God Offers Love Instead Of Selfishness

Big Truth:

God Offers Love Instead Of Selfishness

John 13:31-35; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; 1 John 2:7-10; 3:11; 3:23

Bible Verse:

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:12-13

Big Ideas:

  • Sin makes us selfish.
  • Love is selfless and sacrificial.
  • God loved us through His Son when we didn’t deserve it.
  • When we experience the love of God we extend love to others.

Bible Story:

Luke 10:25-37

Jesus died on the cross because He loved us. His love for us was greater than any other we experience. Our response is to love others as Christ loved us. Jesus teaches His listeners that we should love all people regardless of how we feel about them.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us new life (new desires, purpose) through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • See life in light of God’s promises to those who are in Jesus.

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Every child should feel:

  • The need to live differently because of Jesus.

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Every child should want:

  • To be freed and rescued from their sin and given new life in Jesus.