Lesson 7: Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Lesson 7: Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness


















Dig In to the Bible
·      Read: Galatians 5:22; 1 Samuel 20
·      In This Passage: David and Jonathan are best friends, even though Jonathan is in line for the throne and God has promised the throne to David. Jonathan’s father, Saul, hates David and wants to kill him. Jonathan is a faithful friend as he risks his life to find out whether David is in danger, then sends David safely away from Saul.
·      Bible Point: Faithfulness 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
·      Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit. Faithfulness can refer to faithfulness to God and faithfulness to friends. But faithful friendships are hard to find among kids. A seemingly small spat can end a friendship, or at least result in “the silent treatment.” Help kids see that God gives them the gift of being able to be faithful friends to him and to others.
·      Think About: Who has been faithful to you? What can you learn from that person?

Dig In to Prayer
·      Ask God to show himself faithful to your kids so they may reflect his faithfulness to others.

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