Entries in fruits of the spirit (6)

Friday
Sep262014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2h)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #8: Spirit Fruit: Kindness.”

Memorize or print out the following and place somewhere easily viewable throughout the day: “Kindness is an action of love: it is the visible part of a caring heart.”

Discuss how kind deeds begin with thinking about others and their needs. Read “Love Memory Joggers,” Part 1 and Part 2.

Do the “The Loving Deeds Contest” and praise your children for the areas they do well in, and encourage them in the areas they can do better in.

Optional: Print out on cardstock the pages of “The Loving Deeds Contest,” cut out the eight bookmark-shaped pictures, and color them. You can then use these as bookmarks in your schoolbooks, a magazine, or to mark a favorite recipe in a cookbook. Spread them around in ways that you see them here or there as reminders, or give them out as gifts.­­

Here are some articles on kindness that can be read when you have the time:

Ÿ   Let It Pass

Ÿ   Hurt by Unkindness

Ÿ   1 Corinthians 13 for You Today!”

Ÿ   Fill Up to Pour Out!

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Kindness (Spanish)

Monday
Sep012014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Goodness.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #9: Spirit Fruit: Goodness.” 

Read Psalm 23” or listen to the audio and discuss all the many ways that God’s goodness is shown to your family. (If you haven’t done so already, include the “Action” found on the last page of “Power-Up Devotional #9: Spirit Fruit: Goodness.”)

Talk about how goodness is a fruit of God’s Spirit in our lives and is not something we can try to work up on our own. Everyone makes mistakes, and God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. But the more we spend time with Jesus, through studying His Word and putting into practice what we learn from His Word, the more we receive of His Spirit, which is full of goodness. 

Read “Power-Up Devotional #2: Why Learn About Fruit?

Additional material:

Ÿ   Crazily Cool Card Set: Fear Not.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Goodness (Spanish)

Friday
Aug012014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Faith.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

ReadPower-Up Devotional #10: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness.”

Discuss the following: David and Jonathan were faithful to their friendship and protected one another’s families (1 Samuel 18:1–4; 1 Samuel 19:1–7; 1 Samuel 20; 2 Samuel 9). Ruth was faithful to her widowed mother-in-law and took care of her (Ruth 1). Job was faithful to God even in times of extreme hardship. He said, “Though he (God) slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15 KJV), and in the end, God gave him many times over what he had lost. Joseph was a faithful steward and an honest man even though his master was unfair to him (Genesis 39). Can you think of other examples of loyalty and faithfulness?” (Excerpt from “Power-Up Devotional #10: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness,” page 6.)

Talk about what faithfulness looks like and different situations where it might be needed. For a springboard you could use the Scriptures on page 5 of “Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness.”

ReadChoose Things of Value: Stepping Stones for the Next Big Thing.”

Talk about God’s blessings for faithfulness and relate a time in your life, or a story you know of where you were blessed for your faithfulness. Ask if the children can think of any such stories of their own.

Read the verses in “Crazily Cool Card Set: Faithfulness.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.

Additional material:

Ÿ   See “Bible Space Trek: The Parable of the Talents” for an activity that goes with this parable of Matthew 25:14–29.

Ÿ   The Dependable Honey Bee

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2j

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Faithfulness (Spanish)

Friday
Jun272014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Gentleness and Meekness

Note to parent or teacher: This 15-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2h

ReadPower-Up Devotional #11: Spirit Fruit: Gentleness and Meekness.” Do the action point on page 7.

Talk about what gentleness and meekness look like. Ask the children if they can think of a time when they saw someone display gentleness, meekness, or humility.

ReadThe Benefits of Humility.”

Brainstorm with the children the many benefits there are when one is behaving with gentleness, meekness, and humility. Conversely, list times when it’s easy to act in a prideful manner, and discuss alternative meek or humble reactions to such times.

Memorize the verse 1 Peter 5:5.

ReadThe Purple Hat.” Talk together about reasons why being meek suits the character, Toshgi, and how that attribute benefits him and those who know him.

Additional material:

Ÿ   Level 2 Lesson Plan: Why Humility?

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2h

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Gentleness and Meekness (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Gentleness and Meekness (Spanish)

Friday
May302014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control

Note to parent or teacher: This 20- to 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Temperance / Self-Discipline.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #12: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control.” Do the action point on page 5.

Talk about what self-control looks like and different situations where it might be needed.

Tell the children of a time in your life where exercising self-control helped you achieve a worthy goal. Discuss what things you did or didn’t do that helped you reach your goal.

Ask the children if they can think of a Bible story where a character lacked self-control (e.g., Saul in his anger toward David, see 1 Samuel 18; Ananias and Sapphira, see Acts 5; etc.).

Next ask the children if they can think of a Bible character who displayed self-control (e. g., Jesus confronting Satan in the desert, see Matthew 4:1–11.).

Ask the children if they can think of a time where self-control helped them achieve a desired end result. Next, ask the children if they can think of a time where a lack of self-control caused a less than desirable result.

Ask the children if there’s any area in their life that they would like to exercise control over. Brainstorm ideas that will help in exercising self-control in that area.

Discuss how exercising self-control can also be applied to exercising control over one’s emotions. For example, when someone is bothering you, it’s natural to feel bugged and get upset. Discuss how there are many different areas in our lives where it is important that we learn how to exercise self-control. Reread page 4 of the above article.

Memorize Psalm 119:11 from page 5. Ask them for examples of things they’ve learned recently from their Word studies that help them in controlling their emotions, words, actions, etc.

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2i

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control (Spanish)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Self-Control (Portuguese)

Friday
Mar282014

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Love

Note to parent or teacher: This 30-minute lesson plan highlights the following lesson objective: “Study the fruit of the Spirit: Love.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2d)

ReadPower-Up Devotional #4: Spirit Fruit: Love.” Do the action point on page 8.

Discuss how on our own, we don’t have enough love to be loving, kind, and caring to those who may need it. But that the source of all love is God. When we feel like we’re running low, we need to go back to the source.

ReadFill Up to Pour Out” and “The Secret to Showing Love.”

Talk about what love looks like. What are practical ways the children can show love to others? The following is a list of articles that address various aspects of showing love. If you like, you can read them over the course of a few days or a couple of weeks.

Read the verses in “Crazily Cool Card Set: God’s Law of Love.” Print out your children’s favorite verse from this set, for them to place somewhere they like and commit that verse to memory.

End with a prayer for an infilling of God’s love for that day.

Additional material:

Ÿ   Level 2 Lesson Plan: Thinking of Others

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Fruits of the Spirit-2d

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2014 The Family International

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DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Love (Portuguese)
DOC: Level 2 Lesson Plan: Spirit Fruit: Love (Spanish)