2Definitions of Love In the English language, love means many things: Saying “I love you – can mean friendship, falling or being “in love”, Christian love, or anything in betweenWe also say “I love pizza” with the same word and it just means you to like to eat pizza a lot
3Love in Hebrew In the Hebrew language, love means many things: And make me savoury meat, such as I love (‘ahab), and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. (Gen. 27:4)And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love (‘ahabah) he had to her. (Gen. 29:20)And thou shalt love (‘ahab) the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Deut. 6:5)
4Greek Definitions of Love Phileo – brotherly love such as brotherly/sisterly Christian love, from which the city of Philadelphia name comes fromBe kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love (philadelphia); in honour preferring one another (Rom. 12:10)
5Greek Definitions of Love Eros – name of the Greek god of love; husband-wife type of love
6Greek Definitions of Love Agape – supernatural Christian love (John 3:16) – For God so loved (agape) the world..
7Greek Definitions of Love Agape – supernatural Christian love (John 3:16) – For God so loved (agape) the world..
8Contrast between Agape and Phileo John 21:15-17v. 15- So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest (agape) thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love (phileo) thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.v He saith to him again the second time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest (agape) thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love (phileo) thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.v He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest (phileo) thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love (phileo) thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
9Agape Verses in the New Testament But I say unto you, Love (agape) your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matt. 5:44)And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (Mar 12:31)Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
10Agape Love Chapter – 1 Cor. 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (agape), I am nothing. (I Cor. 13:1-2)And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity (agape). (1 Cor. 13:13)