Last Sunday

Last Sunday: The Armor of God

UncategorizedJared Kennedy25 Comments

This past Sunday, Sojourn's kids studied the Armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-18.  We learned:

  • We are in a spiritual war.
  • God gives us spiritual armor.
  • Christ is our protection.

Below, you can see some pictures of kids at Sojourn East and bigger kids at Sojourn Midtown dressed up in the whole armor.  We had a lot of fun introducing kids to the way that our Warrior God protects us from Satan and his schemes by giving us salvation, righteousness, peace, faith, truth, and His Word.

We also used some great coloring sheets drawn by Sojourn artist Mandy Groce.  You can download them from here:

There are two versions of the coloring page – one picturing a boy and the other picturing a girl. The children have the phrase “strong and courageous” written on their t-shirts. The third sheet is the pieces of the full armor of God. We had the children cut and paste those pieces to construct the final picture.

Ephesians 6:10-18 says:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Last Sunday: Paul in Chains

UncategorizedJared Kennedy1 Comment

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been having a lot of fun with the kids in the children’s ministry.  We learned about “beautiful feet” and we wore crazy shoes.  We learned about how Abraham is the father of all believers, and Abraham visited our classrooms singing “Father Abraham had many sons.”  There have been weeks with puppets and fun games as well. This past week was a bit different and a bit more serious.  Our lesson centered Acts 28:17-31, which tells about the ministry of the Apostle Paul while he was in chains during his first Roman imprisonment.  A leader in each children's assembly was chained to a chair as Paul, and a narrator talk about Paul’s suffering and how his message was rejected by the Jews in Rome but accepted by the Gentiles.  The kids felt of a chain or rope and imagined what it must have been like to be in chains for Christ.  Take time this week to ask your kids about the lesson and read back through the passage in Acts 28.