Ephesians: Armor of God

Ephesians 6:11 – Armor of God


Scripture Verse: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”




1.  Student should be able to name our adversary -- Satan or the devil

2.  Student should be able to name the pieces of armor for battle.

3.  Older students should recite the verse.


Possible Lesson Plan:


1.  Open with prayer.


2.  Discuss with the students the enemy -- the devil -- how Lucifer, the brightest of the angels, was thrown out of heaven by the armies of God for daring to claim he was as great as God. Discuss briefly (don't scare the children!) his sneaky ways in tempting us to disobey God. This would be a good time to review the stories of Adam and Eve, the tower of Babel, Jonah and the "whale", as well as Judas Iscariot and the betrayal of Jesus – all in your children’s Bibles. Remind the children that Jesus has already defeated the devil with the resurrection, but that we must stand strong against his temptations with the weapons Jesus has given us.


3.  Discuss the pieces of a knight's armor; a picture of a knight with a helmet, shield, breastplate, etc. would be great! (There are lots of pictures in a vast array of library books). Discuss what part of the body each protects and why.


4. Discuss the armor of God -- what does each piece mean? Loins of Truth, Breastplate of Righteousness, Shoes of Peace, Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation, Sword of the Spirit

5. Do the Armor of God craft.


6. Close with prayer.