Main Point: Self-Control is a fruit of the Spirit
Summary: Jesus is hung on a cross. Although he has the power to come down from the cross, and people taunt him to prove that he’s really God by getting himself down, Jesus shows self-control and stays on the cross. Jesus knows he has to die for us, so he uses self-control
Bible Story Supplies:  2 pieces of paper, writing utensil, clear tape
Activity Supplies:  1 piece of paper, writing utensil, marshmallows or other candy, 7 cups, tissue paper, tape.
Family Dinner Discussion: If no one was there to stop you, which food would you have the hardest time eating only a normal serving of?

Continue the lesson throughout the week:

Family Together Time: Practice self-control with this fun family activity.

  • Play the Quiet Game—see who can be quiet the longest.
  • If the game ends quickly, play again and have everyone try to beat the previous game’s time.
  • After the game, talk about what made it hard not to talk in the game.
  • Share about situations where it’s hard for you not to do what you want to do.
  • Pray together, asking God for self-control in those situations.

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

Epic Teachings of the Bible
Lesson Nine – Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control.
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