Biblical

Bible study methods, key biblical figures, and book overviews/studies.

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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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Teaching Methods: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Teaching Methods

Ken Boa introduces this series on seven teaching methods used in the Bible, applicable to us by showing us how to skillfully communicate with others—the key to all good relationships. Here, he covers the first three methods—lectures, stories, and visual aids—and offers examples of how all three approaches are used by Jesus and other biblical figures such as the prophet Nathan.

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