There will be NO physical Lighthouse Children's Ministry
NOR Youth Ministry, during this time -
SO LET'S DO IT ONLINE
Welcome to our LIGHTHOUSE ON LINE series called PARABLES OF JESUS.
Jesus loved to tell stories and these stories always taught the people something important.
It’s a great way to learn because we all enjoy listening to stories too.
When Jesus lived on earth, there were no supermarkets so the people grew their own food. They planted seeds, watered them and watched them grow. They knew that seed needed good soil to grow in – just like the plants in our gardens. So they really understood today’s story – that seed needs good soil. However, Jesus had to explain to them that he wasn’t just talking about seeds. He wanted the people to know that their hearts need to be ready to hear God’s words and they needed to keep on caring for their hearts and keep on obeying God’s words.
19 July 2020 THE SOWER
Retell the story while watching this wordless version:
And/or BIBLE READING: Luke 8:4-15
WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?
What did Jesus want to teach us with the parable of the sower?
If we do not understand the Bible, who can we ask to help us to explain it to us?
Which soil produced lots of good plants?
What happened to the seeds that fell on the path?
What happened to the seed that fell on the rocky ground?
What happened to the seeds that fell among thorny bushes?
Thank God for his Word. Ask him to help you listen well and do the things He says.
BIBLE VERSE: James 1: 22
Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says.
SONG: Looking at my heart
• Create four fields with your child.
Use any recycled plastic containers or seed trays.
Fill each container with soil and follow the steps of the parable.
Create a path across the soil. Have your child step on the soil to compress it and make it hard.
Cover the field in rocks
Find some garden weeds and twigs to place in the field.
Leave the soil nice and clean. Fertile soil.
Give your child some seeds and ask them “which field would be the best to plant the
seeds?" (You can collect any seeds in nature or use bean seeds, wild bird seed or
sunflower seeds, etc)
Play a listening game such as “Simon says”. Speak about how important it is that we listen very well and obey the correct things.
Gardening: One of the best ways of explaining this parable is by doing gardening with your child. This engages all their senses. Plant some seeds, pick, and identify some weeds and talk about why certain plants grow in certain places.
Plant in good soil: Mark four squares on the ground. Label each square to match the ground in the parable. Give the child a beanbag or anything that can throw safely. Let the child aim to throw the beanbag to land in the fertile soil. Score a point every time it lands in the “fertile soil”.
Children's Minstry Contact Details:
Ann Groenewald Val Jackson
081 271 3507 072 416 8527