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Where is the Holy Spirit Series - Lesson #10

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Fruit of the Spirit


This English Stonecroft 'Youth Discipleship Teaching' has been adapted from the Adult Stonecroft Trinity Series.

The English Stonecroft Trinity Series - Where is the Holy Spirit? is available online from Stonecroft's corporate website.


Welcome, as the Junior Youth arrive get them to colour the colouring pages and visual aids that will be used during the session.

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This week we’re going to learn that kindness starts with caring, having a good attitude—being tender hearted and compassionate toward others.

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)

The Youth can work together as a class or in groups of 2 or 3 or even alone for older children. See how many words the children can make out of GOOD SAMARITAN in a certain time length. Eg: God, dog, man, rain, etc

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Everyone gets a piece of paper taped to their back. (Make sure their name is at the top of the paper.) Each person is given a marker. Walk around the room and write a compliment or positive remark about that person on their back. When everyone has written something positive on each others back, everyone returns to their seat. Each participant can take a turn at reading off the person's list to that person aloud. What a great self-esteem booster.

Or an adult can read aloud all of the positive comments about each child. The children are usually very surprised at such great things are said about them. The children can keep their lists in a folder or notebook. Then, when they're feeling a little down about themselves, they can read about how wonderful other people think they are.


3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)

Optional: Download ‘Kindness Matters’ music video, use music sheet and lyrics.


4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)

Optional:Download 'Loving Kindness' worship music video, music sheet and lyrics


a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review- SESSION #9

While at home you would have read the Bible verses and written your comments to share in this session did you memorize one verse per day? Here are a few questions to test if you fully understood the readings.

1. Ephesians 4:1-6

(Where was Paul when he wrote this letter to the church in Ephesus?)

..........(He was in prison as a prisoner of the Lord)

2. Colossians 3:12-15

(As the elect of God, what are we told to put on ?)

.............(Tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering)

(What are we to do with one another?)

........( Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another)

3. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18

(How are we to treat our brothers in Christ?)

........( Warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted,  uphold the weak, be patient with all.)

4. 1 Timothy 1:15-17

(Why does Christ Jesus display His immense patience?)

......(As an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. )

5. 2 Peter 3:8-9

(Is the Lord slow in keeping his promise?)


(Why is Jesus patient with you?)

.............. (Because He does not want anyone to perish, He wants everyone to come to repentance.)

6. Proverbs 14:29

Fill in the blanks using the words below.

29 Whoever is ...... has great ..........,
     but one who is ....... ........ displays .......

......... 14:29

(quick-tempered, patient , folly, Proverbs, understanding)

7. James 5:7-8

(Share the experience of the farmer)

..... (The farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains)

a. Lesson Review

Over the weeks we have learnt about Love, Joy, Peace and Patience.

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Last week we learnt you ought to be patient with your family, how were you patient this week? (Allow response)

Your friends can get on your nerves, how were you patient with them this week?
(Allow response)

Strangers can also be very annoying. How were you patient with them this week?
(Allow response)

Enemies can make you mad. How were you patient with them this week? (Allow response)

Remember we learnt that you need to be patient with all these people. Do you know why? (Because Jesus Christ was! )

b.Junior Youth Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Ephesians 4:31-32a… CHARGE!

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another”

Ephesians 4:31-32a

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b. Youth Bible Memory Verse

Ephesians 4:31-32a

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c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

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Kindness starts with caring —being tender hearted and compassionate toward others. If God wants us to be kind to animals, how much more to people!

Read Proverbs 12:10

10  The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.

Biblical kindness involves action. “Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions” (1 John 3:18).

Action usually includes some kind of effort of self-sacrifice and therefore generosity on our part, especially of our time.

Of course, the emphasis on deeds over mere words does not mean words are unnecessary. Action includes words. Encouraging words of comfort, courtesy, compliments are acts of kindness. What to say and not say should be guided by awareness of the sensitivities of others. We must help people heal from their emotional wounds rather than rubbing salt in those wounds.

Our motive for “good deeds” should not be to impress people

Read Matthew 6:1-4

"1Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2  So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4  so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

The greatest rewards from God come when our acts of kindness are done humbly and quietly with no one even knowing. Genuine kindness is lending a helping hand when you expect nothing in return.
Jesus Christ emphasized that we must be kind to everyone, not just our family and friends It takes genuine effort to be truly kind.

