The Parable of the Seed Growing of Itself


And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” ~ Mark 4:26-29 (NKJ)

Lesson Aim: We shouldn’t just sit back and relax and do nothing but in all the work we do for the kingdom, we should remember that it is only God who causes growth.

Additional Reading:

Mark 4: 3-20

Romans 1: 15-17; 10: 8-17

Hebrews 11:1-6

2 Corinthians 7:8-12

Acts 2:36-47

Memory Verse: “But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” ~ Mark 4:20 (NKJV)

Questions:

1. Who is the sower?

2. What is the seed?

3. What is the relation of the sower to the seed springing and growing up?

4. What does the statement, “the earth bringth forth fruit of herself,” suggest?

5. What is the “fruit” that is in the view in this parable?

6.What does “harvest” in this parable refer to?

7. What is the relation of the seed to the harvest?

8. What lesson can you learn from this parable?

Additional Activities:

Make Your Own Seed Starter Pots for use in sprouting seeds to plant into potting soil. This demonstrates how it is God who brings growth through our work.

Grow Your Own Corn

Arts & Craft:

Coloring Pages:

Planting Seeds

Parable of the Weeds Word Search

Copywork:

More Love to Thee” Hymnal and Notebook Page

The Light-Keeper and Copywork Page

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