Stone Creek Bible Church
Thursday, June 08, 2023
A Christ-centered Fellowship
 Exploration Zone 1

    Memory Verse
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.(Galatians 5:22–23, ESV)


Bible verse: "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

“The Fruit of the Spirit” is a classic scripture passage. It shows how the Holy Spirit applies the Gospel in our character. This 9-part study will help children grow spiritually as they learn from Galatians 5:22-23.

This Week’s attribute: Kindness

Definition: Kindness is an attitude that puts others at ease. It is being nice to others and encouraging and uplifting them. Uplifting others through encouraging words and actions.

 Bio: Rahab, as an inhabitant of Jericho, by no means should have helped the Israelite spies. She showed them kindness in hiding them and thus saving their lives. This certainly put the spies at ease! (Joshua 2)

Jesus: Everywhere he went, Jesus was putting those who needed him at ease. He showed sinners kindness. There are many examples of this in Scripture. My favorite is the story of the woman anointing Jesus' feet with her tears. (Luke 7:36-50) The Pharisee wanted to rebuke her, wanted to use cruel words, but Jesus simply forgave her of her sins. He was kind to her in the way he reacted to her.

Application: Kids come up with a practical way they can show kindness


****Homework**** ~ Do at least 10 things to show kindness this week. Remember, they can be done in secret, too! Kindness can be shown to anyone: brother, sister, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, church member, neighbor, friend... Write down your list of ways that you showed kindness and bring it in to class next week.