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Where is the Holy Spirit Series - Lesson #13

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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 about "Gentleness”.

Gentleness is defined as, "having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character." It's secondary definition is, "moderate in action, effect, or degree; not harsh or severe."

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)

Split the group up into two teams. Split each team into 2 and position at opposite ends of the room or field.

Explain to the children they have to be very gentle to balance the egg on their spoon and run down to the other group, they then have to very gently hand the egg and spoon over to the next child who runs down to the far group and repeats until everyone in the team has run with the egg The first group to finish wins.


3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Fruit of the Spirit Gentleness' music video and lyrics.

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling' worship music video and lyrics

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a. Music Review:

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a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review- SESSION #12

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. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

3 But  the Lord is faithful , who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

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2. Lamentations 3:22-27

('Great is Your faithfulness' can anyone share a testimony of the Faithfulness of God in their lives?)


3. Exodus 34:4-7

(What did Moses take to Mount Sinai?)

..( two stone tablets like the first ones)

(When the  Lord  came down in the cloud and stood in front of Moses He proclaimed His character, can you name a few of His traits?)

(The  Lord , the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,  maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished)

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4. 2 Timothy 2: 8-13

(What are we promised if we are faithless?)

...(That God will remains faithful)


5. Psalm 36:5-9

(How vast is God's Faithfulness?)

.. (His love reaches to the heavens and His faithfulness to the skies.)


6. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

(We are told that God is faithful;  and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, what will He do if we are tempted?)

...........(He will also provide a way out )


7. Hebrews 11:8-12

(God is faithful to keep His promise, what He says with His mouth He will perform with His hands, in these verses who stoon on the Faithfulness of God to keep His promise?)

..( By faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. )


a. Lesson Review:

For the past few weeks, we have been studying the fruits of the Spirit. Can anyone name all the fruits of the Spirit, or tell me what verse we find them in? (Galatians 5:22-23)

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Last week you learnt about "Faithfulness” God is faithful. He took the first step in your Salvation, He called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus. He is not going to abandon what He started. He will bring it across the finish line because God is faithful. Even if we are unfaithful or faithless, He remains faithful.

b. Youth Bible Memory Verse

“Always be gentle toward everyone.” Titus 3:2b

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b. Junior Youth Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Titus 3:2b… CHARGE!

“Always be gentle toward everyone.” Titus 3:2b

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c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

Gentleness as a Fruit of the Spirit is an outward action but it comes from a person’s inner attitude – being humble. Some might think that being gentle is a sign of weakness, but the truth is, it is “God’s power used in love.”

When we are motivated by God’s love, then surely we can give a gentle answer in any situation and it brings the peace of God to whoever gets to hear it.

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:1

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Bible Story: (1 Samuel 25)

David and his friends were in the Desert. While they were there, they were kind to the shepherds who were with them in the fields. Those shepherds were servants of a rich but foolish man named Nabal, his wife was named Abigail.

When it was time to shear the sheep, David sent some of his men to Nabal to ask him for a gift which he would be kind enough to give, considering that David and his men helped protect his sheep in the fields. Instead of giving a gift, Nabal insulted David, and this made David so mad that he planned to kill Nabal in revenge. When Abigail heard about this, she acted quickly and wisely. She gathered food and other supplies and went to David to make peace for Nabal.

With kind and gentle words coming from a humble heart, Abigail helped David to see it would be wrong for him to kill Nabal. She asked for forgiveness in behalf of her husband and through her careful gentle words, David’s heart was changed. Read 1 Samuel 25: 32-34

When a meek or humble person decides to speak to an angry or highly emotional person, his initial goal would not be to prove who is right or wrong, but simply to show respect and kindness, even if the other person is using very hurtful words. This kind of gentleness is something that comes from the Holy Spirit, and to attempt to do it using only our own human abilities would be futile. It takes time and prayer and allowing the Spirit to mould us in order to bear His fruits.

Even in correcting others, the Bible tells us to do it gently – because God calls us to be humble and recognize that none of us are perfect.

Therefore, we leave it up to God to judge; our role is to encourage one another and to be gentle and kind and most of all, to pray that God will touch people’s hearts and bring them to repentance and belief in Jesus Christ so that they might be saved.

Object Lesson:
Gently pick up dolly and start to rock her in our arms. Do any of you have a baby brother or sister? (Allow time for them to respond.) How do we handle babies? (Allow time for response. Continue to rock dolly) Babies are fragile. We have to be careful with them. We are never rough with babies because it will hurt them. We treat them with gentleness. God desires for us to be gentle in our actions, our words, and our attitudes!

Jesus models gentleness to us by calling all of those who are tired and suffering to find rest in Himself. He gently leads us, like a Shepherd with His sheep. (Show Shepherd colouring Bible Verse)

Have a time of silence. Ask the following questions: Is gentleness a part of who you are right now?
Do your words show gentleness or are they harsh? Do you show gentleness with your actions?
Are you a protector, a listener, a comforter to your friends and your family?

Let’s ask God together to grow the fruit of gentleness in our hearts this week. During your prayer, thank God for His gentle way with us, for His son, for it is only through Him that we can be changed and produce the Fruit of the Spirit.

Remember the specific situations your children are going through. Invite them to share afterwards their needs. Praise God for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, the gentleness we are able to have because He lives within us and for His great gentleness to us.


Holy Spirit, help me pay close attention to the ways that You call me by name and draw me closer to You. And as You do that, show me how to live in a manner worthy of the calling You've given me. Help me to not do anything with selfish ambition. but instead, show me how to consider others as better than myself. Rather than seeking to immediately correct the wrongs I see in other people, let me first bring my concerns to You and allow You to direct my response. Let the conversations I have with others be filled with gentleness and respect so that nothing in my life detracts people from seeing You through me. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Prayers to Help You Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit


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Weekly Bible Verse Readings -SESSION #13

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 Bible Verse each day come back next session and lets hear from you

1 •  Proverbs 15:1-2

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
     but a harsh word stirs up anger.

2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
     but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.


2 •  Titus 3:1-2

1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable , gentle , showing all humility to all men. 


3 •  James 3:13-18

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 

16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


4 •  Colossians 3:12-14

12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,  gentleness and patience.   13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.


5 •  Psalm 18:31-36

31 For who is God, except the  Lord ?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
36 You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.


6 •  Galatians 6:1-5

1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of  gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load.


7 •  Ephesians 4:1-6

1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness , with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


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When our whole life is under the control of the Holy Spirit, we will display self-control when we are being tempted. We do not have to yield to sinful desires. We can have victory because we possess the inner strength of God’s Spirit to be self-disciplined.

Read Titus 2:11-12

11  For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12  It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,


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