What can be done to help 8th grade students do the right thing in a world filled with temptation and peer pressure?
Name some fruits of the Spirit
Love: Kindness and compassion for others. Joy: Being happy and content in all circumstances. Peace: Harmony in relationships and inner calm. Patience Kindness Generosity Faithfulness Gentleness Self-control
Fruits of the Spirit
The phrase “Fruits of the Spirit” is taken from Galatians 5:22-23 in the Bible, which describes the nine characteristics of a person living in obedience to the Holy Spirit. The nine Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The Fruits of the Spirit are not abilities that can be developed through practice or training, but rather, they are gifts from the Holy Spirit to believers.
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What are some examples of how we can show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in our daily lives?
How can we be reminded to live out the Fruits of the Spirit when we are faced with difficult situations or people?
How can you personally show more of the Fruits of the Spirit in your life?
Brain break: Draw a beach scene with a crab holding an ice cream cone
Question: What are the 'Fruits of the Spirit' and why are they important? Clues: • Look up Galatians 5:22-23 in the Bible • Think about how the 'Fruits of the Spirit' can be seen in everyday life • Remember that the 'Fruits of the Spirit' are qualities of a Christian life In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture that shows how the 'Fruits of the Spirit' are applied in everyday life B. Write a short story that shows how the 'Fruits of the Spirit' can help someone in a difficult situation
What are the fruits of the Spirit?
Which fruit is not a fruit of the Spirit?
Which of the fruits of the Spirit is related to self-control?
What does the Bible say about the fruits of the Spirit?
- It is a good thing to have them
- They are necessary for salvation
- They are a sign of maturity
- They are gifts from God
How can we grow in the fruits of the Spirit?
- By reading the Bible
- By praying regularly
- By spending time with others
- By being obedient to God
Work together in pairs: What are two ways that we can live by the Fruits of the Spirit in our daily lives?