Feb 2018

Lesson Review – Matthew 13:1-23 – The Four Soils


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Matthew Matthew 13:1-23 – The Four Soils.

This is lesson 18 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 96 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 18 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Jesus told a story of a farmer who’s seed fell on various types of ground that represent how we receive and respond to the gospel.

The Lesson In A Sentence

Our love for God is shown by the fruit of our lives, especially when the winds of trials blow.

Questions For You Kids

Jesus’ story (parable) was about a farmer who was sowing seeds. What did Jesus say the seeds represented?

The seeds are God’s good news. Especially the good news that Jesus lived a perfect life of love and obedience to God and that even though we don’t do that, God will give us Jesus’ perfect record if we believe that he died in our place, for our sin.

In the Jesus’ story (parable) the seed fell on four different types of ground. Can you name the four types of ground and what they represent?

Hard ground – the seed couldn’t get in, so the birds came and ate them. This is like people who hear about Jesus and don’t believe.

Ground with weeds – The seed grew a little, but the weeds chocked it out. The weeds are things in the world that we love more than Jesus.

Ground with rocks – The seeds grew quick, but didn’t have good roots. So, when the sun came out, the withered up. This represents when difficult things happen in life, like people being mean to those who love God, and people stop following God.

Good ground – The seed grows up and is healthy. This is like people who hear about Jesus and follow him all the days of their life.

 Which soil do you think you are most like?

Accept any answer and encourage your kids by letting them know that you pray that God makes your and their hearts to be like the good soil. This is a good time to actually pray with your kids.

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