Love, Sex & Marriage
a study in the Song of Songs
By Remy DiederichCedarbrook Church3.7.10
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Sex; a Celebration of Intimacy, page two
Keys to Intimacy, page nine
Catching the Foxes, page sixteen
Romance Busters, page twentyfour
Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m starting a new series today called
Love, Sex and Marriage…a studyin the Song of Songs.
If you look through my seven years worth of sermons you won’t find much on marriage. That’sbeen intentional because we have so many people who are single. If you are single I don’t wantyou to feel left out. So instead of talking about marriage
I’ve touched on a number of issues
that relate to relationships. But after seven years I thought I should finally hitthe subject of marriage head on.If you are single, I don’t want you to check out on me. Let me give you four reasons why it’s justas important for you to hear about marriage as it is for married couples;1.
Some day you might be married and you should know something about it BEFORE youget married.2.
Understanding marriage helps you to understand God. I’ll talk about that more later onthis morning.3.
The principles of intimacy in marriage can be applied to other relationships.4.
Learning about love, sex and marriage will help you encourage your friends that aremarried or thinking about marriage.Now, we aren’t going to get very far in the book today…just the first two verses…because thisbook requires a number of introductory remarks. But let’s start with the first verse. It says…
Solomon's Song of Songs.
1:1The first verse is probably just an inscription, a title that was placed on the book to label it. Incase you don’t know, Solomon was one of the sons of King David…king of Israel. And thenSolomon took over from his father as king around 1000 B.C. But, in addition to being king,Solomon was also a writer of songs and proverbs. The Bible tells us that Solomon…
…spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. 1 Kings4:32
Calling this Solomon’s “Song of Songs” meant that it was Solomon’s best song ever. It’s likewhen we say that Jesus was the “King of Kings”. That means that he is king above every king.And so the “song of songs” is Solomon’s greatest hit. It’s the song that he’s known for like…