This week we are working on the Armor of God for the girls JBQ (Junior Bible Quizzing) questions.
Today we talked about the Helmet of Salvation. In Ephesians 6:17, it tells us to “Take the helmet of salvation…”
What is one very important thing you have to wear when riding a bike, a helmet! It protects your head from getting injured.
What purpose did the helmet serve in the Roman army? The Roman helmet, like helmets today, protected the head from the attacks of the enemy.
In 1 Peter 5:8-9 also tells us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”
Our enemy hates that we have chosen this path and will stop at nothing to destroy us because of it. Just as the helmet protects the vital but vulnerable head from otherwise fatal blows, the hope of salvation can protect our thoughts from our enemy’s attacks and temptations to disobey God.
Without the helmet of salvation, we will be unprotected from the “cares of this world” that bombard our thoughts and feelings. Imagine not knowing what the future ultimately holds. The worries and problems produced by living in this world would overwhelm us!
First color a helmet (Google helmet of salvation coloring sheet)
Have the kids cut out their helmet
Take black construction paper and cut out strips
I measured each of the girls heads with the construction paper, making a band around their head
Then stapled their helmet onto the construction paper band
I hope you join us tomorrow as we work on the breastplate of Salvation.