SOWING THE JESUS SEED:
Remember how we
SOWED the Jesus Seed?
The children were introduced to the Parable
of the Sower.
Remember the Parable of the Sower?
‘Sower’ is another name for farmer. Who created
the earth? (God the Father is the Gardener)
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Remember God first planted the Jesus seed
in our lives by the Holy Spirit. So although Jesus was speaking
about seeds in the parable, the story really applies to people.
Where did the first seed land? (On the path)
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.”
In the Parable of the Sower the seeds that fell on rocky places
are like people that have hard hearts and little faith in God. When
life gets a little rocky, their Christian walk quickly withers and
There are many things in this world that compete for our time.
We need to remove, like thorns, the things in our lives that hinders
our relationship with God. We need to keep God first in our lives.
In the final lesson of the Sower’s series we learnt 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
Jesus is the true vine, and His Father is the gardener.
God wants us to grow Spiritually. In order to grow, plants need
sunlight and water.
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The light is like the presence of God, Jesus
is our light. Being watered is like being filled with the Holy
Spirit living & growing in you
the Jesus seed
Then we learnt that gardens need
to be weeded. Remember you weeded the Moringa, We need to
weed the sin out of our lives regularly.
1. What are weeds like? (Sin)
2. What is sin? (Sin is anything we think, say, do or
don’t do that displeases God.)
3. What tool will remove sin? (Jesus.)
Remember plants also
need to be protected just like we need to ‘guard your
heart’. Proverbs 4:23
Get the children to share how they protected
their Moringa plant.
• Set a guard over your ears
• Guard your eyes and your mouth
• Guard your ways
In order to grow, plants sometimes need to be pruned. In order
for Christians to grow sometimes God has to prune our lives. God
shapes us and creates us to be what He wants us to be. Sometimes
that is a bit uncomfortable, but He does it for our good in the
end. Can you remember this memory verse.
As your Moringa grows it will
start to produce fruit or pods. Christians need to "grow"
the fruit of the spirit in their lives. Galatians 5:
22 - 23
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:
Love: We are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, soul and mind.
Joy: There is a difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is based upon “happenings,” meaning if good things happen, you’re happy, but if bad things happen we are unhappy. Not so with joy
Peace is being content with what God has given
us. Be happy with what you have.
Longsuffering is patients, not whining or complaining.
Kindness is giving and helpful. Saying something
nice to someone that you see is feeling down?
Goodness means caring and understanding. Do a
little something extra to help out at home.
Faithfulness means to be true to God. You all
know right from wrong. You all know what God expects. You all know
what He says not to do.
Gentleness is being tender and calm. Again, being
kind to your family, friends and your pets.
Self-control is managing your wants and emotions.
Be careful how you act, what you say.
Finally we reached the stage of HARVEST
The harvest Jesus was talking about here in the Bible was
not Moringa. He was sending out workers to bring people into
the Kingdom of God. He said that there were many souls who
were ready to be harvested, but there were not enough workers.
Last week we learnt in between the seed-planting & the harvesting
a divine process had been going on. GOD HAD BEEN GROWING THE SEED!
The important thing to notice about farmers is that they have to
be willing to wait for the seed to come into full growth! That is
how you make it through the growing season, REFUSE TO GIVE UP UNTIL
YOU RECEIVE YOUR HARVEST!
Have you learnt in this series?
Have you understood what you have been taught?
But the seed falling on good soil refers
to someone who hears the word and understands it.
Matthew 13: 23a
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6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Let us take time to thank God for all that He has taught us over
the months about His character and the character He wants to build
in our lives.
Heavenly Father, we thank you God that you created fruit trees for
our health and healing You created light to enable trees to grow.
You created us in your image to reflect Your love and glory. You
are awesome and we worship you. Amen.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
Book’ available for the children and
can be downloaded from this website.
‘Take Home Truth'
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
Take home their planted Moringa
seed, remember to water it a little each day you may want to
keep it somewhere shaded and warm.
Pray for the countries where Moringa grows.
Next week we start a brand new series.
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS