God Shows His Love For Us Through Giving Us His Son

Big Truth:

God Shows His Love For Us Through Giving Us His Son

John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 John 4:9-10

Bible Verse:

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Big Ideas:

  • God loved us even when we were His enemies.
  • Jesus, who is God, became a servant out of love for the Father and for us.
  • God’s love is put on display through Jesus’ sacrificial death in our place.

Bible Story:

Mark 10:32-34; Romans 5:8

As Jesus and His disciples were making their way to Jerusalem, Jesus reminded His followers that He was going to Jerusalem to die. His death was the way in which God shows the world His love. He sent His Son to pay our sin debt. Jesus was willing to go to Jerusalem even though He knew He was going to die. Jesus is God and He willingly humbled Himself to serve us by dying on the cross for us. His death is a great display of God’s love for the world.


God Is Love – God Gives Himself

God is love. Love is not just something that God does, it is who He is. God’s love is perfect and unchanging. It is not simply an emotion or feeling, but it is an unbreakable commitment. His love is displayed to humanity and all of creation by giving us the greatest gift in all the universe….Himself! Even when humanity rebelled against God, He still displayed his love and commitment to us by sending Jesus to redeem us. God’s character of love is displayed throughout human history in that He loves us even when we do not love Him back. The way that God demonstrates His love for us is by sending Jesus to die in our place.

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Every child should know:

  • God is love
  • Love is not just something God does, it is who God is
  • Love is not just an emotion or a feeling

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Every child should:

  • Choose to love others because God first loved them

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful for the love of God
  • Love for God who loves us even in our sin

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Every child should want:

  • To grow in love for God