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Love is Moving Study Guide & Journal is designed to revive a biblical understanding and expression of love. This resource
tool empowers small groups to grow in their love for God and their love for others. Journey with others across the nation and
explore God’s love by building relationships, engaging in mission and committing to reflecting the love of Jesus in everyday
life. as you prepare to learn more about what love is, remember to pray and ask God to lead you closer to him and deeper
in his truths.
FOr GrOupS Or pErSONal rEFlEcTiON
“God is love” is a truth that is shared in 1 John 4: 16.
let’s explore what “love” really means in that statement as there is a great deal of confusion about the
word love in our world. Since we know that “God is
love” and “love is of God” (1 John 4: 7), Satan wants
to deceive us about the essence and nature of it.
The use of the word “love” in the English language
can be confusing. We might say, “mom, i love you”, “i
really love chocolate”, or “i know my dog loves me”,
but each phrase uses the word “love” in a different
The ancient Greek language, in which the New Testament was written, separates “love” into four different
agápē Sacrificial, unconditional, never-ending,
and perfect love that God exemplifies.
ēros Sexual attraction or sensual longing.
philía Friendship or brotherly love.
storgē Affection for someone.
how do you define love?
Thinking of the four types of love,
which of these do you think most
songs and movies refer to?
1 John 4: 16 says:
We know how much God loves us,
and we have put our trust in his
love. God is love, and all who live
in love live in God, and God lives
Thinking back to what you just
read, is this love the agápē or philía
type of love?