Welcome to Week 3 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! .
GROWING Today, we'll dig-in to this question: What do I need in order to grow? As we dig-in, we'll discover how God’s love is growing in each of us.
- Where have you seen God's love taking root around you this week? Share a God sighting.
- When do plants grow the best? When do animals grow best?
- How do people grow the best?
- What or who helps you grow healthily? How?
- Where do you see God’s love growing in our community and world?
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.”
God’s love is all around us, but sometimes life get rocky, and we forget to look for God's love and turn to Him. When times our hard, Jesus wants us to turn to Him. A very important place we see God’s love is in the Bible. We read about Jesus, who lived in a way that cared for all people and all of God’s creation. He died and rose again. He forgives us for the times we let the rocks of life get in the way of growing in Him. He removes the rocks, so we can grow in Him more and more each day, and everyone can see God’s love growing and growing in us.