The full armor of God: The shield of faith

shield_faithThis article is a continuation of our theme; the full armor of God that we have been covering all summer in Big City Clubhouse (children’s church). We have covered the commands that God has given to us, the enemy, and now we are focusing on the individual weapons.

Now we have come to the shield of faith. This shield is super important. What does it go?

16in addition to alltaking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Ephesians 6)

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The full armor of God: the Good News of Peace

I have been out of town over the past week working at our children’s camp. There were 20 kids from our church and 5 counselors. All together, there were over 100 kids learning God’s Word. Since I was there, I was not able to write any new articles because of the business and the lack of internet. I have several articles to post about the lessons that I taught during camp. God really worked in a mighty way and out of our 20 kids, 5 of them chose to follow Christ. Continue reading

The full armor of God: the breastplate of righteousness

AH3851-09_LRG_0_soAs I prepare to continue teaching on the full armor of God, this week I want to explain the importance of the breastplate of righteousness. Last week we took a look at the belt of truth, the key piece to the full armor of God. The belt is what every other piece of equipment attached to as well as provided stability and balance for the soldier. Without the belt, the soldier was doomed to a quick defeat. The belt of truth is the Word of God which teaches us about all of the other pieces of armor and enables us to use them. As believers, we must keep the belt of truth, the Word of God with us at all times by meditating on the Word of God day and night. We study It, think about It, and talk about It. The Word of God corrects us and keeps us on the right path. Now, I want to shift our focus to the righteous lifestyle that God gives us and why it is so important. Continue reading

The full armor of God; the belt of Truth

roman_beltDuring the summer, in children’s church a.k.a. “Big City Clubhouse”, we are covering the full armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-17. Over the past two weeks, we have covered the overview, focusing on the commands given to us, the enemy, and the promises that we have been given by God. It has been neat to see that we are fighting a defeated enemy. All we have to do is prepare for battle and show up and we are guaranteed victory over the enemy every single time. This coming Sunday, we are going to begin focusing on the specific pieces of armor that God has made available to us, beginning with the belt of Truth. Continue reading