Did you know that there is a parable in the Bible that is the most important? It trumps all parables in fact! Jesus said it this way in Mark 4:13,
“Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?”
What Is The Parable Of The Seed And The Sower?
The parable of the seed and the sower is about the Word of God being sown in our hearts with gladness and producing fruit.
It’s plain and simple, but not easy. Why?
Because YOU determine if the seed will be planted in your heart or not. Yes, it’s you… not Jesus.
- What Is The Seed? The Word of God.
- Who Is The Sower? You.
- Where Does The Seed Grow? In your heart.
- Who Makes The Seed Grow? Holy Spirit.
- Why Is The Seed Important? It’s a matter of life and death.
- What Is Being Produced Out of Us From The Seed? Fruit.
- What Is The Fruit? The fruit is what the Spirit in you, the work which His presence within, accomplishes and produces, which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
What Does The Parable Of The Seed And The Sower Mean?
You are the sower of the Word of God. And how your receive the Word determines whether it’ll take root in your heart or be snatched away by the evil one, Satan.
This is a difficult truth because it’s easy to be passive than active. The work of the Word of God comes from us and our intentional deposit of the Word. Yet, the increase of that Word in our hearts is not done by us, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 NKJV
Why Is The Word of God Important To Us?
The Word of God is powerful.
Kids face a lot in life. They’re navigating their friendships and relationships with others. They’re working at identifying who they are in Christ. They’re trying to figure out why they’re here on this earth. It’s not easy.
And not only that, we as adults are still doing this.
But, through all of these hardships and difficulties, there’s nothing more powerful that teaching your kids that the Bible contains all the scriptures they need for life and godliness. That with the help of the Holy Spirit, He’ll bring scriptures to our remembrance, He’ll comfort, lead and guide us, and the Lord will never leave them nor forsake them.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
But, how can they learn this without being taught? That’s where you come in!
How We Do We Help Our Kids Sow The Seed?
We firstly help our kids sow the seed (plant the Word of God into their hearts) by modeling it.
If you yourself don’t get into the Word of God, how will your kids recognize that it’s important for them? It’s necessary to explain to your kids why it’s important for them to get into God’s Word.
And then, you’re needed in this process. Kids won’t just do it on their own.
It’s just like responsibilities and chores. Will they always do it on their own? Do they need incentive and encouragement to keep at it? Absolutely!
How many of us as adults are still trying to be more self-disciplined when it comes to prayer, reading the Word, worship, etc.
If we struggle with consistency, how much more don’t our children struggle with it.
We can help our kids learn about the importance of God’s Word with an easy-to-understand Bible Study.
The Parable Of The Seed And The Sower For Kids
Nothing is more powerful than sitting with your kids, digging into the Word of God together with a Bible study.
There’s an intimacy that takes place between you, your kids and Holy Spirit as you study out the Bible.
If you’re looking to guide your efforts in the Word this Planting Seeds Bible Study will help your children first learn what a parable is. It then goes into learning about the parable of The Seed and The Sower for kids more in-depth and includes:
- a BIG idea to focus on the main point of the Bible story / topic studied
- Bible reading
- Bible story discussion questions
- Definition look-up copywork
- Apply it to your life prompts
- Scripture memory work
- Activities including writing a parable and sharing it with others, matching and grow a bean seed!
As you and your children experience a depth of intimacy with Holy Spirit, I pray that the Word of God comes alive in the hearts of everyone like never before!
Anchored in Jesus,