Looking for a Bible reading plan to help you teach your kids about joy? We’ve got you covered! This free printable homeschool Bible reading plan about joy is perfect for kids of all ages. It includes readings from the Old and New Testaments, and is part of my Fruits of the Spirit Homeschool Bible Reading Plans. I hope you find this helpful in your homeschool journey!
Homeschool Bible reading plans are a great way to include Bible readings in your family’s day-to-day life with your kids. This particular reading plan is all about joy and is part of my series of homeschool Bible reading plans on the Fruits of the Spirit!
How to Use Bible Readings in Your Homeschool
#1 One way you can use this reading plan is to print it out and put it somewhere visible in your homeschool space. Each day, make it a point to read the assigned verses together as a family. You could even take turns reading aloud! This would be a great activity to do first thing in the morning, as part of your morning basket routine, or during your evening family worship.
#2 You can also incorporate the readings into your Bible curriculum. There will be 9 Bible readings in this series covering all nine of the Fruits of the Spirit. You could do one reading each day and spend the month discussing and studying the topic of joy. This would be a great way to help your kids understand what it means to have joy in their lives!
#3 You can use these Bible readings as part of your homeschool co-op meetings or Bible study groups! Simply print out the readings and discuss them together. This would be a great way to dig deeper into the topic of joy and learn from each other.
Why Should We Teach the Fruits of the Spirit?
By studying the Fruits of the Spirit, kids will learn that joy is more than just happiness. It is a deep sense of contentment and peace that comes from knowing God and living according to His ways. Additionally, they will learn that joy is not dependent on our circumstances. No matter what is happening in our lives, we can always choose to have joy!
The fruits of the Spirit are listed in Galatians 5:22-23. They are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As you can see, joy is just one of many fruits that God will grow in our lives if we allow Him to!
24 Bible Verses About Joy for Kids
Zephaniah 3:17 KJV
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,
Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.
For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
Acts 2:28 NIV
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
Romans 12:12 NIV
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
3 John 1:3-4
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
1 Samuel 2:1-2 NIV
Then Hannah prayed and said:
“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.
“There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
Psalm 5:11 ESV
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Romans 12:15 ESV
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Psalm 118:22-24 ESV
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Psalm 32:11 ESV
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Psalm 70:4 ESV
May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”
James 1:2 ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
Isaiah 12:1-6 NKJV
And in that day you will say: “O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”
Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. And in that day you will say:e“Praise the Lord, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”
John 16:24 NIV
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Romans 15:13 ESV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Luke 1:46-55 ESV
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, band my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
How to Use This Homeschool Bible Reading Plan
The Homeschool Bible Reading Plan is designed for kids ages six to twelve, but it can be used with any age. Simply have your child read the passages aloud and discuss them afterward – either individually or together!
To use this reading plan, simply print it out and put it somewhere that you will see it every day. Each day, read the assigned passage and discuss it with your kids if you’d like to have a conversation about it together.
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Building your child’s character is important, and joy is a great place to start! The fruits of the spirit are a great way to teach your kids about the qualities that God values.
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