Archive for October 2010

Agape Is, part 4

Agape is the primary characteristic of God that is instilled in us when we become his children (Rom. 5:5). It is not emotional love nor does it expect anything in return like other kinds of love. Rather it is a characteristic of concern for the other, of empathy, giving, helping, and doing what God wants [...]

Agape Is part 3

We are a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a body (1Thes. 5:23). When we ask to be delivered from the hand of the Evil One by the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ, then our old spirit nature is crucified with Christ and we get a new spirit linked eternally [...]

Apage Is part 2

In the last lesson we began a discussion of Rom. 12-15, which outlive Agape as lived practically in the Christian life. 12:1 says, I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] [...]

Apage Is part 1

We’ve taken 20 lesson to discuss a number of the aspects of what Agape is not. We didn’t cover all of the many “not” facets of Agape, but by this time I think everyone has a good idea of what is not. But simply knowing what Agape is not, is not enough. Agape must be [...]