The Armor of God

Hi all! Today’s lesson is from Ephesians 6 (last year’s lesson and craft can found HERE)


So in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he talks about armor. When soldiers fight, they wear armor to keep them safe. We have armor that keep our HEARTS safe from the enemy, Satan. What does Satan want to do? He wants to keep us away from God. Sometimes we might think “God doesn’t really love me” or “I don’t REALLY have to obey God.” Or a friend might say “God’s not real.” These are ways Satan tries to keep us away from God. BUT, Paul reminds us that we can fight against those lies from Satan and keep our hearts loving God.

But how do we do that? We put on the armor of God. (We added a piece of clothing for each item and talked about what they meant as we added them.)

We have a belt of truth. The truth is God’s words in the Bible. We remember that God made everything, He can do ANYTHING, He is in charge of EVERYTHING and NOTHING will keep Him from loving us.

We also have the breastplate of righteousness. A breastplate is a piece of armor that covers your heart and lungs in your chest. Being righteous means being right with God…making good choices to obey God.

We put on the shoes of peace. That means we are ready to GO! walk, travel and tell people about Him!

We have the helmet of salvation–we remember Jesus died for us. HIS sacrifice saves our hearts from Satan.

The shield of faith–we believe in God. Sometimes God can be confusing…but we CHOOSE to believe Him. We trust that He will take care of us and keep us close to Him.

And lastly, the sword of the Spirit. The sword is our only weapon and it’s not even anything WE do. God’s spirit will fight Satan FOR US.



So we have the belt of truth-the Bible.

The breastplate of righteousness-we obey God.

The shoes of peace-we tell other people about Him.

The helmet of salvation-Jesus saves!

The shield of faith-we trust in God.

The sword of the Spirit-God fights for us.

(We recited this part several times together)



We also found this song from KidSpring Children’s Ministry.

And this lesson review from Saddleback Kids.


Thanks for joining us! Love to you all!

Unity: Working Together

Hi all! Today’s lesson is from Ephesians 4. Paul wrote another letter, to the Ephesians. In this letter, one of the things he tells the people is to work on unity. Do you know what unity means? Unity means “being all together”…being one. We live in the United States of America. We are united…all the states work together to be one country. And all the people who love God can work together (unity) to share His love and tell other people about Jesus.

Paul reminds the people that everyone has different ways they can serve God. Some people do the talking on Sunday morning, some people lead the singing. Some people help take care of kids of older people. There are LOTS of ways to show God’s love, but none of them are more important than any other. We all work together. We are united. We are united to share God’s love, to worship Him and tell other people about Him.

Do you have any friends that go to a different church? Do they still worship God? Is your church better than theirs? Nope. Just different. If we love the same God, then we are united. We are together. We can love God together and we can love other people together. Paul says it’s important to work together because that helps us know God better and grow in Him. (Remember yesterday we talked about the fruits of the Spirit and growing in God?) Other people can help us grow in God. They help us learn about Him and they show us ways to love people. We should all work together, we can have unity.

Unity: working together.

For our craft today we wrote out the word: UNITY: working together

Then we cut out a few pictures of people working together and glued them around the word unity.


Thanks again for joining us. Love to you all!