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Week 5: Grace that Bears Fruit

 

Key Verses

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.  — Galatians 5:22-23 (CEB) 

Key Concept

Grace frees us from the burden of the works of the law and frees us for the law of love so that we might be empowered to bear the fruit of love.

Resources for this week include:

  • Worship Helps: This resource includes traditional and contemporary elements for worship such as calls to worship, prayers, music suggestion, and an Eastertide worship symbol.
  • Sermon Seeds: Background on the text, theological reflection, and suggestions for life application are provided for those who are preaching on Galatians 5 this Sunday.
  • Bible Study Overview and Discussion Questions: Small groups are invited to read a short overview of Galatians 5 and discuss these questions as they reflect on “Grace that Bears Fruit.”
  • Children’s Curriculum: This material is designed for elementary children (K-5th) to learn about how God’s grace bears fruit. It can be used for Sunday school or a mid-week gathering.