Small Talk • What is one thing you are looking forward to doing this summer?
12:13 Class Rules Need to use the bathroom? Ask a parent volunteer Need handouts from a previous week? Ask a parent volunteer Need to borrow a pen? Loan us a shoe and we will loan you a pen! Need to talk with a friend? Wait for the right time...you will.
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Face To Face Where do you go to school? What is your favorite subject?How many are in your family? What is your favorite sport to play or watch? If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go?
PARABLE OF THE SOWER(Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23) • “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path…”
DIGGING DEEPER • Who is “the sower” in the parable? • What is “the seed” in the parable? • What type of heart does each soil symbolize? • Path • Rocky soil • Thorns • Good soil
WHAT DOES JESUS WANT US TO LEARN FROM THIS PARABLE? • Satan is eager to steal the seed before it sprouts • Without roots, the seed will die in the heat • The world is full of weeds that choke the seed • Good seed in good soil yieldsa good harvest • Those who have “ears to hear”will cultivate the soil of their hearts
DO YOU HAVE EARS TO HEAR? • On a scale of 1 (bad) to 10 (good), rate yourself: • __ I take God and His Word seriously. • __ I diligently read the Word. • __ I faithfully obey the Word. • __ I uproot weeds of worldly desires. • __ I see a good harvest of righteousness in my life.