Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Armor of God

So my boys are becoming very excited to be knighted. It will happen this weekend and they can not wait to receive their new swords. Once they are knighted we will be spending the month learning about the whole Armor of God.

In Ephesians 6:11 it says Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

We will be learning about what each piece of the armour represents and its importance to us.

The scriptures continue with the following and outlines what each piece does represent.

 12 For we awrestle not bagainst cflesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the drulers of the edarknessof this world, against spiritual fwickedness in high places.
 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery bdarts of the wicked.
 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
Here are two cut outs one could use for teaching. I like them because they are not to childish but ad a visual element
But for the younger ones here is a great coloring sheet.
I hope this gives you some great ideas on how you could teach your children about the Armor of God. Let me know if you have done anything extra fun on this topic for Family Home Evening or at church.
Here is a great talk by N. Eldon Tanner titled "Put on the Whole Armor of God." 


Special Witness: The Shield of Faith” 

“To Be a Knight” 

“Friend to Friend”


"Dare to do Right" LDS Childrens Song Book 158
click the above link to hear the song.