Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
1 John 4:8 reminds us that “anyone who does not love does not know God.” Why? Because God is love. Notice this verse doesn’t say God loves. He is love. God’s love for you isn’t based on what you do or don’t do. God loves you simply because He is love. He made everyone in His image, from the coworker who doesn’t pull her weight, to the family member who is always difficult, to the guy riding your bumper in traffic. God IS love and His love extends to every single person. Let’s challenge our kids this week to [Bottom Line] love others because they matter to God.