2. TEAM GAMES:
Make two teams maybe girls and boys. Place 8 – 10 old empty
water bottles filled with sand and thorn branches sticking out,
place them in a zig zag line in front of each team.
Each child has to run zig zag between the thorns, if they knock
over a bottle they must stop and put it upright before running to
the finish line, then the next child starts to run, the first team
to cross the line is the winner.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS:
Download Praise and Worship Music
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
a. “Back Track” Review: 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.
Parable of the Sower Teaching Video.’
b. Sword Play (5minutes)
Ready…Swords up… Mateus 13: 7 ...CHARGE!
7 E outra caiu entre espinhos, e os espinhos cresceram e sufocaram-na.
Downloads Bible Verse Visual Aids
Divide the kids into two teams:
Have one team say “E outra caiu entre espinhos,”
Have the other team say “we os espinhos cresceram
Have both teams say ”Mateus13: 7”
Now have them shout it in turn, then whisper it, then stand up
and say it, spin around and say it etc.
'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #4 five page Bible Verse Colouring
Book to print and colour
|| c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Lesson #4 Visual Aids
Download ‘A PARÁBOLA DO SEMEADOR'
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.
'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #4 PowerPoint
Download 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson
#4 Colouring Pages to print and colour
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
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
(Give each child a little green weed)
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:
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.
‘Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
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
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS