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To teach the children that the armour of God (Ephesians 6) is given to us freely for today’s battles. To teach the children about the importance of knowing how to use the armour
There is no doubt that Peter was bold in his defence (vs. 13), to the point that the Sanhedrin were amazed at how well he spoke for he had no higher learning, (vs. 13) as they had. This impressed them very much and worked well in his defence. The Sanhedrin reacted mostly to the preaching of Jesus’ resurrection, but they could see that no amount of talking or convincing would stop Peter from speaking about Jesus’ resurrection. Not only was his defence strong but he confidently knew what he believed (vs 20). This is a great display of wearing the belt of truth (Ephesians 6). He knew the truth and was not ashamed of speaking it out. He also displays the out working of the breastplate of righteousness. Never once did he claim the miracle as his own, but only by the name of Jesus was the man healed. Another important key to Peter’s defence, (vs 8) was that he was filled with the Holy Spirit. We must understand that our strength must come from God. Peter always knew that he was not there of his own doing but because of what Jesus had done for him. The fact that the healed cripple was there was living proof of the truth. How could he have been healed otherwise? So they had to let Peter go. When Peter was warned not to speak of Jesus’ resurrection again, he was not rude and disrespectful, but convincing in that they should judge for themselves if it was God or not. This is also a great display of the Gospel of peace (Shoes) in Eph 6. Peter seemed to not be fearful of the consequences of saying NO to the Sanhedrin. He was willing to count the cost, for he was not going to stop talking about Jesus no matter what they tried to do to him.
FOR TEACHING TIME: Leader to do the Chant with the Kids each week - Dressed in Army Gear, Leaders to play “Judge” and “Peter” - costumes for them, 12 hats for jury. (Optional), Tattered clothes for cripple. (Child), Pen and paper for jury, (optional) Video Clip of an everyday situation for everyone to discuss in Application Time, Pieces of paper with each word from the memory verse on it and hidden around the room, Prizes for each child that finds a word of the memory verse.
FOR BOOT CAMP: Kids Play armour, Scenarios, Table, Slingshots, Safety Glasses, Marshmallows, Paper Target supports / Paper targets, Water based paint to dip marshmallows in, Cloth to clean plastic sheets /Plastic Sheets
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