"Fruit of the Spirit" Bible Study for Children

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This "Fruit of the Spirit" study from Cherbear's biblical insights Devotional for Children and Teens also contains five daily devotions and a weekly Bible Study suited for childhood development. This eight part series singles out each of the "fruits" found in Galatians 5:22-23a, revealing what happens when we use the gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us when we accept Jesus' gift of salvation. The focus is on knowing God's character and using the gifts! The Lord brought these illustrations, lessons and devotions to me in reverse order, saving the most important one for last!

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control..." Galatians 5:22-23a

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Let's go to the Animation Trail Devotions and learn how we can live as Jesus would have us live! Let's find out what will please God. I pray these lessons will bless you and make you able to take God's blessings to others. I also pray you will embrace a little different approach to the teaching of the "Fruits of the Spirit," as I will explain; When I created these lessons and illustrated them, God gave them to me in reverse order, starting with "Self Control" and ending with "LOVE." Maybe this is because the Agape Love of Jesus Christ is the most important and the one whereby all the others hold together! It works great when taught in the Kids Church setting and Sunday School as well. Try it...I think you will see how it flows. The bible verse of course should remain taught in the proper order!!!

In the next eight weeks we will learn about the Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. The Bible says these are love, joy, peace, goodness and kindness, patience, gentleness and mercy, faithfulness and self control. What is the Fruit of the Spirit? Where does this fruit come from? Gramma Cherbear explains that here! In the next eight weekly bible studies and devotional, Gramma's Critters will tell you how to use these gifts the way God wants you to use this fruit. When we believe on the name of Jesus and say that He is Lord, we can become sons and daughters of God. We become brothers and sisters to Jesus. That is Awesome! A perfect, holy God wants to love all of us as His children.

What is Salvation? is a book that helps children understand what Jesus did to save us. Your parent or teacher should help you to learn about salvation. God's Son, Jesus, was perfect. He did not sin and He obeyed God. He was faithful to friends and faithful to God the Father. He loved other people with God's love. He lived with joy and peace about God's plan for His life. He did not live in fear of anyone or anything. He was forgiving and merciful to wrong doers. He was a faithful friend and always in control of his actions and thoughts. Each of these ways to act and be, were given to Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Jesus wanted to please God the Father. God's Spirit knew His heart and supplied Him with all He needed to live a holy life before God. God the Father was very pleased with His Son, Jesus. The link below will take you to many other pages where the "Gospel of Jesus Christ" or "the "Good News" is presented to children in the Kid Cave Caverns. I have also included a link which leads to my "Gospel for preteens and teenagers."

The Fruit of the Spirit is not like the fruit you eat. But, this fruits is a necessary food for your soul. When Jesus walked on the earth, to fulfill His mission He fully relied on God's Holy Spirit to help Him. When Jesus needed strength, He got it from God's Holy Spirit. Jesus used the mighty power of the Holy Spirit to heal sick people and do many miracles. When He taught the crowds of people about God, it was the Holy Spirit that told Him what He must say. That is because Jesus was born to a mother, just like you were. He was a baby, and grew up as a little boy and then became a man. He was God's only Son in heaven, but God send Him to earth to be the Savior of the world. God sent His Holy Spirit to be with Jesus and help Him in every way. Jesus came to earth to live as a man, always depending upon the Holy Spirit of God. He did this to show us how He wants us to live. In the lessons that follow, you will find these truths of God to be easy to follow and understand as Gramma's Critters struggle just as we do to please God in our everyday lives.

We are all a work in progress and "the Bible," "His Word," is will us as our "instruction and boundaries manual." God doesn't want us to struggle. His ways are always a path that moves forward with His great LOVE. The fruit of the Spirit represents the very qualities and character of God Himself. Jesus lived a Spirit filled life. When he left the earth to go back to live in Heaven with His Father, He sent God's Holy Spirit back to the earth to live inside of those who come to know Him. When we live by the Fruit of God's Spirit, we are living a Spirit filled life. God wants all of us to live with these qualities. If we know Him, we have these gifts from Him. The Holy Spirit is in us to help us. But the Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He won't force us to please God. We must choose to live by the Fruit of the Spirit. It takes practice for us to get it right. Don't be sad if you are not perfect. God knew you could not be. That is why He sent Jesus and His Holy Spirit to help you and guide you to Him.

Fruit of the Spirit Animation Trail Bible Study Links

Self Control

This Way

Faithfulness

Faithful Friends

Gentleness

Path of Mercy

Goodness

Providing Shelter

Patience

Higher Ground

Peace

A Place of Rest

Joy

Share Blessings!

Love

Greatest Journey.

see also Fruit of the Spirit Teen Trails of Truth Bible Study

Verses to use with this Study
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Rom. 14:17
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rom. 15:13
 
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 14:26
"When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
John 15:26
 
But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away.
Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
John 16:7

Special Commentary for the TEACHERS OF GOD's WORD!

There are many more studies in Gramma Cherbear's curriculum, Animation Trail. I used them in my Kid's Church over a five year period, changing the crafts and music around a bit, and adding different coloring pages and skits of interest. The children I taught never tired of them. To this date the children I instructed with these lessons have not forgotten the classes we shared and Gramma Cherbear gets hugs for her efforts whenever and wherever we meet. What a great, rewarding experience the Lord has given me. I will be forever the opportunity to teach His Word to the children. Each lesson in Animation Trail Bible Study comes with an easy lesson guide for you to print out. I enlisted the help of my church members as assistance and our youth to help with crafts and music. I have included links to many of the crafts and ideas I used with each lesson. This is a massive 6 year labor of love from and for our Lord's Kingdom. This is a doable bible study for children.
One Year of Weekly illustrated Bible Studies and Devotions
Lessons are rewritten for youth, listed by calender dates and by topics!