Over the last few weeks, the Primary Sunday School class has been learning about the Armor of God. The last two lessons focused on the Helmet of Salvation and the Breastplate of Righteousness.
Sandra started the Helmet of Salvation lesson by asking the children what a helmet does. The children answered her questions and said that a helmet protects the head. She explained to the kids when a person is riding a bicycle, it is important to wear a helmet in case there is an accident. The helmet protects the bicycle rider’s head and brain from injury.
Sandra then spelled out the word “salvation” for the kids and asked them what Jesus did for us. Owen said “He did on the cross for us, but He rose again”. Owen was right. Sandra explained that Jesus did that for us so we would not have to suffer in Hell if we asked Him for forgiveness, believed Him to be our Savior, and confessed that we were sinners. She explained that putting on the Helmet of Salvation protects our brains from Satan putting terrible thoughts into our minds. If we think upon those things which are lovely, pure, honest, and of a good report, bad thoughts are not likely to slip in. Jesus will help us choose to do the right things.
At the end of the lesson, the children decorated their own Helmets of Salvation.
Sandra taught the kids about the Breastplate of Righteousness in the next lesson of the study. Sandra asked the kids what a breastplate was designed to protect. The class said it was to protect the heart.
The heart is a very important organ in the human body, without it we cannot live. And with a heart that is not functioning properly, we cannot thrive. Sandra explained to the class that we, as Christians, should always keep the Breastplate of Righteousness on to protect our Christian heart from sin. The Breastplate keeps our hearts right with God. If we lower the Breastplate of Righteousness, we are allowing Satan the chance to get a hold of our heart. If we completely take off our Breastplate, we are opening the door to sin. Sandra expressed the importance of always keeping the Breastplate of Righteousness on to keep our hearts pure.
After the lesson, the children decorated their Breastplates of Righteousness.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23