The Fruits of the Spirit - Gentleness and Self-Control.

Today we are going to talk about gentleness. God has given us all talents, some are big and others are small. In God’s eyes all talents are the same.

God wants us to work with our talents, mine is to be a Sunday school teacher and to pray for others.  To be kind towards others and gentle to people around me. Your talent might be, to look after the sick, to feed the hungry or to help mommy and daddy around the house.

We have all received these talents through the Holy Spirit, which has been left to us, to mold, to shape and guide us through our lives. If we are gentle in spirit everyone around us will see God working in our hearts and lives.

Gentleness, also means  “meekness”, it does not mean weakness. Rather, it is thankfulness towards God, and being polite (nice), the opposite of gentleness is anger and revenge towards others. It takes a true person to be gentle.

What is self-control? When you see a bowl of sweets, to have self-control, to not take one, but to first ask. When you have Self-control, you can control your temper and have patience with the people around you. To not speak evil towards a friend or neighbour, to have self- control in all we do and say in life.


Questions and Answers.

What has God given us to work with?

Talents are the gifts God gave us.

Q  We have all received theses talents through the ...?

A  The Holy Spirit.

Q  What is the works of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

A  To mold, to shape and guide us through our lives.

What is the opposite of gentleness?

Anger and revenge towards others.

Q  What is self-control?

To be able to control your personal desires. 


Verses of the day.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Isaiah 54:8

 "In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting loving-kindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.(God's loving and gentleness on us.)

Isaiah 63:15

Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me. (gentleness)

Titus 1:8

  But hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled.

Psalms 141:3

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. ( Having self-control)

The Moral of the story about Gentleness and Self Control

God wants us to give Him control of our lives. With the wisdom given to us by the Holy Spirit, we can become a powerful tool for Gods kingdom.

Every person can receive this gift. We can speak words that influence others: We can act in a way that can help or hurt: we can choose what influences will inform our words and actions.

To be gentle is to recognize God's ways, it is to our advantage to have a gentle attitude towards God. He is everlasting and we are not.

God knows everything of the past, present and future. When we are filled with the spirit of gentleness, we will correct others with love instead of anger, knowing that their salvation is far more important than our pride."

Jesus must become greater; I must become less. Gentleness also means to give up ourselves in service to others. God is not concerned with our comfort, He is more concerned with our spiritual growth and he knows how to improve us far better than we can.


Downloads.

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in.

Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more.

Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes.

The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline.

I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.

Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.

How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.

1) On adobe reader, select sign.

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.


Coloring pages on Gentleness and Self- Control.

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Right-click to download a baby of gentleness picture .
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Right-click to download a two bird picture of gentleness .
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Craft for Gentleness and Self-Control.-Fruits of the Spirit.

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Right-click to download picture of craft for icecream sticks.

Materials needed.

Ice cream sticks in different colors,scissors,small silk bags, words to paste on sticks, and pritt (glue).

About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your bible to add or take away. At the bottom there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.



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