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Kudyara Mbeu Yekubudirira - Chidzidzo #2

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This week’s destination: The Sowers Parable
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 Zakalanda (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. Zakalanda (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.

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 Zakalanda (Moringa) seed planted in the dirt and watered could grow into a big Zakalanda (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 Zakalanda (Moringa) planting at the end of the lesson.

Today after class we are going to plant our Zakalanda (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)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

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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”Trinity 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)

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a. “Back Track” Zakalanda (Moringa) Review

Optional: Download and sing ‘Plant a Moringa Seed’ Including English lyrics and music sheet

Optional: Download 'Amazing Health Benefits Of Moringa Seeds You Need To Know!' English video

b. Shona Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Mateo 13: 3 - 4a. … CHARGE!

“ 3Ipapo akaʋaʋudza ɀinhu ɀizhinji nemifananidzo, akati: Tarirai, mukushi wakaɓuɗa kundokusha. 4Ɀino pakukusha kwake dzimŋe mbeu dzakawira panzira, ”

(Mateo 13: 3 - 4a)

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b. English 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.)

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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.

Download 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #2 Shona Bible Verse Colouring Pages to print and colour

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c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

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Introduction: The Parable of the Sower:

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Download ' God is the Farmer/Gardener' Shona Bible Verse Colouring Pages to print and colour

‘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.

Optional: Download ' God is the Farmer/Gardener' English Bible Verse Colouring Pages to print and colour

We see that although Jesus was speaking about seeds in the parable, the story really applies to people.

Optional: Sow your English Power Card.

Ask a volunteer to read Matthew 13:3-4 from their Bible.

Download Bible for Children 'The Farmer and the seed' Shona PowerPoint

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Optional:Download Bible for Children 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #2 Colouring Pages

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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? )

Discussion Questions:
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 us.)
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.)

Optional: Download 'Moringa Oleifera Facts and Opportunities for African Communities' English video

Optional: Download 'Moringa sowing,growing, harvesting' English video


Meet ’Molly the Moringa seed’

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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. HOW?

Because Moringa contains:
• 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 family.


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 the Bible.
3. Safety and health for the children.
4. That others may see Jesus in our lives.

Provide a piece of paper, small seeds and glue and let the children stick the seeds to spell JESUS.

Download Shona The Jesus Planting Box


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(Teach the children how to play)

Give the ‘Take Home Bible Verse ’ one for each child.

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Give the ‘Take Home Truth’ one for each child.

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Optional: Download English Activity Book available for the children and can be downloaded from this website.

Take home their planted Zakalanda seed, remember to water it a little each day you may want to keep it somewhere shaded and warm.

There are some fun games and quizzes that can be downloaded to help the childen remember what they have been taught.

Optional: Download English quizzes


Come back next week to hear about the rocky path! Don't miss it! Bring your Moringa back next week.

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