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Monday, September 10, 2007

More Drive-bys

Here's the verses we're using for "God's Great Love." I'll post each week's topic and their verses so if you need some help, it's here! Several of my friends also have their devotional ideas on their blogs.

I want my kids to know how much their precious Savior loves them. God's Word is clear that we are drawn to Christ and to repentance through His great love for us. Apart from receiving Christ's love for us, there is no way we can love others. Without receiving Christ's love for us, we cannot bear fruit in our Christian walk. Without receiving Christ's love for us, we have no hope at all.

I want my children to desire to follow Jesus' commands out of a deep love relationship with a living Savior.

So, we are doing verses on God's Great Love this week.

Monday's verse: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Tuesday's verse: "The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Jeremiah 31:3

Wednesday's verse: "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday's verse: "We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Friday's verse: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

We are talking about how God draws us to himself with love and how we want to be around people who love us. Then we'll begin talking about how Jesus gave his life for us and what great love that was and end the week talking about how we can love others in this same way.

We'll talk about ways we can give lay our lives down to show love...like sharing, giving and sacrificing things. We'll talk about how laying our lives down can be death but mostly today it's in putting others before ourselves and how this shows Jesus' love to others in how we treat them and love them.

There are a million verses on each subject that i hope to cover driving to school this year. For the most part I am choosing verses that I already have memorized because it makes teaching them that much easier. I will also pick some verses that I want to memorize and know them before the week that we learn them.

I am using any time on the weekends to review and recite the verses and from time to time we are continuing reading in our Bible book that we read in all summer because we love it so much and hope to finish it someday soon!

1 comment:

Kathryn, Michael & Alex said...

Thank You Jesus for Your love. May we always know it and our children always know it because we do.

So good.