Next Sunday, we will be starting the Armor of God series in the 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade Sunday School classes.
Ephesians 6:11-12 states “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
We will start out the series with learning why we need the Armor of God and that we need complete protection, not just one or two of the areas. Consider when you prepare your family for a full day at the beach. You make sure you have complete protection from the sun. You pack sunscreen, a swim shirt, a beach hat, beach umbrella, lip balm & flip flops for the hot sand. It’s great that you have packed it and you look prepared. But if you never use these items, you will still get burned! This is what we will be teaching your child. We will be explaining the different armors to put on and then how to use it. We will be teaching that Satan is real and that his schemes are crafty and tricky. We need to be armed!
Please consider reading through the Armor of God passage with your child before next Sunday. The passage is Ephesians 6:10-19. Enjoy this time with your son or daughter! Below are the lessons in the order that they will be taught. Be in prayer for our Sunday School teachers and they prepare each week to teach your child. They need protection!
Lesson 1 You’ve Got To Be Putting Me On Protecting against your enemy
Lesson 2 Let’s “Loin” About Truth Wrapping ourselves in truth
Lesson 3 First Things First Protecting your heart
Lesson 4 I Was Born (again!) Staying focused on the Gospel
Lesson 5 The “Moist” Faith You’ve (not) Seen Faith applied daily
Lesson 6 Heads Up! Protecting your mind
Lesson 7 A Cut Above The Rest The power of the Word
Lesson 8 I’ve Got Your Back
Finally, just a quick note about the pornography seminar upcoming this Saturday, February 16th. I would like to encourage you to seriously consider attending. The average age of exposure to internet pornography is age 11 and the 12-17 year-old age group is the largest consumer of internet pornography. This is alarming and sad! We need to not ignore the fact that our children are near that age group or in that age group right now. Arming ourselves with information can help all of us live in this world where “Porn is the Norm”.
Children’s Ministries Director