We are up to the second week of our new series Battle Gear! It was so good getting to hear from some of you about how you went with last week’s activities. Please make sure you keep using that comment box! This week we’re going to make a start on our memory verse, so make sure you do the memory verse challenge at the end of this chapter! We’ve got heaps of fun planned this week so get keen!
Grab your booklet and Bible, give this video a watch, and then let’s get into it!
Study One: No More Wobbly Legs
For today’s study you’ll need:
- Your Battle Gear booklet
- A Bible
- The green and beige army soldiers
- The two marbles
- The cardboard tube
- Both your favourite and least favourite coloured pencils/highlighters
- The coloured pieces of card with Ephesians 6:13 written on them
God has saved us from the punishment of our sins. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection three days later, we are made free and are given new life when we choose to follow him. God has won the battle against the enemy and Jesus has emerged victorious over death. It doesn’t just end there though. In Ephesians chapter 6, Paul (the guy who wrote Ephesians) talks all about the fact that to be a follower of Jesus, we need to live like it.
Now this can look like a lot of things, but one of the things that Paul urges us to do is to look for the ways that the enemy may be trying to trick or mislead us, and to stand firm with faith in Jesus against the devil’s temptation. I picture it as like when you’re at the beach and it’s a really really windy day – it is so hard to walk anywhere and if you feel like you stand still, you’ll just topple over! And to make matters worse, often the wind picks up a lot of the sand and throws it at you like tiny little pins against your skin! Ouch!
Thankfully, when it comes to trying to deal with all that the enemy throws at us, we aren’t alone. God has already won the battle against Satan – the devil is just trying to bring down as many people as possible with him. Not only that, but God is always there to protect us, and to equip us with what we need to fight for him! That’s what the armour of God is! God gives us all the things that we need to stand firm against the things the enemy throws at us, and all we need to do is put on the armour that God has given us, and have faith in God’s power.
Make sure you do the memory verse challenge, and send through what you feel like God might be teaching you today about who he is, who you are, or what his word says. Praying that you are able to see God’s hand at work in your life, and that you have a FANTASTIC week! Let us know how else we can be praying in the comment box!
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
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