Behind the Scenes Week 1: John 15:12-13

We start off the month learning about God’s perfect love. In John 15:12-13, we discover that Jesus showed us love in the most sacrificial way possible, by laying down His life for us. Jesus asks us to love one another, just as He loved us in the way we sacrifice for our friends.

Bottom Line: Love others because Jesus loves you. As kids learn about Jesus’ sacrificial love for us, we pray they will start to understand how they can show love sacrificially to the people in their lives. Showing love to others will not always be convenient. When we begin to see our potential to love in light of Jesus’ love for us, we will understand that showing love, even when it’s difficult, is worth all the effort.

Week 1 Passage: Jesus talking to his Disciples

12 Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.

Love others because Jesus loves you.

Love—choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated


“Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIrV

KEYCHAIN OF THE MONTH (Kids can receive this when they memorize the memory verse of the month!)

Light Up Heart

Kinder Small Group Activity:


1st-2nd Small Group Activity: