A Bible lesson that shows that planting seeds of faith will help
your children's ministry grow.
Preparation: For this Bible lesson you'll need
a large pumpkin and a New Testament sealed in a Ziploc bag, a
knife, plastic gloves, a bowl, and paper towels.
To begin this object lesson, cut a small slot in the side of the
pumpkin, preserving the piece so you can put it back in the
pumpkin. Place the Bible inside the pumpkin. Then replace the piece
in the pumpkin and keep it turned away from children.
The Message: Ask: What's on the inside of this
pumpkin? What are seeds used for?
Cut open the pumpkin from the top. Dig out all the seeds and place
them in a bowl. Pause and tell the children that you see one more
rather unusual seed inside the pumpkin. Show children the Bible and
take it out of the bag. Then read aloud Luke 8:4-15.
Ask: How is the Bible like a seed? How do we
"plant" the Bible? Where does God want us to plant the seeds of His