Using activities and role-playing get people excited and talking. Here’s one for a lesson on the whole armour of God found in Ephesians 6:10-18.
Have class members make paper darts and write temptations on it.. discouragement, being too busy, jealousy and more.
Dress a volunteer up in the “whole armour” made of materials found around the house. A black rubber trash can lid makes a great shield!
Class members start throwing darts at the person in armor. (Caution: Very active boys might get too excited. Tell them in advance to stay in their seats! I learned this from sad experience.)
One unexpected insight: Even when the person wearing the armor doesn’t notice darts coming from behind or beside him/her the darts still bounce off the armor. Application idea?
What are other insights from you or your class? Other good examples of teaching you’ve used or seen? Leave a comment below!
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