Printables and worksheet activities for Bible study (12 FREE resources included!)

When the Fruit of the Spirit kept popping up in my life, I felt God prompting me to make Bible study resources about them. And for that very reason, I ended up taking a deep dive into the Fruit of the Spirit to create Bible studies, devotional journals and all sorts of other Fruit of the Spirit printables.

I especially wanted to make Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults. While a whole host of Fruit of the Spirit lesson plans, study guides and coloring pages exist for kids, I found adult resources were lacking, especially ones geared toward mothers.

Throughout the months I’ve been studying the Fruits, my family has been through a lot of hard times. We got hit with one thing after the next. 

Spending time in God’s Word and really researching the character traits given to us through the Holy Spirit encouraged me right when I needed it most. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need before we do!

I thought I knew about the Fruits of the Spirit previously. (I can recite them all to you as part of a song, in fact!) But God has moved through these studies in a powerful way in my life, in my small group and in the Moms with Grace private Facebook group where I’ve lead these studies.

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What are the Fruits of the Spirit?

The Fruits of the Spirit are found in Galatians:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

Those are nine positive traits of Godly character the Holy Spirit can produce in us. These traits go against our human nature, which is described in the verses before these and filled with all sorts of negative traits like anger, envy, idolatry and on the list goes.

Because those negative traits are our natural tendencies, we need the Spirit’s help to live and act differently. Living this way is an ongoing process and choice, because these fruits take time to grow and mature. 

We serve a God who wants to let us live in harmony with these traits. Every single one of them benefits not only His work in us but also His work through us. 

Asking Him for help to have these traits is important, because we can’t do it on our own. Finding powerful tools to encourage us in living lives full of good fruit is helpful.

Living out the Fruit of the Spirit in daily life

As a Christian mom, I’m more aware now than ever of the kind of fruit I’m producing in my life. I’ve learned time and again that I need God’s Spirit to help me live with moral goodness when I’m tired and stressed — both of which go hand-in-hand with motherhood.

I decided a great place to start in researching the Fruits would be to just take them in order. I led with the Fruit of love.

It was one of the traits I thought I’d be best at. Motherhood lends itself to love, after all. I quickly realized the truly living in God’s love in our daily lives is something about which we must be intentional.

And that set the stage for good things to come throughout my research and study as God opened my heart and my eyes to hear and see Him at work. I don’t want to bear bad fruit, and I want to share all the lessons I’ve learned with others as well.

Fruits of the Spirit worksheets

If you’re a Sunday School teacher, church small group leader or youth leader looking for a digital product to help you teach the Fruit of the Spirit, I’ve got some great resources for you. 

All of these resources also are also great for personal Bible study.

Bible verse matching worksheet

If you want an involved activity sheet that will have you or your group delving into the Bible, this Bible verse match worksheet is ideal. 

Each of the nine Fruits of the Spirit are listed on one side and a list of nine Scripture references is on the other side. Use your Bible to look up the verses and find the corresponding Bible verse for each of the Fruits.

And, don’t worry if you get stumped, an answer key is also included!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: A Bible verse matching activity

Weekly challenges

To help your group or yourself put the Fruits into practice in your own lives, check out these weekly challenges. The challenges work for kids in middle school through senior adults. 

The nine challenges are all simple and don’t require lots of time. They’re a great way to start living a life that produces much fruit!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Weekly challenges

FREE printable coloring pages

Another terrific — and completely free option — is this set of 10 Fruit of the Spirit coloring pages complete with corresponding Bible verses. They’re designed to work for youth and adults and work for both men and women. 

These free printable coloring pages are lots of fun as a creative way to meditate on Scripture.

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Coloring Pages

Reflection worksheets

If you’re looking for Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults, you don’t want to miss this set of nine reflection worksheets. There is one for each Fruit that includes a memory verse along with three reflection questions per fruit.

Use this for your own Bible study time or in conjunction with a Fruits of the Spirit Bible study you’re leading.

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Reflection Worksheets

Additional Fruit of the Spirit printables

Once I started working on resources and studies on the Fruits of the Spirit, I got carried away with making related printables as well. Printables are a great way to inexpensively learn and grow in different ways.

