Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Five-minute family Bible study: Fruit of the Spirit - Gentleness

We’re continuing our series here at Christian Parenting on the Fruit of the Spirit. Each week, a group of 5-minute family Bible study activities will be shared to help you and your family learn from God’s Word together. The activities are designed to teach the entire family about a particular Biblical concept with an emphasis on parents and children doing these activities together. This writer has been doing this with her children recently and has seen God work in amazing ways. The activities are short and can often be done while you’re riding in the car together. We started with an overview of the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23 and then covered the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness. This week, we continue with the eighth fruit: Gentleness.

Monday

  • Review Galatians 5:22-23 with your children.
  • Memory verse: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • If you have young children or children who like to rough house, then you likely have to tell your children to be gentle sometimes. Because of this, most often when we talk to our children about being gentle we are referring to physical gentleness. But it is also important to talk to them about being gentle in other ways.
  • Strong’s defines the original Greek word for gentleness more specifically as mildness of disposition, gentleness of spirit, and meekness. It is the opposite of self-assertiveness or self-interest. It is the work of the Holy Spirit, not of the human will. Talk with your children today about what this means to them.
  • Pray Galatians 5:22-23 over your children tonight as they go to bed.

Tuesday

  • Review Galatians 5:22-23 with your children.
  • Memory verse: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • Talk with your children today about the fact that there are many people in the world, some even in our own communities, who do not have the faith and hope that Christ has given. With your child, pray for others to come to know Him.
  • Pray Galatians 5:22-23 over your children tonight as they go to bed.

Wednesday

  • Review Galatians 5:22-23 with your children.
  • Memory verse: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • Ask your children the question: Why do you believe in Jesus? After they answer, take some time apart from your children to pray for them.
  • Pray Galatians 5:22-23 over your children tonight as they go to bed.

Thursday

  • Review Galatians 5:22-23 with your children.
  • Memory verse: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • Talk with your children today about why sharing their faith should be done with gentleness and respect. Remember the definitions you talked about on Monday.
  • Pray Galatians 5:22-23 over your children tonight as they go to bed.

Friday

  • Review Galatians 5:22-23 with your children.
  • Memory verse: 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
  • Weekend challenge: Find some quiet time this weekend to talk to your children individually about their testimonies. Explain to them that a testimony is simply a story of what God has done for you. Help them refine their answer to the question posed on Wednesday using their testimony.
  • Pray Galatians 5:22-23 over your children tonight as they go to bed. 

Please click on the Subscribe link above this article if you would like to receive email alerts as new articles are published to this site. 

Comments

Advertisement