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KINDS OF LOVE - God's love's encompassing; get inspired by the love series at pengaze.com

There are four major words for love:

AGAPE, PHILEO, EROS, and STERGO.

Derived Words:

AGAPETOS, ASTORGOS, KATAPHILEO, PHILADELPHIA, PHILANTHROPIA, PHILEMA, PHILIA, PHILOS, PHILOSTORGOS.

FOUR MAIN WORDS:

AGAPE: A selfless unconditional love; A divine love.
PHILEO: Affection, emotion or fondness a person has for another.
EROS: Passionate love between two opposite sex. It is more than sexual ecstasy because it also includes embraces, longing, and caring.
STERGO: Love between family members. It sometimes refers to love between people and their ruler and to love between a pet and it's owner.

The other words for love combine different words to make a special point.


AGAPETOS: Beloved or loved one.
ASTORGOS: Without love.
PHILADELPHIA: Brotherly love.
PHILANTHROPIA: Love for mankind.
PHILEMA: A kiss.
PHILIA: Friendship love.
PHILOS: A love for a friend or relative.
PHILOSTORGOS: Tender love or affectionate love.

God's love is encompassing:

 AGAPE:

He calls you redeemed. “In him we have redemption through his blood…” (Ephesians 1:7)
He calls you the apple of His eye. “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” (Psalm 17:8)
He calls you blessed. Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!” (Psalm 65:4)
He calls you holy and blameless. ” Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” (Ephesians 1:4)

PHILEO:

He calls you friend“… but I have called you friends…”(John 15:15)

 EROS:

He calls you his wife. (Eph 5: 22 - 33)
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

STERGO:

He calls you His child. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1 John 3:1)
He calls you His daughter. “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18)
He calls you His heir.  “And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:17)


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