Fruit of the Spirit SELF-CONTROL : Family Devotion

Family Devotion time can be intimating, but it doesn’t have to be.  The purpose of this series, based on the Fruit of the Spirit, is to help you step up and lead your family spiritually, and help you see it can be easy—-it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Got Fruit? is a #1 best selling children’s ministry book on Amazon! This collection of short devotions based on the Fruit of the Spirit is a perfect addition to your current family time (or a great way to start!)  Get your own copy for only .99 and lead your family through discussions and questions all about the different Fruit of the Spirit.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

Galatians 5:22-23

Today’s Focus comes from Proverbs 25:28.

Do you remember the lack of self control of Adam and Eve. (If not, now is a good time to read it- Genesis chapter 3)  God had given them everything they could ever need or want, and they still chose to take the fruit God told them not to.
Having self control is not always easy.  The devil tricked Eve into eating the fruit.  He also will try to trick you.  You have to stay strong to make the right choice, even when it is not the easy choice.  That is having self control.Got Fruit selfcontrol

Look again at Proverbs 25:28. What do you think that means?


  • What is self control?
  • Why is self control important?
  • Who is responsible for your actions?
  • How can you demonstrate self control?



If you haven’t seen them yet, click on any of the links below to read the individual family devotion.

Love     Joy    Peace   Patience   Kindness   Goodness   Faithfulness   Gentleness     Self-Control

Now I am excited that these Fruit of the Spirit devotions are available in a printable version! Maybe you are doing a series and a resource for your families to supplement your lessons.

If you are a parent or grandparent, this will help you have some great spiritual themed discussions in your house.

If you are planning a series, these pages also can be used for small group lessons, so if you want you can use them in your lesson.

No matter how you choose to use them, I believe they will be a blessing to you and your kids.

Ready to add some great supplemental resources to your tool kit? By purchasing you are able to download the complete set, but you also have the ability to print and distribute to the kids and families in your ministry.

About the Author

Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. As a teacher and children's pastor, he has over 20 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional, Got Fruit? on Amazon. His blog is consistantly listed in the Top 40 Children's Ministry Blogs and Websites. Don't hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way.

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