Love Always


Community-Building: Learning selflessness.


Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.

1 Corinthians 13:7

[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Have you ever let your own agenda become more important than how you treat others? Especially those who are working with you on your project? How do we avoid this? One way is to put love for others ahead of getting your pet project done, or by accepting your co-workers ideas as valuable and possibly even better than your own.

Putting our agenda ahead of loving others can happen at home too when getting the house clean is more important than listening to a child’s heart, or making a batch of cookies with your child. Or when it’s your one day off and you choose lawn care when your child wants to take a bike ride. Walking in the way of love calls us to listen to the call of love more than we listen to the demands of our agenda. Love your kids like Jesus loves you. You will not only show them how you care, but you will model Jesus’ love and prepare their hearts to receive it.

The lyrics of the song included in this episode say it well:

It’s so much more than just a feeling
It’s more than just a word
It’s a plan of action
It’s a living verb

I’m talking ‘bout love
Yes, all about love


Well you can tell me that you have it
It’s an easy thing to do
But if you say it, live it
Then I’ll know it’s true

I’m talking ‘bout love
Yes, all about love


How well did you listen to the story?

Q. For what occasion is Liz’s band going to perform?
A. Youth Fest.

Q. Why do Spike and Liz argue?
A. Liz wants Spike to change his bass guitar line.

Q. Why does the band back out of playing?
A. Because of all the arguing, they leave Liz and the band.

Q. Who is the secret guest speaker?
A. Grandpa Anole

Q. What is his message?
A. It’s about love.

Q. What happens when the band members hear what the Bible has to say?
A. They realize that they had not been acting in love and they decide to play after all.


This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.


How God demonstrate his love to us?


God sent his son Jesus to free us from sin and death (John 3:16)—and in the ultimate sacrifice of love, Jesus died for us!  1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 8a describes some of the characteristics of God’s love--God protects (Psalm 18: 2-3), God is trustworthy (Psalm 28: 7), God gives us hope ( Romans 15: 13), God perseveres in his love for us (2 Timothy 2: 11-13).


How can you walk in the way of love this week? Make a plan and do it for Jesus’ sake.
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