Fruit of the Spirit

This year, we are going to studying the Fruit of the Spirit in Sunday School.

The fruit of the Spirit is the change in our character and a change in the way we live that comes about because of the Holy Spirit’s work in us. We do not become good Christians on our own, and we cannot grow on our own. “God is working in you. He wants your plans and your acts to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13.

Each month, we will study a new fruit. We will present the Fruit emoji at the Time for Young Disciples who will help us learn about what each fruit means.

Check out this cool, fun song that we will teach the kids with hand motions below.

Each month, we will challenge the kids to draw pictures of the Fruit Emoji acting out the characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit for each new month. We will post these on the bulletin board in the hallway going to the Fellowship Hall. We would love your encouragement and involvement as a congregation to notice the pictures, and maybe even add one of your own!

So….

Our first fruit is SASHA, the SELF CONTROL strawberry.

Sasha knows it is important to do things in moderation (don’t go crazy), show restraint (hold back when she knows she shouldn’t do or say something), and have the ability to say “no” when she wants something that is not good for her.

SASHA tries hard to control her words and actions, so that she can live the way Jesus is teaching her. Sometimes this is hard to do, and she makes a mistake and might say something mean, or do something that hurts someone else. She has to always remember to say “I’m sorry,” and God will forgive her.

SASHA also focuses and works really hard on something and sticks with it! She knows that in the long run, it will pay off if she keeps practicing her instrument, eating healthy food, or studying hard at school.

Can you draw a picture of SASHA showing self-control?