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Here you will find the story from the most recent Messy Church at MHBC along with children’s activity pages for you to download and print and ideas of how you can use the prayer activity you made during the craft session.
24th September 2017 – ‘Let Jesus grow in you’
The Bible story comes from Luke 8:4-15 in the New Testament.
The Parable of the Sower
There once was a farmer who went to plant seeds. When he got to his field he reached into his bag and began to scatter handfuls of seed on the ground.
As he walked up and down the rows of his field the seed scattered and fell to the ground.
Some of the farmer’s seed fell on the pathway. The ground was so hard that the seed just lay on top of the dirt. Hungry birds saw the seeds and quickly ate them up.
Some of the farmer’s seed fell on rocky ground. The soil was shallow. The plants grew up quickly but their roots couldn’t go deep into the soil. They didn’t get enough water so when the hot sun was on them, the plants started to wither and die.
Some of the seed fell among some thorny plants. The seeds began to grow but as the thorny bushes grew bigger and bigger the young plants got squeezed out and were not able to grow any further.
But some seed fell on good soil. The seeds that landed on soft, fertile soil grew into little plants, and then they grew bigger and bigger. When it was time for the harvest, the farmer found he had lots and lots of corn to pick.
This is one of the stories that Jesus told his disciples. Jesus told them this story so they would know about the different people they’d be talking to. When you hear about Jesus, God wants you to be like the good soil and allow the seed to grow within you.
Each evening, as part of the bedtime routine choose one of the prayers on the prayer card and pray it. You can change it each night depending on what has gone on during the day.
You don’t have to be in church to pray. God is waiting to hear from you, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
Activities for children
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