Valentine's Day Tracts
Greatest Love Story (#304)
Bible version used: KJV/NIV
We want people to love us. Books, songs, and movies are about love.
A child needs love. Old people need love. We all want to be part of a group that cares for each other.
But the world is full of hate. Many children and old people are not loved. Why is this?
Hatred was brought into the world by the devil. He got men to sin. Now we do not love God or other people as we ought to.
But God is love. He did not want man to die in his sin. It hurts God to see people hating people. So He sent his only Son, Jesus, to die for us so that we could have real life. That shows how bad sin is in God’s sight.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us. I John 3:16
Would you die for a loved one? for a friend? for an enemy? God loved us so much that He died for us while we were yet sinners!
God has shown us how much he loves us; it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us! Romans 5:8
God wants all people to be His children. He wants all people to take Jesus into their hearts. When we do this, we will also love other people.
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. I John 3:23
When you love God and love other people, then you will be happy! You will be in God’s family! What a wonderful God we have!
See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God’s children—and so, in fact, we are. I John 3:1
God cares for us now. But He does more. He gives us life forever! Believe on Jesus today!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Photograph by Harold M. Lambert
Scriptures quoted: I John 3:16 and John 3:16 from the King James Version; Romans 5:8 and I John 3:1 from Today’s English Version; I John 3:23 from the new International Version.