by Jim Perdue

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What the Bible Says About Marriage (2 of 6)
Series: What the Bible Says about Marriage, Love, and Sex
Jim Perdue
Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5


This morning we continue the series, What the Bible Says About Marriage, Love, and Sex. You may be wondering, what are we going to cover in this series? I think it's important for us to talk about God's gifts in their proper context. So, we'll talk about marriage, love, and sex. We we don't talk about sex enough in the church and I believe that's one reason we see so many problems associated with it in the world. The church is silent while the world is screaming!

There are some steamy scenes in this book, that's for sure. But my commitment to you is that I will not be crude, I will not go overboard, and I will not even go into detail with every line of this book. Some of these verses are best suited for homework. I will do my best to keep this series PG 13, not rated R.

*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.*

But the truth is, marriage has been under attack for a very long time. The Supreme Court ruling in July was not the first attack against the institution of marriage. It's been under attack from things like: no-fault divorce, adultery and infidelity, pornography, trashy romance novels, drugs and alcohol, workaholism, and so much more. So today, we'll see What the Bible Says About Marriage.

*Before we dive into the text we need to remember something very important. This is a song; it's poetry. It might be a bit confusing. I'll give you an example. Do you know Shakespeare's Sonnet 18? It's more famously known as Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more ...

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