Last Sunday was the first lesson in my new class. Boy, was a nervous wreck. I had about seven children of all different ages. From two years old to ten. YIKES! I was very busy. But I made it.
So the lesson for the week was to “Bear” Good Fruits coming from Galatians 5:22-23. It reads, but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The first thing that I did was to go to YouTube. There is a great little praise and worship song about the fruits of the spirit. To get them excited about the lesson. I did not know how many great things were on YouTube, and it’s free! You can view that song with the link below:
After the song, we talked about how we can not see these fruits that the Lord gives us. The fruits are to help remind us of how to act each and everyday. I tired to break down the fruits into small ideas. For example:
Love: we hug to show love, we smile, we shake hands, we say hello
Joy: being happy even when we are feeling sad or not feeling well
Peace: being calm and quiet
patience: waiting your turn quietly, not rushing
kindness: giving to others but not asking for anything in return
goodness: being honest with other people
gentleness: being careful with your things
self-control: controlling your anger, not fighting
I explained that we as Christian should ask the lord to help us in all these areas. When we do wrong we should ask the Lord for Forgiveness. Then I ended my lesson with a craft.
I just used some construction paper, some printable “fruits” and a bear, string, hole punch, and glue. I made a banner that the kids could take home. It was simple but it gave them a reminder of what we talked about.
So that’s it in a nutshell. What are your thoughts? Let me know.
Next Week we will learn how to Grow In Jesus, using a bean plant. The lesson comes from Matthew 13.
See You Soon.