Dinosaurs: Fruit of the Spirit – LoveFinish dinosaur building. Share dinosaurs.We are going to talk about what dinosaurs look like and what God wants us tolook, act and talk like. We are to be the opposites of dinosaurs. We are going tostudy herbivores. What are herbivores? What do they eat? Let’s learn about anunusual dinosaur. How many of you have heard of an Ankylosaurus?Ankylosaurus - armored dinosaur Read the card.What have you learned about this dinosaur?Now – turn around and face the other direction because God wants us to be theopposite of the dinosaurs.God wants us to be like fruit – seriously – fruit. Now – we just learned about aherbivore called the what? (Ankylosaurus.) Okay – he eats plants maybe evenfruit. But just because he eats fruit and plants doesn’t mean he acts like fruit.God wants us to have the attitudes of the fruit of the Spirit. What are the fruit of the Spirit, you ask? Well…they can be found in the Bible in Galatians. Galatiansis a letter in the New Testament. It was written by Paul to the Christians inGalatia.
Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control. Against suchthings there is no law.
Today, we are going to talk about LOVE.Turn back around. The Ankylosaurus was an armored dinosaur. He had toughskin and bony plates protecting him. He was all about protection. He had skills –protection. Protection was his thing. It was like he was always thinking – who isgoing to hurt me? How can I protect myself from that dinosaur or animal? Heeven had a huge clubbed tail. He used it to injure the face or legs of another animal or dinosaur. Goodness! He was well protected.Turn around – we are not like dinosaurs. God wants us to have an attitude of love. He doesn’t want us looking out for number one – ourselves. He wants usto love our friends, family, classmates – everyone.Just before Paul wrote about the fruit of the Spirit he wrote: