Each Friday you get a taste of what we are doing in in Children's ministry in your daily devotion. We are re-imagining what Children's Sunday School looks like when we are not able to physically gather together.
We have created a fun, interactive Fruit of the Spirit Sunday School program for this school year for our children who are age 2 through those in sixth grade. This program will run digitally with videos hosted on our Children's Ministry YouTube and Instagram channels. As soon as we can meet in person, we can use these lessons together. Even when we are meeting in person, we will continue to share the weekly videos online for anyone who is unable to join us in person.
Video Lesson: Fruit of the Spirit | Intro Week 3 (~7 min)
Scripture: Colossians 1:10
Live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Last week, we talked about Jesus teaching the disciples by saying that He is the Vine and We are the Branches, if we abide in Him, we will bear much fruit! When we stay connected to God through worship, prayer, reading God’s Word, and staying connected to friends in Christian community, the Fruit of the Spirit that He has planted in us will grow!
Picking strawberries is a fun summertime activity that many people do with family and friends. After you pick a bucket full of berries, you get to take them home to enjoy. One thing that makes strawberries different from other fruits is that their seeds are on the outside. Can you think of any other fruits that have seeds on the outside? Watermelons, apples, oranges, peaches, and cherries all have seeds on the inside. The fruit covers the seed and protects it until is ready to grow into a new plant.
The Fruit that is in us, through the Holy Spirit, is like the seeds of most types of fruits. When fruit is growing on a plant, we cannot see the seeds, but we know that they are there because the fruit is there. We cannot see the seeds of the Fruit of the Spirit inside of us, but others can see them in the things we do and say. With God’s love and the Holy Spirit working in your heart, the Fruit of the Spirit will grow in your life. As they continue to grow, they will begin to overflow into good works so that others can experience God’s goodness and love through you.
How do you know if you are growing good Fruit? If you are helping others, living more like Jesus every day, and helping others to live like Jesus. Beginning next week, we will spend a month learning about each Fruit. We will read a different Bible story each week and look for how we can see the Fruit of the month throughout the stories.
You will need: Fruit gummies
Standing a distance away from your child, ask the following questions. Give them a chance to think about their answer. Once they have answer, toss a fruit gummy to see if they can try to catch it using their mouth. Before you toss the gummy, make sure they are ready! Once the gummy is in the air, see if they can tell you their answer before they catch the gummy.
Did you help someone today?
How have you helped someone today?
Where have you seen the Fruit of the Spirit today?