Parable of the Sower Children's Sermon

Parable of the Sower Children's Sermon

In this children's message, kids will hear the story of the sower and the seeds, and learn about the importance of receiving the Word of God with a heart of "good soil" that is ready to produce spiritual fruit.">

This children's sermon is from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. You can use it to share a simple object lesson message in your church this coming Sunday. Print our teacher notes below and watch the video as you prepare.

Main Objective: The Parable of the Sower and the Seeds might better be called the Parable of soil, as the focus really ought to be on how we receive the Word of God as “good soil.” What does that mean, though, and how do we allow our hearts to be that good soil? If the adults who first heard this parable in the New Testament had a hard time understanding it, there should be no surprise if it’s tough for kids to swallow. With this message, we look at the parable itself and how it relates to our experiences today. The focus is on understanding that God works in and through us, as long as we allow Him to do so.
Law/Gospel Theme: The parable of the sower invites us to hear God’s Word and respond to the Gospel. We can reject the good news, or get stuck in our distractions, or we can allow Scripture to impact us. The important thing to understand is that God does the work. Soil doesn’t have to work necessarily, in order to produce roots and plants that grow. In the same way, letting the Bible bless our lives is not about us, but about letting the Word influence our lives.
Optional Materials: Soil; rocks; weeds; seeds; cups/pots; Bible; optional: bird toy or picture, Cheerios.
Bible Passage: Matthew 13:1-23 (also found in Mark 4 and Luke 8)
Message Note: As with most messages, the details of how you choose to communicate this are adaptable and should cater to timing as well as to your audience and student needs. Use your judgment and ideas to best serve students.

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