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The Fruit of the Spirit for Kids (Elementary Lesson)
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After you log in your content will be available in your library. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. All of these fruits are good to have and the Spirit wants to give them to us. We can try to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control but the Spirit will give us the kind of gifts he wants us to have. It's hard to do it on our own, we need the Spirit to help us with each of these things. Just in case you don't know what each of the fruit of the spirit means I'm going to try to explain them.
I think the easiest fruit of the spirit to explain is love. Think of someone that loves you no matter what. You can make mistakes and it doesn't matter what you look like, but they still love you.
God loves us too, no matter what, he even loves you more than your parents! He can help us love others the way we should. The next fruit is joy. Again, we can try to be joyful but only God can give us the kind of happiness that makes us joyful, we can't just be joyful on our own.
When we think of peace, we usually think of no more fighting or war. That is right, but the peace of the spirit is a bit different.
This is the peace we get when we get to know God really well by reading the Bible, praying, asking questions, etc. If we have this peace we will feel a calmness inside and know that all our sins are confessed and that God forgives us. Patience is the next one and I'm sure we know what this means.
The Fruit of the Spirit
Have you ever been told to have patience? The patience God is talking about is for those little things like waiting to open your Christmas presents or being patient to go to the park. But it also means to be patient for answers to prayer that might take years to be answered. Next is kindness and it should be easy although sometimes it's not. Is it easy to be kind to someone who has been mean to you or to a beggar on the street? When God gives us this gift, its more than just being kind to others. He might help us be kind to someone who really needs it and we're not even aware of it.
For example, maybe you feel like you should write a letter or call a grandparent. God might be urging you to do that because they are having a bad day and that's exactly what they need to cheer them up. Sometimes your kind deed to someone else is all they need to remember that someone special loves them. Being good or goodness is the next fruit of the spirit.
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Having the gift of goodness means God can depend on me to be honest, repent of my sins, and turn away from bad things. We also need to try to act this way towards others through our actions so they can see the fruit in us.