Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: This Is What Love Does – The Story Behind 1 John 3:16

god_loves_me 1 John 3:16 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”

John was one of Jesus’ disciples.  1, 2 and 3 John were written by John to no particular church but sent out broadly to believers everywhere.

John wrote 1 John to assure the believers of God’s love for them.  God loves them like little children.

John emphasized in chapter 3 about how love acts.  He first explained how the hatred of the devil and the world do only wickedness toward one another.

In 1 John 3:16 John contrasts this with how the love of Jesus drove Him to sacrifice His life for us.  That is how God’s children are to act and love one another.

Now you know the story behind 1 John 3:16.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

 

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

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