Why the fruit of the Spirit? I want to be careful to never fall into the camp of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, a false religion well explained in this cartoon by Adam 4D. The very last thing I want to do is perpetuate a worldview that says, “Just be good and God will bless you! You can earn your way to Heaven!”
That said, 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (ESV) says: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.“….
I think studying the fruit the Spirit manifests in the life of believers and truly understanding what Scripture says about each fruit is important for discipleship. It fits us to be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
This first booklet will cover Scripture verses that explain how the gift of the Holy Spirit is given, how fruit is displayed and produced, what the fruit of the Spirit is, and how God disciplines and shapes believers so they will bear a plentiful harvest. You’ll find instructions and the download link at the bottom of this post!
Download all 12 Booklets!
I used Galatians 5:22-24 and 2 Peter 1:5-8 for the topics. All memory verses are in the English Standard Version, used with permission (see the copyright notice at the bottom of the post). You will want to memorize 2-3 verses a week with your children if you plan to go through the series in a year.
Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory Booklet
Love Scripture Memory Booklet
Joy Scripture Memory Booklet
Peace Scripture Memory Booklet
Patience Scripture Memory Booklet
Kindness Scripture Memory Booklet
Goodness Scripture Memory Booklet
Steadfastness / Faithfulness Scripture Memory Booklet
Gentleness Scripture Memory Booklet
Self-Control Scripture Memory Booklet
Knowledge Scripture Memory Booklet
Unity / Brotherly Affection Scripture Memory Booklet
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The Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory Booklet is a fun aid for children as they memorize Scripture. The booklet is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, so each printing creates two booklets.
So, here’s what you’ll want to do:
First, download the Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory PDF. You’ll find the link at the bottom of this post.
1) Print duplex, on both sides of the page. You’ll want the pages to turn on the short end. I highly recommend using a high-quality cardstock such as this one: Neenah Premium Cardstock, 96 Brightness, 65 lb, Letter, Bright White, 250 Sheets per Pack (91904) <— That one is my favorite.
2) Cut the booklet pages along the long dotted line as shown above in picture #2.
3) Now you have two booklets. Keeping the pages in order, fold each booklet along the short dotted line.
4) Staple the spine of each booklet 2 or 3 times very close to the spine. Crease the booklet open along the spine, next to the staples.
Boom! You’re ready to go.
Do you have an odd number of children? If you end up with an extra booklet, help you child choose a friend to share it with or use it yourself to memorize these verses about the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
May God bless your kids as they study and memorize His Word.
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~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.