Help your child realize: God loves me so much… he gives me tools to serve him
Topics for discussion: Being prepared to serve Jesus,
Note for parents: Here are sections of scripture that don’t need to be taken down a level. Enjoy some time reading it to your children and talking about each part of the armor and each fruit of the spirit. The picture language is exciting and relatable to children. Consider exploring these two places in the Bible at separate times, so they can really focus.
Ephesians 6: 10-18 The Armor of God
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."
Galatians 5:22-23 The Fruit of the Spirit
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law."
There are many ways to review! This week I decided to combine this section with Activities so that I don’t repeat myself too much!
Ask your children to draw/build/describe the armor of God in a creative way. Challenge them by asking them to label each part of their creations. Each day, add a prayer written by your child about each part of the armor, thanking God for these tools and asking Him for strength to use them! Remember- we want to see them!