Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Fruit of the Spirit

This is a basic lesson with visuals. You know what your students need to discuss and learn,  so there is a visual to start the discussion, but you will need to add everyday problems and issues to the lesson.
Paul writes to us in the Bible about the Fruit of the Spirit. We find it in Galatians 5:19-26. Paul talks about the way Christians should treat others and how we should do things that make God happy with us! God wants us to be good people!

The scripture before Paul lists the Fruit of the Spirit is important also. (Verses 16-21) Paul tells us that if we desire to do things that are against God, we are not doing what God wants. Paul lists 17 things that God doesn't like. Most do not apply to children, but something like hatred and being jealous, getting angry, and having selfish goals, and fighting are listed and God doesn't want to have these bad attitudes.   
BUT, Paul tells us the good Christian qualities God expects us to have. This is what our Bible lesson is about today.  Here are the good qualities that God wants us to have:  
1. Love is unselfish and loyal.  Christians show love by doing things for others and being nice to family, friends and pets. Remember, God tells us to love your enemies. That’s hard to do sometimes, but it’s what God expects!
2. Joy means being happy and not grouchy. It means don’t be grouchy when your parents tell you to something you don’t like to do. The Bible says to obey your parents! 
3. Peace is being content with what God has given us. Be happy with what you have.
4. Longsuffering  is  patient, not whining or complaining. Remember, patience with your brothers or sisters, no matter how hard that is.
5. Kindness  is giving and helpful. How about saying something nice to someone that you see is feeling down?
6. Goodness  means caring and understanding. Do a little something extra to help out at home.
7. Faithfulness means to be true to God. You all know right from wrong. You all know what God expects. You all know what He says not to do. So, try real hard not to!
8. Gentleness is being tender and calm. Again, being kind to your family, friends and your pets.
And  9. Self-control is managing your wants and emotions. Oh, this is a hard one! Don’t do things that you know you shouldn’t be doing. If you have to hide it or lie about it, don’t do it. Be careful how you act. Be careful what you say. Be careful of the friends you pick.
These are qualities that Jesus wants us to have and if we work on these, then we will be the person that God wants. Jesus told us in Matthew 7:20: Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Jesus was talking about the things you do, think about and how you act will show if you follow Jesus or not. As we know, God put seeds in fruit  and they are planted and they produce more fruit. Jesus also instructed His Disciples to Go teach all nations... teach others about Jesus and to baptize them. Matthew 28:19

I have added aet of these visuals in Spanish. If there is a mistake in the translation due to Google Translator, please leave a comment below with what needs corrected. Click here to print the Spanish visuals.

The standard visuals and projects for the Fruit of the Spirit is usually different types of fruit and you can find that lesson here. For this lesson, I wanted to use a body to show the students that God wants us to have or strive for all of the qualities that Paul is talking about, so that is what the printables are for today.
For the younger students, there are male and female, color or black & white bodies with the qualities already written on them. There are lift-the-flap style clothes for the bodies.
For the older students, there is a man/woman symbol and they fill in the blanks either from memory as review, or as you teach the lesson.
Click here to print the above project.
You can see this lesson with different ideas here.
Click here to see another free Fruit of the Spirit printable at my TPT store.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.


  1. These are great examples of the Fruit of the Spirit for Children. That was taught a couple of months ago to the younger children in our Sunday School.

  2. This is a lovely tutorial. I've been working on the fruits of the Spirit myself :0/ My hope is God will finish the work He began :0) thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for the comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. What a cute pictorial of the fruits of the spirit. Going to save this one for my grandson who is only one. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the comment! Glad you stopped by!

  4. Love this...such a great way to learn! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Blessings!

  5. Awesome! I'm pinning this one, too!! :) Thanks again for linking up. :)

  6. I just got back from a mission trip. The fruits of the spirit was the favorite lesson. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I am having trouble printing the Spanish version. I am only printing half of the page. Can you check the margins? Thanks

    1. Hello Linda, glad the students enjoyed the lesson! I am not seeing any issues here with the download, so if you email me @, I can send it to that way. Thanks!

  7. Thank you for sharing your talents with others to spread the Word of God. I always check your site for help with my lessons and usually find something useful. God bless you!

  8. I love this! Thank you for sharing this with us all. Any way that you can make it a printable version or am I just missing something ?

    1. Hello, thanks for your comments. I am not sure what items you would like to print, but everything has an explanation paragraph, and usually at the end, in pink or sometimes blue, just click on it and it will take you to the download. Most things say click here to download, or something like that.


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