MAIN POINT :  Guard Your Heart

BIBLE STORY :  Story of Jonah and Ninevah

TAKE AWAY :  Children will learn that we can guard our heart by seeking the Lord with our whole heart, keeping his commandments, and by storing up His word in our heart. "Putting on the Breastplate of Righteousness" This will help us to recognize Gods instructions and to make good decisions.

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 about Psalm 119:9-11 Ask them what they think these verses have to do with righteousness.