Dig In to the Bible
· Read: Galatians 5:22; Luke 10:30-37
· In This Passage: Jesus tells a story known today as the parable of the good Samaritan. In it, he shares about a man who showed goodness by stopping to help an injured man, even when the religious leaders wouldn’t stop to help.
· Bible Point: Goodness 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).
· Goodness is a fruit of the Spirit. Goodness can seem like kind of a neutral word. “How was school?” “Good.” “How’s dinner?” “Good.” It’s a word we typically use to indicate something is not especially noteworthy one way or the other. But God’s goodness is so much more than just “fine” or average! God’s goodness is a character quality that means he is always good. And he gives us the gift of overflowing his goodness!
· Think About: Who would you describe as good? Why?
Dig In to Prayer
· Ask God to help your kids grasp the full power of his goodness and to be filled with more and more of his goodness.