Christian Churches of God
The Helmet of Salvation
(Edition 1.0 20080718-20080718)
In this lesson we will review the main points associated with a helmet or crown, and the concepts tied to salvation. We will also provide a variety of activities that can be done to reinforce the concepts.
The Helmet of Salvation
To review the basic concepts related to helmets and the golden mitre of the High Priest and our salvation.
1. Children will be able to name three important things that were worn on the head.
2. Children will identify that they too will have a crown if they are obedient to God’s Law.
3. Children will identify the three fundamentals of salvation.
Open with prayer.
The Helmet of Salvation (No. CB124).
Activity associated with The Helmet of Salvation.
Close with prayer.
A. The starting point of salvation is that God, the Father of all, is the source of salvation (Isa. 12:2).
A. God the Father calls us and leads us to repentance. He then gives us to Christ (see Jn. 6:44).
A. Christ is the instrument or means of salvation. (Rom. 10:9ff.).
Q4. Who is the anointed one sent from God to save us and restore us back to the Father?
A. He is the Christ or Messiah (Mat. 16:16; Jn. 1:41), sent from God to be our Saviour and Redeemer (Mat. 14:33; Jn. 8:42; Eph. 1:7; Tit. 2:14). Messiah is the captain of our salvation (Heb. 2:10), and the author of our salvation (Heb. 5:9).
A. Yes, Eloah will save those that obey Him (Isa 63:1; Heb. 7:25; Mat 18:11; 1Tim. 1:15). Messiah died so we can have eternal life, provided we obey and keep all of Eloah’s Laws (Jn. 3:14,15; Gal. 1:4).
A. Messiah was chosen above his partners and is now at God’s right hand as a Prince and Saviour.
A. The outcome of faith is thus salvation (1Pet. 9:10). We must have faith and works to be able to qualify for eternal life.
A. The knowledge of salvation is a function of Christ and the prophets (Lk. 1:77) and the Church, where the saints are stewards or keepers of the Mysteries of God (1Cor. 4:1). Salvation is given to everyone who has faith.
A. No, God did not design for mankind to be sentenced to hardship and death, but to receive salvation through Jesus Christ (1Thes. 5:9).
A. The righteous live through faith and obedience to Eloah and His Law (Rom.1:14-17).
A. Joshua or Jehoshua means Jehovah is salvation. Messiah means anointed.
A. We know Messiah is the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). He redeemed or bought us back from our state of sin and made it possible for us to be reunited back to the Father. Messiah is our kinsman-redeemer (Gen. 48:16).
A. Satan is prince of the power of air (Eph. 2:2) and he influences our thinking unless we stay close to God and obey Him.
Q14. Do we need to be careful what we say? Will we ever have to answer to Eloah for our words?
A. We are to guard our thoughts. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that Eloah knows all our thoughts. We will need to give account of all our thoughts (1Cor.14:24ff.). Also, Matthew 12:34 tells us we will need to give account of every word we utter or speak.
Q15. Who was the man in the New Testament besides Messiah that was without guile or did not lie?
A. Nathanael (Jn. 1:46-48).
A. Liars will not inherit the Kingdom of God (cf. Rev. 21:8).
A. No. Rather when our good shepherd, Joshua the Messiah, speaks we want to be an obedient sheep and hear and respond to his voice. John 10:3, Hebrews 3:7-15 and 4:7 all speak of “if you hear his voice” harden not your heart. We always want to be obedient and open to what Eloah is telling us. We do not want to break the Commandments and go seeking after other gods.
A. Yes, if we quench, grieve or neglect the Holy Spirit it will leave us and go somewhere else. In Revelation, we are warned to not allow anyone to take our crown (Rev. 3:11).
A. With fear and trembling, without complaining or getting into conflicts or fights. We are to be blameless, harmless, and a people the world cannot find fault with. We are to have a pure heart and clean hands (Ps. 24:4).
Q20. When the priest was ordained where were the three places blood was placed on him? What does the number three indicate?
A. When the priest was ordained blood was placed on his right ear, right thumb and right great toe (Ex. 29:20). The number three indicates change. Therefore, after his ordination the priest was forever changed. He had added responsibilities to care for and teach God’s people the ways of salvation.
Salvation window reflector
Activity: to create a picture representing salvation that allows the light from a window or flashlight to shine through.
To help us practise guarding our words we will play quiet ball. The game is very simple and it starts by having the children sit in a circle and with a ball. The game starts by: One, Two, Quiet Ball now begins. The object is to toss a ball between the people in the circle. When a person talks, laughs, giggles etc. they are out. To add a challenge, a medicine ball or a funny object can be used. The rules for safety apply and no items are to be tossed towards the face.
When finished with Quiet Ball ask the children what salvation means to them and how they might represent it. Begin then to explain the activity.
Supplies: cardboard or heavy card stock, push pins (jumbo push pins make the task easier for some children), carpet squares or pads of newspaper per child, pictures or words for the child to use. Remember if you are using words the words will be backwards depending on which side is being viewed.
Directions: place the card stock or cardboard picture over the carpet square. Have the child hold the pushpin with his/her thumb and first two fingers, punch holes close together to get the outline of the image. The child can punch the holes out close enough to punch out the shape or leave the small spaces so light will reflect through as a window catcher. Supervise children at all times with this task.
Making helmets of salvation or crowns of righteousness: