For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:26)
" COMMUNION " - A memorial to Jesus' death and shed blood.
Ask your child if she/he would like to lead the family's prayer time. If not, pray a simple prayer and ask them to recite The Lord's Prayer when you are finished. Be sure to tell them that prayer is talking to God and that they can talk to God anytime about anything.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 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. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Ephesians 6:10–18 (ESV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder an perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
The act or power of continuing to do something in spite of difficulties.
Take a few minutes to watch and review the video about the full armor of God.
Ask the following questions:
What is the armor of God?
Helmet of ______
Breastplate of __________
Shield of ______
Belt of ________
Sword of ________
Feet fitted with the righteousness that comes from _________
Which item represents the Word of God?
Read Ephesians 6:10 -18
Why do you think Paul uses the image of armor in this passage?
What is the armor of God?
Why do you need the armor of God?
What are somethings the armor protects you from?
How are we like soldiers preparing for war?
It's football season! Many of us like watching football. Some of us like playing. Whenever you watch football, you see the players wearing protective equipment. They know the game is dangerous and without wearing the right things to protect them, they could get seriously hurt. The Armor of God works the same way. It helps to protect us each day throughout life.
How does the confidence of football players in their equipment help them in their sport?
How can your confidence in the armor of God help you?
The Bible says the armor helps us to stand firm against the strategies of the devil.
What are the strategies of the devil?
Ask your children to repeat this prayer -
God thank You for Your love and care for us. Thank You for the armor of God that helps gives us protection. Thank You for helping us to overcome Satan. AMEN.