Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week. We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.
Dinner Time (Deep Dive)
READ the story together. (Ephesians 6:10-19)
ASK some questions about the story.
- Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church)
- What are the main story beats? (Paul urges the church to put on the armor of God; Paul describes what each piece of the armor is for; Paul encourages them to pray and boldly proclaim the gospel.)
- What’s the main point? (God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.)
CONNECT it to the family.
As believers, we are called to fight the good fight against the evils of this world. We as a family are called to put on the full armor of God. We must use what God has given us so we can remain strong when evil arises.
God, we thank you for always giving us what we need. We pray that we can put on the full armor of God and remain strong against the evil in this world. Amen.
Drive Time (Quick Refresh)
ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Armor of God)
- See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.
REMIND them of the main point.
God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.
Bedtime (Soul Work)
ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.
- Do you think that the world that we live in is evil?
- Does that scare you?
- Does God give us what we need to stay strong when we see those evils?
ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.
God gives us everything we ever need.
RELATE to them.
- Mom and Dad see the world that we live in and recognize it is filled with evil.
- God give us tools to use to not be afraid.
- We know that God gives us what we need to not be afraid of the evil in the world.
PRAY for them before they go to sleep.
Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)
ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.
- At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
God gives us what we need to stay strong.
PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.
Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 33 - Session 4