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ReNEW 2 A Five Week Sunday School Series

From SparkHouse Digital

Welcome to Week 2 of Our Savior Hawaii's ReNew Online Sunday School! Today, we'll continue to grow in faith, have fun, and discover how God's love changes the world as we explore the Parable of the Sower! Do you remember what a parable is? It's a story with a lesson.

TAKING ROOT Today, we'll dig-in to this question: What are my spiritual roots? As we dig-in, we'll discover how God’s love is rooted in us.

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Share
  • Where did you seeds of God's love around you this week? Share a God sighting.
  • What are examples of God’s love rooted in you?
  • Why do trees need roots?
Sing
Read Mark 4:1-9 The Parable of the Sower

Again he began to teach by the sea, and a very large crowd gathered around him. So he got into a boat on the sea and sat down, while the whole crowd was by the sea on the shore. 2 He taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them, 3 “Listen! Consider the sower who went out to sow. 4 As he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn’t have much soil, and it grew up quickly, since the soil wasn’t deep. 6 When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it didn’t produce fruit. 8 Still other seed fell on good ground and it grew up, producing fruit that increased thirty, sixty, and a hundred times.” 9 Then he said, “Let anyone who has ears to hear listen.”

Roots are a tree's strength and stability. In order to take root, seedlings need light, nutrients, the right temperature, water, and space incorrect balance. One way, God’s seeds of love take root in a nurturing church community. Can you think of other ways? God provides us with support as we grow in faith.

Talk
Who or what supports you? What are some things you can do to stay rooted in god's Love? Who is someone in your life you can tell is rooted in God's love? Who or what helps you to know God's Love?
Engage
God’s love can take root wherever we are. Like a paintbrush on paper we’re taken in unexpected directions—twirled around, up, and down—and we sometimes feel dizzy. But God’s love is always with us.
Go! Paint some roots! Send aloha@oursaviorhawaii.com a photo of your creation.
Pray + Bless

Dear Jesus, Thank you for your love. Help us to remain rooted in your for all our days. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each member of your family and say, "God's love is rooted in you."

Bonus

Credits:

Created with images by Jeremy Bishop - "untitled image" • Daniel Öberg - "untitled image"