Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of November 8, 2021
Theme: Show God’s Character in Your Life
Bear Good Fruit
Play: Play “I’m Thinking of a Fruit Tree.” Describe different kinds of fruit trees based on the type of fruit they produce. For example, “I'm thinking of a tree that grows sour, yellow fruit,” or “I’m thinking of a tree that grows round, red fruit that is crunchy and sweet.” Have your kids guess what tree you’re describing.
Talk: Many trees look similar, but the type of fruit they produce sets them apart. Just as fruit trees can be recognized by the fruit that grows on them, our lives produce a kind of “fruit” that allows others to recognize us as followers of Jesus. These fruits aren’t foods, but actions — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — called the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). What are some ways the fruit of the Spirit can be seen in your life?
Pray: Ask God to help you show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control to those around you.
— Nicole Brouwer
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