Lesson 5: Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Lesson 5: Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness


Dig In to the Bible
·      Read: Galatians 5:22; Genesis 18:1-15
·      In This Passage: Three strangers visit Abraham, and he shows them kindness. He prepares the best food for them, gives them shade to rest in, and washes their feet. And it turns out they’re not just any visitors; they’re angels, and one is God himself! Wow!
·      Bible Point: Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit.
·      Summary Verse: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (Galatians 5:22-23)

Dig Deeper
·      Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. Kids are definitely used to hearing about the idea of kindness from their parents and at school; kindness is a heavily pushed virtue. Help kids see that kindness isn’t about trying harder to be kind; it comes from a heart that’s rooted in a love for God and an appreciation for his kindness.
·      Think About: What’s the kindest thing someone has done for you? How did you feel when that happened?

Dig In to Prayer
·      Ask God to help your kids understand and appreciate the kindness he has shown them so their natural response is to pass it on.

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