Read Galatians 5:19-21

19  The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20  idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21  and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The apostle Paul refers to human nature as “the flesh” or “works of the flesh.” Eg: Hatred, jealousies, selfish ambitions and envy. Kindness requires the opposite, caring concern for others.

Jesus Christ practiced kindness that was radical for that age and culture. He always had great concern for women as well as men, for children as well as adults, for other races as well as the Jewish race, and for the sick and weak as well as the strong. Often He wore Himself out praying for people, healing people, feeding people and helping them in other ways.

When Jesus looked on the multitudes of people with all their problems, sicknesses and confusion, He was “moved with compassion

Matthew 9:36

36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 14:14

14  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

As we look at the people around us, we, too, should be moved with compassion. We, too, should be helping, giving, sharing, caring, encouraging, extending mercy, filled with compassion and acting on it as we are able—in a word, KIND.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Jesus told a story about a man who was travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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Jesus asked, "Which of these three men was a neighbour to the man who was attacked by the robbers." (The one who helped him.)

Jesus said, "Now you go and do the same."

Discuss the ‘Unkind’ flier with your Junior Youth

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Discuss the ‘Kindness’ flier with your Junior Youth

Optional:Download 'Kindness’ flier

Optional:Download Being Kind’ teaching music video,

Min-jun is a new boy at school he is from South Korea .(Get a boy to volunteer, put a wrap around him and a head band, give him glasses and a book.) He doesn't know anybody; his clothes are different than the other kids'; he wears thick glasses, and doesn't speak English very well.

Look at how these three boys treat him:

Child 1: Thinks he’s a bit strange and stays away from him. (Volunteer turns away from him)
Child 2: He thinks he looks ugly and proceeds to tell everyone: "Hey! Look at the ugly, stupid, boy!"
Child 3: He also thinks he looks different too. But, instead of ignoring him or mistreating him, he smiles at him and shows him around the school. (Volunteer greets Min-jun, takes his hand and starts chatting with him and showing him around)

Which boy was kind to the new kid in class?

Was it Child 1 who avoided him?

Or Child 2 who laughed at him?

Or Child 3 who paid attention to him, thought about his feelings, and tried to meet his needs?

That’s what kindness is--it's paying attention to other people, their feelings, and their needs.

A link is added every time a random act of kindness is witnessed (The loops are made out of paper).

Hang the chain around the room and add to it throughout the year.

Encourage the children to come and minister to each other, speaking positive thing into their lives.


God, thank You for continually showing me Your steadfast love and mercy. You are so good! Lord, I frequently find myself easily angered, hurt, or offended. Please  change the way I think and behave.  It is through Your Spirit that I am forgiven and empowered. So today, I invite You to guide me, direct me, and show me how to display kindness to others as You have displayed kindness toward me. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Prayers to Help You Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit


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Weekly Bible Verse Readings -SESSION #10

Read the Bible verses given below and write out the verse which you consider to be the most important in each reading. Try to memorize a verse per day, be prepared to share them at the next session.

1. Colossians 3:12-17

12  Therefore, as  the  elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;  13  bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also  must do.   14  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.  15  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.  16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.  17  And whatever you do in word or deed,  do  all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.


2. Romans 2:3-4

So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?


3. Romans 11:22

22  Consider therefore the kindness  and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue  in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.


4. Titus 3:3-6

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.  

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,   he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. 

He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,   whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,


5. 1 Corinthians 13:4-12

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.   It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.   Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.   It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.   For we know in part and we prophesy in part,   10  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.   11  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.   12  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known


6. Ephesians 4:31-32

  31  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.   32  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


7. Ephesians 2:6-10

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,   in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-   not by works, so that no one can boast.   10  For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


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Bring back your 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings' so you can discuss your answers at the next session.

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Next session we will learn about the Fruit of the Spirit -Goodness, which is the total of all God’s attributes, revealing His incomparable righteousness, holiness, and perfect divine character.

God is good. As His children, we can conduct ourselves in such a way that God’s goodness is easily seen, as the Holy Spirit is graciously developing Christ’s character in us.


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