Four Loves – I John 4:16-21

“Four Loves” – 1 John 4:16-21

We have come to know & to believe the love that God has for us.

God is love. We love because He first loved us.

Kingdom of God Love (Greek & Hebrew)

  1. Storge – family affection – brotherly love (Ahavah)

“Your only son, Isaac, whom you love” Gen. 22:2


  1. Philos – friendship devotion – companion love (Aheb)

“A friend loves at all times; a brother for adversity” Prov. 17:17


  1. Eros – familiar romantic – affection love (Hebrew variations)

“Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires”

Solomon’s Song of Songs


  1. Agape – forever unconditional – God’s love (Hesed)

“My unfailing love for you will not be shaken” Isa. 54:10

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