Love in Action

This year’s theme ‘Love in Action’ brings some amazing stories from the Philippines, Indonesia and, from our own territory, Tonga. Real life stories from these locations reveal God at work. The earthquake response work in Indonesia shows real transformation in the vulnerable communities, as they continue to recover from the fatal and devastating effects of the 2018 earthquake. We take inspiration from the scripture: ‘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. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.’ (1 John 3:16–18)

The six-weeks of Bible studies will help you engage with the weekly Self-Denial videos and discover how God is speaking to you about your response. 

Week One: God is Love

Together we will be looking at the connection between self-denial and love.

Week Two: How Could We Not Share It?

God has created us to feel sad for the things in our broken world that make him sad.

Week Three: No Pudding For a Year

Dying on a cross and going without pudding for a year seem like two very different sacrifices.

Week Four: We're In This Together

We are asked to love each other because we are in this together.

Week Five: God Gives Our Gift Wings

When we give, God can turn our gifts them into much more than they were.

Week Six: Together Let's Pray

Praying together is a powerful way to put our love in action.

Bible Study Sheets

The theme for Self-Denial Appeal 2024 is ‘Love in Action’ and is inspired by 1 John 3:16-18 (NIV). This six-part series is a resource for youth leaders to use in small groups with young people. You can also download and print the Bible study sheets by clicking the download button below.