Family Devotion Idea: Valentine's Day

*About twice a month, we try to post the outline of a family devotion that you and your kids can do together.  Carve out some time with your kids for a fun and creative discussion this week!


Teaching Goal:

Tell Jesus that we love Him



Love your Neighbor, Matthew 19:19

Love the Lord Your God, Mark 12:30

Love One Another, John 13:34

If You Love Me, Feed My Sheep, John 21:17

Love Builds Up, I Cor. 8:1

Love is Patient, I Cor. 13:4

Love is Kind, I Cor. 13:4

Love your Wife, Ephesians 5:28

Love the Brotherhood of Believers, I Peter 2:17



Paper and markers



Lesson and Discussion:

*Words that are written in bold are when you, the parent, are speaking.  Feel free to use your own words.


Valentine’s Day is a day when we say, “I love you” to those people we love.  We say, “I love you” to Mom, Dad, Grammy, etc.  We give and receive Valentine’s Day cards.  Let’s make a Valentine card for Jesus to say, “I love you.”



Card for Jesus.  Draw a big heart on a large piece of flip chart paper.  Above the heart write WE LOVE YOU JESUS.  Below the heart write HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.  Cut out photos or pictures from magazines which symbolize scriptures about love (examples of scriptures listed above).  It is a good idea to check the magazines in advance to make sure there will be pictures to match the scriptures.  Also, use extra photos of family and friends to add to the valentine.  Paste the magazine pictures and photographs inside the big heart.  Write the scriptures next to the appropriate pictures.  Display the valentine on a wall or the back of a door.


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