Bible lessons for Valentine's Day


From the story of St. Valentine to the creative use of objects around your house, these fun and unique Bible lessons for kids, youth & even adults are sure to help you share God's love with your family or your Sunday School class!  These are also perfect for things like Awana council times, Upward devotions, etc.!


Bible verses about love

First stop is God's Word!  There are so many verses about the "heart" of Valentine's Day, which is L-O-V-E!

Probably the most well known and one of the best Bible verses on love is John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

God is Love

  • 1 John 4:8 - "The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." 
  • 1 John 4:16 - "We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."

God's Love Described

  • 1 Corinthians 13 is typically called "The Love Chapter" because it describes love; verses 4-8 say - "Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails;"  Verse 13 continues - "But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
  • Jeremiah 31:3 says God loves with a never ending love - "The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness."

Why we can love

  • Matthew 22:37-40 records when Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest - "He replied And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
  • Luke 10:27 records the same - "He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."

How we should love

  • 1 Corinthians 16:14 - "Let all that you do be done in love."
  • 1 Peter 4:8 - "Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins."
  • John 13:34 - Jesus tells us to love others like He has loved us:  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
  • John 13:35 - Jesus goes on to say that when we love each other as His followers, all men (both other believers and unbelievers will see & recognize:   "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Valentine Object Lessons

This is a great science experiment object lesson using absorption to demonstrate how when God's love fills our heart, His love should spread to other empty hearts around us.  Kids could use this simple object lesson any time to also share the Gospel message to witness to their friends!


Use a number code with the alphabet and show how different word values add up with this math object lesson.  The "Love of God" is 101%!


Who doesn't love a candy object lesson?!  Use a Tootsie Roll pop to teach a Valentine's Day lesson about opening their hearts to Jesus!


This short object lesson is perfect for a quick children's sermon, and all you need is a sheet of paper with "God's Love" written across it and a pair of scissors!


More Bible Lessons

Conversations with God

Ministry-to-Children has a wonderful Bible Lesson using conversation heart candy and Bible verses on love to remind children that God talks to them through His Word, the Bible, and He has a lot to say about how much He loves each one of us!  This is a fun, hands-on, active Bible lesson for kids!

Valentine Bible lessons for Youth

Nick Diliberto from Ministry-to-Youth offers this free Valentine Bible lesson on God's love and the sacrifices He made for us.  He also includes a free preteen Bible lesson which uses candy to relate how much sweeter our lives are with the love of Jesus!

Free Printables

Anna Joy Lowell over at Path Through the Narrow Gate has created some adorable Valentine finger puzzles (cootie catchers) that help children answer questions about God's love with Bible verses...and they are FREE!  Check out all her other free printables & Bible lessons for families!


Another great idea is to allow your kids to make Christian Valentine's Day cards to share Jesus with a friend; or these free printables can be used to make special Valentines for your class!


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