Thursday, November 7, 2013

God is Love

Teaching my daughters about God's love, makes me want to hug and kiss them a lot!  
Theme Verse:  
“God is love” 1 John 4:8


“God Loved Us” from Gospel Light Preschool CD #1.  When the song says “sing softer” crouch down low, when it gets a little bit louder stand on knees, when it gets even louder stand up and dance around.


A heart cut out of pink or red paper.  List of God's names (print from here) with a post it over “Heavenly Father”, picture of empty tomb (from Bible coloring book or a children’s Bible), and copy of this teaching.

Parent Preparation:  

1 John 4:7-16, Ephesians 2:4, Titus 3:3-6, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10.  For further reference read “Part 2: A Great Love” from “Dwelling in God: A Study of Love” by Daniel J. Bader



Day 1 
  • (show the paper heart) What shape is this?  What does a heart make us think of?  
  • Our verse this week is “God is love” 1 John 4:8.  When you see a heart you can remind yourself that God loves you.
  • God loves you with a “great love”.  He doesn’t just love with a little bit of love.  He loves you with a great love!
  • God loved you first.  We are sometimes foolish and disobedient, but God loves us.
  • He loves you with the best kind of love.
Day 2
  • Let’s say our verse, “God is love” 1 John 4:8. 
  • God wanted to show you how much He loved you.  (read John 3:16)
  • God loved you so much that He gave His son for you.  Who is God’s son?
  • How did God give Jesus?  Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins.  They buried him in a tomb and after 3 days God raised him from the dead! (show picture of empty tomb)  Wow!  God did this because He loves you so much!
Day 3
  • God has lots of names. (show God’s names sheet) Holy Spirit, LORD Jehovah, The Creator, Almighty.  Another name for God is..(have child take off the post it) Heavenly Father! 
  • When you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, and that God raised him from the dead, you become born again.  
  • You are then God’s child and God is your Heavenly Father.  This is why we are so excited about Jesus Christ. 
  • “God is love” 1 John 4:8.  God loved us so He gave us spiritual live. God is a loving Heavenly Father.

Activity Ideas

God’s Love Playlist:  Make a playlist of songs that are about God’s love.  Listen to the songs together throughout your week.  Dance to the songs, play kids drums or shake shakers as you praise God for His love.

Heart Craft:  Draw a large heart on a piece of paper for your child.  Have your child glue pieces of tissue paper (or torn pieces of construction paper) inside of the heart.  As you do the craft talk about how hearts make us think of love, and that God is love.

Heart Hunt:  Look for heart shapes throughout out the day with your child and point them out to each other.

"I Can Know God" Teaching Series

 "but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD." Jeremiah 9:24 NASB

© 2013, Brigette Hill

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