Doing some illustrations for the parable of the sower. The final application picture is really difficult:
But the one sown on the good ground—this is one who hears and understands the word, who does produce fruit and yields: some a hundred, some sixty, some thirty times what was sown.
And those like seed sown on good ground hear the word, welcome it, and produce fruit thirty, sixty, and a hundred times what was sown.
But the seed in the good ground—these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, produce fruit.
'Produce fruit' is just a tad abstract... So I looked up lots of references:
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
you’ll recognize them by their fruit [...] the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
a tree is known by its fruit [...] by your words you will be acquitted
produce fruit consistent with repentance [...]
“What then should we do?” the crowds were asking him.
He replied to them, “The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same.” [...] “Don’t collect any more than what you have been authorized.” [...] “Don’t take money from anyone by force or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.”
the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth—testing what is pleasing to the Lord.
the fruit of righteousness
Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me [...] I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith
bearing fruit in every good work
the peaceful fruit of righteousness
let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his nameSo now I just need to express all that in a 7.5x9.6cm rectangle, relevant to children, matching the other illustrations, and clear from a distance. Hmmm...
[Edit - here's the result]