Performed during the summer holidays 2008 in Croftlands Junior School
This year's club is based on the armour of God in Ephesians 6.
The Bible talks about heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 and the fight against evil in Ephesians 6. as well as adults of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11, there are many children and young people in the bible who trusted God and made a real difference. They are junior heroes! Most superheroes have a special gadget, such as a ‘truth rope', special bullet-proof armour or a laser sword, to help them. Our present day junior heroes have the armour of God in Ephesians 6 to aid them in their quest!
Junior heroes will explorer the lives of five children in the bible who had a strong faith in God and made a real difference in the face of adversity. In so doing, they each became junior heroes. The five children are:-
Samuel - This session looks at the calling of Samuel, the boy whom God chose to speak to. Of course, Samuel listened very carefully, but the message he had to pass on was a difficult one. Would he tell the truth of fabricate the story?
The Boy with the loaves and the fish - The crowd was very hungry! The boy had his lunch with him, saw the need and did the right thing. He gave all he had to Jesus and saw how Jesus saved the day.
David - Young David's great faith put the adults to shame. He was victorious because he was strong in the Lord.
Naaman's servant girl - Naaman's servant girl chose to go to the rescue of her master by sharing the good news of how God could help him.
King Josiah - Many of the old testament kings led God's people away from him, but the boy king Josiah brought them back to worship God once more when he read out loud the word of God to his people.
Each of the five days focus's on one element from the armour of God
Themes for the week
Day 1 The Truth is a Belt
Samuel learnt to live his life for God from an early age. When God chose to speak to him, Samuel was ready to listen – and tell Eli the truth.
Bible story: 1 Samuel 3:1 – 21
Memory Verse: It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded 2John 4
Day 2 God's Justice is your Armour
This piece of armour is sometimes translated as the ‘breastplate of righteousness'. A small boy did the right thing when he gave his lunch willingly to Jesus. Jesus accepted the boy's gift and used it in a amazing way,
Bible story: John 6:1 – 12
Memory verse: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Day 3 Your Faith is a Shield
When the Israelite soldiers didn't know how to tackle Goliath, David gave a simple but true answer: ‘Trust in the Lord!'
Bible story: 1 Samuel 17:12 – 50
Memory verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5
Day 4 God's Saving Power is a Helmet
Naaman's servant girl was an Israelite by birth. She chose to share the good news of God's power so that her master could be cured of leprosy.
Bible story: 2 Kings 5:1 – 27
Memory verse: Go and preach the good news to everyone in the world Mark 16:15
Day 5 God's Message is a Sword
Josiah was only eight years old when he became king of Judah . Many of the earlier kings had led the people away from God, but Josiah brought them back to worship God once more.
Bible story: 2 Chronicles 34: 1 – 33 see also 2 Kings 22:1 – 11 and 23:1 – 5
Memory verse: Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things Philippians 4:8
Due to technical reasons photographs were not taken during this holiday club.