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Pre-Sliced Banana

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Pre-Sliced Banana
Steve Severance
Submitted By
Uncle Steve Severance
Submitted On
January 1, 2008
Last Modified
January 1, 2008

A yummy trick: God works invisibly (Fruit of the Spirit)


Ripe Banana (not too ripe)

Tooth Pick



Poke the toothpick carefully into the banana (before you peel it) at one of the "seems" then carefully move the toothpick around horizontally so that you slice the banana then remove the pick. Repeat this procedure until the banana is all sliced. Don't wait too long after to slice it to peel it or the toothpick holes will turn brown and it will be obvious what you did.

Have your kid peel the banana. It should be pre-sliced.


When you give Jesus your life He sends His Holy Spirit to live in you. The Holy Spirit works on growing good character in you from the inside out. Those character traits are called "the fruit of the Spirit".

Even if someone seems plain on the outside if they let the Holy Spirit come into their lives He'll make them very special from the outside in.


Galatians 5:22-25

"22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."(NIV)