Here’s something fun (and thoughtful to do with your kids on this holiday weekend. Challenge them to think about the fruit – fruit of the Spirit that is.
First of all, fruit is a singular noun. We don’t have nine fruit, but one fruit with nine segments. Think about it. Loving someone is hard if you don’t also show patience or gentleness or self control.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5;22-23)
So answer these questions individually and then come together as a family and discuss them. Or, if you’re tired of talking about how many times you’ve had spaghetti the past couple months, discuss these questions at the dinner table instead.
1. List five characteristics of love.
2. What does it mean to have “joy” even when everything is going wrong?
3. How can we be at peace in an unpeaceful world?
4. What do you do to “remain patient” when the world gets crazy?
5. What is the kindest thing someone has done for you?
6. What is something good you’ve done for another person?
7. What is the definition of faithfulness?
8. Why do you think it’s good to be gentle?
9. What are three ways you can be self controlled?