IMPACT KIDS Lesson for March 29: The Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness

Hey everyone! Ally here! This is the lesson for (the week of) 3/29/2020! I’m so excited to see all of you again, super soon! Until then, keep following the Armor of God series that I have been posting with your kids!

(There is a video of the craft if you need extra instructions! ❤️)

The Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness
Key Verse(s): Matthew 23:5, 15, and 25-31.

Opening: Today we’re going to start learning about the ARMOR OF GOD. In battles, soldiers wear armor to protect themselves. We’re not in a war against people, but the Bible says we’re in a war against unseen powers of evil! But don’t worry, we’re on the winning side: God’s side! We talked about the Belt of Truth last week, but today we are going to talk about the Breastplate of Righteousness. A breastplate goes on like a shirt!

Ask your kid(s) if there was ever a movie they saw that they thought would be REALLY GOOD, but wasn’t!

Say: In today’s Bible story, we’ll find out about people who looked really good, but on the inside, it turned out their hearts were more focused on themselves than on God.

Core Bible: Ephesians 6:10-17

Ask: “What is something that you should never do at church?”

Ask this Follow-Up Question: “If someone doesn’t do the bad thing in church, but does it outside of church, are they still righteous?”

Say: “A lot of people change their behavior when they get to church, but we need to get to the heart of what righteousness is. There were some guys in the Bible that acted righteous, they were called the Pharisees and they were the religious leaders at the time.”

Say: “They gave money to the church, they wore Bible verses on their arms, and they followed the rules!”

Read Matthew 23:5, Matthew 23:15, Matthew 23:25-31.

Ask your kids(s): “Why do you think Jesus said these things about the Pharisees?”

Say: “Jesus knew their hearts, just like he knows ours! So, he knew that the “righteous things” the Pharisees were doing were all to show off, not because they actually loved God!”

Final point: To wear a Breastplate of Righteousness is to honor God no matter where you are, not just on the outside, but on the inside.”

Main Series Point: There’s a big battle going on between Christians and evil! BUT! We are on the winning side!

Craft: Spell out the word “Righteous” with household objects!

IMPACT KIDS Lesson for March 22: The Armor of God: Belt of Truth

Key Verse(s): Ephesians 6:10-17

Opening: Today we’re going to start learning about the ARMOR OF GOD. In battles, soldiers wear armor to protect themselves. We’re not in a war against people, but the Bible says we’re in a war against unseen powers of evil! But don’t worry, we’re on the winning side: God’s side! And we have his special armor to put on, including the belt of truth.

Ask your kid(s) who they think would win in a fight: 10 horses the size of ducks, or 1 duck the size of a horse.

Explain that there is an even greater battle than the one between horses and ducks; It’s between Christians and evil! BUT! We are on the winning side!

Core Bible: Ephesians 6:10-17

Say: “The armor of God talks about a soldier’s armor as an example of the kinds of things we need to do to stand strong for God.”

Read Ephesians 6:10-12

Ask your kids(s): “How do you feel that we are fighting against the unseen?”

Say: “It sounds scary, but remember, we are on the winning side. God has given us the Belt of Truth.”
Read Ephesians 6:14.

“To wear a belt of truth means to fight evil with truth. Truth comes from the Bible. Jesus is the ultimate truth!”

Craft: Create your own Armor of God!

Draw a stick figure representing yourself/child on a paper plate as a template. Protect the figure with the Armor of God piece by piece with household items and snacks! You can use any foods or household items you have on hand to create the different pieces of Armor.

Here are the pieces of Armor you’ll need to find an item to represent:

1. Torso – Breastplate of Righteousness
examples: cracker, piece of bell pepper, strawberry, cookie

2. Waist – Belt of Truth
examples: licorice, strip of cucumber, dry pasta, fruit by the foot

3. Head – Helmet of Salvation
examples: scoops tortilla chip, pretzel, cracker, round cucumber slice

4. First Arm – Shield of Faith
examples: Pringle/potato chip, carrot disc, marshmallow

5. Second Arm – Sword of the Spirit
examples: string cheese, pretzel rod, celery stick, dry spaghetti

5. Feet/Shoes – Gospel of Peace
examples: peanuts, clementine segments, cheese puffs, fruit snacks

We miss you kiddos so much and we hope this craft help you feel safe and close to God!

We will see you soon!

Love,
Miss Ally and Miss Lindsey ❤️

SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M.

IMPACT Kids Sunday Class is for children grades K-5th. Our ministry focus is on Jesus. Children are encouraged to practice kindness in their every day lives through the Biblical teachings of Jesus and his disciples. 

Our job is to prepare your children’s  hearts and minds so that faith can grow, and a true relationship with Jesus can happen. We are here to partner with you to create lifelong disciples of Jesus. 

We stand up for Jesus and know that God’s word changes lives. We thank God for his gifts and we always put God first. 

Your children are welcome here. We strive to maintain a nurturing and energetic classroom that caters to all ages. We supply your children with ideas and action through games, crafts, songs and bible stories. 

If you’re curious or want to know more about IMPACT KIDS, please contact our Director, Ally: kids@drumc.org 

Where are we located?

Downriver Church
14400 Beech Daly
Taylor, Michigan 48180

734-442-6100

office@drumc.org

 

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