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10. Fruit of the Spirit - Joy

April 14, 2020 Natalie Cone Season 1 Episode 10
The Simple Word for Kids
10. Fruit of the Spirit - Joy
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The Simple Word for Kids
10. Fruit of the Spirit - Joy
Apr 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10
Natalie Cone

We’re on Episode 3 on the fruit of the spirit! There are nine fruits in total that we’ll learn about. And the one we’ll talk about today is my personal favorite!

Let’s read Galatians 5:22-23. And like I told you last time, I’m hoping that by the time we finish talking about the Fruit of the spirit, you’ll have these two verses memorized!

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

Ok, so we’ve talked about love and joy. Next we’ll talk about PEACE!

Peace is a tricky little fruit. Peace … is hard to keep. It’s constantly scurrying away at the first sign of anxiety and hardship. And that’s just when you need it the most! But I want to tell you about true peace … the peace that comes from having a relationship with Christ.

When you have Jesus as Lord of your life, there is a kind of peace that is hard to explain to anyone who doesn’t know Jesus. It’s a deep kind of peace that makes you feel like, no matter what, everything is going to be OK. 

In Romans, chapter 8 verse 28, you can find this bit of truth: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

See? It’s an inner calm that comes with knowing that God is absolutely in control.

Now, remember, Galatians 5 was originally written in Greek. The word “peace” here, in Greek, has a meaning of kind of, “Having it all together”. We talked about joy last week, that it’s something you’re able to keep no matter how hard things are. It’s the same thing with peace … no matter what chaos, scary things, painful things are going on around you, peace can ALWAYS be found in Christ. Always. It’s a special kind of peace that is sometimes even hard to understand. 

Phil 4:6-7, and 9 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Did you catch that? God tells us, through Paul in Philippians here, to not be anxious about ANYTHING. I mean, if you think about it, worrying and being anxious can kind of seem like you don’t really trust God … that you don’t really trust in his Power, and his sovereignty. Praying, turning to God, and finding peace and wisdom in the Word is the best way to keep worrying and anxiety away. 

I really hope that every time you feel yourself worrying, or feeling anxious, you’ll immediately remember to pray to God, trust in Him, and study his Word.

Thanks for listening today! Next week we’ll actually talk about TWO fruits of the spirit, because they just go together really well. 

Thanks to Purple-Planet.com for the music!

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thesimpleword)

Show Notes

We’re on Episode 3 on the fruit of the spirit! There are nine fruits in total that we’ll learn about. And the one we’ll talk about today is my personal favorite!

Let’s read Galatians 5:22-23. And like I told you last time, I’m hoping that by the time we finish talking about the Fruit of the spirit, you’ll have these two verses memorized!

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

Ok, so we’ve talked about love and joy. Next we’ll talk about PEACE!

Peace is a tricky little fruit. Peace … is hard to keep. It’s constantly scurrying away at the first sign of anxiety and hardship. And that’s just when you need it the most! But I want to tell you about true peace … the peace that comes from having a relationship with Christ.

When you have Jesus as Lord of your life, there is a kind of peace that is hard to explain to anyone who doesn’t know Jesus. It’s a deep kind of peace that makes you feel like, no matter what, everything is going to be OK. 

In Romans, chapter 8 verse 28, you can find this bit of truth: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

See? It’s an inner calm that comes with knowing that God is absolutely in control.

Now, remember, Galatians 5 was originally written in Greek. The word “peace” here, in Greek, has a meaning of kind of, “Having it all together”. We talked about joy last week, that it’s something you’re able to keep no matter how hard things are. It’s the same thing with peace … no matter what chaos, scary things, painful things are going on around you, peace can ALWAYS be found in Christ. Always. It’s a special kind of peace that is sometimes even hard to understand. 

Phil 4:6-7, and 9 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Did you catch that? God tells us, through Paul in Philippians here, to not be anxious about ANYTHING. I mean, if you think about it, worrying and being anxious can kind of seem like you don’t really trust God … that you don’t really trust in his Power, and his sovereignty. Praying, turning to God, and finding peace and wisdom in the Word is the best way to keep worrying and anxiety away. 

I really hope that every time you feel yourself worrying, or feeling anxious, you’ll immediately remember to pray to God, trust in Him, and study his Word.

Thanks for listening today! Next week we’ll actually talk about TWO fruits of the spirit, because they just go together really well. 

Thanks to Purple-Planet.com for the music!

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thesimpleword)