Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
The Armour of God
A series of half hour thematic Bible studies for 9-14 year olds; a mixture of church kids, Christians and their friends.
Why do we need armour?
Breastplate of Righteousness
What does it mean to be right with God?
Feet fitted with readiness from the gospel of peace
How to share the gospel with Jelly Babies
Shield of Faith
What should we have faith in?
We painted a Roman inspired shield: it’s nice and easy to do. A rectangle of thick cardboard per young person, Red paint as the background, Gold paint for the symbol(s).
Helmet of Salvation
(With thanks to Eric who prepped and led this one!)
What are we rescued from and to?
Sword of the Spirit
How is the Bible like a sword?
At the end of this session I included the option of a prayer of response. Here is the soldier, I got them to highlight which bit of the armour they wanted depending on where they were with Jesus and what they wanted to ask him for.