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Session #2 Sowing the Jesus Seed
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This week’s destination:
The Sowers Parable
SEEDS THAT FALL ON THE PATH
This second lesson about the parable of the Sower will help the
children discover how truly wonderful the Word of God is as they
plant the Jesus seed, and how we must keep it close to our hearts
with truth and understanding.
Six different types of seeds including Moringa. Photocopy Bible
flash cards, Gardener flier, crayons. A variety of soils in separate
cups and label them accordingly. “Good Soil,” “Rocks,”
and “Sand.” Paper, glue and small seeds. Moringa seeds
enough for each child, empty water bottles brought by the children,
a bucket of sandy soil, a bucket of water and cup for serving the
water. Photocopy the Planting Box & Take home truths.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get 9 children to colour the Bible Cards & flier.
Have different types of seeds on the table including Moringa . As
the children arrive, have them examine the seeds on the table, and
have them guess what types of seeds are displayed.
Ask the kids how they think something as small as a Moringa seed
planted in the dirt and watered could grow into a big Moringa tree?
(God makes it grow)
Get the children organized with the empty water
bottles they brought from home, fill them with sandy soil in preparation
to the Moringa planting at the end of the lesson.
Today after class we are going to plant our Moringa
seed in a water bottle with the top cut off and a few holes in the
bottom. We will use ordinary sandy soil and plant it just 1 cm deep,
then we are going to water it. You will take it home, water it at
home and bring it back each week.
1. GUESSING GAME: (10 minutes)
“Guess how many seeds I have in my right hand” (Once
a child guesses correctly they sit out next time until most of the
children have guessed correctly.)
2. TEAM GAME: (10 minutes) Make
two teams maybe girls and boys, or tall and short alternatively.
Pass a big seed, such as a small coconut, over your head and between
your knees. When it has passed down the line the last person runs
to the front and begins the process until all have run to the front,
first team to complete is the winner.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
and Worship Music Downloads
A little seed (Sung to the tune: "Jesus loves
me this I know")
I see you are a seed, (hold the seed up)
Tell me what do you need? (hold the seed up)
I need some soil to grow, (reach down and pretend to be digging
in the soil)
And then the sun to glow, (reach up shading your eyes as if
looking at the sun)
Chorus: Yes I will grow, Yes I will grow, Yes I
will grow, Just you wait and see.
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Planting seeds of Love
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for
planting seeds of love in my heart and as they grow, I’ll
take them everywhere I go planting the Jesus seed in rich fertile
ground producing fruit that last.
a. “Back Track” Review
Remember last week we learnt about 3 in 1 God is ONE God, He exists
as THREE persons. Can anyone tell me the names of the Trinity? (Father,
Son and Holy Spirit)
Optional: Sing ‘Plant a Moringa
Seed’ (Sung to Oh my darling…)
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Matthew 13: 3 - 4a. … CHARGE!
“ A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering
the seed, some fell along the path” (Matthew
13: 3 - 4a.)
Aids and Bible Verse Downloads
Before class Photocopy two sets of Bible Flash Cards.
Divide the kids into two teams, scatter the cards like seeds and
have a race to see which team can put the cards in order so the
verse reads correctly. Then recite the verse a few times to lean
the verse. Use the Bible Verse Card as a visual aid.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Introduction: The Parable of the Sower:
Download ‘The Parable of the Sower Teaching Video.’
‘Sower’ is another name for farmer.
God is the Farmer/Gardener (Flier) who created the earth and He
plants the Jesus seed in us by the Holy Spirit, remember, 3 in 1.
We see that although Jesus was speaking about seeds in the parable,
the story really applies to people.
‘Sow your Power Card.’ Ask a volunteer
to read Matthew 13:3-4 from their Bible.
Today we will see how the seeds that fell on the
path are like people that have no interest in God. 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.”
We will not get to heaven by just hearing the Good
News about Jesus we must receive the Good News, and then ask God
to forgive us. Jesus is the seed that grows in us and saves us from
sin. When I am saved the Jesus seed starts to grow in me. We need
to read our Bibles, pray and worship God.
The Bible is the Word of God that gives the Jesus
seed in me all the food that He needs to grow. When I read the Bible
I am being fed Spiritually. (Have different types of soil available
in separate cup labeled “Good Soil,” “Rocks,”
and “Sand.” Ask the children which soil is best? )
1. What does sow mean? What is another name for someone who sows
seeds? (Plant, farmer, gardener.)
2. In our story today, where did the seeds fall? (On the path.)
3. What happened to the seed that fell on the path? (Birds came
and ate it up.)
4. Will we get to heaven by just hearing the Good News about Jesus?
(No, we must receive the Good News, and then ask God to forgive
5. Does the evil one (Satan) try to steal God's message
from our hearts? (Yes!)
6. Why would the evil one want us to forget God's message? (So
we won't follow and worship God.)
7. How can we keep from forgetting God's message? (Read our
Bibles, pray to God, Worship God.)
Download Moringa video
SALVATION MESSAGE: Meet
’Molly the Moringa seed’
Optional: Download Molly
the Moringa Seed
Once upon a time, there was a little seed called
‘Molly’ … she dreamed of one day becoming a BIG
tree- a Moringa tree!
But Molly was very, very sad because people were calling her names…
Devil tree, Snake tree, Pit Tree.
But her real names are… Miracle tree, Mothers best friend,
the tree of Paradise, the Purifying tree.
Molly knew her strengths “I can kick Malnutrition out of the
So when she met “Eddy” she knew she could help him.
HOW? Because Moringa contains: (See Take home page)
• 7 times the vitamin C in oranges
• 4 times the calcium in milk
• 4 times the vitamin A in carrots
• 3 times the potassium in bananas
• 2 times the protein in milk
One day she leant Eddy had Malaria, she was sad but she knew what
to do. She made a tea from the dried Moringa leaves and Eddy drank
it three times a day and was soon up and about! PRAISE GOD
Eddy brought his cow to his new friend – Molly
“Can you help?” Moringa can be used as food for cows,
rabbits and chickens it will make them fatter and supply more milk.
Eddy’s mum was going to have a baby …
Moringa tea is excellent for pregnant mums.
Eddy you know I can help you…
When you are hungry, when you are sick, when your animals are sick.
But Eddy do you know for sure you are going to be in Heaven with
God some day… (you know the rest!!)
Remember God wants Eddy to grow to learn more about
Him by reading his Bibles, by praying, worshiping Him, fellowshipping
with other believers, and sharing his faith with his friends and
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.
There are some people that have no desire to learn more about God,
these people are like the seeds that fall on the path. Let’s
spend some time holding our seed and asking God to make our hearts
fertile ground for the Jesus seed that was just planted in our hearts.
1. Praise to God for the opportunity to be able to hear His Word
and learn from it.
2. Thank Him for "Planting the Jesus seed," in our hearts
and ask the Holy Spirit to help everyone during the week to think
about Jesus planted in their heart like a seed, water it by reading
3. Safety and health for the children.
4. That others may see Jesus in our lives.
OTHER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Provide a piece of paper, small seeds and glue and let the children
stick the seeds to spell JESUS.
Optional: Download The
Jesus Planting Box (Teach the children
how to play)
TAKE HOME PAGE
Give the ‘Take Home Truth’ one for each child.
Take Home material
‘Take Home Quiz Books’
are available for the children and can be downloaded from this website.
Take home their planted Moringa seed, remember to water it a little
each day you may want to keep it somewhere shaded and warm.
Come back next week to hear about the rocky path! Don't miss it!
Bring your Moringa back next week.
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