b. Learn a Bible Verse
“Mlimi anapita kukafesa mbewu zake.
Akufesa, zina zinagwera m'mbali mwa njira ndipo mbalame zinabwera
(Matety 13: 3 - 4)
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid
(Pass out pieces of fruit for the children
Chichewa 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #2 Bible Verse Colouring
Pages to print and colour
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 learn the verse.
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse Flash Cards
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse Flash Cards
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Chichewa Lesson #2 Visual Aids
Introduction: The Parable of the Sower:
‘Sower’ is another name for farmer.
God is the Farmer/Gardener 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.
Chichewa 'Parable of the Sower' Visual
Bible Reading: 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.)
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 window”
So when she met “Eddy” she knew she could help him.
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
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:
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
Planting Box" – Teach the
children how to play
TAKE HOME PAGE
Home Bible Memory Verse' give
one to each child.
‘Activity Book’ available for
the children and can be downloaded from this website if they
Take home their planted Moringa seed, remember to water it
a little each day you may want to keep it somewhere shaded
Come back next week to hear about the rocky path! Don't miss it!
Bring your Moringa back next week.
to view Session #3.
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM