Sunday School Lesson on Matthew 13:24-30: The Wheat and Tares

The Parable of the Wheat and Tares is an important lesson about leaving judgement up to God. Use these Sunday School lessons and activities to help children understand what Jesus was teaching in Matthew 13:23-40.

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Parable of the Wheat and Tares Sunday School Lesson

More Teaching Ideas for Matthew 13:23-40

Craft Demonstration Video

In this video, create some crafts as reminders of Christ’s parable of the weeds among the wheat. These simple activities combine creativity and fine motor skills with the themes of the story.

Object Lesson Demonstration Video

In this message, we will take a look at the parable of the weeds sewn among the plants. The focus for children will be the importance of letting God judge hearts, and recognizing that only He knows our true intentions. We are to love Him and love one another.

Matthew 13:23-30 The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” –Matthew 13:24-30

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