2020 VBS

THE ARMOR OF GOD

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you take your stand against the devil’s scheme.” Ephesians 6:11 NIV
Welcome to this year’s Vacation Bible School.  We have put together a small lesson plan and included a couple crafts in our take home backpacks to go along with it.  We have added a link at the end of this page, if you would like to dive deeper into the Armor of God with a five-day lesson plan, with more craft ideas, music videos and Bible lessons.
Scripture:  Ephesians 6:10-18
Introduction: 
Do you wear a seat belt in the car, or a helmet when you ride your bike?  Just like safety equipment we use to protect our physical body, God has given us special armor to protect us spiritually.
We need God’s Armor and Protection so we can stand against the evil in our world.  With God’s Armor we can fight the good fight and make a stand against that in which is wrong.  Ephesians 6:10-18 is telling us to be prepared as we go into battle.  Each piece of God’s armor will protect us spiritually.  Life can be tough, bad things happen, but we can be prepared to fight the battle against evil and choose not to sin.  The good news is that Jesus died and rose from the dead.  He won victory over evil.  So be strong in your fight knowing Jesus has already won the war.
So what exactly is the Armor of God? Here are some links to videos to show you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeeALPa8oxM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7eC-W_XNyw
Discussion Questions:
  1.  Why do we need spiritual armor?
  2.   Who is our battle against?
  3.    Do we need to be afraid of this battle?
  4.    How does God help us in the battle against evil?
  5.    Should we put on our spiritual armor every day?
  6.    What does the armor of God help us do?
  7.    How can we use this armor at home?  At school?     At church?  In the community?
Crafts: included in your bag
No VBS is complete without music!  Here are a few links to get you moving.
Music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3FqKD98FiQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBWKc0s4Xkk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyuDZuY14VQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxBHEkEzT3M
For a complete week of Armor of God lessons, activities and ideas, please visit:
https://ministryark.com/teaching-series/armor-of-god-teaching-series-or-free-vbs/