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Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God
     

Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God

by Group Publishing, Amy Nappa (Editor), Illustrated Alaskan Moose (Illustrator), Steve Duffendack (Illustrator), Beth Robinson
 

The world is a scary place, but God is greater than it all! This edition of the Kids' Travel Guide™ series leads your Sunday school or midweek program on a 13-week Scripture-based exploration of the armor of God. Lead them to have a faith so bold they'll be able to stand firm in the midst of terrifying or unclear situations. Kids (levels K-5th grade)

Overview


The world is a scary place, but God is greater than it all! This edition of the Kids' Travel Guide™ series leads your Sunday school or midweek program on a 13-week Scripture-based exploration of the armor of God. Lead them to have a faith so bold they'll be able to stand firm in the midst of terrifying or unclear situations. Kids (levels K-5th grade) will explore how to be strong in the decisions they make, and in relationships with others. Kids' Travel Guide™ to the Armor of God is perfect for helping children learn about spiritual issues in a non-threatening and empowering way.

In each of these 13 lessons, you will take your kids on a travel adventure with:

  • In-Focus Verse around which the adventure is focused -- "And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace" (Ephesians 6:15) begins Journey 7.
  • Departure Prayer designed for children to add their own words of prayer.
  • First-Stop Discoveries: Narrated enactment or group activity exploring the lesson's Bible Story.
  • Story Excursions: Through Bible stories, bring the Armor of God to life in fun, imaginative and dramatic ways.
  • Adventures in Growing: Activities show kids how to apply what they've learned to their daily lives!
  • Souvenirs: Kids create pages that go into a notebook (their very own travel journal!) to remind them of the lesson's Bible point.

You will also get:
  • Tour Guide Tips: Ways to enhance or adapt the lesson.
  • Items to Pack: Supplies and props for the journey.
  • Scenic Routes to give you more creative options.
  • Fun Facts: Jokes and interesting tidbits related to the lesson.
  • Reproducible pages: Overhead master showing armor, props, and take-home illustrations of the Focus Verse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764426957
Publisher:
Group Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
1,397,517
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.38(d)

Read an Excerpt

Introduction

Although we can't touch or see the spiritual realm, it's as real as the rest of our world. According to the Bible, a battle rages between the spiritual followers of Satan and the followers of God. In the end we know that God will win the war, but in the meantime, our adversary, the devil, is deceiving multitudes of people, including children.

Children may imagine Satan as a red-faced and horned man wearing a pointed goatee and carrying a pitchfork. Movies and cartoons may show the devil as a hideous and frightful creature, or as a goofy fool whom a clever hero can trick. Or, to keep them from nighttime fears, kids may be told that the devil isn't real. Yet the Bible tells us that Satan is a real and powerful being who deceives, accuses, tempts, and slanders people, seeking to draw them away from God. The Bible also instructs us to guard and arm ourselves against these attacks, specifically with the armor of God.

This guidebook digs into what it means for a child to "put on" the armor of God. In an era filled with war and terrorism, children already realize there's evil in the world. The aim of this book is to help children realize they can turn to God for protection, guidance, and comfort when fears and dangers are overwhelming. Through these lessons children will discover how they can draw strength from a relationship with God.

Kids' Travel Guide(tm) to the Armor of God was designed to be applicable to kids in grades K-5. The lessons explore the power of God, the reality of the devil, and how God provides protection against the devil's attacks, as well as practical teaching on how children can stand firm in their faith.

During this thirteen-week course, each child will complete a Travel Journal. The Travel Journal will serve as a keepsake so that the concepts behind these lessons become written upon kids' hearts and lived out in their everyday experiences.

The Pathway Point is the central concept that children will explore and apply to their lives. The In-Focus Verse is either the Bible verse mentioning a specific part of the armor of God, or a verse that summarizes the concept behind the Pathway Point. A Travel Itinerary introduces the lesson and explains how the lesson will impact the lives of children.

Each lesson starts with a Departure Prayer. These are creative prayer activities that help introduce the topic and focus children on God. Tour Guide Tips are helps for the teacher, and Scenic Routes provide additional creative options.

First Stop Discoveries introduce the children to the lesson's topic. The Story Excursions are Bible stories or Scripture passages that illustrate a Bible truth to support each concept. Kids will experience these stories in creative ways, and the stories will give your class variety. Choose what you think will best meet your children's needs. The activities in Adventures in Growing lead the children into further application of the Pathway Point. Each week, ask the children if they had opportunities to demonstrate the previous week's concept in their own lives. This will be an important faith-growing time.

Souvenirs are photocopiable paper activities. Have children collect these and keep them in a notebook or folder. When your study on the armor of God is complete, each child will have a Travel Journal keepsake to use as a reminder of all he or she has learned. Each lesson closes with a Home Again Prayer, which offers a time of commitment and a time to ask God to direct kids' lives.

Anytime during your lesson, read the Fun Facts section to the kids. These provide examples of the lesson's point with familiar and not-so-familiar facts.

Exploring the armor of God will be a blessing to both you and the children in your class. May God bless you as you help children grow closer to God and stronger in their faith.

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