God’s Word is filled with Bible verses about love. Here is a fun game I call “Find the Love” that will introduce your kids to many of these great scriptures. “Find the Love” only takes a little bit of preparation and I can almost guarantee your kids will want to play it again and again.
Do your kids know any Bible verses about love? Of course, many of us know one of the greatest scriptures about love, which is John 3:16.
But the Bible is full of other verses that showcase God’s amazing love for each one of us. “Find the Love” will give your kids the opportunity to bask in God’s love for them AND have fun while doing it.
Here’s how to prepare “Find the Love”:
For this game you will need to gather 3 colorful boxes with lids. If you don’t have any on hand, you might try your local dollar store. Take the time to find boxes that exude fun. Remember “FUN” is the language of kids.
Next make 2 paper hearts that will easily fit inside any one of the boxes. Two hearts will go inside one of each of the boxes and the third box will be empty. The hearts should be totally hidden by placing the lids on the boxes. Let a child hide the hearts in two of the boxes while the “contestant” is out of the room.
Finally, place the boxes on a table for all your kids to see.
Here’s how to play “Find the Love”:
Divide your kids into two groups. Have the first “contestant” leave the room while you have another child hide the heart in one of the boxes.
Take the list of Bible verses about love below. You will notice that I have placed the verses in groups of three.
You will ask the first contestant to come back into the room. You will read the first scripture about love and then ask the child which reference the Bible verse comes from by choosing between the 2 choices I have provided.
For example, let’s say you read this verse:
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
After reading the verse, you will ask: “Is this verse found in Romans 8:28 or John 15:13?”
The child will have to give their guess. If they guess John 15:13, they guessed correctly. They have now earned the right to pick one of the 3 boxes that they think holds the heart of love inside. The child does not get to take off the lid of the box yet. He has only secured that box as an option to look in.
Read two more Bible verses about love to the same child. For each reference that he guesses correctly, he gets to pick another box.
If he guessed correctly all 3 times, he now has 3 boxes to choose from and from which to find a heart of love.
If he only guessed correctly 2 times, he now has only 2 boxes.
If he only guessed correctly 1 time, he now has only 1 box.
If he missed all his guesses, he loses the chance to look in any of the boxes.
Once all the 3 Bible verses about love have been read. The child now gets to choose from the boxes he has secured. He can only choose one to look inside. If he opens a box with a heart of love inside, he gets 1,000 points for his team.
The List of Bible Verses About Love
(The underlined references are the correct references.)
Group One Bible Verses About Love
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Hebrews 4:12 OR John 3:16
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 OR Romans 12:12
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 OR John 14:6
Group Two Verses About Love
Let all your things be done with charity.
2 Timothy 3:16 OR 1 Corinthians 16:14
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34-3 OR Exodus 20:12
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.
Matthew 6:33 OR 1 John 4:18-19
Group Three Verses About Love
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
John 10:2 OR 1 Corinthians 13:13
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:15 OR Revelation 20:4
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Colossians 3:14 OR 1 Corinthians 13:6
Group Four Verses About Love
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Colossians 3:16 OR 1 John 4:7-8
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Philippians 4:12 OR Proverbs 10:12
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Romans 12:9-10 OR I Chronicles 3:4
Group Five Verses About Love
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 OR Genesis 1:1
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Daniel 1:10 OR Proverbs 17:17
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
John 7:10 OR Zephaniah 3:17
Group Six Verses About Love
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Micah 6:8 OR Jeremiah 29:11
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Ephesians 4:2 OR Galatians 5:22
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
Titus 2:7 OR 2 Corinthians 5:14
Group Seven Verses About Love
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
1 Corinthians 3:10 OR Luke 6:35
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,…
Galatians 5:22-23 OR James 1:22
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8 OR Luke 2:14
Group Eight Verses About Love
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Mark 3:7 OR 1 John 3:1
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Romans 13:9-10 OR Matthew 6:30
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
John 15:3 OR Matthew 22:37-39
Group Nine Verses About Love
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Revelation 5:4 OR 2 Timothy 1:7
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 Peter 2:17 OR Deuteronomy 6:6
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Joshua 22:5 OR Genesis 20:12
Group Ten Verses About Love
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my unfailing love shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith theLord that hath mercy on thee.
Ezekiel 2:12 OR Isaiah 54:10
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Romans 8:12 OR Proverbs 3:3-4
Love is patient, love is kind.
1 Corinthians 13:4 OR 2 Samuel 10:20
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