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Kukolola Zipatso - Gawo #11

(To be translated into Chichewa)



This week so we are going to lean that God expects us to be fruit-bearing Christians

Paper, pencils, crayons for Game 1. Print the Super Fruits flash cards X 2 for the Team Game, hide prior to class. Photocopy the Bible Verse Card, Fruit of the Spirit review cards, crayons. Selection of Super Fruits in season eg Mangoes, Pomegranate, Guava , Papaya, Bananas etc


Get the children to colour the Bible Verse Visual Aids and Fruit of the Spirit Review Cards prior to the lesson.

The teacher then hides the Fruit cards for Game #2.

Optional:Download 'Fruit Review Game'


Optional:Download 'Fruit Review Game'


Optional:Download 'Fruit Review Game'



1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into pairs. Give each pair a piece of paper that they can try to draw a person (looking at each other for ideas of hair, face, clothes, etc) and cut the outline of the "person". Have the children write on their drawn person, "FRUIT BEARING CHRISTIAN" and write words that represent bearing fruit, such as, WORSHIPS REGULARLY, READS GOD'S WORD, PRAYS, SHARES JESUS WITH OTHERS, LOVING, JOYFUL, ETC. Tape the drawn people to the classroom wall.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
The teacher will draw different kinds of fruit on construction paper and cut it out before class begins. Or download the 'Fruit Cards'. Be sure there is one of each type of fruit for each team. The fruit will be hidden around the room.

Divide class into teams. When the teacher says -- FIND THE BANANA -- the entire team can hunt for one banana and run back to their starting area. Continue with finding fruits such as FIND THE PAPAYA, FIND THE GUAVA, FIND THE MANGO etc. After each "fruit find", the team will return.

Optional: Download Chichewa Fruit of the Spirit Visual Aid FRONT

Optional: Download Chichewa Fruit of the Spirit Visual Aid BACK

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)

Optional: Download English 'Fruit of the Spirit Marching Song' music video


4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)

Optional:Download 'Chichewa' worship music video

Optional:Download English 'Faithful is our God' worship music video

a. “Back Track” Fruit of the Spirit Review (5 minutes)

Questions for discussion:

Remember the lion from last week?
• Who does the Bible say is like a lion? (The devil)

Could you win in a fight against a real lion? (No)

• Who could help you fight a lion and how? (The Holy Spirit gives us self control)
• Why do you need to be alert? (Because the devil prowls around looking for someone to devour.)

Optional:Download Review colouring Chichewa Bible Verse

a. Moringa Harvest Review

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b. Learn a Bible Verse

2 Iye anawawuza kuti, “Zokolola ndi zambiri, koma ogwira ntchito ndi ochepa. Pemphani Ambuye wa zokolola, kuti atumize antchito ku munda wake wa zokolola. Luka 10:2

Optional: Download Bible Verse Visual Aid

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

DOWNLOAD Super Fruits Lesson #11 Chichewa Visual Aids

Look what I have... some of our Super Fruits Mangoes, Pomegranate, Guava , Papaya and Bananas. Yum! Yum! I think I'll have a delicious snack right now.

Do you know what I think would be great? I think it would be great to have a lot a fruit trees in your yard so that any time you wanted a snack, you could just go out and pick a piece of fruit off of the tree. But what if you had an fruit tree in your yard that never had any fruit on it? It wouldn't be good for anything except shade, would it?

In our Bible lesson today, Jesus told a story about a man who planted a fig tree in his garden. After some time had passed, he went to look for some fruit on the tree, but there was none.

6 “Munthu wina anali ndi mtengo wamkuyu, umene anadzala mʼmunda wamphesa, ndipo Iye anapita kukayangʼana zipatso, koma sanazipeze"

Luka 13:6

Optional: Download Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid

Year after year he watched the tree, but the tree never produced any fruit. Finally, the man went to the gardener who took care of the tree


7 Tsono kwa munthu amene amasamalira munda wamphesawo anati, ‘Kwa zaka zitatu tsopano ndakhala ndikubwera kudzafuna chipatso pa mtengo uwu ndipo sindinachipeze. Udule! Nʼchifukwa chiyani ukuwononga nthaka?’

Luka 13:7b

Optional: Download Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid


8  "Munthuyo anayankha kuti, 'Bwana, tawusiyani kwa chaka chimodzi chokha ndipo ine ndikumba ngalande mozungulira ndi kuthira manyowa. 9  Ngati udzabale zipatso chaka chamawa, zili bwino! Koma ngati sudzabala, pamenepo mudzawudule."

Luka 13:8-9

Optional: Download Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid

In telling this story, Jesus was really talking about us and about God. God has "planted" us here on this earth and he expects us to produce good fruit in our life.

What kind of fruit does he expect?

When He looks at the way we live our life, he wants to see things like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness. There are times when he is disappointed in what he sees, but he is willing to give us another chance.

What can we do to help us produce the kind of fruit that God expects?
We can sorship regularly, read God's Word, pray, fellowship and witness Those things will help us to live a fruitful life.

Extracts from:

God is the God of the Second Chance:
Story Time:

When Thomas Edison was struggling to perfect the light bulb, it took his team of workers twenty-four hours to put together just one light bulb. When the team was finished with one light bulb, Edison gave it to a young boy to carry upstairs. Step by step the boy carefully climbed the stairs, afraid that he might drop this priceless piece of work. You can probably guess what happened; the poor boy dropped the bulb at the top of the stairs. It took the team twenty-four hours to produce another bulb. Finally, tired and ready for a break, Edison was ready to have the bulb carried upstairs. He gave it to the same young boy who had dropped the first one. Mr. Edison gave the boy a second chance! That's true forgiveness, isn't it?

In our Bible lesson today Jesus tells a story about a man who had a fig tree in his vineyard he became frustrated it was not bearing fruit. “Cut it down! It is just taking up space."

"Leave it alone for one more year," the keeper of the vineyard begged. "I will dig around it and put fertilizer on it. If it has fruit next year, fine. If not, then cut it down."

In this story, the owner of the vineyard is God, the keeper of the vineyard is Jesus, and the tree represents God's children. God has every reason to expect his children to produce good fruit. Sometimes we don't produce that kind of fruit, but we have a loving and forgiving God. God gives us a second chance too and it is important for us to know that we don't have to do it alone. The keeper of the vineyard helped the tree by working the soil and adding fertilizer. When we allow Jesus to work in our lives, he will help us to produce the kind of fruit that God expects.

Extracts from:

Aren't you glad that we have a loving and forgiving God who gives us a second chance? Thank Him.

Heavenly Father, help us live a life that will be pleasing to you. We are thankful that even though we don't always produce the kind of fruit that you desire, you give us a second chance. Help us to allow Jesus to work in our lives so that we will produce the kind of fruit that you want from us.


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