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JUNE 14 – SUNDAY LESSON

LESSON: WALK IN THE SPIRIT / PRESCHOOL

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Walk in the Spirit

TOPICS

Faith, Fruitfulness, Holy Spirit, Joy, Kindness, Love, Self-Control

BIBLE VERSE

“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.” Luke 6:43 NIV
Before memorizing this verse, take some time to discuss the scripture. On the board, draw a picture of two trees. Have the children list things that good people do (love, nice, thoughtful, kind, etc.) Write the words all over the first tree. Next, have the children list things that bad people do (mean, stealing, anger, selfish, etc.). Write the words all over the second tree.
1. Which tree is the good tree? How do you know?
2. Which tree is the bad tree? How do you know?

Recite the verse several times.

BIBLE STORY


Introduction:
Today, we are learning about the nine parts of the Fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit that lives in each believer is the same Spirit. We can all have the nine parts of the Fruit of the Spirit growing inside us. Let’s read our Bible to find out what those nine parts are.

Read Galatians 5:22-26

Discussion Questions:
1. What are the nine parts of the Fruit of the Spirit? (Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.)
2. Does God want us to put all nine of these into action in our lives? (Yes.)
3. Can every believer have all nine parts of the Fruit of the Spirit? (Yes.)
4. What are some examples of how we can show the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives? (Let the children respond but help them as needed.)
5. Will people know we love God by the way we behave? (Yes, when we love God, we try to do what pleases Him.)      

SEE ATTACHED COLORING SHEETS AND TAKE-HOME PAGE

LESSON: HANNA//GIVEN TO THE LORD//Elementary

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: HANNA//GIVEN TO THE LORD//Elementary

MEMORY VERSE: (3 minutes)

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

READ: 1 Samuel 1:27-28 (10 minutes)

(These verses go with the following activity page.)

Parent/Child Activity: Hannah Dedicates Samuel to the Lord (puzzle)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. How can you tell that Hannah was thankful to God for giving her a son? (She promised to give him back to God.)
  2. Why did Hannah dedicate or give Samuel back to the Lord? (Because Samuel was a gift from God. Hannah prayed for a son and God granted the desire of her heart.)
  3. What circumstances may have made it difficult for Hannah to keep her promise? What may have challenged her faith? (She promised to give her son to the Lord for the rest of his life, meaning Samuel would live away from home and outside her care. She would miss him very much!

INTRODUCTION:

Last week we learned how Hannah prayed to God for a son. God answered Hannah’s prayer, and finally gave her the wonderful son she desired. Later she said, “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now, I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”              (1Samuel 1:27-28) Samuel then went to the house of the Lord at Shiloh, and worshipped God there with Eli the priest.                                                                                                        

READ: 1 Samuel 1:21-28 (Hannah Dedicates Samuel)        

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1. What are some things we can dedicate? (Talents, money, time, energy.).

2. What does it mean to dedicate something? (To set it apart for a special purpose.)

3. How can a person dedicate his or her whole life to the Lord? (Allow for responses.)

4. Why is it important to keep your promises to God? (Allow for responses.)

5. Do you think you could have kept your promise in the same way as Hannah?

6. What would make it difficult? (Not being with her child. It would be a lifelong commitment.)     

APPLICATION:

When we talk about dedicating things to the Lord, we have a wonderful example in Hannah. She asked God for a son, and promised that if He gave her one, she would dedicate him to God for all of his life. It was very difficult for Hannah to let go of her son, and give him back to the Lord, but she kept her promise. She wanted to honor and glorify God. Likewise, it is sometimes hard for us to dedicate our lives to the Lord. However, we must remember that everything we have is a gift from God. Our families, our homes, our talents, our education, and even our whole lives are gifts from God. Therefore, we should dedicate all that we have back to the Lord for His glory and honor.

PRAYER:

Lord, help me dedicate my life to You. I realize that every good blessing comes from You, and so I want to honor and glorify You in everything I do. Let me not be selfish or concerned only about myself, but let me be a pleasing child of God. Amen