December 6th, 2015

Memory verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

This week's Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

Bible Story from Mark 14:32-36, Luke 22:41-44, Luke 23:35-37

Younger Kids Review Questions

1. What does self-control mean? (Self-control means to obey God even when we don’t want to.)

2. Who in our lesson showed us what self-control looks like? (Jesus, Jesus obeyed the Father even when He didn’t want to. Jesus had self-control.)

3. What did Jesus ask the Father in the garden? (Jesus asked if there was any other way to save sinners knowing that He was about to die in order to be obedient to the Father.)

4. Did Jesus obey the Father? (Yes, Jesus obeyed the Father and died on the cross to save sinners.)

5. Who are sinners? (We are sinners, your teachers are sinners, your parents are sinners, you are sinners.)

6. What is sin? (Sin is when we do, think or feel different from what God wants; sin separates us from God forever.)

7. Can we save ourselves from sin? (No! only Jesus can save sinners.)

8. Why is it hard to obey? (Because we are selfish, we think we know what is best, we don’t trust God.)

9. Can we obey God on our own? (No, we need God’s help to obey.)

10.  Is God’s plan more important than what we want? (Yes! God knows what is best for His children.)

11. Who did Jesus give those who love and trust Him to help have self-control? (The Holy Spirit.)

Older Kids Review Questions:

1. How do we know that Jesus wanted there to be another way to save us? (He asked God to take the cup away from him if possible, he was in agony and sorrow.)

2. Why did Jesus obey? (God’s will was worth obeying. To save us.)

3. What were the soldiers and rulers teasing Jesus about on the cross? (To save himself)

4. Who helped Jesus have self-control, to die on the cross? (The Holy Spirit)

5. Who lives inside of us if we believe in Jesus? (The Holy Spirit)

6. How did we benefit from Jesus’ self control? (Salvation)

7. How can we benefit others from our self control that the Holy Spirit gives us?

Christmas Song/Song of Response