Part 1:Teaching Our Children About: The Love of God | Kid's Bible Teaching on Love
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
... God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. Psalms 31:7
This is the season where the word love is said, sung, mimed and chanted. But rarely do we see a genuine expression of it. But what if in this season we endeavor not to find true love, but to accept it.
As our children grow they learn from not only our words but our attitudes and how we prioritize the things that are important and those that are not. Love, innately, is of great importance. Even more than that, knowing about the love of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, introduces that child to a love that will surpass all others.
Our sons and daughters will see the emptiness in lust and instead demonstrate genuine love because they are looking towards the ultimate Father, they will sacrifice and lead because they would have seen the example of the Godly Son, and they will understand and cherish lesson as they are lead by the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
If we were to teach them that true love came from God the Father (For God so loved the world that he gave), demonstrated by Jesus Christ his Son (Christ died for us while we were still sinners), then even as they go through pain and calamities, they will cling to God because he knows their affliction and anguish.
Here are 3 ways you can incorporate the love of God into your family life.
Have a theme to the memory verses. For example, this month talk about the love of God. Challenge the family to come up with their favorite verse on the topic each week.
Instead of giving out a box of chocolate or candy, write, draw, and craft things that show God’s love. Nature is always a great inspiration. But encourage the family to think of the blessings and gifts they have received.
How do you incorporate the love of God in your family life? Please share them in the comments below!
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