Prayer: Heavenly Father give us
a heart that is soft like a sponge, open to soak up the Word of
Last week where did the seeds fall? (On rocky
places.) Remember the sponge (hold up the sponge) represented
someone with a soft open heart who will soak up the Word of God
not like a hard rock (hold up the rock) resisting the Word.
b. Learn a Bible Verse
7 Mbewu zina zinagwa pa minga ndipo mingayo inayanga ndi kuzirepheretsa
Mateyu 13: 7
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid
Chichewa 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #4 Bible Verse Colouring
Pages to print and colour
Divide the kids into two teams.
Have one team say “Other seed fell among thorns”
Have the other team say “which grew up and choked the
plants.” Have both teams say ” Mateyu
13: 7” Now have them shout it in turn, then
whisper it, then stand up and say it, spin around and say
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse games
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Chichewa Lesson #4 Visual Aids
We should keep God first in our lives. There are many things in this
world that compete for our time. We need to remove, like thorns, the
things in our lives that keep our relationship with God from growing.
Eg Mixing with the wrong crowd.
‘Sow your Power Card.’ We should not worry because God
is able to help us. We must be sure to make time each day for God,
talk to Him.
(Pull out a thorn from the bag.) What kind
of plant is this? (Allow for answers.) Yes, it is a thorn.
Thorns can cover the garden, (pull out another weed) weeds
can kill plants even your Moringa tree, you must keep an eye on
it and weed it regularly.
Weeds dig their roots down and they steal all the
food and water from the other plants causing the good plants to
die. So if you want the good plants to grow healthy then you have
to get rid of all the thorns and weeds that choke them.
The Bible tells us not to be filled with worry, but to trust God
in faith. Stop worrying by taking your requests to Him. There is
nothing wrong with having concern over matters and sharing that
with God and with friends so that they can also pray.
Another way of getting rid of worry is to be thankful
for the things you have. Don’t dwell on those things you cannot
control. Worry steals & chokes our joy.
We should think about good, things that make us happy. When we focus
on positive and whole some things, happy memories, friends, family
then it is hard to be worried about everything else.
One of the names of the Holy Spirit is Comforter.
The Holy Spirit can help take your cares and ease them. He is our
companion and best friend and He reminds us that God has control,
so don’t worry.
1. In our story today, where did the seeds fall? (Among the
2. What happened to the seed? (It got choked out, by the thorns.)
3. What are some things that we worry about? (Sickness, school,
4. Let's list some of our favourite things: (Toys, games, sports,
5. Should these things have higher priority in our lives than God?
(No, God should have top priority.)
6. How can we be sure we spend time with God?
(Set time aside each day, make it important.)
7. What are some ways we can include God in our daily lives? (Pray,
read the Bible, be thankful)
6 . APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
(Give each child a little green weed)
Many people hear the Good News, which is the gift
of salvation, but they are more worried about their day to day activities.
They spent a lot of their time fussing over things trying to make
themselves happy. Seeking the things of this world is like the seed
that fell among thorns. People can only be truly happy when they
have a genuine relationship with God, through His one and only Son,
Jesus Christ. Let’s spend some time telling God how sorry
we are for worrying and list the things we have worried about, ask
Him to forgive us and promise to spend more time with Him, talking
to Him, praising and singing to Him, being quiet with Him and just
listening, take the list and put it in the trash bin!
CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father
we know now that thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but
the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the
word, making it unfruitful. We come against that right now. Everyone
that has heard this message nothing will be choked out but will
produce fruit. Amen
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
‘Activity Book’ available for
the children and can be downloaded from this website if they
Home Bible Memory Verse Card' give
one to each child.
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
Take your Moringa plant home, water it every
Be sure to come next week! We are going to play football with a
difference! Bring back your Moringa next week to class.
to view Session #5
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM