Sermons from July 2021
In Deuteronomy 24:6-25:4 Moses addresses how we are to treat one another in every area of life. Fair treatment especially requires taking care of the weak and powerless. Ultimately, the major ideas of the world today fall short of the requirements of Scripture. It is Christians, in obedience to Christ, empowered by the Spirit, who are able truly to love others.
In the Song of Songs 3:6-11 the Shulamite and her beloved come together in marriage. Solomon is crowned king as his bride is brought to him. Clues throughout this passage indicate that this wedding scene is meant to teach something about salvation: Christ is crowned as he takes his bride as his own in redemption. Salvation is the coming together of a redeemed bride and kingly bridegroom.
Issues regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage can be some of the most difficult things to face in life. What does the Bible say about all of these things? In Deuteronomy 24:1-5 Moses addresses laws specifically concerned with remarriage to a formerly divorced spouse. In this sermon Pastor Grasso begins with this text and then goes on to give an overview of the biblical teaching on marriage, divorce, and remarriage from other parts of Scripture.
In the Song of Songs 3:1-5 the Shulamite searches desperately for her beloved and finds him. When she finds him she will not let him go though she knows that love must wait for its proper time. As the Shulamite searches for her beloved, the one her soul loves, so ought the Christian search for Christ, the one his soul loves.