Fruit of the Spirit bookmarks

First up is a set of five Fruit of the Spirit bookmarks. Each of the colorful bookmarks lists the nine Fruits in order. Print them on cardstock, and you’re ready to go! 

The bookmarks come with a page that has all five designs on it and then each design has its own page full of only that design as well to make for easy printing. As a small group leader myself, I love options like these as gifts for my group members!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Colorful bookmarks

FREE Fruit of the Spirit bookmarks

You can grab this bookmark set of 10 designs for FREE. Each bookmark lists a Fruit of the Spirit with a 10th one that just says “Fruit of the Spirit.” 

They are black and white by design for easy printing and would work really well as coloring bookmarks for small groups, youth groups or just yourself!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Free coloring bookmarks

Fruit of the Spirit Scripture cards

Scripture cards are one of those great ideas for getting into and learning Bible verses that we can easily overlook. My mom, for example, loves Scripture cards and posts them on her bathroom mirror.

This set of 96 Fruit of the Spirit Scripture cards is color coded and labeled for each Fruit of the Spirit and is a great addition to your Bible study time.

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: 96 Color Coded Scripture Cards

FREE Fruit of the Spirit Scripture cards

If you aren’t as sure about Scripture cards, try out this free set of 10 Scripture cards first. There is one verse per Fruit along with a card of Galatians 5:22-23 that lists the Fruits of the Spirit. 

When it comes to free Fruits of the Spirit printables, I’ve got you covered!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: 10 Free black-and-white Scripture cards

Bible study devotional journals for moms

My heart lies with mamas so much right now — most likely because I’m in the midst of motherhood myself! So, I decided a devotional journal for moms had to be part of what I created.

God’s given me a passion to encourage and minister to other mamas to help them grow their homes with grace, faith and love. The Fruits of the Spirit fit right into that!

Multiple resources are available right now as instant digital downloads you can print or use on your device. 

PDF version of “The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms”

The first is a simple, black-and-white PDF of “The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms.” It’s ideal for the mama who wants to print out the devotional journal and write her answers with a pen or pencil.

This nine-week devotional is specifically designed for moms to offer moments of peace and inspiration in the midst of busy days.

Each week has a focus or memory verse related to the Fruit being covered that week. The devotional journal includes commentary, life application insights, thought-provoking reflection questions, a weekly action items and daily prayers to help you grow in your walk with God.

The devotional journal, which uses Bible verses from the NIV and ESV translations, is designed with day seven being a day to spend more time and prayer and get caught up with reading.

“The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms” is designed to take one week per topic, but don’t fret if you can’t keep that schedule. The good news is you can just catch up whenever works for you. Mom life is nothing if not unpredictable and frequently hectic!

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Printable version of "The Fruit of Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms"

Digital version of “The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms”

The second version of the devotional journal has the exact same content as the first, but it’s designed and formatted for those mamas who want to use it on their devices instead. 

The digital file is colorful color and includes tabs on each content page to help you easily navigate from one section to another. You can keep a separate notebook to write down answers to the questions or upload the PDF into your favorite note-taking app and use it that way. 

Fruit of the Spirit worksheets for adults: Digital version of "The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journal for Moms"

Individual Fruit devotional journals for moms

Each of the Fruits have individual devotional journals you can download as well. These are the same as the PDF version of “The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional Journals for Moms,” but include only one fruit at a time.

FREE Fruit of the Spirit journals

And, finally, you can also download a free Fruit of the Spirit journal for each of the nine fruits. Pair the free journals with the free YouTube playlist about the Fruit of the Spirit for moms, and you have your own Bible study ready to go!

(Be sure to check out the Moms with Grace private Facebook group where this study originally ran and continues with discussions related to the Fruit of the Spirit!)

About the Author: Stacey A. Shannon

Stacey A. Shannon is a freelance journalist and blogger who has been published internationally. She's also a Christian, a wife and a mom of two school-aged children. She started Families with Grace in 2019 to encourage Christian moms as they create homes filled with grace, love and faith.

Be sure to get the FREE family devotion book, "Finding Grace at Home: 7 Days of 5 Minute Devotions for Families." It's a great way to help your family draw closer to each other and to God.

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