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!