5 the sowers parable
Session #5 The Sowers Parable
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This week’s destination: THE
SEED THAT FELL ON GOOD GROUND
The last lesson in this Sowers series focuses on the seeds that
fall on good soil. The children will discover how the wonderful
Word of God helps us grow Spiritually and gives us everlasting life
• Eternal Life
• Spiritual Growth
Enough watermelons so each child can get a piece, a bowl to hold
the seeds. Two black blindfolds, 4 empty water bottles filled with
sand. Two balloons. Black board and chalk or card and making pen.
Photo copy Bible Verse Card and Book marks, enough for each child,
crayons. Moringa plant.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get all the children to colour the Bible Verse Card and Book Markers
which they will take home.
You will need to have a small watermelon cut up
into several pieces. There should be one small piece of watermelon
for each child. As the children eat the watermelon have them place
all the watermelon seeds into a single bowl.
1. GUESSING GAME: (10 minutes)
Have them guess how many seeds may be in the bowl. Then, count the
seeds and say, "Isn't it amazing that when we plant just one
watermelon seed we get this delicious watermelon full of all these
additional watermelon seeds! If we planted all of these seeds, we
would have more watermelon than we would know what to do with!"
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Make two teams maybe girls and boys, select a shooter and blindfold
that person one from each team. Set up goal post using empty water
bottles filled with sand place them apart like goal post at the
far end of the room or field. The football is a balloon and the
team must give instructions to blindfolded shooter, eg kick to the
right, or left, back forward, kick now, no, yes!! etc.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
and Worship Music Downloads
Plant A Moringa Seed To the tune of "Oh
My Darling Clementine"
Plant a seed, plant a seed,
Plant a Mo- rin-ga seed.
Dig a hole and add the se..ed,
Cover it up, gently please.
Needing lots and lots of sunshine,
A little wind, a little rain.
Soon this little seed will sprout
You'll see green lea..ves, have no doubt.
Day by day, it grows taller,
And its roots will deeper go.
A big strong tree will bud and blo..om,
Yielding fo..od to consume.
Optional: View/sing The Planting Song video
(See Music folder)
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Prayer: Thank you Father that some
seeds fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred,
sixty or thirty times what was sown. Let our seed be sown in good
soil producing good fruit. In Jesus name. Amen
a. “Back Track” Review
1. Last week where did the seeds fall? (Among the thorns.)
2. What happened to the seed (It got choked out, by the thorns.)
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Mathew 13:8.… CHARGE!
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a
hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Mathew
Aids and Bible Verse Downloads
Read the verse together several times, then write
the verse on the board. Say the verse together as a class, erase
a word or two and say the verse again. Continue in this manner until
the words are all erased. Use the Bible Verse Card as a visual aid.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Introduction:This is the final lesson of ‘The Sower’s’
Download ‘The Parable of the Sower Teaching Video.’
Today we will read the story 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.
‘Sow your Power Card.’ “But the
seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and
understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a
hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:
The Jesus seed needs fertilizer to help it grow,
anyone who feeds me Spiritual food is nurturing the Jesus seed in
me like my parents, teacher, Pastor.
As Christians we should be sharing our faith with others, that way
other people will hear the Good News and they may become Christian.
The body of Christ continues to grow when we share seeds (the
Good News) with others we can share Jesus with our friends
and family, pray for them, share the Good News out of the Bible,
ask them to come to Sunday school. This way you will grow just like
your Moringa plant is growing look at how tall it has got.
Download the 'Farmer plants the seed' video
Teaching about Moringa:
Download Moringa video
(Lift up the Moringa)
Gram-for-gram comparison of nutritional data:
• 7 x more Vitamin C than oranges
• 4 x more Vitamin A than in carrots
• 4 x more Calcium than in milk
• 3 x more Potassium than in bananas
• 2 x more Protein than in yogurt
The green leaves can be cut every 30 – 40 days.
The first wash is done in well water but the second wash is done
in clean filtered or boiled water.
Ensure the area is rat free and away from direct sunlight. This
process may take three days
The dry Moringa leaves are pound to create powder this makes an
Optional: View Moringa
Processing YouTube video
1. In our story today, where did the seeds fall? (Good soil.)
2. What happened to the seed that fell on good soil? (It produced
a crop -- a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.)
3. How does the seed falling on good soil compare to us being a
Christian? (We need to share our faith with others so they can
4. How can we share the Good News about Jesus with others? (Tell
them, pray for them, share the Good News out of the Bible, ask them
to come to Sunday school.)
Extracts taken from www.kidssundayschool.com
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.
Those who hear the Good News and take it to heart,
can accept the free gift of salvation from Jesus Christ. Encourage
the kids to come forward and take a look at their hearts and evaluate
what kind of soil it is. Come all who want to seek God and ask God
to change their hearts to give them soft pliable hearts open to
receive His Word.
CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father
we know that what is sown does not come to life unless it dies so
we lay our lives down on the altar of service. You have promised
that what a man reaps what he sows. So help us to sow seeds of love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
TAKE HOME PAGE:
Give one copy of the ‘Take Home Truth’ to each child
so they can share with their parents.
Take Home material
Optional: ‘Take Home Quiz
Books’ are available for the children found in your
Visual Aid Manual. These should be photocopied prior to
the Session and available to take home.
Time for a new lesson! Nurturing the Jesus seed. Take your Moringa
plant home remember to water it every other day, do not over water.
Remember to bring it back. Next week we are going to learn about
watering plants and a brand new game called “Jesus Says”
Why not bring a friend!
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