The Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

The parable of the Sower represents four responses to the gospel of Jesus Christ.   (A parable  is an explanation or comparison put beside truths to explain them.)  The seed, which is the word of God , is sown in a field.  Some of the seed  gets tossed on the “wayside” which has been hardened by much trampling of people passing by (Luke 8:5) The birds of the air devour this seed which has not had a chance to penetrate into the soil.  Jesus explains that those by the wayside hear the gospel but Satan comes immediately and takes the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  The seed that fell on the rocky ground are those who receive the word with great joy, but they have no root that gets established, only a short-lived tender plant that soon withers away…Jesus says that persecution and tribulation will cause this “heart” to stumble.  The seed that gets sown on the thorny ground gets choked  by the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the pleasures of life (Luke 8:14) and produces no fruit…” But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience”. (Luke 8:15)When you print the worksheet below, make sure the bird is 2 & 3/4 inches across so that it will fit on the  worksheet above. (You may have to shrink it  to fit)   The “wayside” can be stamped with a footprint, or if you have a “footprint ” hole-punch, you can use that to make feet to glue on. You could do a “collage” with tissue paper or cut out feet from magazines.  I  have also included  an “alternate” wayside that has footprints included.  The wayside should measure 3 & 7/8’s inches. Optional: if you have some pumpkin seeds or other large seed , try letting the kids glue one in the bird’s beak!)

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  1. Pingback: Parable of the Sower: A List of Elementary Aged Video and Notebooking Resources | Raventhreads

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