Greek Lesson #16 Greek Word Study: Stronger Verbs

philedelphia, phileo  (fil-eh’-o) and agape  (ag-ah’-pay) love

brotherly love, affection and Godly love

2 Pet 1: 5-8 “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” NKJ

knowledge  (gnosis)
brotherly kindness (philadelphia)..
charity or love (agape)

If you dont want to ever stumble or fall (2 Pet 1:10), this is the list of things to do
elevate to agape love.

John 21:15-17 Jesus speaking to Peter;
Jesus: do you love (agape) me?
Peter:  you know I love (phileo) you
Jesus: do you love (agape) me?
Peter:  you know I love (phileo) you
Jesus: do you love (phileo) me
Peter:  Lord you know all things, you know I love (phileo) you.

Jesus knew the Spirit would empower him with this kind of love after his ascension. In his two epistles, he writes about holiness and agape love.
gnosis, (no’-sis) 

, (ep-ig’-no-sis)

epistamai (ep-is’-tam-ahee) (know) knowledge, full discernment, acquaintance

2 Pet 1:3 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge (epignosis) of God, and Jesus our Lord.

Acts 19:15 Jesus I know (gnosis), Paul I know (epistamai), but who are ye?
or Jesus I have knowledge of and Paul I am acquainted with, but who are you?