Seeds and Weeds Children's Sermon from Matthew 13

Seeds and Weeds Children's Sermon from Matthew 13

In this message, we will take a look at the parable of the weeds sewn among the plants. The focus for children will be the importance of letting God judge hearts, and recognizing that only He knows our true intentions. We are to love Him and love one another.

Use this children's sermon to teach about the Parable of the Wheat and Tares found in Matthew 13:24-30. This is our recommended children's message for Sunday, July 19th 2020. Download the object lesson notes and watch our demonstration video as you prepare.

“Let the Farmer Judge”
Children’s Sermon on the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Main Objective: On the outset, the parable of the weeds sewn among the seed might seem a bit odd, or even negative and judgmental. Separate the “bad seeds”, and throw them away to be burned? Does this mean we ought to shun those who are not deemed good enough? On the contrary, the parable teaches quite the opposite. The farmer will dictate which plants to keep and which to throw away. God will judge the hearts of man. It is for Him to determine, not us. The object of this lesson is to communicate to children that we have difficulty discerning things by sight, and it is not our job to do so. We pray that all would come to know Christ, and while we recognize that some will not, we acknowledge God as the ultimate judge.

Children’s Prayer Moment
Dear God,
Thank you for your grace
You have sent your son for all people
Help us to love as you do
To not judge one another
And bring others to a knowledge of you
Thank you for your love
We love you, God!
In Jesus name, Amen!

Matthew 13:23-30 The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” -Matthew 13:24-30

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