Do You Really Know His Unconditional Love? …By Jonathan Fashbaugh, Given Life Ministries……I’m sitting at my dining room table, my lungs burning inside my chest. This is not some super-spiritual, metaphorical burning. My lungs really feel like they have hot coals in them. For four days, the area of Northern Colorado where I live has […]

“What is eros love?”……Unlike English, in which the word “love” means many different things, the Greek uses three words to describe the range of meaning that our word “love” conveys. The first word is eros, from which we get the English word ‘erotic.’ Eros is the word used to express sexual love or the feelings […]

“What is agape love?”……Answer: The Greek word agape is often translated “love” in the New Testament. How is “agape love” different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is self-sacrifice. Unlike our English word “love,” agape is not used in the Bible to refer to romantic or sexual love. Nor does it […]

God’s Love for me Recently, out of a desire to grow in my love for God, I decided to spend a few days alone with Him in the woods. ……Before I left, a friend prayed, “God, I know how You’ve wanted this time with Francis.” Though I didn’t say anything at the time, I secretly […]

Love your neighbor as you love yourself?”……An expert in the law tried to test the Lord Jesus by asking Him to declare what the greatest commandment in the Law of Moses. In one masterful statement, Jesus condensed the entire law that God had given Moses into this memorable explanation: “You shall love the LORD your […]

What does it mean “love always protects” ? 1 Corinthians 13:7……The “love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, mentions four specific attributes of love that are “always” put into action. The first of these is that love “always protects” (NIV) or “love bears all things” (ESV and NKJV).……The Greek word for “protects” is stegei, which literally means […]

Song of Solomon   Author: Solomon wrote Song of Solomon, according to the first verse. This song is one of 1,005 that Solomon wrote (1 Kings 4:32). The title “Song of Songs” is a superlative, meaning this is the best one.……Date of Writing: Solomon most likely wrote this song during the early part of his […]