Posted by Josh Rausch

Hello all!

This Sunday at 5th & 6th grade youth group (5:30pm-6:30pm) we’re going to continue the discussion we started last time. It’s safe to say that we really don’t understand love because we use one word to try and cover so many different meanings. English may be flawed that way, but the languages the Bible was originally written in had distinct words for the different types of love, and understanding the difference can make a difference not only in how we understand our own hearts, but more importantly how we understand that love that God has shown us in Jesus.

We’ll be talking about the different types of love that show up in the Bible and what they mean. I’ve included the discussion guide here: The 4 Loves : 10.2015

AgapeSelfless, Sacrificial, & Unconditional love that comes from God

(ex. John 3:16 & John 15:12-13)
ErosIntimate, romantic, & physical love
(ex. Song of Songs 1:2)
PhiliaClose friendship & fondness
(ex. Proverbs 17:17 Romans 12:10)
StorgeAffection & love of a family
(ex. Mary & Martha’s love for Lazarus)
Thank you all, and I hope to see your students there!
Josh