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Armor of God Our Savior Hawaii Online Sunday School

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Welcome to Our Savior Hawaii's Online Sunday School! Knights and soldiers wear armor to protect them from the attacks of their enemies. Today, we'll discover an even stronger kind of armor, the armor of God. Our King Jesus gives us protection from sin, death, and the power of the devil that lasts forever.

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Ephesians 6:10-20 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation 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. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough to speak about it as I should.

Paul wrote the book of Ephesians. At first, Paul didn’t like Jesus and his followers at all! One day, something shocking happened. Paul met Jesus on a dusty road. He saw a bright flash of light, heard Jesus’ voice, was blind for three days, and after three days he could see again. He believed in Jesus and wrote many letters like the one in Ephesians. Jesus changed Paul’s heart, and he spent the rest of his life standing up for Jesus and teaching others about his amazing love.

Paul says to dress like a follower of Jesus—wearing the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-20. Watch the video to learn more about the armor of God.

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What makes up the armor of God? Why do we need the armor of God? We don't wear physical armor, so what kind of armor is Paul talking about? Who gives us this armor? How can you stand up for Jesus? How do we put on the armor of God?
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Pray: Dear God, Thank you for Paul and his letters. Thank you for giving us the armor of God. Help us to stand strong for you. Be with us today and protect us from evil. Amen.

Make the sign of the cross on the forehead of each person in your family and say, "Take up the full armor of God; Jesus is your protector."

Portions of the lesson are from SparkHouse Publishing and Christ to All Ministry.

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Created with images by ArtCoreStudios - "gladiator warrior gear" • AKuptsova - "armor coat of mail the middle ages"