What Agape Really Means

What does Agape really mean?

“Love” is the third most commonly looked up word at Merriam-Webster.com. Do you want to know what “love” means? You ought to. “Love God” and “love others” are the two most important commands of the Bible, on the authority of Christ himself.

Maybe you’ve already heard that agape (ἀγάπη) is the standard word for love in the Greek New Testament, and maybe you’ve heard that it points to a specific kind of love: a selfless, giving, non-emotional love—as opposed to the friendship love of philia (φιλία).

But I want to question these common assertions, give you a liberating tip for using Greek in your Bible study (whether you know Greek or not), and then apply that tip to one passage in which the meaning of agape figures prominently.

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5 Reasons to Get November’s Top Product

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Every month we offer a special discount on one of our top products. November’s deal is the College Press NIV Commentary (42 vols.). If you don’t already have this collection, here are five reasons you should add it to your library.

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What’s New in Logos Now 6.7

What’s new in Logos Now

Logos Now just keeps getting better. With the latest release, Logos Now members can more easily incorporate insights from confessional documents into their Bible study, conduct detailed studies of Proverbs, grasp biblical figures of speech with ease, and much more.

With a Logos Now membership, you gain access to new and improved features, datasets, and media as soon as we make them. Instead of waiting for the next major release of Logos, get access to the latest tools and data today. Every six weeks, we roll out new updates, features, datasets, tools, and more to Logos Now subscribers. It’s easy to get started with Logos Now—you can even get your first month free.

Check out all the tools and features Logos Now members are using with the release of Logos Now 6.7.

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Get These Reformation Day Bundles Before They Disappear

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The Reformation began 498 years ago, but its ramifications continue to be felt even today.

This Reformation Day, we at Faithlife are pleased to offer a variety of ways for you to explore the Reformation and the movements that sprang from it.

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All Logos 6 Base Packages Are on Sale

All Logos base packages are on sale

Now is the perfect time to pick up a Logos 6 base package—for a limited time, they’re all on sale! And if you already own some of the resources included in your base package purchase, you’ll qualify for a custom Dynamic Price, and that means even more savings.

Whether you already own a Logos 6 base package, are still using Logos 5 or under, or have never given Logos a try, here’s how a new Logos 6 base package can transform your Bible study.

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The Significance of Italicized Idioms in the Interlinear Pane

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I often say Logos Bible Software is like a giant onion from which we can continue to peel layer after layer revealing more of the substance. Logos truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Today, I’ll explain a small feature—so small in fact you may have never noticed it. It’s the italicized text appearing in the reverse interlinear pane which can be toggled on and off at the bottom of numerous Bibles.

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3 Ways to Study the New Testament with Mobile Ed

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The New Testament contains history, prophecy fulfillment, and essential keys to understanding the metanarrative that God is still writing today. Mobile Ed has three new ways to help you in this process, including courses on interpretation, Paul’s letters, and the recently introduced New Testament: Advanced Program of Study. Here are 3 ways to begin your New Testament studies today!

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4 Ideas for Planning Your Christmas Sermon Series

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It feels a long way away, but it’s time to plan ahead. Christmas is for worship, family, and celebration—not last-minute scrambles to put together your Christmas sermon series.

Through November 26th, as part of the Prepare Him Room sale we’re offering big discounts on resources to help you prepare your congregation, family, or students for Christmas. From Christmas sermon-prep resources to beautiful Verse Art canvases that make the perfect Christmas gift, we have what you need to get a head start on Christmas prep.

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Last Chance to Save on Pastor Appreciation Month Deals

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Pastor Appreciation Month ends Monday!

This weekend is your last chance to save on great Pastor Appreciation Month deals. This sale ends Monday, 11:59PM (PT). This weekend, we’ve got all 27 featured products unlocked and on sale, including your favorite resources. Plus, we’ve saved our highest-discounted product for last!

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Save 50% on Reformation Day Bundles for One Week Only

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To celebrate the 498th anniversary of the Reformation we’re offering hand crafted Lutheran and Reformed bundles packed with core primary theological texts, confessional documents, and contemporary scholarship for $498.00 each—more than 50% off the regular price. But hurry—these deals only last one week.

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