Thursday, July 10, 2008

JHIGH Last Night - Armor of God

Last night was a good night in our JHIGH ministry. Kayla and Phillip (JHIGH Interns) lead the night and I preached. They did a great job.

I am teaching through God’s armor with our JHIGH students. I used these 3 visuals last night:
1. Belt of Truth – Simple used a belt and talked about how important a belt is.
2. Breastplate of Righteousness - I used a bullet proof vest and put it on a student and talk about what it meant
3. Shoes of readiness – I put a trap down and had a girl walk across the tarp. Then I put rocks on that tarp and had her walk on the tarp. I then pored a lot of Glass on the rocks and said now walk over it again. Of course she would not do this so I walked across it with my shoes on.
I stop there last night and we will keep going next week where we will have some more fun.

Here is a prayer I gave to the students last night printed out for them. This is a prayer I pray over my family ever day. I challenged the students to put this prayer somewhere in which they will see it and pray it every day.

Good morning, Lord. Thank You for assuring me of victory today. By faith I
choose to follow Your battle plan and to prepare myself according to Your
To prepare myself for the battle ahead, by faith I put on the
belt of truth. Renew my mind to what is true. Fill me with truth. Expose in my
heart the lies that I am tempted to believe. The truth is that You are a
sovereign God who loves me and cares for me. The truth about me is that I am
Your child--bought and paid for. Nothing can separate me from Your love.
faith I put on the breastplate of righteousness. Today I am committed to doing
what is right. I pray that I would be known as one who does what is right
regardless of what it costs me. Allow the righteousness of Christ to shine
through me today.
By faith I put on the sandals of the gospel. I am
available to You. Use me in the lives of others. I pray that in my conduct and
speech I would accurately represent You. Make me a calming presence everywhere I
I now take up the shield of faith. My faith is in You and You alone.
Apart from You I can do nothing. In You, I can do all things. Everything that
comes against me must come through You for I am in You. As You walked without
sin on this earth, live without sin through me today. By faith I claim victory
over ___________ (then I list some of the temptations I know I will face that
day). When I face these temptations, remind me that the victory has already been
By faith I put on the helmet of salvation. Thank You for saving me.
Thank You for forgiving me. Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to live inside
me. Holy Spirit, I surrender my will to You today. I surrender my thoughts to
You. I choose to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
last, I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Then I claim
several specific promises from Scripture.)
So, Lord, I go now rejoicing that
You have chosen me to represent You to this lost world. May others see Jesus in
me. May Satan and his hosts shudder as Your power is manifest through me. In
Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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