Thursday, November 17, 2016

Love

TODAY’S SPECIAL: I Corinthians 13:1-13


TO CHEW ON: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13



As you can see, we use the word “love” for how we feel about a lot of things. But the love the Bible talks about in I Corinthians 13 goes far beyond describing the feelings we have about food or things we like to do. This is love that expresses itself in actions.

Using your Bible (I Corinthians 13:4-8) finish each statement about love. Then unscramble the bracketed letters to tell one final amazing thing about love on the blanks below.

Love is 1.___ ___ ___ ___ ( ) ___ ___,
love is 2.__ ( )__ __.
It does not 3.__ __ ( )__,
it does not 4.___ ___ ( )___ ___,
it is not 5.___ ___ ( ) ___ ___ .
It is not 6. ___ ___ ___ ( ),
it is not 7.___ ___ ( ) ( )- ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___,
it is not easily 8.___ ( ) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___,
it keeps no record of 9.__ __ ___ ___ ___ ___ .

Love does not delight in 10.___ ___ ___ ( )
but rejoices with 11.___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .
It always 12.___ ( ) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
always 13.___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ( ),
always 14.___ ___ ___ ( ) ___,
always 15.___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ( ) ___ ___ ___ ___

16. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (3 words)

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, help me to love You and others with this kind of love. Amen

MORE: Love In Action
Below are some situations in which you might find yourself. Review the statements about love (above) and then write the loving thing to do or attitude to have.

1. You made the highest mark on the test.

2. The kid next door gets a new bike every year.

3. The meanest kid in school is in trouble.

4. A bully is threatening to beat up your friend.

5. You’ve heard your best friend is telling lies about you.

ANSWERS

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