September 28, 2011 by Stacy McDonald

“Love” Worksheet

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I created the following worksheet using 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 to do at home with my children. I thought other moms (or dads) may want to use it with their families as well – so here you go!

Bible Study Activity:

  • Look up, copy, and discuss the proof texts that go with each of the characteristics of love below.
  • Using each of these characteristics, think of practical ways you can better demonstrate the love of Christ to those around you—especially those in your own household.
  • Pray and ask God to show you ways that you have failed to love your brothers and sisters n the following ways. Repent for any sins God shows you, and write a letter of apology to anyone who you may have failed to love.

1. Love suffers long and is kind (patiently returns blessings for curses)

  • Luke 6:28
  • Romans 12:14
  • 1 Peter 2:20-21; 3:9, 17; 4:1

2. Love does not envy (long for what someone else has)

  •   Galatians 5:26
  •   James 3:14-16
  •   1 Peter 2:1
  •   Hebrews 13:5

3. Love does not parade itself (flaunt one’s self)

  • Read Isaiah 3:16
  • Ezekiel 23:18

4. Love is not puffed up (does not think too highly of oneself, considering his/her own sin first)

  •   Matthew 7:3, 23:12
  •   Luke 18:11-14
  •   James 4:6
  •   Galatians 6:3
  •   Romans 12:3, 12:16

5. Love does not behave rudely (is respectful to others even when treated rudely)

  •   Ephesians 5:4
  •   1 Peter 1:7
  •   1 Corinthians 3:3

6. Love does not seek its own (is willing to graciously bear minor offenses and is careful to serve and put others first)

  •   1 Corinthians 10:24
  •   Philippians 2:4
  •   Matthew 16:24-25
  •   Matthew 20:28

7. Love is not provoked (not easily offended or angered)

  •   Proverbs 14:29
  •   Proverbs 15:18
  •   Proverbs 16:32
  •   Proverbs 19:11
  • James 1:19

8. Love thinks no evil (always thinks the best when considering the motives of others and doesn’t keep a “list” of offenses)

  •   Philippians 2:3-4
  •   Philippians 4:8

9. Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth (is grieved by sin for the sinner’s sake, not for his own)

  •   Proverbs 17:9
  •   Psalm 15:3
  •   Romans 1:32
  •   2 John 4
  •   3 John 3
  •   2 Corinthians 2:4
  •   2 Corinthians 12:21

10. Love bears all things (is ever-patient, helping to carry the burden of another)

  •   Colossians 3:13
  •   Galatians 6:2
  •   Romans 15:1
  •   1 Thessalonians 5:14
  •   James 5:10-11
  •   2 Timothy 2:24

11. Love believes all things (because of faith in God, love trusts and never loses hope)

  •   1 John 4:18
  •   Job 13:15
  •   Psalm 23:4

12. Love hopes all things (does not “give up” or give in to despair)

  •   Lamentations 3:24
  •   1 Peter 4:8
  •   2 Corinthians 4:8

13. Love endures all things (willing to suffer for the cause of Christ)

  •   Lamentations 3:32
  •   Isaiah 50:6
  •   Matthew 5:39
  •  Luke 6:28-29

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:12–13)



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8 Responses to ““Love” Worksheet”

  1. Gina Glenn says:

    I love this, thank you! This verse must have been on your mind today, too. I woke up thinking of it and used it on my blog as well. Now I will have this beautifully done “worksheet” to help me. Thank you, Stacy!

  2. Cindy says:

    Thank you Stacy. We are memorizing 1 Cor 13 with our kids this month. This is a great addition to our study and a great way to introduce the kids to studying the Bible and how to go about that.

    Cindy

  3. bakinghomesteader says:

    I love this, too! :) Thanks for posting.

  4. Christie Cockrell says:

    Dear Stacy,
    Thank you for trusting in Jesus Christ. Thank you for abiding in Him, so that the sweet fragrance of hope and comfort of our Savior can been poured out as a healing balm for this hurting soul. Our family will be richly blessed by this post of biblical exhortation. Thank you for the time and sacrifices you give in order to prepare and present your posts.
    My prayers will be with you and your family as you seek to love God and glorify His name.

  5. Jill says:

    Thank you, Stacy! We need this this week. *I* need this this week.

  6. Julie says:

    Thank you for sharing all your hard work.

  7. Thank you so much, Stacey! Will be utilizing this TODAY :)

  8. Jerene says:

    Oh Thank You! I am going to work on this while I sit at the table with the children during school time. I could always use encouragement in the LOVE department of my Life ;)
    Jerene

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