Love Feasts
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Love Feasts

(Agape), (2 Peter 2:13; Jude 1:12) an entertainment in which the poorer members of the church partook, furnished from the contributions of Christians resorting to the eucharistic celebration, but whether before or after may be doubted. The true account of the matter is probably that given by Chrysostom, who says that after the early community of goods had ceased the richer members brought to the church contributions of food and drink, of which, after the conclusion of the services and the celebration of the Lord's Supper, all partook together, by this means helping to promote the principle of love among Christians. The intimate connection especially in early times, between the Eucharist itself and the love feasts has led some to speak of them as identical. The love feasts were forbidden to be held in churches by the Council of Laudicea, A.D. 320; but in some form or other they continued to a much later period.

Greek
26. agape -- love, goodwill
... Word Origin from agapao Definition love, goodwill NASB Word Usage beloved (1), love
(1), love (112), love feasts (1), love's (1). charity, love. ...
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If Anyone Shall Despise those who Out of Faith Make Love-Feasts ...
... Ecumenical Synods. Canon XI. If anyone shall despise those who out of
faith make love-feasts and invite the brethren� If anyone ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xi if anyone shall.htm

It is not Permitted to Hold Love Feasts, as they are Called...
... Canon XXVIII. It is not permitted to hold love feasts, as they are called� ... Beds shall
not be set up in churches, nor shall love feasts be held there. Hefele. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxviii it is not.htm

The Epistle of Judas
... The close connexion of sex and religion produced moral aberrations which 8 Judas
calls a pollution of the flesh; the primitive love-feasts (ver.12), where men ...
/.../moffat/the general epistles james peter and judas/the epistle of judas.htm

Sad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
... fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house
of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/sad fasts changed to glad.htm

How to Conduct Ourselves at Feasts.
... The Instructor: Book II. Chapter IV."How to Conduct Ourselves at Feasts. ... And let
love, and intoxication, and senseless passions, be removed from our choir. ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter iv how to conduct ourselves.htm

Church Discipline.
... in the idolatrous feasts of the heathen, the tendency to uncleanness, and a scandalous
profanation of the holy Supper or the love-feasts connected with it. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 63 church discipline.htm

'Love Buildeth Up'
... it may be solved in one way, but if from that of love, it will be ... was fully convinced
of these truths, he could partake of sacrificial feasts without danger to ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/love buildeth up.htm

The Appeal to Parliament, 1742-1749.
... adventurous use of the Lot, had a curious method of discovering and purging out
the accursed thing, pledged each other in liquor at their love-feasts, and had ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter xii the appeal to.htm

The Family of a Saint
... This was a residue of pagan superstition among the Christians. These pious
agapae, or love-feasts, often turned into disgusting orgies. ...
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Let us Stand Aloof from Such Heretics.
... [1017] Literally, "die disputing.". [1018] Literally, "to love." Some think
there is a reference to the agapæ, or love-feasts. [1019 ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the smyrnaeans/chapter vii let us stand aloof.htm

