“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.” — Ephesians 6:10-13

Explanation: God is awesome! However, there is a bad guy that is trying to fight against God and against us. His name is Satan, and he wants to attack all of the good people that are trying to follow God.

Discussion: What do people who are going to be attacked need to do? (Fight, train, and prepare.) How does someone prepare to fight against Satan? (They must wear God’s armor!)

Activity: Take brown paper grocery bags and cut holes in them for a head and two arms. Put them over your kids, and draw a heart on their chest. Give them each a left-over paper towel tube, and keep one for yourself too. Now it’s time for a sword fight! If anyone gets hit in the heart, they must take a 3-second timeout. Otherwise, enjoy the battle!

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