River Ridge Kids
Dig In to the Bible
· Read: Ephesians 6:10-12, 17; Acts 16:25-40
· In This Passage: Paul talks about the spiritual battle we’re fighting against evil and tells us to wear the helmet of salvation. Even though they can get in trouble, Paul and Silas wear their “helmets” when they spread the good news about how Jesus can save people. They get thrown in jail, but God sends an earthquake to free them. Then, instead of escaping, they help their jailer put on his helmet of salvation!
· Bible Point: We fight evil with salvation.
· Summary Verse: “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm” (Ephesians 6:13).
· You’ll Be Teaching: We fight evil with salvation. For kids who aren’t as familiar with churchy language, salvation may be a hard word. Break it down simply for them! Make sure everyone understands how to put on the helmet of salvation.
· Think About: What’s your story about putting on your helmet of salvation? Give God thanks for saving you.
Dig In to Prayer
· Ask God to stir the hearts of any kids who aren’t wearing the helmet of salvation.
Lesson 4: What Does Jesus Want Me To Do When My Family Drives Me Crazy?
Bold Bible Truth
God helps us get along.
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them… Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
(Ephesians 4:29, 31-32)
• Advice for getting along.
Philippians 2:2-4; Romans 12:18; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13
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