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Love

Love and Hate

Love and Marriage

Love and Relationships

Love Feasts

Love for One Another

Love of Man for God

Love of Man for Man

Love of Money

Love of Money: The Root of Evil

Love of Neighbor

Love offerings

Love One Another

Love to Christ: A Characteristic of Saints

Love to Christ: An Evidence of Adoption

Love to Christ: Certain Women

Love to Christ: Decrease of, Rebuked

Love to Christ: Exhibited by God

Love to Christ: Exhibited by Saints

Love to Christ: His Love to Us a Motive To

Love to Christ: His Personal Excellence is Deserving of

Love to Christ: Increase of, to be Prayed For

Love to Christ: Joseph of Arimathaea

Love to Christ: Manifested in Ministering to Him

Love to Christ: Manifested in Obeying Him

Love to Christ: Manifested in Preferring Him to all Others

Love to Christ: Manifested in Seeking Him

Love to Christ: Manifested in Taking up the Cross for Him

Love to Christ: Mary Magdalene

Love to Christ: Paul

Love to Christ: Penitent Woman

Love to Christ: Peter

Love to Christ: Pray for Grace to Those Who Have

Love to Christ: Promises To

Love to Christ: should be Ardent

Love to Christ: should be Even to Death

Love to Christ: should be in Proportion to Our Mercies

Love to Christ: should be Sincere

Love to Christ: should be Supreme

Love to Christ: should be Unquenchable

Love to Christ: should Be with the Soul

Love to Christ: The Wicked, Destitute of

Love to Christ: They Who Have are Loved by Christ

Love to Christ: They Who Have are Loved by the Father

Love to Christ: They Who Have: Enjoy Communion With God and Christ

Love to Christ: Thomas

Love to Christ: Want of, Denounced

Love to God with all the Heart

Love to God: A Characteristic of Saints

Love to God: Better than all Sacrifices

Love to God: Commanded

Love to God: Exhibited by Christ

Love to God: Exhort One Another To

Love to God: God Tries the Sincerity of

Love to God: God, Faithful to Those Who Have

Love to God: Hypocrites, Without

Love to God: Perfected in Obedience

Love to God: Perfected, Gives Boldness

Love to God: Persevere In

Love to God: Pray For

Love to God: Produced by Answers to Prayer

Love to God: Produced by The Holy Spirit

Love to God: Produced by The Love of God to Us

Love to God: Promises Connected With

Love to God: should Produce Hatred of Sin

Love to God: should Produce Joy

Love to God: should Produce Love to Saints

Love to God: should Produce Obedience to God

Love to God: The First Great Commandment

Love to God: The Love of the World is a Proof of not Having

Love to God: The Uncharitable, Without

Love to God: They Who Have are Delivered by Him

Love to God: They Who Have are Known of Him

Love to God: They Who Have are Preserved by Him

Love to God: They Who Have: Have all Things Working for Their Good

Love to God: They Who Have: Partake of his Mercy

Love to God: They Who Love not Others, are Without

Love to Man is a Bond of Union

Love to Man is an Abiding Principle

Love to Man is an Active Principle

Love to Man is Good and Pleasant

Love to Man is of God

Love to Man is the Bond of Perfectness

Love to Man is the End of the Commandment

Love to Man is the Fulfilling of the Law

Love to Man is the Second Great Commandment

Love to Man: A Fruit of the Spirit

Love to Man: After the Example of Christ

Love to Man: All Things should be Done With

Love to Man: An Evidence of Being in the Light

Love to Man: An Evidence of Discipleship With Christ

Love to Man: An Evidence of Spiritual Life

Love to Man: Aquila

Love to Man: Centurion

Love to Man: Colossians

Love to Man: Commanded by Christ

Love to Man: Commanded by God

Love to Man: Epaphroditus

Love to Man: Especially Enjoined Upon Ministers

Love to Man: Explained

Love to Man: Faith Works By

Love to Man: Hypocrites, Devoid of

Love to Man: Jonathan

Love to Man: Joseph

Love to Man: Love to Self is the Measure of

Love to Man: Lydia

Love to Man: Moses

Love to Man: Necessary to True Happiness

Love to Man: Obadiah

Love to Man: Onesiphorus

Love to Man: Paul

Love to Man: Philemon

Love to Man: Philippians

Love to Man: Purity of Heart Leads To

Love to Man: Ruth

Love to Man: Saints should Abound In

Love to Man: Saints should be Disinterested In

Love to Man: Saints should be Fervent In

Love to Man: Saints should be Sincere In

Love to Man: Saints should Continue In

Love to Man: Saints should Follow After

Love to Man: Saints should Provoke Each Other To

Love to Man: Saints should Put On

Love to Man: should be Connected With Brotherly Kindness

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Clothing the Naked

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Covering the Faults of Others

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Forbearing

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Forgiving Injuries

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Loving Each Other

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Ministering to the Wants of Others

