Sermons on Sexuality
In Proverbs 5:15-20 Solomon encourages his son to rejoice in the wife of his youth rather than go after an adulteress. Sexual intimacy in marriage is a good thing to pursue and is a check against sexual sins.
Song of Songs 8:6-14
The Song of Songs concludes in 8:6-14 with several lessons to learn from the book as a whole. First, sexual love is strong and therefore must be confined to a covenant relationship (marriage). Second, love must be protected. We must strive for chastity both in marriage and in our relationship with God. Third, love brings contentment and joy. Nothing else is needed in life. Fourth, love looks with anticipation to being with the Beloved, namely, it looks to the coming…
Song of Songs 7:1-8:5
In the Song of Songs 7:1-8:5 the Shulamite and her beloved are finally reunited and experience the bliss of sexual union in the context of marriage after being separated for a time. This ending to the story shows the need to persevere in marriage, but more than that, it shows the need for every Christian, having been redeemed by Christ and brought into union with him, to long for and to seek to hasten His return. The consummation at the…
Song of Songs 5:2-9
In the Song of Songs 5:2-9 the Shulamite, after her wedding, finds her affection waning when her beloved comes. After it returns she searches for her beloved and is unable to find him. Very often in marriage husband and wife need to fight for affection and intimacy, and the same is true in our relationship with God. After our conversion there may be periods where our affections wane which disrupt our relationship with God. A christian’s lack of affection for…
Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 (Part 2)
In the Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 the bridegroom and bride finally come together on the night of their wedding. This is the center of the book and has much to teach about the good of sexuality in marriage; however, the first and most important meaning relates to God’s love for the church. Christ saves His people for loving intimacy with Himself.