Monday, April 22, 2013

Teaching the Fruits of the Spirit

For the last several weeks we have been learning about
the Fruits of the Spirit in Jr. Church.

Each week we start off with our song "I'm Gonna Be Like a Tree",
 and then we review with the orange cards.  What have we been learning about - Where do we find the Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible - Who wrote Galatians (Who told Paul to write it) - How many Fruits of the Spirit are there - What are they - Why does God want us to have the Fruits of the Spirit in our lives - How does daily practicing the Fruits of the Spirit effect us and others around us?
After review it is time for our Bible story.  This week we learned about Jesus in the garden praying and asking God, if it was possible to accomplish this another way but at the same time laying his will down to do the Father's will.  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:39  We talked about how one of the disciplies cut off a soldiers ear as the soliders came to take Jesus.  Jesus then told the disciple, Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?  Matthew 26:53-54.  Jesus had the power and strength to deliver himself from the horrible death he was about to suffer but submited to His will to God's will. By submitting totally to God's will, Jesus had control over His strength and power. 
you know what Fruit of the Spirit we were talking about this week?
After our story we review with the yellow cards. 
What Fruit of the Spirit did we see in our story today - Where do we find it in the Bible - Who in our story showed this Fruit of the Spirit - Why did God want them to have this fruit of the Spirit in this situation - How did this affect this person and the people around them.  
We then did a craft to help us remember our story. 
 I found this awesome idea for crosses on Our Family for His Glory.  We gave each kid a ball of salt dough and let them cut out their crosses and then decorate them with jewels.

After church I baked them and will give them to the kids next week. 
I think they turned out great!

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