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A Fruity Kind of Faith

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In our Children's Corner for Grace News, Rachel Wong encourages our children to trust in our Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to work in them to produce good fruit.

Do you remember that in our first Children’s Corner at the beginning of this year, we talked about plants? We said that it is very important for our faith plant to have strong roots to help it grow well. All through the year our plant has been growing… I wonder what has happened to it now that we are almost at the end of the year?

Let’s check how the roots are doing. But there’s a problem – we cannot see the roots because they are in the soil. What shall we do? We have to look at the parts we can see to know about the parts we can’t see. And the most important part of the plant that we can see (and taste!) is the fruit.

What kind of fruit do you think a faith plant would have? Yes, it’s the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22-23). When we trust in Jesus the Holy Spirit comes to live in us and helps us produce the good fruit that belongs to the Spirit. So just as good fruit come from good trees, if we are being changed by the Spirit on the inside, then we will show that change on the outside by the fruit of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and selfcontrol. But if the Holy Spirit is not in us, on our own it is impossible to grow this kind of fruit.

Soon we will move into our new church building, and we pray that many new friends will come to join us to worship God. What can you do to make people want to come to church? The best thing you can do is to trust in Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit. The next most important thing is to show everyone that your faith is real by having really good, big, juicy spiritual fruit!

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Read the full issue of Grace News on Finishing Works here.