We tend to think of the fruit of the Spirit existing just in Galatians 5:22-23, don’t we? (We also tend to talk about fruits of the Spirit in Scripture).
Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) names the fruit of the Spirit:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
The Holy Spirit produces fruit in the lives of those who believe in and confess Jesus with their mouths. One fruit, with nine characteristics, not many fruits of the Holy Spirit we can pick and choose from. A true Christian will grow in love and in self-control… not in just the character trait that feels easiest and most comfortable to master.
Scripture often speaks about Christians bearing fruit. In John 15:5 (ESV), Jesus says:
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
We bear the fruit of the Spirit only because we abide in Christ–apart from him we can do nothing. We bear the whole fruit of the Holy Spirit–we don’t just produce a few winsome character traits. When we teach our children about the fruit of the Spirit in Scripture, these are two points they must understand. Memorizing Bible verses is an important way to meditate on Scripture, but it’s vital that our kids understand the biblical context of memory verses as well.We bear the fruit of the Spirit only because we abide in Christ--apart from him we can do nothing. We bear the whole fruit of the Holy Spirit--we don't just produce a few winsome character traits.
You can make Bible memorization fun for your kids with coloring activities, copywork, and a way to show their progress as they work on eight Bible verses about the fruit of the Spirit. These verses will give them a deeper understanding of what the Bible says about the fruit of the Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit Write, Color, and Memorize set has eight Bible verses about the fruit of the Spirit for your kids to work on learning.
Write, Color, and Memorize Sets
In the video below, I explain the Bible Verses for Children: Write, Color, and Memorize Set. It should help you understand the Fruit of the Spirit Scripture set, although this set has verses already chosen for you.
The Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory Set
- Copywork for eight Bible verses about the Fruit of the Spirit
- Bible memory verse cards
- Bookmarks for your children to record the Bible verses they’ve memorized
- Fun scenes for your child to color
- Two different line widths
- An ESV version and a KJV
- A household license–you can print a set for each of your children*
*If you are using the the Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory set for a school or Church class, you’ll need a classroom license. Those are available from the dropdown menu on the product page.
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Verses from the Bible that I’ve Memorized Bookmarks
You’ll find a set of five “Verses I’ve Memorized” bookmarks. You can print these double-sided for your kids to color. As they learn each verse or passage they can write the reference on their bookmark. These bookmarks serve two purposes:
- They commemorate the memorization of a new Bible verse.
- They also provide a list of verses to practice periodically.
The bookmarks are perfect for marking your child’s place in their Bible or their favorite book.
The Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory Cards
Your child will find the reference for a Bible verse about the fruit of the Spirit on the front of a card. On the back of the card, your child can write the memory verse.
If your child needs more room, they can use two cards. (Just print an extra one!) Each card has a fun scene for your child to color in.
The Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Copywork Pages
There are 8 different copywork pages on Bible verses about the fruit of the Spirit, with two line widths available. Each of the verses is printed next to the coloring scene. Just have your child copy the verse on the lines below. Your child can work on copying a verse until they’ve learned the verse–just print the page for that verse as many times as necessary.
Printing Your Fruit of the Spirit Scripture Memory Set
- Sometimes readers are concerned about using colored ink. If this is the case for you, there should be a setting on your printer that allows you to print in black and white. Printing in grayscale will still use some color, but it will come out prettier than black and white.
- Print the bookmarks and memory verse cards duplex (double-sided) and have them flip on the short side. (Copywork and the first three pages should be printed single-sided.)
- I recommend printing the bookmarks and memory verse cards on white cardstock so they will be more durable with no bleed-through.
Make Bible memorization fun for your children with lots of joyful encouragement!
Hiding God’s Word in their hearts will benefit your children for life.
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