Just like trees and plants bear fruit, so must the Christian bear spiritual fruit. Some plants and trees are meant to have only branches or stems, and leaves, and no fruit. But there are others that produce fruit: apple trees, tomato plants, blueberry bushes, etc. Through the work of the Holy Spirit in a believer's heart, Christians begin to produce the fruit of the Spirit. This means that a Christian shows by his lifestyle that he walks in the ways of the Lord. As you can tell an apple tree because of the tasty apples it carries on its branches, Christians should be recognized by their godly character. Children, read these stories and see the importance of bearing the fruit of godliness.
1. A Student Artist Learns a Lesson 2. The Glass Factory 3. A Godly Woman 4. The Storm and Its Lessons 5. "Boy Wanted" 6. Johnny Christie 7. Always Tell the Truth 8. A Conductor Learns a Lesson 9. Be Ye Kind One to Another 10. A Painter's Life Saved 11. An Indian's Conscience 12. Polished Boots 13. A Little Girl's Question 14. Listening to Conscience 15. A Dying Testimony 16. Rob McGregor 17. Courage to Pray 18. Elizabeth 19. A Faithful Saying 20. My Daddy Is the Driver 21. Words Fitly Spoken 22. A Picture of God 23. Afraid of Lying 24. The Patient Christian Sufferer 25. Holding Daddy's Hand 26. The Angels' Charge 27. Love Your Enemies 28. Buddy 29. A Christian Lady 30. Forgive Us Our Debts 31. Time Spent Wisely 32. Not Afraid 33. The Powder Mine 34. Shaped for Heaven 35. The Wounded Soldier's Return 36. Rock of Ages 37. Slander and Gossip 38. Bird and the Butterfly 39. The Living God 40. Lying Worse Than Stealing 41. An Apology 42. The Retired Businessman
About the Series:
The Lord's Garden is a series of devotional stories for children. The stories are based on true happenings, gleaned from a variety of sources, and rewritten for contemporary readers. Each story accompanies a passage of Scripture, and is intended to illustrate that particular biblical truth. Some stories are shorter, some longer. However, all will capture the attention of children, and hopefully their hearts. Every story begins with a Scripture verse and ends with questions for understanding the story, further points to think about, and directions for prayer.