For God’s Glory: Fruit of the Spirit | Joy

Countryside is hosting the final conference from the Sola Series this weekend, Soli Deo Gloria. I’m currently preparing a Truth & Worship “lesson plan” for my preschooler Sunday School classes. The principles and music need to emphasize the following:

We should bear good fruit for the purpose of bringing glory to God.

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

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
John 15:8

Here is one (convicting) paragraph from the planning material provided to the teachers:

Another fruit of the Spirit is joy. God’s joy smiles. God’s joy is not just smiling when you get to do what you want to do. God’s joy brings a happy heart even when we’re not feeling well, when something makes us sad, or when we have to do what we don’t want to do. Smiling with God’s joy even when we’re sad is called fruit of the Holy Spirit.

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