2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
FRUIT TREE RELAY:
The teacher will draw different
kinds of fruit on construction paper and cut it out before
class begins. Or download the 'Fruit Cards'.
| Be sure there
is one of each type of fruit for each team. The fruit will
be hidden around the room. Divide class into teams. When the
teacher says -- FIND THE BANANA -- the entire team can hunt
for one banana and run back to their starting area. Continue
with finding fruits such as FIND THE PAPAYA, FIND THE GUAVA,
FIND THE MANGO etc. After each "fruit find", the
team will return.
'Fruit cards for Game'
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
Download 'Fruit of the Spirit Marching
Song' music, video and lyrical visual aids
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5
a. “Back Track” Fruit of the Spirit Review (5 minutes)
Questions for discussion:
Remember the lion from last week?
• Who does the Bible say is like a lion? (The devil)
• Could you win in a fight against a real lion? (No)
• Who could help you fight a lion and how? (The Holy Spirit gives us self control)
• Why do you need to be alert? (Because the devil prowls around looking for someone to devour.)
Review colouring Bible Verse
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Lucas 10:2 … CHARGE!
E dizia-lhes: "Grande é, em verdade, a seara, mas os obreiros são poucos; rogai, pois, ao Senhor da seara que envie obreiros para a sua seara".
Portuguese Bible Verse Visual Aid
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Super Fruits Lesson #11 Portuguese Visual Aids
Look what I have... some of our Super Fruits Mangoes, Pomegranate,
Guava , Papaya and Bananas. Yum! Yum! I think I'll have a delicious
snack right now.
Do you know what I think would be great? I think it would be great
to have a lot a fruit trees in your yard so that any time you wanted
a snack, you could just go out and pick a piece of fruit off of
the tree. But what if you had an fruit tree in your yard that never
had any fruit on it? It wouldn't be good for anything except shade,
In our Bible lesson today, Jesus told a story about a man who planted
a fig tree in his garden. After some time had passed, he went to
look for some fruit on the tree, but there was none.
Um certo homem tinha uma figueira plantada na sua vinha e foi procurar nela fruto, não o achando.
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year he watched the tree, but the tree never produced any fruit.
Finally, the man went to the gardener who took care of the tree.
So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard,
7 E disse ao vinhateiro: "Eis que há três anos venho procurar fruto nesta figueira e não o acho; corta-a. Por que ela ocupa ainda a terra inutilmente?" Lucas 13:7
8 E, respondendo ele, disse-lhe: Senhor, deixa-a este ano, até que eu a escave e a esterque; 9 e, se der fruto, ficará; e, se não, depois a mandarás cortar. Lucas 13:8-9
Portuguese Bible Verse Visual Aid
In telling this story, Jesus was really talking about us and about
God. God has "planted" us here on this earth and he expects
us to produce good fruit in our life.
What kind of fruit does he expect?
When He looks at the way we live our life, he wants to see things
like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness. There
are times when he is disappointed in what he sees, but he is willing
to give us another chance.
What can we do to help us produce the kind of fruit that God expects?
We can sorship regularly, read God's Word, pray, fellowship and
witness Those things will help us to live a fruitful life.
God is the God of the Second Chance:
When Thomas Edison was struggling to perfect the light bulb, it
took his team of workers twenty-four hours to put together just
one light bulb. When the team was finished with one light bulb,
Edison gave it to a young boy to carry upstairs. Step by step the
boy carefully climbed the stairs, afraid that he might drop this
priceless piece of work. You can probably guess what happened; the
poor boy dropped the bulb at the top of the stairs. It took the
team twenty-four hours to produce another bulb. Finally, tired and
ready for a break, Edison was ready to have the bulb carried upstairs.
He gave it to the same young boy who had dropped the first one.
Mr. Edison gave the boy a second chance! That's true forgiveness,
In our Bible lesson today Jesus tells a story about a man who had
a fig tree in his vineyard he became frustrated it was not bearing
fruit. “Cut it down! It is just taking up space."
"Leave it alone for one more year," the keeper
of the vineyard begged. "I will dig around it and put fertilizer
on it. If it has fruit next year, fine. If not, then cut it down."
In this story, the owner of the vineyard is God, the keeper of
the vineyard is Jesus, and the tree represents God's children. God
has every reason to expect his children to produce good fruit. Sometimes
we don't produce that kind of fruit, but we have a loving and forgiving
God. God gives us a second chance too and it is important for us
to know that we don't have to do it alone. The keeper of the vineyard
helped the tree by working the soil and adding fertilizer. When
we allow Jesus to work in our lives, he will help us to produce
the kind of fruit that God expects.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
Aren't you glad that we have a loving and forgiving God who gives
us a second chance? Thank Him.
Heavenly Father, help us live a life that will be pleasing to you.
We are thankful that even though we don't always produce the kind
of fruit that you desire, you give us a second chance. Help us to
allow Jesus to work in our lives so that we will produce the kind
of fruit that you want from us.
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