ARMOR OF GOD - WEEK 1
MAIN POINT : THE TRUTH HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER
BIBLE STORY : SUPPORTING SCRIPTURES Colossians 1:17 John 14:6
TAKE AWAY : Children will learn what it means to wear the belt of truth and to have the truth of Jesus in their lives, holding them together.
MEMORY VERSE: EPHESIANS 6: 13-18 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (ESV)
CHALLENGE : Have a conversation with your child USING THESE QUESTIONS:
What truth does God speak about you? What is truth? How do you know when someone is telling you the truth? How does it feel to tell the truth? Is telling the truth always easy? Why/why not? Is telling the truth always the right thing to do? Why/why not? What does it mean to have the truth in your life?[For older kids] If you use social media, how do you use it to tell the truth? Is it easy to tell if others are telling the truth? How has the truth of the gospel made a difference to your life?