Weeds, branch, green cloth, bunch of flowers. A weed with a long
root and flower. Wheat sheaves. Hat, fork. Black cloth. Blue &
white cloth, red cloth. Bible Verse Card, crayons. Cut several lengths
of green cloth about 2 foot long. A plant with a flower, Moringa
plant. Parent Moringa Educational handout. Take home truth.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON: (10 minutes)
Get 1 child to colour the Bible Card prior to the lesson.
Examine the Moringa plants ensure there are no weeds today we will
teach you how to plant your Moringa plant at home.
1. GUESSING GAMES: (5 minutes)
Hold your hand behind your back ask “which hand am I holding
a weed in” guess a few times before moving on to the team
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the class into two teams. Give each team paper with two column
headings WEEDS and FRUIT. Have the children write examples of the
"weeds" or sins in their lives and the "fruit"
good things in their lives. See which team can come up with the
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
the Dutch Praise and Worship music video
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Prayer: "Dear Jesus, please take away the
weeds in our life, so that we can grow into the person that you
have made us to be. Amen."
a. “Back Track” Review
Remember last week we learnt God wants us to grow Spiritually. In
order to grow plants need sunlight and water. The light is like
the presence of God, Jesus is our light. Get the children to hold
their toilet paper candles and say John 6:12. Have prizes for the
best candle, the biggest, the brightest etc.
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Matthew 13:26.… CHARGE!
When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also
appeared. (Matthew 13:26)
Bible Verse Visual Aid
Divide the group into two, one with wheat sheaves, one with weeds.
Get the wheat group waving saying “When the wheat sprouted
and formed heads” and the weed group will wave their weeds
and say “then the weeds also appeared” both groups say
together “Matthew 13:26” Shout it out, whisper it, stand
up and say it, kneel and say it etc Use the Bible Verse Card as
a visual aid.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
God is like a gardener (put on the hat) and we are like His garden.
He wants us to grow Spiritually. For plants to grow we need to weed
them just like we weeded the Moringa plant. To grow Spiritually
we need to weed the sin out of our lives.
Bondage of sin skit: Sin is anything we think,
say, do or don’t do that displeases God. Sin will blind you
from the truth, (blindfold a child) sin will stop you from
hearing God’s voice, sin will bind you and trap (tie up
a child) you and trip you up (trip up the child with the
black cloth) sin can destroy a Christian just as weeds can
destroy a plant. (Cover the child with the black cloth)
(Dress a child up in a blue and white cloth for Jesus, give
them a red cloth to represent blood) Jesus enters and covers
the child in the red cloth, who jumps up shouting ‘Thank
Weeds dig their roots deep down and they steal all the food and
water from the good plants causing them to die. That’s why
you have got to get rid of all the weeds. Weeds grow fast we must
weed them when they are still little it makes the job easier.
1. Weeds are like sins in our life, but these are weeds you can’t
see, they are inside us. (Having cut several lengths of green
cloth long enough to be draped over your shoulder take one strips
out.) I have a pretend weed, and I’m going to call it,
‘worry’. Yes, it is a sin to worry. I may worry how
I look. (Drape that weed over your shoulder.) I may worry
I am fat, (Drape that weed over your arm.) I may worry
I am going to fail my tests. (Drape that weed over your head)
The weeds could be called various things, such as stealing, yelling
at your parents, not listening to the teacher, hating someone, making
someone cry etc. The weeds in my life have changed me, look at me,
you can hardly see who I am. Some people may think I’m just
a big nasty green weed. There is good news. Jesus can take away
the weeds in our life. Every time you pray to Jesus to forgive you,
He takes away a weed. (Ask for forgiveness for each of the sins
that you named eg ‘yelling at your parents’, as you
do so - peel off the strips of paper weeds, using different examples.)
2. The roots of weeds go deep and choke out the life of other
plants. It takes hard work to keep weeds down. Sin is like weeds
and it tries to grow and choke out our Spiritual growth.
3. Farmer, wearing a hat and carrying a fork or hoe comes out and
says, “I just over heard what you were saying and I was thinking
that this weeding tool also teaches an important lesson. Jesus is
our tool to remove weeds of sin from our hearts.
Some Christians try to just mow over the weeds so no one sees them,
but that doesn't' get rid of the sin. Jesus gets rid of sin at the
root. He died on the cross so our sins could be forgiven.
4. (Bring out a weed that has a flower. Bring out a flower.)
Let’s compare the two. Both have flowers, but one is very
deceiving. It might look beautiful but it is really destructive.
It will kill everything around it by choking out the life of the
other plant. Sin is like that too. It might seem fun, harmless but
it destroys peoples lives. Sin creeps in and before long it takes
over just like weeds take over a garden.
1. What are weeds like? (Sin)
2. What is sin? (Sin is anything we think, say, do or don’t
do that displeases God.)
3. What tool will remove sin? (Jesus.)
Dutch Moringa video