YEAH! Church - Sunday, January 31, 2021
"Fruit of the Spirit" - Being good is not just about doing good things. It’s also about saying good things, thinking good things and believing good things. When we are good, we are less likely to behave or talk badly or think bad thoughts or believe bad things!
~ Pastor Jane
Today’s Lesson - “Being Good Matters to God”
The Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WtPRKPJvno (Douglas Talks - Goodness)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ph1FWmSBeY (Douglas - Good Attitude)
The Bible has a lot to say about goodness, but we often choose to be bad; that’s because we have sin living in us. We need God’s Holy Spirit to grow His fruit of goodness in us, so that we will be less likely to believe, think, say and do bad things.
We need to be careful about what we believe, because what we believe often determines everything we think, say and do - Colossians 2:8 “Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.”
Paul tells us to think about good things - Philippians 4:8 “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Words can hurt and even do a lot of damage - Ephesians 4:29 “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”
Our good behaviour helps shows others that we believe in God - Matthew 5:16 “...let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Being good often doesn’t come naturally. But we often get into trouble when we aren’t good. So let’s think of some good things that we want the Holy Spirit to help us with...
• Things to believe
• Things to think
• Things to say
• Things to do
Galatians 5:22-23- “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Prayer - Thank you, God, that we have your Holy Spirit to help us be good. Whether we choose to be good or not matters to you. Please help us to believe, think, speak and do good things!
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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