Expressions of Love: Acts of Service

The love language of “Acts of Service” is a language of expressing love through actions. These are actions that are not demanded or expected. Anything that one can do for another to ease their burden is an expression of love. One who speaks the language of “Acts of Service” is affected deeply when others do something like a chore for them without being asked.

Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the

least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”


Here are some ideas to help your child express love for God using Acts of Service?

  • Serving others in the name of Jesus in the church helping with the younger children, setting up the chairs,
  • Serving others in the community in a number of ways such as serving food in a shelter, picking up garbage in the park, working with kids in an after school program,

Here are some ideas to help your child express love for others using Acts of Service?

  • Doing chores for other family members.
  • Yard work for a neighbor.
  • Seeing a need and doing it without being asked.

Please share your ideas on how to guide your child to express love to God and others through Acts of Service.

This post is one of a five part series. For the introduction post see “Love for Your Family”


About familydiscipleshippath

My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 17 years and have 3 great children. Our girls are 13 and 11 and the baby boy is 9. We have been living in Redding, CA and serving at Risen King Community Church since August, 2000. I serve as the Family Ministries Pastor. As a mom and a pastor, I represent both the church and the home and am on a journey of discovering and communicating practical ways the church and family can partner together to guide the young ones in our lives to know and love Jesus and live their lives(their whole lives) in light of that love.
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