Monday, June 15, 2009

Family Devotion Night

I thought I would be good to have a focus for a few weeks as far as the Family Devotion Night goes. So, for a few weeks we will put up posts about the Fruit Of The Spirit. Here is something to start us off.....

Fruit of the Spirit
devotions by Karen L. Maudlin, Psy. D.

Get Ready

Let your kids help you with the setup for this devotional. Look at the list of "fruits" in the passage below, then have your kids think about which real fruit most typifies each characteristic. For example, you might choose a lemon for joy because it has so much zest. Once you've made your list of fruits, look through old magazines to find a picture of each fruit. Cut out the pictures, paste each fruit to an index card and label the card with the appropriate characteristic. You'll also need a pad of paper or a notebook to serve as a family journal.

Read the Word

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Gal. 5:22-23).

Talk It Over
WEEK 1: Growing Fruit

Put all the fruit cards in a bowl on the table. Read the passage, then have three family members each pick a fruit card from the bowl. Ask each person with a card to define that fruit of the Spirit. Have an older child write those definitions in your family journal and on the back of the appropriate card. Then, talk together about ways you can demonstrate that fruit with one another. Ask each family member to choose one of the three fruits to work on this week. Post the cards on the fridge and end your time by asking God to help you produce good "fruit" this week.

Click here for some colouring pages of fruits

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