Greatest Commandment - Love Flannelgraph

Greatest Commandment (Love) Bible Story

Scripture:  Matthew 22:35-40, I Corinthians 13:4-8


Greatest Commandment (Love) Bible Verse

Colossians 3:23a - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.

I Corinthians 16:14 - Do everything in love.

I John 4:11 - Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Luke 10:27 - He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 13:34 - A new command I give to you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

I Corinthians 13:4-8a - Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

Romans 5:8 - God demonstrates his love for us in this; while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I John 4:19 - We love because he first loved us.

I Chronicles 16:34 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Greatest Commandment (Love) Bible Songs

O Be Careful  Traditional

O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to forehead and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:

…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think


Books on Love

God Gave Us Love by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Little Cub questions why we must love others, even the seemingly unlovable.

Greatest Commandment (Love) Activity Sheet

Greatest Commandment Worksheet  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook

Color with broken crayons.


Greatest Commandment (Love) Activities and Crafts

 Kiss Cookies Kiss Cookies
A peanut butter cookie with a candy kiss on top.  Allow the child to unwrap the kisses (great fine motor activity) and place on the cookies  after baking.  Wrap and give as a gift to a friend or neighbor.


Greatest Commandment (Love) Interactive Bible Story

Available in the New Testament Curriculum 


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