Parable of the Sower; Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23; 1 Corinthians 2:9
Jesus wants us to tell others about him.
Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23
Jesus, being a wise teacher, related deep truths about God’s kingdom through simple stories about agrarian life that his listeners could reality understand. Compared to the endless arguing and nit-picking of the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees, Jesus’ teaching must have seemed lively, relevant and fresh. The parable of the sower is such a story.
Even his own disciples asked Jesus why he taught in parables. Jesus Explained that understanding would be given only to those who had faith would discover profound truths and insights about God’s kingdom. We can interpret all of Jesus’ parable at many different levels. In this lesson we’ll focus on the idea that kids can be sowers and that when they share their faith, they can trust For to produce fruit for his Kingdom.
1 Corinthians 2:9
God has unimaginably wonderful things planned for us! To a child, Walt Disney World mighty qualify as unimaginably wonderful. But God is the mastermind of our glorious future. The label “child of God” carries with it incredible benefits. God gave us this good news to share with a world of lost people. Let’s do it!
Understanding your kids
Young children are not at all shy about sharing their faith! If Laura’s family honors Jesus as Lord, Laura naturally assumes that others will do the same. But as their social contact increase, children become aware that not everyone accepts God’s Word and that a large and vocal par t of our society looks down on Christianity, labeling its simplistic and narrow-minded. It takes only one or two encounters with skeptics to make kids fearful of speaking out about their faith. Kids need to see that telling others about Jesus us like giving a precious gift. Use this lesson to help kids learn fun, practical, positive ways to share their faith.