St John's Church

KINGSTONE, UTTOXETER, STAFFS

 

Team Rector: Rev. Margaret Sherwin

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February 2016 - Let Us Love One Another

February’s Messy Church taught us that the Bible tells us to love one another, that love comes from God and that he showed us this love by sending his Son to die for us.

 

Use your Bible or search on the internet to look up what these Bible passages say:

 

John 3 : 16

1 John 3 : 1

1 John 3 : 16

1 Corinthians 13 : 4-8; 13

Ephesians 5:1

 

Talk about these verses and what they mean to you.

What is your favourite verse?

 

One of the greatest commandments that God has given us is to love one another. What does that mean?

 

Think of a way that you can share God’s love with someone this week

 

A Prayer

Dear Father

Thank you for loving us unconditionally.

Thank you that you have made us your children.

Help us to show your love to others in everything that we do this week and always.

Amen

 

February’s theme is from 1 Peter

4:8 which says, “Above all, love

each other deeply, because love

covers over a multitude of sins.

Above all, love each other deeply,

because love covers over a

multitude of sins.”

 

There’s lots about love in the

Bible, especially the love of God

for us all. This love is an

unconditional love.

 

As St Paul said, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

 

Little is known about St Valentine, but it is thought that he was executed for refusing to renounce his Christian beliefs in the 3rd century.

 

In the few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, love will be marketed in advertisements and store displays.  Love will be equated with chocolate and cards and flowers and romance and although we will be using a few of these symbols in the activities, we know that love is so much more!