Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Family Devotion Time

First of all, a big apology for not having the devotion up last week! An unexpected (obviously!) visit to an emergency department meant that I didn't make it!

So, a fortnight ago we started looking at the fruit of the Spirit. An activity suggested to put the names/pictures of fruit on cards and place them in a bowl. Each fruit of the Spirit was defined and a discussion on ways to demonstrate that fruit was encouraged.
The next step will go on for TWO no new post for next Monday! Here it is......

Fruits of the Family
Weeks 2 & 3

Read the passage: 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
about how well each of you practiced your "fruit" from the week before.

Split the 9 fruit of the Spirit into 2 groups - 4 for this week, and leave 5 for next week.

Lay the 4 fruits of the Spirit out on the coffee table for all to see. Choose one at a time to discuss as a family, and how you could work on that fruit as a family.
For example, say your family wants to work on peace. Have each person finish the sentence, "Our family feels peaceful when … " A child might say, "I feel peaceful when only one person talks at a time during dinner." A parent might add, "I feel peaceful when we work out a problem without yelling." For the rest of the week, try to catch each other practicing your family "fruit." You can even make a chart for mapping your success. End your time by thanking God for sending his Spirit to help you become more like Him.

Next week, repeat the discussion on the rest of the fruit of the Spirit.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Like the idea of the chart too...just might give it a try.