Stone Creek Bible Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A Christ-centered Fellowship
C.O.D.E. 56 (5th & 6th graders) meets each Sunday during our
9:00 a.m. service

Lesson 2           Paul's Journey                      Week of June 25th


THEME: The Fruit of the Spirit
GOAL: Children will be able to...
  • Discuss the difference between human emotions and the attributes of God. 
  • The presence of God's Spirit in our lives should bake a noticeable difference to our friends and families.
  • Ask:
    • How would the world be different without the fruit of the Spirit?
    • How would your life be different if you were really producing the fruit of the Spirit?


Galatia was an area of Asia Minor in what is now part of the country of Turkey.

In this lesson we learned about Acts 14 which details the experiences of Paul and Barnabas on the last half of their first missionary journey. In Iconium, the Gospel was explained clearly and God confirmed their teaching with mircles.  with a plot to stone them, they left town and headed Lystra. After God healed a lame man through Paul and Barnabus, the people in Lystra called the gods.  Paul protested strongly and tried to explain God's plan to the people.  Some Jews from Antioch and Iconium turned the people against Paul.  The crowd stoned and dragged outside the city left for him dead.  Yet Paul survived his injuries.  He and Barnabas headed for the city of  Derbe, where he preached and a lot of people believed in Christ.

Later in Paul's travels he wrote a letter to the churches in Galatia challenging them to remain faithful to the Gospel of Christ and to live a life honoring to God.

After warning them about acting out their sin nature, Paul described the result of a life controlled by Spirit of God.  The fruit of the Spirit is produced in the lives of believers. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Paul uses an effective word picture when he tells the Galatians about the fruit of the Spirit.  The good fruit produced in a person's life is the evidence of the presence of God's Spirit.  Equally apparent is the bad fruit produced by a person being controlled by fallen human nature.

These are supernatural attitudes in a believer's life which are not produced or controlled by human means


πραΰτης ἐγκράτεια· κατὰ τῶν τοιούτων οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος.” (Galatians 5:23, NA27)

 Love- ἀγάπη (agape) is unselfish, always doing what is best for another person.

Joy- χαρὰ is not an emotion.  We may be happy or sad, but joy is the confidence that God cares about us--no matter what.

Peace- εἰρήνη is not the absence of conflict.  Peace is knowing that God is in control.

Patience- μακροθυμία is the ability to put up with any situation; is the self restraint which does not hastily retaliate a wrong.

Kindness- χρηστότης demonstrating our concern for others.

Goodness - ἀγαθωσύνη is doing the right thing no matter what the consequences occur.

Faithfulness - πίστις  is being trustworthy and dependable, true to your word.

Gentleness - πραΰτης is being fair and caring for the feelings of others.

Self-Control - ἐγκράτεια is being in control of your thoughts as well as your actions.



But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect - 1Peter 3:15 (NIV)



but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;” (1 Peter 3:15, NASB95)


but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:15, ESV)



  1. Acts 14
  2. Galatians 5:22-23