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The Five Loves—and the Greatest of These Is Agapē

The human forms of love known in the Greek as epithumia (physical desire), eros (romantic love), storge (love for family members/those with whom we “belong”), and phileo (friendship/companionship love) can be elevated to what God intended for them to be when they’re infused with the divine love of agape. These four human loves are like flowers that can flourish in the garden of agape.

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1 Peter Study, Part 14 (at Christ Church): Marriage God’s Way

This entry is part 14 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa discusses the notion of marriage God’s way.  It is a one-flesh relationship that is borne out of a calling for a man and a woman to complete one another.  It is a unity out of diversity; a spirit, soul, and physical oneness; an organic unity that points beyond itself to spiritual truth.

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1 Peter Study, Part 13 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority II

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa continues his discussion of the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  Peter transitions from governing authorities to that of the work place.  There is no dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. We are called to do our work as to the Lord rather than for men.  As we look to Him as the Source and to Him for the outcome, we pursue a higher standard than we would otherwise.

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