“Love” Lesson #1

 God is Love


Intro: Who is the most kind and loving person you know?



  1. 1 John 4:8-11,Eph 3:18-19 God is the absolute perfect example and definition of love and the Bible shows us how God’s love is manifest to the world.
    1. 1 John 4:18 If we do not know God, and have a personal relationship with God, than it is impossible to correctly understand what love is, or how to love others.
      1. Psalms 18:30-32 Because God is perfect and loves us perfectly, he has a perfect plan for our lives and he knows exactly whats best for us.
      2. Prov 3:5-6 Many people struggle with understanding God’s love, trusting God and following God in their lives.
    2. Deut 5:33 When we follow God, our lives will be blessed in every way, when we disobey God we will have many problems and struggles.
  2. John 3:16, John 15:13 God showed the depth of his love for mankind by sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins, saving us from an eternity in Hell.
    1. Luke 22:42-44 After we accept Christ, we then must choose to surrender our will, our plans, and our relationships to God trusting his will above our will.
      1. Jer 29:11-13, Is 55:8 Because God loves us and knows whats best, there will be times he will not do things our way, or give us what we want when we want it.
      2. Heb 10:35-36, Gal 6:9 If we choose to trust God’s will above our will, then we will see God’s awesome plan for our life unfold over time.
    2. Josh 24:15, Deut 30:19 God has given each of us a choice to either accept his love and his plans for our lives or reject his love and go our own way, what will you choose?




  1. Why do you think there are so many people who struggle understanding God’s love, trusting God and following God in their lives?
  2. Does anyone have an example of a time when God’s will was very different than your will? Who’s will did you choose? What was the result?
  3. Who can share a testimony of a time when you followed God’s will and let go of your will? What was the good that came out of following God’s will?
  4. Is there anything in your life thats blocking you from surrendering completely to God and knowing his love? If so what is it?


End: Pray for any who need to know the love of God in their lives, pray for any who need to accept Christ or rededicate their lives to Christ, then take requests.