Friday, September 24, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit: LOVE

As September comes to end, we're wrapping up our focus on "Love" as the first fruit of the Spirit.

We have memorized the 9 fruits of the spirit using this song I learned as a little girl...
So while we'll continue singing this song, we'll be moving onto learning about JOY in the Spirit for October!

Here is a list of what we have memorized and focused on with "Love"...
--Hymn: "My Jesus I Love Thee"
--Hymn: "Jesus Loves Even Me"
--John 3:16
--1 John 4:19-22
--1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (below is Trusten saying it in rhyme)

I have noticed a huge difference in my boys since we have been focusing on this fruit.  Sure, they still need daily (sometimes hourly) reminders, but they are quickly learning that with each decision, it either grows a good fruit in us or a bad fruit in us (they called them "poison berries")!

I again, am so thankful that the Lord led me to focus on these fruits of the Spirit with the boys this year!  I am convinced I'm learning just as much as they are!

And now as I prepare us to learn more about "joy" and apply it to our days, it is so neat to see how it so easily flows out of "love"!


Jenilee said...

how very precious! I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing kids learning God's Word!! Yeah for you, mom!

Alice said...

I LOVE this!! It is a good reminder of what I am NOT doing with my boys, hmmm.... I love to hear their sweet little voices singing those good truths! :)

cooperkelly4 said...

Love it when the Bible comes through for you in the every day stuff (and love learning along the way with the kiddos!) =0)

Gwen Toliver said...

It's amazing how the Lord works on us as much (or more!) than our kids when we're teaching them, isn't it?? :)

cheryl said...

do you have all of your "fruit of the spirit" lessons in one place on your blog? I would love to see them. I don't home school, but would love to teach my children these wonderful Biblical foundations. any help is much appreciated.

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