Bible Story: Love God and Love People | Matthew 22:34-40
Main Point: I can love God and people by showing them!
Memory Verse: Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
The early church wasn’t about a building, but about a group of people meeting together to worship and share life with one another. We can be just like the early church by sharing, helping each other and worshiping God together with our neighbors!
We heard a story from Justin the mailman, one of our neighbors! He told us about two of the most important commandments God tells us to do in the Bible. God tells us to love Him and to love people. And we can do that! When we show love to others by sharing toys, playing nicely, or telling someone, “I love you,” we are also showing God we love Him!
Each weekend children visit Quest during the month of April they can collect main point cars to add to their My Neighborhood poster. These cars will help remind them to show love to God and others. Children can collect six cars and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.
Memory Verse – Matthew 22:37-39
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, Matthew 22:37-39. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus cars for their My Neighborhood poster.
Love (hug self)
the Lord your God (point up)
with all your heart. (place both hands over heart)
Love (hug self)
your neighbor (point out)
as yourself. (thumbs to chest)
Matthew 22:37-39 (open hands like a book)
Knowing this verse helps children remember that we should follow Jesus. Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.
1 REMEMBER: What are the two most important commandments? (To love God and love people.)
2 THINK: When I show love to people, who else am I showing love to? (God!)
3 FOLLOW: How can we follow these commandments? (We can show love to God and others!)