14 FEB 2021

Hi Parents and carers,

Today we are doing a lesson called “Bad Valentines.” We will talk about how Jesus wants us to love everyone. We will read the story of Jesus forgiving the sinful woman and telling her, “Go and sin no more.” Because Jesus loves and forgives us, we should love and forgive others too. 


Bottom Line: We need to love others as Jesus loved us!

Objective: Children will learn that Jesus wants us to love everyone just as he loves us.

Memory Verse: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” - Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)


Scripture to read: 

 John 8:2-11: Jesus forgives the sinful woman. 


Prep – 4 (4-9yrs old) - Super Kids and Thunder Team

Read John 8:2-11

Was the woman a good or bad person in the eyes of the people? 

What did Jesus say about the woman?

Why did Jesus forgive the woman? 

Read Romans 3:23-24

What does this verse say about sin?

Is there someone in your life who is hard to love? 

Do you believe that Jesus loves that person?

5 – 6 (10-12 yrs old) – Lightning Lions

Read John 8:2-11 

Why were the woman’s accusers trying to trap Jesus? 

What did Jesus say about the woman? 

Why did Jesus forgive the woman? 

Read Romans 3:23-24

Is there someone in your life who is hard to love? 

Do you believe that Jesus loves that person? 

Can you commit to praying for that person, and if the opportunity arises, to show love to him or her? 


Summary: We shouldn’t pick and choose who we give Valentine’s cards to because, as Christians, we are called to love everyone. Jesus loved us and forgave our sins, so we need to be ready to love others. We have no room to condemn others because we have been forgiven. Just like Jesus, we need to love all people, no matter what. 


Activity: You will need a few packs of school Valentine cards, markers or pens. Let the kids choose a Valentine or two from the packs. Pair the kids off, and have each kid write a note to the other, as if it was from Jesus. Their notes should be reminders to each other that they are loved and they should love others as Jesus loves them. 

Weekly Tasks:

Make this week’s lesson real:

Ask your kids if there are people whom are hard to get along with. Share some stories of your own about old acquaintances and co-workers. Discuss how we can learn to love those who are different, who hurt us, or who just drives us crazy. 



Here are some great discussion starters:

- What do you think that Jesus wrote on the ground when the Pharisees brought him the sinful woman? 

- Can you think of any reason why you couldn’t forgive someone? 


Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse. 


Dear God, Thank you for loving us and sending your Son to die for us. We love you, and we ask you to teach us to love others the way you did. In Jesus’ name, Amen! 

Thank you for your support and may God bless you all!