Lenten Blog – 3/21/2018

This morning in chapel I continued with the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians chapter 5. My theme for the preschoolers today was self control. Do you remember all 9 fruits of the Spirit?

 

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 5:23)

 

For the usual 3-5 year old self control is an issue.  They are encountering brand new things every day of life and it is so exciting.  That is one of the great joys of being around little kids. Sharing in that excitement and joy it’s quite a blessing.  I think for those a little longer in the tooth, faithfulness is more of a challenge.  Sometimes you don’t see anything new.  One day can be like many others you have lived through before.  That is where we need faithfulness.  Faithfulness keeps us seeking God’s way in every place and situation.  Faithfulness continues to live out our faith even on those days when we think we have seen it all before and we know what is going to happen next.  Faithfulness keeps holding onto Jesus when the world says look over here for meaning and purpose.  Thank God that he is always faithful.  For also the scripture reminds us with a promise, “even if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown himself.”   (2 Timothy 2:13)

 

Pastor Dave

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