The Bible has a lot to say about love, which tells us love is pretty important to God (it is a big part of His character after all). As we enter a season that focuses a lot on love, let’s help the kids and families in our ministry know about the love found in Scripture and in our Heavenly Father.

Here are 10 Bible verses about love that kids should know:

1 John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (NIV)

Psalm 136:26 – “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (ESV)

1 Corinthians 13:4,8 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud… Love never fails.” (NIV) (Psst – here’s a Valentine lesson to help you teach this verse to kids through prayer stations!)

Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (NIV)

Psalm 103:8 – “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” (NIV)

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (ESV)

1 Corinthians 13:13 – “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” (NLT)

1 John 4:19 – “We love each other because he loved us first.” (NLT)

John 15:12 – “This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” (NLT)

Deuteronomy 6:5 – “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (NIV)

Looking for ways to help kids and families learn about these verses and what they mean for our lives? These resources may help:

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