Message for Children and Youth

Pastor Karen Crawford, The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, OH

July 12, 2020

Sower

The Parable of the Sower

Matthew chapter 13, verses 1-9 and 18-23:

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

July 12, 2020 Children’s Message Part 1
July 12, 2020 Children’s Message Part 2

Activities for Children and Youth:

Parable of the Sower Coloring Page:

https://sermons4kids.com/parable_of_sower_colorpg.htm?fromSermonId=444

Parable of the Sower Word Search:

https://sermons4kids.com/parable_of_the_sower_wordsearch.htm?fromSermonId=444

Parable of the Sower Crossword:

https://sermons4kids.com/parable_of_the_sower_crossword.htm?fromSermonId=444

Glorious (David Archuleta) One Voice Children’s Choir

Glorious by David Archuleta, Sung by One Voice Children’s Choir

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, New York on Long Island. Come and visit! We want to share God’s love and grace with you and encourage you on your journey of faith. I have served Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio since my ordination in 2011. I am a 2010 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and am working on a doctor of ministry degree with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I am married to Jim and we have 5 grown children and two grandchildren in our blended family. We are parents to fur babies, Liam, an orange tabby cat, and Rory, a standard poodle.

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