Valentine’s Day - Love like Jesus

Last Sunday Discovery Point: 
Valentine’s Day - Love like Jesus
The world has a lot of opinions about love…and most of it is incorrect. Many people focus only on romantic love, but that is just one type of love mentioned in God’s word. Today we learned what is real, what Jesus’ love is all about and how we can begin to separate ourselves from the false attitudes about love and truly embrace how God wants to use love to further His kingdom. We must choose to sacrifice instead selfishness if we want to love like Jesus. Jesus, who never sinned, deserved endless blessings but instead chose to sacrifice His own life because of His love for us. Jesus was more concerned about obeying God by loving others instead of pleasing Himself. And when we follow His humble example, we show true love to the people around us! (Scriptures used: 1 John 3:11-24) 

Memory Verse:
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16 NIV 

Write the verse on a piece of paper and read it several times with your child. Then cover 1- 2 words at a time (with stickers, a bookmark, or small pieces of paper) and read it together again. Next continue covering words and reciting the verse until you can say the verse from memory

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Share a box of candy conversation hearts with your child. Work together to find hearts that have loving, Godly messages (such as “forever love,” “all mine,” “real love,” etc.). Remind your child that we can easily get distracted by the world’s definition(s) of love and forget to love others like Jesus. And when we follow His sacrificial example, others will see that our love for God is real too! 

Daily Prayer:
Thank You, God, for showing us true love! Help us choose loving attitudes toward others. And thank You for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice, the ultimate example of love! Amen.

Reminders:
Coming Sunday Discovery Point: The Prophet Daniel - A Reputation of Being Humble
Coming Sunday Chairperson: Averey L.
Coming Sunday Power point manager: Wendy C.