The world can be cruel, but the spiritual fruit of kindness is growing in the hearts of all who follow Jesus. Kids who follow Jesus can be an example to their friends and a powerful witness to Jesus. Use this lesson to teach children to BE KIND to all people.
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This is the fifth Bible lesson in our series based on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Each particular lesson plan explains a specific character quality that God creates in us through His Spirit.
Relevant Scriptures Pertaining to Kindness: Galatians 5:22-23; Proverbs 3:3; Micah 6:8; Ephesians 4:32; Titus 3:3-5a
Learning Objectives: After this lesson, the children will demonstrate:
- An understanding that kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
- An understanding that kindness is modeled most greatly by our God and is made possible through Christ.
Bible Verse to Memorize: Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (ESV)
I taught this lesson to the bus kids at Calvary Baptist Church in Keokuk, IA. Not as a Sunday School lesson, but as the lesson for Children's Church, which we have during the sermon upstairs for adults. It was an extremely good lesson, and kept the kids engaged and motivated to participate. We had 11 kids in Children's Church that day, and they loved the craft idea, and also the letters hidden around the room. I made a slight adjustment in the lesson (our church uses KJV, for adults and kids alike), so I had them searching for the letters for G E N T L E N E S S instead of kindness. And of course changed bible verses within to KJV as well. Thank you for making this lesson!
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