The Armour of God as a Children’s Sermon

At the children’s sermon in church on Sunday, the gal doing to sermon asked for volunteers, and of course the son-man said he’d be her guinea pig.  He was actually *perfect* for the part!

The Armour of God is a passage from Ephesians 6:11:

(11) Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (12) 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. (13) 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. (14) Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, (15) and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (16) In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (17) Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (18) 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 saints.

The young lady used household items to help show the kids how to arm themselves for God.  It was cute, funny and quite fitting for the son-man to use an umbrella as a sword!

I just love it when a children’s lesson is something they can relate to, with props and a visual to help them along their spiritual journey.

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