Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 it is currently advised that public worship is limited to small numbers. You are now able to book into short Holy Communion services through the website (limit of 20 people per service).
However, we also encourage you to continue to gather together in your homes as a family for worship time – either on Sundays or at any other time during the week. Please feel free to use these resources with your children to guide your Worship @ Home.
from St John’s Worship Team.
Kids @ Home – Wheat and Weeds
Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43
24He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”…………..
…………..36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
The Parable of the Wheat & Weeds teaches us that God does have a plan for this world and He is working to accomplish it. However, it is unfolding over time and that means there’s some waiting to do, something we find difficult. Jesus is teaching us patience – the patience of a God who chooses to delay His judgment.
The man represents God and the seed is His message. Just as a planted seed starts to grow, the word of God starts to deepen and grow within a person.
God wants you to grow and to have a wonderful life. Watch the following little movie about dreams and then spend some time in prayer – tell God about your dreams and ask him to help you to reach those dreams.
Here is a maze for you to print!
Construction of the Bible Story!
Materials needed: 9″ x 12″ brown construction paper, 6″ x 12″ dark green construction paper, 5″ x 12″ light green construction paper, scissors, staples, stapler, marker, crayons.
- Hand out brown construction paper.
- Fold up 2″ at the bottom of the brown paper. This is the soil.
- Hand out dark green construction paper.
- Fold up 2″ at the bottom of the dark green paper.
This is the good seed.
- Hand out light green construction paper.
- Fold up 2 ” at the bottom of the light green paper. This is the
tares or weeds.
- Tuck dark green paper inside light green paper.
- Tuck light green paper inside brown paper.
- Staple at the bottom of all three papers, securing all three layers.
- Cut through both green papers like grass.
- Write “The Parable Of The Tares (weeds)” and “Matthew 13:24-30;
37-43″ at the top of the brown paper.
- Write “Man who planted good seed is the Son of man,” “Field
is the world,” “Good seed are children of the kingdom,”
“Tares (weeds) are the children of the wicked one,” “The enemy is
the devil,” “The harvest is the end of the world,” and
“The reapers are the angels” on the brown paper.