Week 22/Day 1: One Word for Love?

This week’s memory verse will sound familiar. Most of us know John 3:16. But do you know verse 17. They go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Our spiritual discipline this week is Centering Prayer. We encourage you to take time to do this exercise at least once this week. Before you begin you may want to ask God for a sacred word you’ll use during this prayer time.

Now on to Bible study!

The English language has one word for love. We love our children and we love pizza, but it’s not the same kind of love is it? We know what kind of love we’re talking about through the context… the words around the word love.

Take a look at the definition of love in the dictionary. What words or phrases stand out to you?

Read Psalm 136

What actions in the Psalm does God take to show His love for us?

What would happen if we reserved the word love only when we talk about our relationship with God or with others?

As you go about your day be mindful of when you say the word love.

The Greek language has four words for love… storge, phileo, agape, and eros. We will take a deeper look at each one as we journey through our week.

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