Parents, today’s Bible story was about Paul’s second missionary journey. Paul traveled hundreds of miles to tell people about the Savior. He encountered many hardships and dangers. Today’s missionaries experience the same. Does your family pray for missionaries?
Just after detailing the full armor of God, we get one more tool for Christian warfare; prayer. Our Weekly Bible Verse reminds us that we have something to fight with every single day to gain our victory!
“Prayer is how we see heaven invade earth. It’s what opens up the floodgates for God to come down and be involved in our everyday circumstances.” Matt Erickson dissects Pricilla Shirer’s Bible Study in “The Truth About Spiritual Warfare and Why It’s Important to Pray” here: https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/are-you-fighting-a-spiritual-war-priscilla-shirer-armor-of-god
Take it Further: Check out the “Paul’s Second Journey” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. This engaging FREE app takes your children on a journey with each lesson using exciting activities and games.
Following Christ is not an on-again, off-again exercise. Our call to honor Christ is not limited to what we do when we’re actively serving. We are to protect our walk with Christ and our witness for Him by living with integrity, a singular desire to honor Christ in all areas of life. To live any part of our lives apart from Him adversely affects our ministry.
Have you memorized our Unit Verse with your family yet? Practice saying the verse as you pray together. Help your children understand that God’s love is eternal, just like Him!