How to Begin a Love Story (1 of 6) by Jim Perdue

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How to Begin a Love Story (1 of 6)
Series: What the Bible Says about Marriage, Love, and Sex
Jim Perdue
Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7

Intro/Attention

*We all love a great love story…

Romeo and Juliet, ''But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.'' (Pic)

The line from my favorite movie, The Princess Bride, when Wesley says to Princess Buttercup, ''As you wish.'' (Pic)

Forrest says to Jenny, ''I'm not a smart man, Jenny, but I know what love is.'' (Pic)

Prince Charming and Cinderella, she says, ''So this is love, this is what makes life divine.'' (Pic)

When the snowman Olaf says to Anna in the movie Frozen, ''Some people are worth melting for.'' (Pic)

Scarlet Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler, ''Frankly my dear, I don't give a care…'' What did you think I was gonna say? (Pic)

Then there's Jack and Phyllis Potter. From the moment they met in October 1941, Jack knew he liked Phyllis and described in his diary that he hoped he would meet her again. Less than a year and a half later, they were married and lived in England for over fifty years. Sadly, Phyllis eventually had to be moved to a nursing home due to her worsening dementia. Knowing the difficulty of the dementia, Jack spent all of his time with her to make sure she remembers him and never forgets the love they hold for each other. (Pic)

And of course, there's Solomon and his sweetie, the Shulamite, who becomes his wife.*

*I planned this series over a year ago. Before I knew that the Supreme Court would rule on marriage in July. I honestly didn't know how timely this series would be. But this series is about more than marriage. It's about love. And it's about sex. These are all incredible gifts from God, when used in their proper context.*

Some of you may be wondering, what are we going to cover in this series? Well, let me be honest, I think it's important for us to talk about God's gifts in their proper context. So, we'll talk a ...


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