Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
Kids at home 18th October
The Bible talks about fruit but it’s a different kind of fruit to apples and bananas! It's called the Fruit of the Spirit.
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control and the Holy Spirit wants to give each of them to us and grow them in our lives to help us become more like Jesus. When we look at the life of Jesus, we can see that He shows all of these characteristics perfectly!
Today we are going to look at faithfulness and remember that God is so faithful! He keeps all of His promises and He never changes and never leaves us! We’re going to learn how we can be Faithful to Him and to those around us!
Let’s start with some worship! Feel free to sing and dance or just watch and listen, Jesus doesn’t mind HOW we worship, he just loves it when we spend time with him and sing his praises!
You are Good – Bethel Kids
King of Me – Rend Collective
King of my Heart – Discoverylands
Our God is a Great Big God – Vineyard Kids
Daniel in the Lions Den – Saddleback Kids!
Note to families:
Daniel 6 or Page 152 if you have the Jesus Storybook Bible at home and prefer to read this to your little ones!
Some things to talk to your family about…
- Why do you think that the King trusted Daniel so much? Why do you think he let him look after lots of important things?
- Why was Daniel put into the Lion’s Den?
- Why do you think that Daniel didn’t want to do what the King said?
- What do you think faithfulness means?
- What does this story tell us about how God is faithful to us?
- What can we learn from Daniel about being faithful? How do you think we can be faithful like him?
- Daniel was faithful to God and he kept talking to God. Can you think of some ways that you can show you’re faithful to God?
Some important points to remember…
- Daniel loved God and talked to him every single day, he loved to spend time praying and being with God. He was such good friends with Him and he was so faithful to Him.
- Daniel worked in a palace for a king. He was faithful, responsible and very trustworthy. Because of this, the kings knew that they could depend on him and that he’d always keep his promises so they put him in charge of many important things.
- Some people were horrible to Daniel, they tricked the King and Daniel was told that he couldn’t pray to God anymore and if he did, he’d be in big trouble. Daniel prayed anyway and carried on talking to God because he loved and trusted God with everything! He knew that God was faithful to him and he didn’t want to stop talking to Him.
- God rescued Daniel from the lions! God promises to rescue us and that is exactly what He did for Daniel, He kept his promise! God always keeps His promises, He is so faithful!
- The King saw that God had protected Daniel and he told everyone in the land that they should all pray to God! Because of Daniel’s faithfulness, courage and trust in God, lots of people then began to talk to God and became His friend! How incredible!
- God promises that He loves us and He will always be with us! We can depend on God and trust that He will never stop loving us or break any of His promises.
- We can learn from His example just like Daniel did and make sure that we keep our promises, that we always tell the truth and that our friends, teachers and families know that they can count on us.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
Activity: Building block memory verse!
Resources needed: (Duplo/mega-blocks/jenga or any sort of building blocks)
Instructions: Write ‘The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does!’ onto a sheet of paper and cut it up into individual words. Tape/blu tack each word on to a building block. Mix the words up and challenge children to build a wall/tower and get the words into the correct order. You could also get creative if you have more than one child / wish to make it into a game with the whole family and write the verse out a few times and see who can come up with the best ‘shape’.
Can you think of something that God has said about Himself that you’re glad is true? How about something that He’s said about you that you’re glad is true? Why don’t we thank Him for those promises right now? You can also pray the prayer below with your family if you like!
Thank you that you promise to love us no matter what and that we can trust you to keep all of your amazing promises! Thank you for Daniel and that we can learn from him and his faithfulness! Help us to show faithfulness to everyone around us, help us to be people who tell the truth, keep our promises and are loyal and courageous like Daniel. Help us to stay faithful to you always and to keep on trusting in you.
We love you!
Remember how much Daniel loved to spend time with God? He loved to pray to God and be with Him every day! Why don’t we try and spend some time talking to God and spend time with Him every day this week?