I am so excited about today’s lesson. It’s a fun one! We’re going to learn about the armor of God! It’s not a REAL armor but God’s Word uses it to help us understand how we are supposed to prepare and be aware that we are in a battle to do what God wants us to do instead of doing what the enemy of God wants us to do. Let’s watch this video to learn more:
Let’s read from God’s Word where He tells us about the armor of God. See if YOU can hear the different parts of the armor!!
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.
Now I have some questions for you to think about!
Why would anyone wear armor? What would it be for?
It’s for protection!!
Why do we need protection?
Because of sin, sin that we do and the sin of others against us. It’s hard to focus on God and how He wants us to live our lives.
Do we need to put real armor on our bodies?
No, the armor of God is just a visual reminder for us to regularly make the decision to “put on” following God, serving Him, focusing on His truth and telling others why they can trust Him too. By doing those things, we stand firm against sin and God’s enemies, and God protects us.
Let’s sing a fun song! So stand up and while you listen to this song, let’s point out the different areas that will be protected – for example when it talks about the helmet, let’s touch our heads!
Here’s a fun coloring page to help you remember all about the Armor of God!