Conversation Starters: Love
Posted by Karah
When we seek to get right with God or grow closer to Him, our human tendency is to do something to gain God’s attention or favor. The uniqueness of Christianity—its very foundation—is that because of the love of God, Jesus has already provided everything necessary for us to be right with God.
LIFE POINT: Jesus showed His love to people.
How did Jesus show His love for His friends?
How does Jesus show love for you?
LIVE IT OUT: Talk about how Jesus showed His love for His disciples. Remind your child that Jesus wants him to show love to others. Make a list of people you know who have needs that your child could help you meet. Involve your child in planning to do a loving action for at least one person.
LIFE POINT: God loves His children unconditionally.
How did Jesus show His love for His disciples?
What did Jesus tell Peter to do to show his love for Jesus?
How can you show love for Jesus?
LIVE IT OUT: Help your child recall a time when his actions required that he be removed from a situation or restricted from playing a game. Talk with him about how it felt when the privilege was restored. Remind your child that Jesus’ love for him is unconditional and that while we can disappoint Jesus, He will never stop loving us.
THE POINT: Even at our worst, God loves us.
How often do you tell your student you love him?
How has God’s love for you impacted your faith?
Have a conversation around this quote:
“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”1 —Billy Graham
LIVE IT OUT: Share with your student an area of your life in which you have struggled to obey God.
Ask your student how you can pray for him or her this week.
Ask if you can help your student do something for your neighbors.
Encourage your student with the plan he has to reach out to your neighbors.
1. Michael J. Akers, Enriching Christian Doctrine and Character (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009), 39.