good Samaritan.

Being watered is like being filled with the Holy Spirit living & growing in you

Optional: Sing This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine.
(Use music video and lyrics from Visual Aid Manual)

How is your Moringa growing, we learnt Moringa leaves have the potential to save the lives of millions of people in Africa. This series began by educating the children on Moringa, recognized as the ‘Miracle Tree’ called ‘Mothers Friend” and “Mother’s Milk.”

Remember the Parable of the Sower? (Use the Sowers Parable colouring sheet) ‘Sower’ is another name for farmer. Who created the earth? (God the Father is the Gardener) Remember He plants the Jesus seed in us by the Holy Spirit. So although Jesus was speaking about seeds in the parable, the story really applies to people. Where did the first seed land? (On the path) Jesus knew the importance of the condition of our hearts. “When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.”

Optional: View the Parable of the Sower teaching video or story tale.

In the Parable of the Sower the seeds that fell on rocky places are like people that have hard hearts and little faith in God. When life gets a little rocky, their Christian walk quickly withers and dies.

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
Mathew 13: 7

There are many things in this world that compete for our time. We need to remove, like thorns, the things in our lives that hinders our relationship with God. We need to keep God first in our lives.

In the final lesson of the Sower’s series we learnt about the seed that fell on good soil. It grew very well, in fact it grew so well that it produced more seed. These seeds also grew to be strong plants.

Then we learnt that gardens need to be weeded. Remember you weeded the Moringa, We need to weed the sin out of our lives regularly.

Discussion Questions:
1. What are weeds like? (Sin)
2. What is sin? (Sin is anything we think, say, do or don’t do that displeases God.)
3. What tool will remove sin? (Jesus.)

Plants also need to be protected just like we need to ‘guard your heart’. Proverbs 4:23 and ‘Set a guard over my mouth’ Psalm 141:3a

In order to grow, plants sometimes need to be pruned. In order for Christians to grow sometimes God has to prune our lives. God shapes us and creates us to be what He wants us to be. Sometimes that is a bit uncomfortable, but He does it for our good in the end. Can you remember this memory verse (Romans 8:28)
As your Moringa grows it will start to produce fruit or pods. Christians need to "grow" the fruit of the spirit in their lives. Galatians 5: 22 - 23

Fruit of the Spirit:

Optional: Fruit of the Spirit Marching In (Get children up and marching)

Love: We are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, soul and mind.

Joy: There is a difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is based upon “happenings,” meaning if good things happen, you’re happy, but if bad things happen we are unhappy. Not so with joy

Peace is being content with what God has given us. Be happy with what you have.

Longsuffering is patients, not whining or complaining.

Kindness is giving and helpful. Saying something nice to someone that you see is feeling down?

Goodness means caring and understanding. Do a little something extra to help out at home.

Faithfulness means to be true to God. You all know right from wrong. You all know what God expects. You all know what He says not to do.

Gentleness is being tender and calm. Again, being kind to your family, friends and your pets.

Self-control is managing your wants and emotions. Be careful how you act, what you say.

Who remembers the Super Fruits? Do you have your Super Fruit handouts in your shoebox?

Optional: Hand out the ‘Super Fruit Quiz’

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD: Refer to our Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important section of the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers creating a Spiritual atmosphere.

Let us take time to thank God for all that He has taught us over the months about His character and the character He wants to build in our lives.

Optional: Sing ‘Ready to Go”

TAKE HOME PAGE:
Give one copy of the ‘Take Home Truth’ to each child at the end of the class.
Optional: ‘Take Home Quiz Books’ are available for the children found in your Visual Aid Manual reviewing:
• Let your light shine
• Nurturing the Jesus seed
• Fruit of the Spirit

CLOSING PRAYER Heavenly Father, as we close this teaching help us to remember that You called us to be fishers of men. Give us strength and boldness to share our Faith. Father You showed us how we can grow Spiritually, let us be doers of your Word and not just hearers. We thank you God that you created all things, including the fruit trees for our health and healing. You created light to enable trees to grow. You created us in your image to reflect Your light, Your love and glory. Thank you for planting the Jesus seed in our hearts, for nurturing it over this year. Continue to produce Fruit of the Spirit in our lives, establishing godly character. Send us into the harvest fields to reap souls for you and expand the Kingdom of God. In Jesus name we pray with thanksgiving. Amen

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