The Morning Thing Friday Favorites – bible verses for a fruit of the Spirit

Today for Friday Favorites, Marcy and Hunter shared their favorite bible verse highlighting a fruit of the Spirit.

Marcy picked JOY – Romans 15:13
Romans 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hunter picked PATIENCE – James 1:19
James 1:19 New International Version (NIV)
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Click HERE to hear them talk about these powerful bible verses!

It’s “Fruit of the Spirit” Week on The Morning Thing

We kicked off a special week today on The Morning Thing. We are digging into scripture this week to focus on the fruit of the spirit. (picture from Pinterest)

Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

On Monday, we focused on Patience and Self-Control.
We hope you take a few minutes to look at these powerful articles.

What Are the Fruit of the Spirit? from Kathy Howard, Contributing Writer. Click HERE to read more about each fruit.
“Patient people put up with circumstances and other people, even when severely tried. Patient people display endurance, longsuffering, and perseverance”.

16 Bible Verses to Help You Learn Patience BY from
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Click HERE to see the article and the 16 bible verses.

Click HERE for an article on Self-Control from Focus on the Family, This article gives practical ideas on how to teach your kids about self-control at every age: preschool, school age, tween and teens.

Click HERE for Scripture for Self-Control. You can draw willpower and strength from the Bible! The article is by 

We also shared about a fun and eye-opening video that highlights the choice for patience and self-control. Check out this lesson with kids and a marshmallow!

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