I am honored to lead the Resources Division at LifeWay and serve with a team of leaders who are passionate to serve the Church in Her mission of making disciples. Each Wednesday, I share the heart behind one of the resources our team has developed and give an opportunity for you to register to win a free copy of the resource. This week’s resource is The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer.
Priscilla is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and recently the lead actress in the movie War Room. It has been a blessing and honor to get to know Priscilla and watch the Lord use her in the lives of so many. More importantly, she is a wife and mother deeply committed to instilling the truth of God in her children. From her experiences of pouring into her kids came the book The Prince Warriors.
The Prince Warriors brings to life the invisible struggle occurring in the spiritual realm and teaches our kids how to put on the armor of God. Spiritual warfare is a reality we all face. Our kids need to be aware and equipped to stand firm against Satan’s schemes. That being said, it can be hard knowing where to begin. Here are three ways to talk to your kids about spiritual warfare.
1. Identify the Enemy
Kids need to understand who is wreaking havoc. It may seem like only a bully at school, a small lie, or a sinful habit, but the true source of these is the Enemy who prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Satan is a liar and an accuser. And he needs to be recognized as such.
2. Understand Our Resources
While we have a real enemy, it’s important for our kids to understand we do not need to be fearful. While the whole world is under the sway of the Evil One, Christ keeps His own and the Evil One cannot touch them (1 John 5:18). God has given us armor in order to stand firm. Read Ephesians 6 with your kids and identify each piece of armor and what role it plays.
3. Take Up the Armor
Help kids take up the armor God has given us. Encourage them to read the Bible, to know the Word, so they can spot the lies of the Enemy.
The Prince Warriors is a great resource to start conversations with your kids regarding spiritual warfare and the armor of God.
Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of the book in the form below or by clicking here before 11:59pm CT tonight, March 9, 2016.
Also, LifeWay is offering an exclusive Armor of God Drive-Time Devotional CD when you pre-order your copy of The Prince Warriors.
View the trailer for the first book in the series, The Prince Warriors, here.
Bring Priscilla Shirer to your church or home via simulcast on April 23, 2016. For more info, visit lifeway.com/pslsimulcast