Hi Reign Forest friends,
The stories for July show children the connection between confidence and God’s character, as shown through God’s Big Story. Confidence is a response to the character of God.
For week 3, we look to Ephesians 6:10-17. As Paul wraps up the end of his letter, he focuses our attention on where we can find confidence. Paul encourages the believers to allow God to make them strong. We don’t have to face life on our own. God offers us spiritual armor we can wear to help us stand firm when we face difficulty. God is with us and won’t let us down.
Bottom Line: Use what God has given you to stand strong. Sometimes kids might feel like they’re on their own, especially when it comes to having courage or finding confidence. We pray this will be a powerful week as kids discover that when they trust Jesus with their life, God offers them spiritual armor to help them face whatever is happening in their lives.
A quick review of the Armor of God:
The Armor of Godliness protects our hearts and helps us follow God and love others like He does. The Shoes of Peace help us GO and tell other people the Good news that Jesus loves them! The Shield of Faith helps us when we have doubts about God or how He feels about us. The Helmet of Salvation reminds us of what God has done for us through His Son. The Sword of the Spirit, or God’s Word, helps us grow in our relationship with God and protects us from making decisions that go against what God thinks is best for us.
Every piece of armor provides amazing protection and is always available for you to use, no matter where you go or when you need it!
Have a great week!
The Reign forest team
Reign Forest Team
1st Sunday- Anita
2nd Sunday- Val
3rd Sunday- Christina
4th Sunday- Cheryl
5th Sunday- Angie