It’s Time For An Attitude Check

Posted by Melissa

What a day! First you overslept and had to run to catch the bus. Then, you found out you made a D on a math test. Again. You heard your best friend Marisol is moving out of state. Then you remembered you had promised to take your next door neighbor to youth group tonight. How are you supposed to be friendly and excited about church when you have had such a terrible day?

Read Galatians 5:22-26. Pay attention to verse 22.

What are the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit?

If you belong to Christ, what areas of the flesh should you get rid of in your life?

If you live by the Spirit, what attitudes should you avoid?

Name some practical ways to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit in your life.

What are some obstacles that prevent the Spirit from being in control of your life?

Look at the words that describe the fruit of the Spirit. Which ones do you struggle with the most?

Which ones best describe you?

The fruit of the spirit’s not a….(what’s your favorite verse?)

The fruit of the Spirit. What a challenge! How can we live for God and be the type of person described in these verses? Consider kindness. How can kindness be a natural part of your life? It may not come naturally, but it IS possible. Pray and ask God to give you the strength to overcome weaknesses that may keep you from having the fruit of the Spirit. Even when you have a bad day, God can give you the power to live for Him and communicate His kindness and love to others.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith. —Galatians 5:22

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