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Last Wednesday evening we held our second community youth worship event. It was similar to what we held last November, but involved a few different people. Mainly, our guest speaker was Jon Konz, the campus minister for O’Gorman Catholic High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Continue reading Crave

Wearing Some Peace Shoes

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The Armor of God: How to WIN against SIN

This past Sunday: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

Children’s Lesson:

When we put on these shoes and remember the gospel every day, we are able to follow Jesus instead of Satan and tell everyone we meet about God’s love.

What is the Gospel of Peace? The Gospel of Peace is that Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins and then rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. This means that if we believe in Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive us of our sins, then we can live a peaceful life without worry. We don’t have to worry because we know we are going to Heaven.

Why do you think we have to prepare our feet with this? Our job as warriors for God is to let as many people as we can know about the Gospel. One way we can do this is to tell them about the ABC’s of salvation.

“A” means you accept that you’re a sinner and need Jesus to stop from sinning.

“B” means you believe that Jesus Christ has already died for all of your sins and wants you to follow Him for the rest of your life and someday go to Heaven.

“C” means you confess your sins to Jesus and ask Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins.

1st & 2nd Grade do the craft part. The “shoes” that they made were a paper foot shape that lay over their shoe with (yarn) lace-up strings to the mid-calf. After the Sunday school hour, saw a cute little first grade girl walking ever-so-slowly-carefully with baby steps. She informed me these were her PEACE shoes and she needed to walk very carefully! It was adorable, as from a distance you would have thought she was walking on bubbles, trying not to pop them!

Next week: The Shield of Faith

Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

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Breastplate of Rednazzzzz

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The Armor of God: How to WIN against SIN

This past Sunday: The Breastplate of Righteousness

Our lesson was on being RIGHT WITH GOD, and when we put on the Breastplate of Righteousness, we are being right with God and protecting our hearts. These lessons are fun for all of us, leaders included! The songs, games, crafts, and discussions are priceless. I will try to share another brief conversation I had with a 2nd grader (my nephew) on this past week’s lesson (I only wish I could share it audibly).

Me: Cool Breastplate!

Nephew: Thanks! (In his higher pitched voice)

Me: So what did you learn?

Nephew: Well, I wasn’t here right away but I still got to make mine (breastplate).

Me: Awesome! Can I help you glue the pieces on? (A heart and the words RIGHT WITH GOD)

Nephew: Sure! (Again his higher pitched voice)

 

Nephew: Do you like my rednazzzzz? (Now a raspy voice, dragging out the z sound)

(He had written rednaz in red marker on his breastplate. It was the only decorating he had time for, other than the two pieces we glued on.)

Me: What is “rednaz”?

Nephew: It protects my heart. Rednazzzzz!

Me: Rednaz protects your heart?

Nephew: Yeah, it’s my breastplate of rednazzzzzzzzzz!

I get a kick out of that kid! He makes me laugh as puts on his Breastplate of Righteousness, or should I say REDNAZZZZZZZZZZZ! And heads off with his family to attend church service, wearing his breastplate oh so proudly!

This coming Sunday: The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

I am anxious to hear the children’s interpretation of this one! Until next week, find the blessings in all things and praise God for the gift of children and the fun imaginations!

Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”