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FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Holy Spirit working in and through you
SCRIPTURE: Gal.5:22-23, Prov.2:8-11, Mt.5:3-12,
Style: drama/conversation: kids try to help
. a friend using the fruit of the Spirit,
. but they are forgetting to be Spirit-led
Cast: KIDS 1-8
Set & Props: 7 “lists”/papers
. (which can be the script)
(Kids 1 - 7 enter and look at each other.)
K 1 So what do you all want to do?
K 2 How about hopscotch?
K 3 We don’t have any chalk with us.
K 4 We could play tag.
(KID 8 rushes up to the group looking worried.)
K 5 Hi, ________ (name).
K 6 What’s wrong?
K 8 I need help.
K 7 What’s the problem?
K 8 There’s a bully over there
. who is not leaving me alone.
K 1 (knowingly) Oh, just wait – let me think.
(KID 1 takes out a list. KIDS 2 – 7 see this and
then remember to do the same. After reading the list,
KID 1 gently pats KID 8 on the shoulder.)
K 1 There-there.
K 2 I am there for you – today. 2
. Ah, all day, I will try to be there for you.
K 3 Can I get you some lemonade?
K 4 (very happily) Don’t worry – be happy!
K 8 Ahhh, okay, thanks? But –
. isn’t anybody going to help me?
K 1 Oh, I’m only working on being “gentle” today.
K 2 I did that last week, today I’m trying
. to be faithful.
K 3 I’m practicing my kindness. See?
. (pointing to list) Getting someone lemonade
. would be a nice thing, don’t you think?
K 4 I woke up happy today, so I decided to be joyful.
K 8 What are you all talking about?
K 5 We are all practicing the fruit of the Spirit.
. Today, I am working on “patience,” so –
. take your time, we have ALL day.
K 8 But, can’t anybody give me any advice?
K 6 Oh! I guess I can. I am working on “peace.”
. To have peace, you must be able to “forgive.”
. If you do not forgive, you will keep on fighting.
K 8 But I’m not fighting. Not yet, anyway.
K 6 Well, okay... Ahhh... if you do not forgive,
. you will keep being angry about the situation,
. which will not give you any peace.
K 8 Okay. So I need to forgive the bully.
. But, what else? There must be something else?
K 5 (walks in circles, fretting & growling)
. Ooo, I just feel like going over there
. and telling that bully what’s what!
K 8 I thought you were working on patience?
K 5 (slowly calming down) I am. I guess I should
. have worked on self-control today. Anyway,
. whatever! Okay... (sighing) I have all day.
. I have all day. It’s all good.
K 8 How is this all helping me? What should
. I be doing?
K 7 Well, I’m working on goodness so I can help
. you there. You need to be good.
. Which means you need to be JUST.
. Which means you need to seek righteousness.
K 8 Huh?
K 5 (totally loses patience) Oh, I can’t
. take it anymore! Let ME explain.
. You need to do what is right!
. It means-you need to do what is right!
K 1 (pats K 5’s shoulder) There-there.
K 2 (to K 5) I’m there for you. Today, anyway.
K 3 (to K 5) Can I get you some lemonade?
K 4 (to K 5) Just - be - happy.
K 8 Ahhh, aren’t you supposed to work on
. all the fruit - all at the same time?
K 5 That would be crazy! I can’t even work on ONE
. at a time. It’s impossible!
K 8 And aren’t these the fruit of the Holy Spirit?
K 6 What’s your point?
K 8 Well, the fruit that you are DOING,
. is it God’s fruit, or is YOUR fruit?
K 7 (thinking) Huh, I guess if we are doing it
. all in our own strength, it would only be
. OUR fruit.
K 1 And it isn’t very good fruit at all.
K 2 Yeah, our fruit is kind of missing stuff.
. Like LOVE. LOVE is the most important fruit
. of all, and everything we do should have
. God’s love in it, or it doesn’t mean anything.
K 3 Of course! The fruit of the Holy Spirit is good.
. Only God can make good and perfect fruit.
K 4 We need to let God do everything FOR us,
. THEN people will see godly fruit in our actions.
K 5 Well, that would be WAY easier.
K 8 Okay, so what do I do about the bully?
K 1 First, we need to do the right thing.
K 2 Right, so let’s pray about the situation.
. Then tell the teacher about what is happening.
K 3 Second, we need to forgive the bully,
. whether the bully is sorry or not.
K 3 But try to stay away from the bully if we can.
K 4 And if the bully comes near us –
K 5 Let’s stick together.
K 6 And third - we need to be kind.
K 7 Good plan, everyone. Now, let’s do
. the right thing.
K 8 Hey, you know, I think this is what good fruit
. actually looks like! Thanks, guys.