THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (INTRO 1: THE FRUIT WE EAT)

Galatians 5:22-26 / Exodus 1:9-14 / John 15:5-8

DECLARE THE WORD OF GOD AT THE CLASSROOM DOOR:

  • God is the Creator and on the third day He created trees with fruit with seeds inside. He created many kinds of good fruit! Let’s thank and praise Him together: “GOD, THANK YOU FOR CREATING GOOD FRUIT. CREATOR GOD, YOU ARE GOOD!!!”

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LESSON VISUALS:

  • Basket of plastic fruit or Picture Cards of fruit

  • Real Fruit such as PEARS (from my tree at home). Advance preparation required. Bring 2 pears, one fresh and one that is bruised and rotting.

CIRCLE TIME LESSON POINTS:

  • God created fruit, all kinds of good fruit. What an imagination! He thought of many kinds of fruit. Look at this pear (describe the shape and color). When we cut it in half, we can see that its flesh is ripe and juicy. What is in the center of the pear? Seeds! Just like our Creation song says. What could we do with one of these seeds? Plant them in dirt. What would happen to that seed if it got plenty of water and sunshine? It would grow into a tree with more pears! Wow. God planned for that to happen!

  • Sometimes the fruit falls from the tree. It hits the ground and gets bruised. As it lies in the dirt it begins to rot. Would we pick up rotten fruit and eat it! No way. We would pick the beautiful fruit from the tree to eat. Rotten fruit belongs in the garbage / compost (place the rotting pear in a glass sealer jar to observe the decay over time).

  • READ: God Created Fruit: The Fruit We Eat

PRAYER SUGGESTIONS:  PDF

  • WORSHIP (statements about God’s character): When you hear that God created all the different kinds of good fruit that grows on vines and trees, what do you want to say to Him? Father God, you are…

  • What is one of your favorite kinds of fruit? Give thanks to God for making that fruit. Tell Him how good He is.

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