Good Background Video on Matthew (ch. 1-13) – All ages – you’re gonna wanna see this.
- Link to all the readings for this Sunday:
- Parable of the Soils – Kid-style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ogbEmhltCM (Parable of the Sower in Godly Play)
Commentaries & Study Tools
https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/slides/Ax_Proper10.pdf (slide show of art and texts, using all of the day’s lectionary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKqf6hyADII (country-style for kids? Not sure how to describe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PB9XVEKTEI (Kids song set to Hey, Soul Sister tune. Cute.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DagSb21nd1g (Kids Sing Along – I Wanna Be Mud)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhGOdqWIIo (Nursery rhyme – not directly scripture, but a good “add” to activities for very young)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2bVgSWb7mA (original music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPYIRF9RCQ (Inspirational Short Film)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32JRkxjSwxE (The Sower’s Song; contemporary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7AS_1kIXyk (Christian folk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OySmnfRSqUM (original – Sadly, some of the guitar overpowers some of the lyrics & they are hard to understand, because I think this is good!)
*(this podcast also includes lots of resources, including Bible Study and questions, ideas from Pinterest to engage, etc.). Go to link and find the date for the Sunday you wish to study. Click that and you’re golden!
*(this podcast also includes additional resources, such as the additional lectionary readings and commentaries for each reading. Disregard the date on this one. It is the correct link. The podcast still focuses on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23).
Activities for Adults & Couples
https://www.vibrantfaithprojects.org/uploads/1/3/1/1/131152636/lectio_divina.pdf *(This activity, “Holy Reading” or Lectio Divina of the text can be used with any passage of scripture. Use this week’s text to see what words or phrases God draws your attention to).
Activities for Young Adults
https://www.vibrantfaithprojects.org/uploads/1/3/1/1/131152636/sowing_seed.pdf *(The passage given in this activity is in Mark, but it is the same story as given in our week’s text from Matthew)
Activities for Teens
Activities for Young Families*
*With this activity, see if you can find different types of soil, as in this week’s parable, to use as the “plots.” Have each family member spend the time suggested in a different plot… and following the directions and lean into what it might be like to be a seed in those plots.
Activities for Various Ages
*Link to lots of nature games that you can tie into the text!
*(interactive devotional – for all ages – written by young people).
https://www.thethoughtfulchristian.com/Content/Site115/Basics/59264JulyDevoti_00000031009.pdf*(These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith) – July 2020