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Rebuking

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Relieving Strangers

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Supporting the Weak

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Sympathising

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, in Visiting the Sick

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: All Men

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Enemies

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Fellow-Countrymen

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Ministers

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Our Families

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Saints

Love to Man: should be Exhibited, Toward: Strangers

Love to Man: should be With a Pure Heart

Love to Man: Supernatural Gifts are Nothing Without

Love to Man: Taught by God

Love to Man: The Church

Love to Man: The Greatest Sacrifices are Nothing Without

Love to Man: The Love of God is a Motive To

Love to Man: The Wicked Devoid of

Love to Man: Thessalonians

Love: 0F Man for Jesus

Love: Abraham for Lot

Love: Centurion for his Servant

Love: David's Subjects

Love: Exemplification of the Love of Man for Man

Love: Jehoshabeath for Joash

Love: Job's Friends

Love: Love for Jesus: A Man from Gadara (Gerasa) out of Whom Jesus Cast an Evil Spirit

Love: Love for Jesus: Joseph of Aramathaea

Love: Love for Jesus: Mary

Love: Love for Jesus: Mary Magdalene and Other Disciples

Love: Love for Jesus: Nicodemus

Love: Love for Jesus: Peter

Love: Love for Jesus: The Disciples

Love: Love for Jesus: Thomas

Love: Love for Jesus: Women of Jerusalem

Love: Mordecai for Esther

Love: Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz

Love: Nehemiah for Israelites

Love: Obadiah for the Prophets

Love: Roman Christians for Paul

Selfless Love

The Love of Christ is the Banner Over his Saints

The Love of Christ is the Ground of his Saints Love to Him

The Love of Christ: Exemplified Towards: His Apostles

The Love of Christ: Exemplified Towards: John

The Love of Christ: Exemplified Towards: Lazarus

The Love of Christ: Exemplified Towards: Peter

The Love of Christ: Illustrated

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Coming to Seek the Lost

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Dying for Us

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Giving Himself for Us

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Interceding for Us

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Praying for his Enemies

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Rebukes and Chastisements

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Sending the Spirit

The Love of Christ: Manifested in His: Washing Away Our Sins

The Love of Christ: Obedient Saints Abide In

The Love of Christ: Passes Knowledge

The Love of Christ: Saints Obtain Victory Through

The Love of Christ: To be Imitated

The Love of Christ: To his Church

The Love of Christ: To Saints, Is: Constraining

The Love of Christ: To Saints, Is: Indissoluble

The Love of Christ: To Saints, Is: Unchangeable

The Love of Christ: To Saints, Is: Unquenchable

The Love of Christ: To Saints, Shall be Acknowledge Even by Enemies

The Love of Christ: To the Father

The Love of Christ: To Those Who Love Him

The Love of God is a Part of his Character

The Love of God: Abiding

The Love of God: Christ Abides In

The Love of God: Christ, the Especial Object of

The Love of God: Constraining

The Love of God: Everlasting

The Love of God: Exhibited in Adoption

The Love of God: Exhibited in Chastisements

The Love of God: Exhibited in Christ's Dying for Us While Sinners

The Love of God: Exhibited in Defeating Evil Counsels

The Love of God: Exhibited in Drawing Us to Himself

The Love of God: Exhibited in Election

The Love of God: Exhibited in Forgiving Sin

The Love of God: Exhibited in Freeness of Salvation

The Love of God: Exhibited in Quickening of Souls

The Love of God: Exhibited in Redemption

The Love of God: Exhibited in Temporal Blessings

The Love of God: Exhibited in The Giving of Christ

The Love of God: Exhibited in The Sending of Christ

The Love of God: Great

The Love of God: Irrespective of Merit

The Love of God: Manifested Towards: His Saints

The Love of God: Manifested Towards: Perishing Sinners

The Love of God: Manifested Towards: The Cheerful Giver

The Love of God: Manifested Towards: The Destitute

The Love of God: Perfected in Saints by Brotherly Love

The Love of God: Perfected in Saints by Obedience

The Love of God: Saints Know and Believe

The Love of God: Saints should Abide In

The Love of God: Shed Abroad in the Heart by the Holy Spirit

The Love of God: Sovereign

The Love of God: The Source of Our Love to Him

The Love of God: To be Sought in Prayer

The Love of God: Unalienable

The Love of God: Unfailing

Unconditional Love

Valentine

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