These ideas for adult Sunday school focus on the gospels of the New Testament.  One of the main themes that flow through the gospels is Jesus’ message to love your neighbor.  This message is illustrated   in the following verse from John.

Adult Sunday School Lesson: “Love One Another”

John 4:7-11
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God”¦God is love”¦This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

The [tag]gospels[/tag] are books of love, as is most of the New Testament.  Jesus said over and over to His followers, “love one another.”  Because of this theme, repeated throughout the entire New Testament, love is the first great theme we explore.

Jesus showed His love for His people in every word and action He performed.  Choosing to come down to earth and walk among men was only done out of tremendous love and a desire that we should not suffer the consequences of our constant sinning.  Out of love, He accepted an unjust death so that we might find a way to salvation through Him.  Out of love, He taught His people during His life on earth, and now, through love, He accepts new Christians into His kingdom.

If God is love, what more important message is there for us to know and understand?  Above all, we must love God, each other, and ourselves.


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