I am leading chapel this morning. This is my fifth time this year. I still really enjoy giving chapel messages. Since I’m new to this school, I’ve been able to re-use my most successful message ideas.
Today I will be using my movie prop replica of the sword “Glamdring the Foe Hammer” for my message. I’ll be talking about how the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. We use it to defend ourselves from attacks (like Jesus when he was tempted), and to go on the attack ourselves (but only attacking sin, not people, because “our struggle is not against flesh and blood”). And we only have the strength to wield it because God gives us that strength (“For the Spirit God gives us does not make us timid, but gives us power”).
The end of the year can make the kids antsy, but I think a sword will hold their attention just fine.