The Simple Word for Kids

12. Fruit of the Spirit - Patience and Kindness

January 11, 2021 Natalie Cone Season 1 Episode 12
The Simple Word for Kids
12. Fruit of the Spirit - Patience and Kindness
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The Simple Word for Kids
12. Fruit of the Spirit - Patience and Kindness
Jan 11, 2021 Season 1 Episode 12
Natalie Cone

We’re back with more learning on the fruit of the spirit … and today we’ll actually talk about TWO fruits, because they go so well together. Patience, and Kindness!

Let’s go to our scripture, Galatians 5:22-23. Say it with me if you can remember!

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

Now, by now we have a pretty good understanding of what the fruit of the spirit actually means, right? If you were thinking, “the fruit of the spirit, is Godly attitudes and character qualities of people who have Jesus in their life.” Then congratulations! You’re exactly right! 

Patience and Kindness … why do you think they go hand-in-hand? Let’s first think about patience. What does patience mean to you? Let’s say you’re having a REALLY hard time waiting to go to your favorite park. Your mom said you guys will go in an hour … but … an hour is FOREVER!!! If you walked around the house complaining that you’re so reeeeady to go to the park, and why is it taking sooo looong?? And why can’t you just go NOOOOW? Does that sound like you’re being very patient? No. But what if you decided to keep yourself busy, and not complain? Does that sound like you’re being patient? YES! Now, what if your sister were playing with something you REALLY wanted. And you knew you needed to take turns, but you wanted it SO BAD, like, RIGHT NOW! You looked at your sister, and said, “Give that to me NOW!! I want it!” Does that sound very patient? Nope. But what if you saw your sister having fun with it, and kindly asked her, “Can I play with that when you’re finished?” Does that sound patient? Absolutely. 

See, THAT’S where patience and kindness go together SO well. When you’re patient, you’re also being kind. When you’re kind, you’re also being patient. Does that make sense? 

Check out Colossians 3:12-13: Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

Did you notice that verse point out that we should be patient and forgiving to one another, AS THE LORD has forgiven us? Now, picture the Almighty God, powerful and wise. And picture him getting so impatient with you … so angry and irritated at you … and making you feel terrible just because he didn’t have any more patience. Well, you know what? That will never happen … You know why? Because God is ALWAYS patient. His patience doesn’t run out. He doesn’t give up on you, and he doesn’t throw a temper tantrum with you. EVER. 

Can I be completely honest here? If God were impatient, and threw temper tantrums because of his impatience … well, that doesn’t sound like a very kind God, does it? But we have got it MADE. Because the God we serve is a patient God. A Kind God. Merciful and forgiving. Even when we don’t deserve it.

Let’s take a closer look at Kindness from Galatians 5. When I think of kindness, I think of someone treating other people with gentleness, and tenderness, and … well … patience. If you showed kindness to others, do you think that would be a good example to them of who God is? Because, isn’t GOD the best example of someone who is loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, and kind?

I mean, that’s the whole point of the idea of the “fruit of the spirit”, right? When we have the Holy Spirit dwelling, living, in us, we bear fruit of his influence in our lives! Then others can see who God is, through us!

Special thanks to Terry and Judy Long, and Cindy Jones, for your support of The Simple Word. Thanks to Purple Planet for the music.

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

Show Notes Transcript

We’re back with more learning on the fruit of the spirit … and today we’ll actually talk about TWO fruits, because they go so well together. Patience, and Kindness!

Let’s go to our scripture, Galatians 5:22-23. Say it with me if you can remember!

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

Now, by now we have a pretty good understanding of what the fruit of the spirit actually means, right? If you were thinking, “the fruit of the spirit, is Godly attitudes and character qualities of people who have Jesus in their life.” Then congratulations! You’re exactly right! 

Patience and Kindness … why do you think they go hand-in-hand? Let’s first think about patience. What does patience mean to you? Let’s say you’re having a REALLY hard time waiting to go to your favorite park. Your mom said you guys will go in an hour … but … an hour is FOREVER!!! If you walked around the house complaining that you’re so reeeeady to go to the park, and why is it taking sooo looong?? And why can’t you just go NOOOOW? Does that sound like you’re being very patient? No. But what if you decided to keep yourself busy, and not complain? Does that sound like you’re being patient? YES! Now, what if your sister were playing with something you REALLY wanted. And you knew you needed to take turns, but you wanted it SO BAD, like, RIGHT NOW! You looked at your sister, and said, “Give that to me NOW!! I want it!” Does that sound very patient? Nope. But what if you saw your sister having fun with it, and kindly asked her, “Can I play with that when you’re finished?” Does that sound patient? Absolutely. 

See, THAT’S where patience and kindness go together SO well. When you’re patient, you’re also being kind. When you’re kind, you’re also being patient. Does that make sense? 

Check out Colossians 3:12-13: Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

Did you notice that verse point out that we should be patient and forgiving to one another, AS THE LORD has forgiven us? Now, picture the Almighty God, powerful and wise. And picture him getting so impatient with you … so angry and irritated at you … and making you feel terrible just because he didn’t have any more patience. Well, you know what? That will never happen … You know why? Because God is ALWAYS patient. His patience doesn’t run out. He doesn’t give up on you, and he doesn’t throw a temper tantrum with you. EVER. 

Can I be completely honest here? If God were impatient, and threw temper tantrums because of his impatience … well, that doesn’t sound like a very kind God, does it? But we have got it MADE. Because the God we serve is a patient God. A Kind God. Merciful and forgiving. Even when we don’t deserve it.

Let’s take a closer look at Kindness from Galatians 5. When I think of kindness, I think of someone treating other people with gentleness, and tenderness, and … well … patience. If you showed kindness to others, do you think that would be a good example to them of who God is? Because, isn’t GOD the best example of someone who is loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, and kind?

I mean, that’s the whole point of the idea of the “fruit of the spirit”, right? When we have the Holy Spirit dwelling, living, in us, we bear fruit of his influence in our lives! Then others can see who God is, through us!

Special thanks to Terry and Judy Long, and Cindy Jones, for your support of The Simple Word. Thanks to Purple Planet for the music.

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

We’re back with more learning on the fruit of the spirit … and today we’ll actually talk about TWO fruits, because they go so well together. Patience, and Kindness!

Let’s go to our scripture, Galatians 5:22-23. Say it with me if you can remember!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Now, by now we have a pretty good understanding of what the fruit of the spirit actually means, right? If you were thinking, “the fruit of the spirit, is Godly attitudes and character qualities of people who have Jesus in their life.” Then congratulations! You’re exactly right! 

Patience and Kindness … why do you think they go hand-in-hand? Let’s first think about patience. What does patience mean to you? Let’s say you’re having a REALLY hard time waiting to go to your favorite park. Your mom said you guys will go in an hour … but … an hour is FOREVER!!! If you walked around the house complaining that you’re so reeeeady to go to the park, and why is it taking sooo looong?? And why can’t you just go NOOOOW? Does that sound like you’re being very patient? No. But what if you decided to keep yourself busy, and not complain? Does that sound like you’re being patient? YES! Now, what if your sister were playing with something you REALLY wanted. And you knew you needed to take turns, but you wanted it SO BAD, like, RIGHT NOW! You looked at your sister, and said, “Give that to me NOW!! I want it!” Does that sound very patient? Nope. But what if you saw your sister having fun with it, and kindly asked her, “Can I play with that when you’re finished?” Does that sound patient? Absolutely. But … did you notice that I described you asking your sister KINDLY … 

See, THAT’S where patience and kindness go together SO well. When you’re patient, you’re also being kind. When you’re kind, you’re also being patient. Does that make sense? 

Check out Colossians 3:12-13: Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

Did you notice that verse point out that we should be patient and forgiving to one another, AS THE LORD has forgiven us? Now, picture the Almighty God, powerful and wise. And picture him getting so impatient with you … so angry and irritated at you … and making you feel terrible just because he didn’t have any more patience. Well, you know what? That will never happen … You know why? Because God is ALWAYS patient. His patience doesn’t run out. He doesn’t give up on you, and he doesn’t throw a temper tantrum with you. EVER. 

Can I be completely honest here? If God were impatient, and threw temper tantrums because of his impatience … well, that doesn’t sound like a very kind God, does it? But we have got it MADE. Because the God we serve is a patient God. A Kind God. Merciful and forgiving. Even when we don’t deserve it.

Let’s take a closer look at Kindness from Galatians 5. When I think of kindness, I think of someone treating other people with gentleness, and tenderness, and … well … patience. If you showed kindness to others, do you think that would be a good example to them of who God is? Because, isn’t GOD the best example of someone who is loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, and kind?

I mean, that’s the whole point of the idea of the “fruit of the spirit”, right? When we have the Holy Spirit dwelling, living, in us, we bear fruit of his influence in our lives! Then others can see who God is, through us!

That’s all for today! Thanks for coming back to The Simple Word to learn more about the fruit of the spirit! I can’t wait to tell you more next week. And it’s another double-doozy! 

See you next week! Have a good day, guys.

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