While designing these fruits of the Spirit coloring pages, I was thinking about the fruits of the Spirit and how they manifest in the lives of Christians as we grow in Christ. I found this timely quote by one of my favorites: Martin Luther:
“When I am converted by the Gospel, the Holy Spirit is present. He takes me as clay and makes of me a new creature, which is endowed with a different mind, heart, and thoughts, that is, with a true knowledge of God and a sincere trust in His grace.
To summarize, the very essence of my heart is renewed and changed. This makes me a new plant, one that is grafted on Christ the Vine and grows from Him. My holiness, righteousness, and purity do not stem from me, nor do they depend on me.
They come solely from Christ and are based only in Him, in whom I am rooted by faith, just as the sap flows from the stalk into the branches. Now I am like Him and of His kind. Both He and I are of one nature and essence, and I bear fruit in Him and through Him. This fruit is not mine; it is the Vine’s.”
What a beautiful and accurate description of the fruits of the Spirit! As we grow in Christ, the Holy Spirit takes us as clay and molds us into new creatures. Our minds, hearts, and thoughts are changed and we are given a true knowledge of God and His grace.
We become like Christ and bear fruit in and through Him. This fruit is not our own, but it is the result of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Pages
That’s why I thought that it would be fun–and useful–to illustrate some fruits of the Spirit printables to help us as we meditate on these lovely and true character traits from God’s Word. What better place to start, than with a few beautiful fruit of the Spirit coloring pages?
These fruit of the Spirit printables will help teach you and your children about the important character traits that the Holy Spirit imparts as you grow in Christ.
I hope that these free printable coloring pages will help you to slow down and think about each quality. As you color these pages, take some time to pray and ask God to help you grow in that particular fruit.
What is the fruit of the Spirit?
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
Have you ever wondered what exactly the fruit of the Spirit is? The Bible verse above–found in Paul’s letter to the Galatians–explains that the fruit of the Spirit is a list of qualities that are fruit or characteristics of the Holy Spirit:
As we abide in Christ and allow Him to work in our lives, we will see more and more fruit! The fruit of the Spirit is not a list of things we should try to attain on our own. These are qualities that God produces in us as we grow in Christ.
These Bible coloring pages are a great printable resource for teaching children
How can parents practically help their children to grow in these virtues? One way to teach our children about the fruits of the spirit is to have family devotionals and prayer time. During these times, we can read a passage of Scripture together and then talk about how the fruits of the Spirit are evident in that passage. We can also talk about how the fruits of the spirit are manifested in our own lives and how we can grow in them.
For the Christian mother, praying for our children is another vital way to help them grow in the fruits of the Spirit. As we pray, we can ask the Lord to help our children to grow in these godly characteristics and to give us wisdom in how to best teach them about the fruits of the spirit. I hope that these fruits of the spirit coloring pages will be a help to you and your family as you think about and meditate on these important character traits.
Where can I learn more about the fruits of the spirit?
If you would like to learn more about the fruit of the Spirit, I encourage you to check out these resources:
- Check out this sermon series!
- A sermon from another of my favorite Bible teachers ever!
- Fun audio series to engage your little ones…
- Fun infographic
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If you’re planning on using these free printable coloring pages with your kids, there are a few supplies that you’ll need to get started.
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- First, you’ll need some colored pencils or crayons. If you are interested in colored pencils, these have been my favorite since college. I truly love how well they blend.
- Second, you’ll need a printer.
- And third, you’ll need some paper for the printer! The paper you use makes a huge difference! Trust me on this. Years ago, I began using this Hammermill 32 lb paper and I have loved it ever since! It is thick and wonderful! It is easy to write on and holds up really well if you plan to print coloring books or binders.
That’s it! With these three things, your children and you will be ready to start on a free coloring page today!
Download these free coloring pages and print them
Don’t forget: once you have downloaded these free printables as a PDF file, you can print this coloring page collection again and again! I chose the PDF file format because it is SUPER simple to print from your phone. Like I always say, who wants to take time to break out the laptop when you have a little one begging for coloring sheets RIGHT NOW?
I hope these Bible printables are a blessing to you and your family as you seek to grow in faith together. God bless!
>>For more adorable fruit coloring pages–and an awesome quote from Martin Luther, check out our apple tree coloring pages!
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