Love

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June 24, 2018 - Bible Text:

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The fourth sermon in our series; "Why Jesus?"

This week's scripture: 1 John 4:7-21

The Bible uses six different words that all get translated to "Love":
Eros, or sexual passion
Ludus, or playful love
Pragma, or longstanding love
Philia, or deep friendship
Agape, or love for everyone
Philautia, or love of the self

In English, the word "love" has a very broad meaning. According to dictionary.com, "love" can be defined as:

noun:

  1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
  2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
  3. sexual passion or desire.
  4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
  5. affectionate concern for the well-being of others; the love of one's neighbor.
  6. strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything.
  7. the benevolent affection of God for his creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.

verb (used with object), loved, loved-ing.

  1. to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
  2. to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
  3. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.

How would you define the type of love Jesus is inviting us to?

Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Why Jesus?

The fourth sermon in our series; “Why Jesus?”
This week’s scripture: 1 John 4:7-21
The Bible uses six different words that all get translated to “Love”:
Eros, or sexual passion
Ludus, or playful love
Pragma, or longstanding love
Philia, or deep friendship
Agape, or love for everyone
Philautia, or love of the self
In English, the word “love” has a very broad meaning. According to dictionary.com, “love” can be defined as:
noun:

a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
sexual passion or desire.
a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
affectionate concern for the well-being of others; the love of one’s neighbor.
strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything.
the benevolent affection of God for his creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.

verb (used with object), loved, loved-ing.

to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.

How would you define the type of love Jesus is inviting us to?