“Love” Lesson #2

“ Understanding Gods Love”


Intro: Who is someone famous you would love to meet and why?



  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. 1 Cor 13:8, Isaiah 55:8 God loves perfectly and Gods love never fails, and we as imperfect humans cannot fully understand the perfect Love of God
      2. Gen 3:6-7 When man rebelled against God sin entered the world, and because sin separates us from God, man was separated from Gods love.
    2. Ps 27:10, Ps 86:5 Many people struggle with accepting Gods love due to abuse, rejection, or abandonment that they have received from people on earth.
  2. 1 Cor 13:4-8 Many people therefore make wrong conclusions about Gods love based upon bad experiences they have in life and many times they reject God
    1. Gal 5:1 God in his perfect love does not force us to accept him, but he gives us free will, the freedom to choose to accept or reject his love.
      1. Joshua 24:15 Although we have freedom to choose we must understand their are consequences for our choices.
      2. Deut 30:19 When we accept Gods love our lives are blessed and we go to heaven for eternity, when we reject Gods love we have many needless problems and struggles in life and an eternity in hell separate from God.
    2. Psalms 37:8, Prov 3:5-6 God is inviting everyone of us to surrender to him accept his love, his forgiveness and give him a chance to bless our lives!




  1. Why do you think there are so many people who struggle in understanding and accepting God’s love?
  2. What are some experiences in life that caused you to make wrong conclusions on who God is and his love?
  3. Who can share some of the ways your life has been better since you have accepted Christ and his love?
  4. Is there anything that is holding you back today from completely surrendering to God and accepting his love?


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