JUNE 7 – SUNDAY LESSON

LESSON: FULL ARMOR OF GOD// PRESCHOOL

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: FULL ARMOR OF GOD// PRESCHOOL

MEMORY VERSE: (3 minutes)

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”  Ephesians 6:11                                                                                                                                                       

Parent/Child Activity:

Have your kids follow along with their coloring page as you read the verse. Explain that when we put on the Armor of God, the devil’s lies and tricky ways will not harm us because we are prepared and ready.

This lesson introduces children to the full armor of God and the protection they have as followers of Jesus.                                                                                                  

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1. The you think of armor, what comes to mind? (gladiators, knights, battles, swords, etc.)

2. How would armor help you stand against the devil? (Allow for answers.)

READ: Ephesians 6:10-18 (Read from a children’s Bible)                                                     

INTRODUCTION:

We are going to read about the full armor of God. Did you know that God gives us armor to prepare to fight the devil? Our God is so great and loves us so much; He doesn’t want us to fight the devil on our own. Therefore, He gives us tools and weapons to protect us. Our fight with the devil is a spiritual battle so we must be prepared with spiritual armor.       

READ: Ephesians 6:10-18  (Read from a children’s Bible.)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:  (5 minutes)                                                   

  1. What are some ways the devil tries to trick us? (He lies to us, destroys us, and steals from us.)
  2. Why do we need God’s armor? (To protect us from the devil’s schemes and so we can be strong in the Lord.)
  3. What does the buckle represent ? (Buckle of truth.)
  4. What does the breastplate represent? (Breastplate of righteousness.)
  5. What does the shield represent? (Shield of faith.)
  6. What does the helmet represent? (Helmet of Salvation, Eternal life in Christ.)
  7. What does the sword represent? (Sword of the Spirit, God’s Word, the Bible.)

APPLICATION:

We  learned about the full armor of God and that it is important to put it on every day for protection against the devils’s schemes.                                                                                                         

PRAYER:

Lord, thank You for giving us spiritual armor to protect ourselves. Holy Spirit, remind me to put on my buckle of truth, my breastplate of righteousness, my shield of faith, my helmet of Salvation, and my sword of the Spirit.  AMEN

LESSON: HANNAH // GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS // ELEMENTARY

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: HANNAH // GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS // ELEMENTARY

Children learn that God typically answers the prayers of our hearts in one of three ways: yes, no, or wait.

TOPICS:  Faith, Hannah, Listening, Praise, Prayer, Promises

MEMORY VERSE (15 minutes)

The Power of Prayer (Puzzle) — Use this activity as a fun way to discover this week’s memory verse.

After your child decodes the puzzle, practice saying the verse together.

“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6 NIV

 

SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION (15 minutes)

Introduction:
In today’s lesson, Hannah longs to have a son. Her desire for a child is so great that she loses her appetite for food. Let’s find out what happens when she cries out to the Lord.

Read 1 Samuel 1:1-20

Discussion Questions:
1. What were the names of Elkanah’s wives? (His wives names were Hannah and Peninnah.)
2. Why did Peninnah provoke Hannah? (Peninnah would harass Hannah because she was unable to have children.)
3. Hannah made a promise to the Lord, what was it? (Hannah promised that she would give her son back to the Lord, if God would allow her to have a baby boy.)
4. What did the priest, Eli, think when he saw Hannah praying? (Eli thought that she was drunk.)
5. How does Hannah answer Eli, when he confronts her? (That she was not drunk, but rather troubled in spirit and was pouring her heart out to the Lord.)
6. What does Eli do to help Hannah? (Eli asks the Lord to grant Hannah’s request.)
7. Did the Lord answer Hannah’s prayer? (Yes, in due time Hannah gave birth to a baby boy.)
8. What does the name Samuel mean? (I have asked for him from the Lord.)

APPLICATION

God typically answers the prayers of our hearts in one of three ways: yes, no, or wait. We all like “yes” answers, but “no” answers can sometimes be very discouraging.  “Wait” answers can sometimes feel the most difficult because they require more patience and more trust as we wait for God to reveal is will/plan according to His perfect timing –not ours.  No matter the answer though, we should praise God and receive God’s answer because He loves us and knows what is best for us!  Talk with your children about the ways in which God has answered your prayers.  Ask them to share answers to their own prayers.  Talk about the “yes” answers, the “no” answers and also the times God answered, “Wait.”  This is a discussion you can continue to build upon throughout the week.  Stress the faithfulness of God to hear and answer our prayers!

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:

(This activity can be completed now or worked on throughout the week.)

Begin keeping a family prayer journal. You can have your child make a family journal or provide supplies for each child to make and personalize his/her own prayer journal. Take time to record the prayer requests of individual family members. Leave space after each request to record how God answers the prayers. Explain to your child that God typically answers the prayers of our hearts in one of three ways: yes, no, or wait. Also emphasize that no matter the answer, we should praise God because He loves us and knows what is best for us. Be intentional about praying together and reviewing from time to time how God has answered your family’s prayers.

 

Closing Prayer:

Dear Lord, I thank You that You hear us when we call out to You in prayer. Please give us wisdom to hear and understand the way in which You answer our prayers. Amen.