1 John Devotional (Free)

Here is a free 1 John devotional for students!

You can use this devotional for your personal study, church, youth group, DNOW, or student ministry.

Saying “love” and showing love are completely different. My love is vapid (empty) if it’s not backed up by action. The same is true in both relationships with people and God. We must do more than just say we care about people — we must show it. We must do more than say we love God — we must show it.

1 John 3 says, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” This passage reveals that love is an action as much as it is an emotion. Your actions reveal your affections. God has called you to love those around you and love Him. Do your deeds display your love?

Why did we create this 1 John devotional for students?

1 John is all about love in action. God has called you to love Him and those around you with intentionality. This 1 John devotional is designed to help students unlock the life-changing potential of authentic love — both for God and others.

When you download this 1 John Devotional, you will receive an eBook that includes a 5-day devotional on each chapter of 1 John created specifically for teens. You can use these as mini-devotionals to post on your Instagram, one bundle to give out as a spiritual growth resource, five different blog posts, or you can use it within your own quiet time.

You may also like this Gospel of John devotional or this Love and Dating small group Bible study.


This devotional is featured in the CIRCLES curriculum: A Year’s Worth of Free Sermon Series, Small Groups & Devotionals for Youth Ministry. Click here to view the full CIRCLES curriculum calendar and download sermon outlines, small group discussion guides and devotionals all for free.