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The Good Fruit

Have you heard these words of Jesus before: “A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit… Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions” (Matt 7:17-18, 20 NLT ).

It makes sense, doesn’t it? Mango trees produce mangos; orange trees produce oranges. It would be silly to pick plums from an apple tree. It’s the same with people. People who listen to God and follow God do good things. People who think kind and loving thoughts do kind and loving actions.

But what happens if we feel fearful, hurt, or upset and want to act out, call someone a name, put someone down, or hit? That’s not good-fruit thinking, and it won’t end up with good-fruit acting. Those are thoughts that come from a “bad tree.” They’re not worth listening to, either. We may not feel like helping or forgiving others, but if we take the fruit from the bad tree, we won’t feel happy or good about ourselves. Instead, let’s decide to be the good fruit from the good tree. Let’s choose to follow God’s good word and do lots of good deeds.

Here are some games that help us identify the good fruit.

This Month's Featured Fun and Games

Coloring Pages

Younger Children

Older Children

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